Receive practical and relevant advice from an expert who has been short-listing candidates since 1989 and helping people create CVs since 1997. This 71-page e-Book to guide you step by step through creating your CV, how to submit and how to follow up.  PLUS, you get a WORD WORKBOOK so you can collate all your exercises into the one document to enable you to build an effective CV as easy as possible.

Find all the exercises in an accompanying 26-page word book making it much easier to build your CV. PLUS the eBook is full of hyperlinks making it easy to get to the page you want.

The objective of a CV is to get the interview

Your CV is not intended to list everything you did at every position. It is a top-line, highlights document intended to quickly give the reader an honest sense of your skills, where you’ve been and where you’re going. It’s not a biography. If it gets your phone to ring, it has done its job well.

“I was so impressed by the support Denise gave me – most unexpected. Quick as well as honest and valuable. The ‘Create a CV’ e-book is full of first-class hints and tips, many of which I’ve never come across anywhere else. The work we did together gave me every chance for success – in my first attempt for 27 years!” Martin Haworth

“Thank you for the CV book, I am working my way through it and finding it very useful already.” Fiona O’Connor

“The good thing about the CV guide is that it asks all the relevant questions for you. Otherwise, you would have to think up the questions yourself and then find the answers as well! Before you know it, from answering the questions in the booklet, you soon have more than enough information to build your CV with. The advice is really good, and it raises a lot of points I had never considered previously, and the best thing, in my opinion, is the secret world of achievement bullets!” Danny Gray, Computer Specialist

“Brilliant help with my job search. I now have a great CV and have appreciated your support in finding a new job. Your confidence in my abilities helped me keep my spirits up.” Helena Fox, Cardiff

“I found the CV guide really useful. I really like how the questions helped to extract the important points from each job I have had. From that it was easy to see a common thread from the jobs I have done and the skills/attributes which were required to achieve things within those positions.”  Jo Harris

Your “Create a CV” guided workbook has been very helpful and informative. Stephen Weaver.

Are you tired of being rejected for jobs before you even have an interview? Without a great CV you will not even get your foot in the door. A professional and well written CV is the key to getting the job you want. This e-Book will guide you step by step through creating your CV, plus the preliminary steps to help you prepare for interview.

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Why should I have a CV?
  • How people get it wrong
  • How can I help the recruiter?
  • Benefits of a CV
  • Different types of CVs

Chapter 2: Preparation Phase

  • Step 1 – What job(s) do you want
  • Step 2 – Who are you?
  • Step 3 – Key skills
  • Step 4 – Work History
  • Your recent career
  • Business Experience
  • What to do when you want to be a (… fill in the blank)
  • Step 5: Education qualifications and training
  • Short courses
  • Step 6:  Computer Experience
  • Languages
  • Step 7: Personal interests / leisure activities
  • My response
  • Organisational memberships
  • Step 8: Testimonials

Chapter 3: Creation phase

  • Section 1: Personal Details
  • Section 2: Professional summary
  • Start your CV with a Powerful opening  Statement
  • Section 3: Career Background/Employment History
  • Achievement Statements
  • Examples of achievement statements
  • Create achievement statements
  • Section 4:  Education and Training/Qualifications
  • Section 5: Interests
  • Section 6:  Optional Personal Details
  • Example Statements

Chapter 4: Prepare your first draft CV

  • Reverse Chronological Format
  • Combination format
  • Functional format

Chapter 5: Style, Layout and Review

  • Layout and format
  • CVs for graduates
  • Photographs
  • Language: Are all the words used in their simplest form?
  • Consider personal branding
  • Final Presentation
  • Finalising your Curriculum vitae

Chapter 6: Applying for jobs

  • How to submit your CV by email
  • The Text based CV
  • The importance of key words
  • Using your CV on internet job sites
  • Having a web-based CV
  • How should I use my CV?
  • Do I really need more than one CV?

Chapter 7: How to increase your chance of getting short listed.

  • 15 tips on making a shortlist
  • Why you may not get short listed
  • Is it outside your control?

Chapter 8: The follow up letter


Chapter 9: Conclusion

I know what works, I’ve been shortlisting candidates and coaching people to success in job search for more than 20 years.


Once you have bought it, let me know what you think and you will get a comprehensive guide to creating a cover letter, completely revised!