Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Creating a business as a CV writer. (Continued from yesterday.)

Theodora is has produced a programme to help new entrepreneurs find a business that suits them. It also will give existing entrepreneurs the opportunity to extend their businesses or find new financial mountains to climb Show Me Financial Freedom

Most people spend far too little time preparing their own CVs or just don’t know what should be included and how to put over the necessary information. Selling yourself – which is what compiling a CV is - is never easy. A professional CV writer can make sure nothing is left out – or that too much unnecessary information is included.

This is where this business opportunity comes in. Set up your own CV writing business, compiling and supplying professional quality CVs to job hunters. You can operate this business as a part-time sideline or a full time business. You can run it from home in your spare time and you don’t need very much start-up cash. Choose a professional- sounding business name to trade under rather than using your own name.

As a CV is basically a clear, concise statement of an individual’s personal details, educational history and work experience to date. If you’re well organised, methodical, and have decent writing skills CV writing could be the perfect business opportunity for you... especially as there’s more demand for this service ever.

You don’t need to be a writer to write CVs. Most CVs can be compiled from cut and paste templates. But you must always present a professional image. Customers want to know that you can create a better CV for them than they can do themselves. 

Although you can offer your CV writing service to anyone, it’s a good idea to think about how you could target it more carefully to certain types of customers that could be more profitable.

Targeting a specific industry. This could be ideal if you have some knowledge of, or connections with, a particular industry, e.g. IT, Accountancy, Motor industry, Retail, Marketing, Construction, Finance, etc. Exploit your existing know-how of that business and specialise.

By working within one industry (or a few of industries) you can become known as an expert in compiling CVs for that industry. It will make marketing easier, and help you build a reputation.

Targeting higher-level employees. E.g. Management, Executive, Director, Professional. It’s possible you could charge much higher fees by doing this, possibly hundreds of pounds for a detailed director-level CV.


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