Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Do CV's written by CV Writers help people to get jobs?
While we cannot guarantee that you will get a job, a professional, well-written CV from CV Writers will
definitely enhance your opportunities.
How do you know that your CV's are effective?
It is very rewarding that a great many of our clients provide us with positive feedback after using our
How do I use your services and what are the procedures?
The following steps are a guideline to our procedures.
1. Request a quotation
To request a quotation, just send us an email. If you have an existing CV please attach it, or
include a list of your past employment with as much information as possible. Email us at
2. Receive a quotation from CV Writers
You will receive our quotation and further relevant information.
3. Accept our quotation
If you would like to proceed, email us back, accepting our quotation and confirming that you
wish to proceed with your order.
4. Make payment as per quotation
Your payment for our services can be made via EFT or bank deposit (banking information will
be sent with your quotation). Payment is in advance.
5. Acknowledgement of payment
We will confirm receipt of your payment within 12 hours of receipt and will commence work
on your new CV. Please allow time for bank processing, usually 1 to 3 days.
6. Your CV Writer will contact you
Your Writer will make contact with you and keep you posted as regards progress. If your
Writer needs more information, they will request this from you. This communication will
predominantly take place via email but via phone/Skype if necessary.
7. Your CV and free Cover Letter will be sent to you
The first draft of your new CV will be sent to you within 5 to 7 working days together with your
free Cover Letter. If you have more urgent requirements, please let us know, and we will do
our best to assist you.
8. Changes and Amendments
Your Writer will be available to make any changes/amendments that you may require for a
period of 14 days after you have received your CV from us.
How do you price your CV's?
We are committed to providing exceptional quality at affordable prices so our rates are very
competitive. Pricing is determined by the number of years a person has worked as well as the
complexity of their occupation. For example, a CV for a medical doctor with 20 years of experience
will cost more than a CV for a recent medical graduate. Please contact us for a quote.
Is pricing also based on the number of pages?
No, pricing is always determined by the number of years a person has worked.
How do I make payment for your CV Writing service?
Payment can be made via EFT or bank deposit (banking information will be sent with your quote).
How soon will I receive my CV?
Our turnaround time is typically 5 to 7 days. If you need your CV urgently, please let us know and we
will make every effort to assist you.
What does the CV writing package include?
• An initial phone call or email communication with a CV Writer / Consultant
• Personalized attention
• Your customized professional CV in an editable format (MS Word document)
• A free speculative Cover Letter
• Any other letters you have ordered
• Follow-up and CV amendments if necessary, to ensure your complete satisfaction.
What is a speculative cover letter?
This is a general covering letter that can accompany your CV when you approach companies to
enquire if they have any suitable openings. Usually, it will outline your main skills and one or two key
achievements and emphasize your interest in the company concerned.
Where are you based? Do I need to come to your offices?
We are based in Johannesburg but there is no need for you to come to us. We work primarily via
email and phone.
What is the best way to communicate with your company?
We find email to be the most effective form of communication but, if you need to speak to us, you are
welcome to call on 072 335 0870.
How long is an ideal CV?
It depends on your occupation but in general, it is recommended that CV's are 1 to 3 pages long. Two
pages is the ideal. Because of the need to be relatively brief the content is crucial to a successful
What format do you use?
All documents are delivered via email in an editable Word document format.
Can you put colours, charts, graphics or different fonts into my CV?
Generally, unless you are in a very creative profession, it is not recommended that CV's contain
different fonts and colours, logos or graphics. South African recruiters have shown a marked
preference for straightforward, black and white CV's that are not too long or 'busy' and contain only
essential information. Sometimes two colours may be used but never more. The most professional
looking CV's use black text and a simple font such as Arial or similar (Tahoma or Calibri).
Can I send you my photo to include in my CV?
It is no longer necessary to include a photo in a CV unless a company specifically requests one. It is
considered old-fashioned and unnecessary to have a photo on a CV.
Why don't you include all my personal information on a CV?
In terms of current legislation and business practice, it is inadvisable and no longer necessary to
include too much personal information such as gender, race, marital status, number of children etc.
Any relevant personal information can be discussed at the interview stage.
What if I’m not satisfied with my new CV?
Quality and excellent client service are our top priorities. Your Writer/Consultant will be in constant
communication with you via email. He or she will revise your CV until you are satisfied (within a period
of 14 days from your receipt of the initial draft).
I have some other queries; can I mail or call you?
Yes, please do. We will be happy to answer any other queries you may have. Contact us at
Why should I choose CV Writers?
Our CV Writers have been in CV Writing, Business Writing, Human Resources Management and
Recruitment for many years. Their combined experience has enabled us to write hundreds of CV's
targeted to various sectors and job opportunities at all levels.
We focus 100% on CV's and pride ourselves on the quality of our work. Our personalized approach
and extensive knowledge of the South African job market ensure client satisfaction. Our consultants
know exactly what to highlight and what to include, or exclude, in an applicant's CV.