The danger of not having a professionally written CV


pplying for jobs is highly competitive and with the ability to be able to apply for jobs online, your chance of being overlooked is very high. With so many CVs received every day by recruiters and hiring managers, they literally don’t have enough time to read them all properly.

To make their job easier, the majority skim your CV and use ATS (Applicant Tracking System) software that scans CVs for pre-programmed keywords. If your CV is not highly skim-able and is not keyword optimised, then your CV will disappear into a black hole with thousands of other CVs, never to be read.

The struggles of writing your own CV

You’re looking for a new role, and you have heard and read much conflicting advice on how to succeed in getting jobs. You also have no idea what you did in previous roles that could be considered worthwhile achievements. Perhaps you hate writing, grammar and spelling or you aren’t even a native English speaker. You may have no idea of what is now considered inappropriate or out-of-date to include in your CV.

You may have had bad results with job interviews in the past or even just thinking about job interviews terrifies you. After all, they are the most important part of the job-seeking process.

You can feel confused, anxious and stressed by attempting this arduous process by yourself. It can seem overwhelming, especially when there is so much riding on it.

What my CV writing clients say

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Stop blowing your money and act now!

Let’s say that you are currently earning $60,000 per year. That is $5000 per month you are receiving. If your goal is to be earning $80,000, which is $6667 per month, that means that for every month you don’t earn your target salary, you’re costing yourself $1667 per month!
Or perhaps you have an IT degree but you’re stuck in a café or restaurant serving tables, or in a supermarket stacking shelves or delivering pizza. Your newly acquired knowledge and skills are going to waste, and you are completely unfulfilled. You know you are capable of more but feel you are letting yourself down.

A few years ago, my client, Hazel, was in an accounting role in an unhappy work environment. It consisted of long hours and a salary she wasn’t satisfied with. She wanted more in her career and salary, so she came to Career Coach Max to use our CV writing and job interview services. Since then she has gone on to three more roles in that time, allowing her to more than double her salary, gain New Zealand residency and enabled her to buy a house. She is now in a role that values her and makes her feel content and is provided with continuous career development and progression.

What my CV writing clients say

What you get with Career Coach Max’s professional CV writing service:

  • You get a personalised and premium service where you get to talk to me throughout the entire process. Low budget CV services will have you filling in dozens of pages of forms with little to no contact with the CV writer.
  • You get a CV written targeting the industry and kind of roles you want.
  • You get a year’s worth of updates to your CV.
  • You get a CV that is keyword optimised so that it can get through ATS (applicant tracking system) software. This is vital these days as more and more companies and recruitment agencies use this software to cope with the huge amount of CVs they receive daily.
  • You get that most important 1.5-hour to 2-hour face-to-face meeting or phone conference (your choice) during the process. If we need more than one of these to complete the job, that’s fine. I don’t charge more for a second meeting or conference call.
  • You get a cover letter that is targeted to a specific role you want to apply for and then taught how to write your own powerful cover letters for other roles.
  • You get a LinkedIn profile that is keyword optimised. You also get a manual guide showing you how to maximise your LinkedIn profile’s potential.

Ready for your new and powerful CV, cover letter and LinkedIn profile?

It’s time for you to make the right decision for your career today.

Beware of the sneaky tricks and shortcuts my competitors use to keep their CV prices down

  • They often outsource the writing of your CV and cover letters to other people, often not certified or qualified to write professional CVs and cover letters.

  • They get you to do all the hard work by having you fill in pages of questionnaires – lots and lots and lots of pages – sometimes up to 30 pages! They then choose a small percentage of that content to use in your CV. It’s a waste of your time.

  • Once you’ve agreed to purchase their service, you normally don’t get to speak with or meet with them again. How well can they really get to know you if they aren’t willing to meet you during the CV writing process?

I refuse to use the above tricks and shortcuts.

Your CV will be written by me, a Certified Professional Resume Writer and Certified Professional Career Coach who is a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC).

You will get to meet with me face-to-face if you’re in Auckland or on the phone or on Skype during the process. This meeting is very important and is what makes a huge difference from just filling in questionnaires. Nothing gets left out when you meet with me and everything I ask is to make things as complete and clear as possible in your CV.

Let me prove to you that using my professional CV writing service is an investment and NOT a cost

Your CV opens up more opportunities into higher-paying roles than any other document. You need to think of your CV as a self-marketing document that can help you potentially earn hundreds of thousands of extra dollars over your career.

Looking at the table below, you’ll be able to do the maths to see what delaying in investing in a professionally written CV can cost you.

Even if your job search is only shortened by a few days, you’ve already got your money back. I’m confident that my CV writing services cut your job search time by much more than just a few days; it can even save you weeks or months of wasted time and lost earnings in some cases.

Annual Salary ($)
Monthly Salary ($)
Daily Salary ($)
Note: Based on a 5-day Work Week
Number of Days of Salary to Get Your Return on Investment (ROI)
40,000 3,333 154 2.6-4.9
45,000 3,750 173 2.3-4.3
50,000 4,167 192 2.1-3.9
55,000 4,583 211 1.9-3.6
60,000 5,000 231 1.7-3.2
65,000 5,416 250 1.6-3.0
70,000 5,833 269 1.5-2.8
75,000 6,250 288 1.4-2.6
80,000 6,667 308 1.3-2.4
85,000 7,083 326 1.2-2.3
90,000 7,500 346 1.2-2.2
95,000 7,916 365 1.1-2.1
100,000 8,333 385 1.0-1.9
110,000 9,166 423 0.9-1.8
120,000 10,000 461 0.9-1.6
130,000 10,833 500 0.8-1.5
140,000 11,666 538 0.7-1.4
150,000 12,500 577 0.7-1.3
160,000 13,333 615 0.7-1.2
170,000 14,166 653 0.6-1.1
180,000 15,000 692 0.6-1.1
190,000 15,833 730 0.6-1.0
200,000 16,667 769 0.5-1.0

Note: There is no fixed price for CV packages. Each package and price is personalised depending on the number of years of work experience, the number of roles you’ve had, the industry you’re in and the amount of work that needs to be done. Therefore, the range of prices for a CV package that includes a cover letter and LinkedIn is $400-$750.

Example A
Let’s say that you’re currently not working and are looking for a role providing a $50,000 salary and you pay for the highest-priced CV package ($750). Even if I only help you shorten the time it takes for you to find a $50,000 role by 4 days, then you have already got your money back.

If my services help you shorten your job search by one month, then you have actually made a return on your investment of $3417.00.
If your job search time is shortened by three months, then your return on investment is now $11,751.00.

Example B
If you are looking for an $80,000 role, and with my CV package, you shorten your job search time by only two and a half days, then you have already got your money back.

If your job search time is only shortened by one month, you have made a return on your investment of $5917.00. If your job search time is shortened by three months, then your return on investment is now $19,251.00.

Now, I ask you. Does investing in CV services make sense as an investment?

What my CV writing clients say

The process for a CV writing package

It’s time to decide!

It’s been said that your destiny is shaped by your decisions. What will you decide to do right now? The same thing you have been doing and that most people do to just get the same old, mediocre job search results? Or will you decide to change your results for the better by contacting Career Coach Max today?

Click the ‘Contact Us Now’ button below and email me a current version of your CV, links to 3-5 job advertisements to the kind of roles you want to apply for, your mobile number and the best hours for me to contact you.

Ready for your new and powerful CV, cover letter and LinkedIn profile?

It’s time for you to make the right decision for your career today.