Need a CV but no clue where to start?

I'll guide you through step by step from start to finish.

This course is for you if you:

Need a CV but haven't written one before or not updated it for many years.

Don't have the time to wade through all the information on the internet about writing a CV. 

Are worried about under or overselling yourself.

Are aware of the screening software that might reject your CV before a human gets to read it, but you don’t know how to get through it.  


How does it work?

  • Get instant, lifetime access

    As soon as you sign up you get instant, lifetime access to the course. This means you can come back and use the information as much as you like in the future e.g. when you apply for your next job or promotion.

  • Write your CV

    I explain how to structure and design your CV, and what content to include. The lessons are structured so at each stage you're prompted to update the relevant part of your CV, using the downloadable CV worksheet.

  • Worksheets and checklist

    The course includes simple worksheets which will help you write each section of your CV, and a checklist at the end to ensure you have included everything,

  • Get your CV reviewed

    I can review and provide feedback on your CV at a reduced rate of £30. Further details on this are provided at the end of the course.

What will you learn?

By the end of this course you'll have a CV you're proud of that's ready to send off to recruiters. Here's what's included:

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome to the course!

    • How to use the course worksheet

    • Quiz

  • 2

    Module 1: Structure

    • Which type of CV should you use?

    • Common sections

    • Sections for a chronological CV

    • Sections for a functional / skills-based CV

  • 3

    Module 2: Skills

    • How to identify your skills

    • Personality questionnaires

    • Input from others

    • Using ideal roles

    • Skills for students

  • 4

    Module 3: The golden rule

    • The golden rule

    • How to tailor your CV

    • The STAR technique

  • 5

    Module 4: How to get your CV seen - ATS and SPaG

    • ATS

    • SPaG (spelling and grammar)

  • 6

    Module 5: Career Changes and Career Gaps

    • What to do if you're changing career

    • What to do if you have career gaps

  • 7

    You're ready to apply for a job!

    • Online job boards

    • How to utilise LinkedIn in your job search

    • Social networking sites

    • What's next?

  • 8

    Bonus

    • Cover letter template

    • Achievement tracker

    • Important tip!

By the end of the course you will:

   Have a CV that is in a great ATS-compliant format and that sells you, showcasing your achievements and skills.

  Feel confident in applying for roles or sending out speculative applications.

  Know how to tailor your CV to every job you apply to.

  Have documents listing your skills and detailed achievements that you can use for interviews, promotions, and when you need a boost of self-confidence.

Have gained the knowledge and skills to be able to update your CV in the future.

Who is your teacher?

I’m Laura Harmsworth and I run Caversham CV Writing, a company set up to help people in the UK write their CVs, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles, all with the aim of landing an interview for their ideal job.

With a background in recruitment and Human Resources (educated to Masters level and CIPD qualified), I know what employers are looking for.  I’ve personally screened thousands of CVs so know how to get yours on the Yes pile. 

I’ve seen too many CVs that read like job descriptions and lack achievements. This is because people don’t know these should be included, have trouble identifying their achievements, or are worried they’ll come across as arrogant.

I also see CVs that are written in a way that will never get through the screening software or are too hard for the human eye to read.

I’ve written CVs for hundreds of people since 2012 when I set up the company, across a range of industries and at all levels, and I’m constantly updating my techniques by keeping up with best practice.

In this course I share the key things I have learnt over the years that will get your CV seen, read, and land you an interview.

What do people say about working with me?

The perfect course for people looking to overhaul their CV

KW, Reading

The CV worksheet template is excellent and I used it to create a brand new CV that looks much more modern, and sells me better than the old CV that I had been updating over the years. With the clear easy to follow steps the course made it easy to ensure that I had included everything that recruiters would need to see in a CV. I also really valued the tips on how professionals and managers can best articulate achievements. Even if you are not actively looking for a job I would recommend completing this course, so that you have a CV ready to go if an opportunity presents itself. The personality tests and skills worksheet are excellent tools for development conversations and appraisals too.

Laura has a strong knowledge of CV writing

NH, Gloucestershire

Laura is friendly and very helpful. She has a strong knowledge of CV writing and profiling you’re achievements and employment requirements. The service was very prompt and positive.

Laura got me the job

FP, Reading

Laura provides a wonderful and efficient service. She linked my CV to the job application requirements perfectly

'I got a job after Laura helped with my CV

CP, Dubai

I got a job today as a French/English teacher in a bilingual nursery. Really want to thank you again for your good work.

I cannot wait to get my CV out there

IF, Reading

Laura was so lovely and made me feel so comfortable. My CV looks amazing and I can’t wait to get it out there

My new CV has given me the confidence to apply for positions

SH, Reading

As a potential returning to work mother who has spent the past 5 years at home I had no idea where to start updating my CV. The CV that you have given me is very professional and has helped give me the confidence to apply for positions.

The CV Laura wrote exceeded my expectation

RW, Reading

I am very pleased with my new CV – it is great what a fresh professional pair of eyes can do! I especially like the layout of the CV and how it is tailored to the career I am searching for. The CV has exceeded my expectations and I was very satisfied with the service I received from Caversham CV Writing – thank you!

FAQ

  • Does the course start on a specific date?

    No, once you’ve paid for the course yet get instant access to the full course content. You can then work through all the information and tasks at your own pace.

  • Is there any interaction with others?

    This is not a course attached to a Facebook group or with regular interaction with me or others who also buy the course. However, if you decide you’d like me to review the CV that you write, there are details at the end of the course on how to work with me on that.

  • How will I learn?

    The course is text-based, with a couple of short videos. There are downloadable worksheets to support you through the course, so you’re building your CV as you work through the lessons. At the end, there’s a checklist so you can ensure you’ve included everything you need to.

  • Do I need to complete the course within a set time period?

    You have lifetime access to the course, so once you’ve written your CV, you can return to the course when you apply for your next role. Having an up to date CV is critical!

  • How do I pay?

    Click the Buy Now button and you will be able to pay via PayPal. Once you’ve paid, you have instant access, so you can start improving your CV immediately.

  • How long will the course take?

    This depends on your situation and how much information you need to gather for your CV e.g. skills, achievements, job dates, course dates. Once you have all this information, it should be possible to create your CV in a day, although I do recommend going back and reading it the next day.

Excited to land your next job?

Write a CV that will open doors to a fulfilling job you love.

Buy now for instant, lifetime access to the course. All lessons are available immediately so you can work through the course at your own pace.