When I first saw Professional-CV-Writing, one detail caught my attention: the team brags with an excellent reputation through Trustpilot. When I opened the link to see the actual reviews, they all seemed too similar and generic. They have the same word count, similar claims, and one thing in common: they are all positive.
You get the picture: they look like reviews that somebody would order from a writer.
But that’s just an assumption. I can’t base my review on assumptions. I decided to ditch that initial doubt and test the CV writing service to see if it’s good enough for the price you pay.
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CV writing is the main type of service offered at Professional-CV-Writing.co.uk.
You can also get a “free CV review,” but that’s just a trick for the team to push you towards an actual order. I tried that service, and I got scarce feedback that looked like this: “The CV lacks character. Allow us to improve it. Place an order today and we’ll give you the best price.”
So that’s not an actual service.
In addition to a CV, you can also get a LinkedIn profile, cover letter, and personal statement.
It’s not an impressive offer. I feel like it lacks some packages. For example, I always expect a better offer when I want to order a CV, LinkedIn profile, and a cover letter.
Prices, Discounts and Special Features
There are three categories of CVs here:
- Early career, starting with prices from £65
- Professional career, with prices from £99
- Executive career, with prices from £139
The “from” price is for CV only. If you want to order a CV, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile of Executive Career level, you’ll pay a price of £225.
It’s not an expensive price. It’s pretty acceptable when you compare Professional-CV-Writing to other UK services. However, there’s a problem: the deadline is not clarified.
Writer Certifications and Service Guarantees
The writer qualifications seem impressive. In the About Us section, you’ll see a claim that all professionals have at least five years of direct exposure within HR and recruitment. If that’s true, it means that a real hiring manager or recruiter would write my job application documents.
Claire Lyon, the leader of this team, has two decades of experience with consulting job seekers. I googled for a while, but I couldn’t find a consulting professional under that name.
Quality of the Ordered Product
I ordered the most expensive package from Professional CV Writing. I couldn’t find out what the deadline was. I browsed through the entire website, and it lacks clear information on timing.
The order form says “standard turnaround,” but it doesn’t identify what that means. I contacted a customer support agent. I waited for two days to get an answer. As it turned out, five business days was the standard turnaround.
I waited for eight business days. No sign of my documents.
The writer didn’t call me for an interview, although the terms and conditions mention such a consultation. So I waited.
When the order was finally prepared, I wasn’t happy with its quality. The CV wasn’t too bad. It was a basic Europass format filled in with the information that I provided. I could’ve completed it in five minutes, and I would’ve saved the two hundred I spent.
The LinkedIn profile was a mere rewrite of the CV. It showed no character and no career aspirations.
The cover letter was the greatest disappointment of all. The writer made grammar mistakes that would make a high-school student laugh.
Meeting of Deadlines
The deadline was my biggest issue.
When I don’t see a clarified delivery time, I know I’m in trouble. I have experience with such services, and they always take their time. That’s why they don’t disclose any deadlines at their sites. I really think that this is the first aspect for Professional-CV-Writing.co.uk to improve.
The website lacks basic information that would enable you to set some expectations. Not disclosing deadlines is a serious issue. You have to get your job application documents by a precise deadline. Otherwise, you’ll miss the application timeframe for a position you really like.
That’s not the only issue. The quality of the products is also questionable.
I recommend you to look through other services; there are better ones out there.