24 January 2012
Our Fuller CV Review...Although there quite a few CV writing services out there, the quality of them seem to dissipate after the top two. Fuller seem to have a lot of bad write ups, although there are some good ones too. We’d definitely recommend The CV Centre over them.
There seems to be a lot of bad blood with customers who actually have to pay for a ‘free’ cv review. £11.59 for a free CV review doesn’t sound right to me.
I didn’t want to spend my money on them after reading reviews like this online (MoneySavingExpert.com forum):
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!! The free CV review is to tell you how shockingly awful your CV is. For a consultant to call you the cost depends on the salary you are looking for i.e. £19k - £119.00 between £40k to £50k to £299.00
I booked and was told that a consultant would call and spend between three quarters of an hour to two hours depending on the information that needed to be covered. Obviously if you are young, a shorter call or less past jobs.
I was told that I didn't need to do anything to my CV as the consultant was a professional and would tailor my CV from our in depth conversation of my experience, skills and past roles.
Once booked you cannot cancel without a penalty even if you find a job in the mean time!
I was called by the consultant 10 MINS LATER THAN EXPECTED and whilst explaining to the consultant why I had changed my career direction, I was told that I was wasting my booking time (customer service?). I was also told that he would have to have a word with the office (they must be self - employed consultants or sub contractors or something) as the call is supposed to be like an interview.
He spent a total of 1 hour and 2 mins on the phone ONLY (obviously an hour is all you are going to get!) and wanted figures, account details, percentages and market sizes from a position I had held some 6 years previous. Information that I could have had prepared should I have been advised, but is this information really needed?
My CV turned out to have errors and was based on guess-timated figures - not very professional! I now have to re-write my own CV to put it right.
I felt the whole thing was extremely rushed and that I didn't get to say what I wanted to say to enhance my CV. And if I did want to say anything I was wasting some of my £310.00 per hour time!
Bottom line: Rushed. Very expensive, HIGHLY NOT RECOMMENDED!!