CV help and advice

How can we help?
Able can help you write your CV; just send us the information we need, and we will fill in the blanks to create a professional CV that makes you stand out from the rest. You can contact us through the entire process and we can make as many revisions as needed to ensure you are completely satisfied with your new CV.

Able can write your new, professional CV for just £20- so contact us now, and get that job you were after with a CV that stands out!

Able can also proofread your CV for you and check for any mistakes- just send it over, and our specialist proof-reader will check every aspect of your CV for you, for just £3.50 per page.

What our clients have said

“Secured my first job interview in 3 months with the CV reviewed by Able Language Services. Professional, speedy and quality service. Would recommend! 5*”

CV advice
Even if you don’t need our services, take a look at our Top Ten Tips on how to write a great CV!

  1. Keep it short and snappy! Employers have hundreds of CVs to look through, so if yours is long winded, they won’t bother! 2 pages on A4 paper is the perfect amount.
  2. Choose your font carefully. Times New Roman is quite outdated; make your CV stand out by using a more modern text, like Verdana. And don’t mix different fonts! For font sizes, use size 22 for your name- you want it to jump off the page and grab their attention! 14 for headings, and 11-12 for the rest.
  3. Make the layout accessible. The employer should be able to look at your CV and pick out the information they want quickly and easily. A good tip is to try and keep a decent amount of white space around the text and headers.
  4. Which personal details? At the top of your page you should include your name, address, phone number, and email address. If your email address is something along the lines of, don’t use it! Make a professional one that you can use for work and applying to jobs.
  5. Start with your personal statement. This is the most important part of your CV. If a potential employer isn’t interested after reading your personal statement, they’re not even going to look at the rest of your CV. Here you need to write a brief paragraph about your key qualities, around 2-3 sentences. Make sure you link it to the job description!  You need to write about how you perfectly fit the job your applying for, so don’t just use a generic statement.
  6. Don’t leave time gaps in career history. Don’t leave time gaps here; employers will be suspicious about why something wasn’t included. Try to ensure the first page of your CV includes your most recent and relevant career information, as employers tend to only briefly scan the second page. Make sure you link aspects of your previous jobs into the job description for the job you’re applying for.
  7. Include achievements for your previous jobs. For each job you write about, make sure you include information about any achievements you have in that role. The reception at the brand hotel you work at got the highest arrival experience scores in Europe after you started work there? Tell your employers! And don’t be afraid to include facts and figures- using them in the right way can really impress.
  8. Keep education details relevant. Keep it short, and relevant. You don’t need to list each individual GCSE you got 20 years ago. Simply saying “I gained 11 GCSEs ranged from A-C in subjects including (list relevant subjects here)” is fine. Always try to think- do the employers need to know this?
  9. You don’t need to include references. It’s the norm that references are available upon request, so you can simply miss this section out.
  10. Check your work! Although it sounds obvious, always proofread your own work, or even better, get someone to proofread it for you! Check for spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, as these will look really bad to any potential employer!

And if you’re still stuck after all that advice, give us a shout and we’ll help you out!