I’ve just launched an online course on how to write a CV that will open doors to interviews and help you land a job. Here are some Q&A on the course.
Who has written the course?
I’m Laura Harmsworth and I run Caversham CV Writing, a company set up to solely 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 rather than the Reject pile.
I’ve seen too many professionals write their CV as a job description, neglecting to add in their achievements – either because they don’t know they should, can’t remember them, 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, mostly for professionals/managers, and I’m constantly updating my techniques by keeping up with best practice.
Is the course run over a period of weeks?
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?
This is not a course attached to a Facebook group or with regular interactions with me or others who also buy the course. However, if you decide you’d like me to review the CV that you have written at the end of the course, there are details on how to work with me on that.
What will I learn?
You will learn:
• What type of CV is best to use for your own circumstances
• What sections to include and how to write them
• How to identify your skills (including personality questionnaires)
• How to sell yourself without overselling, through the use of achievements (and how to write them in a succinct manner)
• The key things that will help your CV get through the screening software
• Ways to ensure your CV is error-free
• What to do if you’re changing career or have gaps in your CV
There’s also a bonus – a cover letter template.
How will I learn?
The course is text-based (with a couple of videos from me at the beginning and end).
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.
How long do I have to work through the course?
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 much is the course?
The course is £79 until the 7th June. After this date, the course will be £99.
How do I pay?
Paying is really easy and is via PayPal. Once you’ve paid, you have instant access, so you can start improving your CV immediately.
Click here to find out more about the course and when you’re ready to purchase, click Buy Now.