Old CV

New CV

Lydia's CV Case Study


10 years

Previous Job

Legal Aid / Office Assistant

In a nutshell

Not getting interviews for unknown reasons.

The challenge

Lydia had great experience and was good at writing, but the CV she wrote wasn’t landing her any interviews.

Her previous CV had listed all of her jobs correctly. She is good at writing so you would think her CV would be great, but she wasn't getting any interviews.

How Edie, a TopCV writer, helped Lydia

First, Lydia wasn't highlighting what others might find valuable in her. She was really proud of a few achievements – and they were impressive – but she didn't call out the skillset she really wanted to leverage. I know the industry and exactly what hiring managers are looking for, and when I asked Lydia what she envisioned doing next, there was a match!

Second, she was applying to a lot of jobs online. Applicant Tracking Systems weren't flagging her as a match when employers searched for people with her experience. So I included keywords relevant to the positions she was applying to. Our CV parsing software wasn't even picking up "Legal" which was her primary industry.

Lastly, I made a few design edits and made sure there was enough empty space for a hiring manager’s eye to not be overwhelmed. Her design worked, but was very plain and sometimes distracting to the human eye, so I cleaned it up to get her in the door.

My job is to make sure a hiring manager wants to meet her and ask more questions, so that's what I tried to do.

In her own words

The word thrilled comes to mind. The CV I received was perfect and I’ve had three interviews SO FAR after sending my new CV. Previously, I had sent over 100 CVs with virtually no response. The ONLY thing that’s changed is the way my new CV is worded and how it’s laid out.

Package details

Lydia bought the Career Evolution package as well as a CV promotion and a thank-you letter. The base package includes a CV, cover letter, and two revisions:

  • Professionally-written - By experts that know your industry.
  • Formatted for success - Formatting that will get an Employer's attention.
  • Keyword optimised - Your CV will be optimised to pass through Applicant Tracking Systems.
  • Cover letter - Employers are 40% more likely to read a CV with a cover letter.
  • 60-day interview guarantee.

Lydia also bought:

  • Follow-Up Thank You Letter - Other than the cover letter, the second most important piece of your personal branding is your follow-up communication.

What customers say about us

I had a four-page CV that stated a lot of completed tasks but had no clear vision. TopCV re-wrote my CV, enriched it with keywords and accomplishments, condensed it to two pages, and I had an interview within a week.
TopCV is rated a 4.2 out of 5, with over 500 reviews.
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I highly recommend TopCV. I am a happy job hunter once again, confident that my abilities have now been highlighted with my experience and qualifications. [Even] if you don't know how to sell yourself, TopCV do.

We crafted a plan that was exactly what Lydia needed.

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