I’m going to start this review with the obvious: this website looks nice! It has that professional appeal that makes you think: “This is the kind of CV writing service that I want to hire.” The visuals are great. They captured my entire attention. It took me a minute before I realized: the content at this website is not that great. They don’t offer enough services and they don’t clarify exactly what the customer should expect.
Since this review was heavily requested by my readers, I decided to give the service a try. Read on to find out what results I got.
Table of Contents
This company only offers CV services. They require you to upload your CV, and they will assign a writer to improve it. A cover letter is only available in a package with a Career Evolution and Executive Priority CV. They can give you a free CV critique. I used that service. I requested a critique on my CV, and they gave me solid points on what improvements it could use. After that, I ordered a CV to see if the writer could make those improvements.
I would prefer a service that delivers different types of packages, and a few additional services. Job applicants nowadays need more than a CV. Most would also need a LinkedIn profile, cover letter, thank-you and follow-up letters, and some interview guidance. I strongly encourage Top CV to add more services to its list. With so many writers in its team, it certainly has the capacity to do so.
Prices, Discounts and Special Features
The prices are reasonable, but it’s not the most affordable service out there. If you want a Professional Growth CV, you’ll pay £99. The company allows you to pay in three installments, but keep in mind that you’re paying a more expensive price that way. Since you’re paying this money within a few days, installments are not that convenient.
A Career Evolution CV (the package includes a cover letter) costs £129, and Executive Priority package costs £219.
There aren’t any special features or discounts. The website has a nice blog with basic tips for job applicants. That’s something I always appreciate. However, they don’t provide samples, so you can’t know what to expect from the writers.
Writer Certifications and Service Guarantees
TopCV claims to have 1200+ writers in its team. They cover over 65 industries. This service aims towards relevance. This means that if you want a CV for the aviation industry, they will assign a writer who’s an expert in that niche. That’s a big promise, but the online reputation of this company shows that the writers truly deliver expert-level content most of the time.
As for the policies, there’s a 60-day interview guarantee. If you don’t get an interview within 60 days of receiving the CV, they will write it again for free. However, this policy is valid only for the more expensive packages. If you just need an entry-level CV, you don’t get an interview guarantee.
Quality of the Ordered Product
I got a decent CV from TopCV.co.uk. It wasn’t the best CV I’ve received for this price range, but it was good enough to send as part of a job application. The writer followed all instructions. She was available during the process. She even contacted me herself to verify some info.
It was a basic CV that still managed to get your attention. The writer was successful at highlighting priorities and writing with a readable ton.
The only thing that worried me was the deadline. Let’s get to that point.
Meeting of Deadlines
You don’t get an option to choose a deadline at this website. Throughout the content, you read that “the process typically takes one to two weeks.” Let’s get something straight: two weeks is too long for a simple CV. It’s exactly how long my writer took to write it. I contacted her to ask when the content would be ready, and she said “soon.” After a week, I asked again, and my writer said she was still working on it.
My writer was very kind and helpful. It’s the company’s policies I have a problem with. With over 1200 writers in its team, they can surely be faster and more effective. I got the impression that my writer was working on multiple orders, so she had to delay mine.
TopCV is not a bad CV writing service. In my experience, it’s above the average in terms of quality. However, for the amount of money it requires for a CV, it should offer better protection to its customers. I would prefer faster delivery, too.