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What is The British Assocaition Of CV Writers

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Are you in search of the perfect job but struggling to create an impressive CV? Do you want to make your CV stand out and get noticed by employers? If yes, then the British Association of CV Writers (BACW) might be just what you need!

I explore what the BACW is and how it can help you in your job search, and what benefits it offers to its members.

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What is the BACW?

CV writing isn’t regulated in the UK and this makes it hard for job seekers to identify good CV writers that will help them secure that all-important interview.

If you’re a self-employed, independent CV writer, especially if you work alone, there isn’t a strong community in the UK to share ideas, best practice, and generally collaborate.

To address both issues, the British Association of CV Writers (BACVW) was founded.

The BACVW is a not-for-profit unincorporated association with the intention of building a community for CV writers and enabling its members to share best practice, ideas, experience, and information, to gain different perspectives, encourage each other, and build relationships with fellow CV writers.

The organization’s primary goal is to promote best practices in CV writing, provide professional development opportunities for its members, and help job seekers find employment by creating impressive CVs that accurately represent their skills, experience, and qualifications.

Their key aims are to:

  • Ensure that anyone who employs the services of a BACVW member has the assurance that they have passed a rigorous cv writing test and have agreed to our code of ethics
  • Provide a welcoming community for CV writers to learn and share.

All this ultimately means that members provide a better service to their clients and jobseekers are protected from CV writers who might not have the values or ethics that the BACVW promotes.

How can the BACW help you in your job search?

To become a BACVW member, CV Writers are put through rigorous testing, which is independantly assessed by a Quality Assurance Officer.  Members are then required to attend regular meetings where knowledge and best pracitces are exchanged.  This ensures all members provide excellent service to jobseekers and makes the CV writing industry one that is respected and credible.

When you need help with your job search, The BACVW can provide a list of certified independent CV writers who have passed a rigorous membership process and can be trusted to provide excellent service to those seeking support with their CV.

Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, having a well-crafted CV is essential to securing the job you want. The BACW can help you in the following ways:

Professional CV Writing Services

BACW members are highly skilled in creating CVs that stand out from the crowd. By using a BACW member’s professional services, you can have a CV that reflects your strengths and experience in the best possible light.

Career Coaching and Advice

In addition to providing CV writing services, BACW members also offer career coaching and advice. This can be particularly helpful if you’re unsure about your career path or need help with job search strategies.


Access to Industry Insights

As a BACW member, you’ll have access to the latest industry insights and best practices in CV writing. This can be particularly helpful if you want to stay ahead of the curve and ensure that your CV reflects the latest trends and techniques.

Networking Opportunities

The BACW offers a range of networking opportunities, including events and webinars, where you can connect with other professionals in your industry. This can be particularly helpful if you’re looking to expand your professional network and make valuable connections.

Curriculum vitae and Résumé writing

Articulate your values and strengths to your next employer with a forward looking professionally written CV.

I am currently supporting professionals with their CVs / resumes in the UK, across Europe, and North America.  

What are the benefits of joining the BACW?

Professional Development Opportunities

BACW members have access to a range of professional development opportunities, including training courses, webinars, and industry events. This can be particularly helpful if you’re looking to improve your skills and knowledge in CV writing and career coaching.

Increased Visibility and Credibility

By joining the BACW, you’ll be able to use the organization’s logo on your website and marketing materials. This can help increase your visibility and credibility as a professional CV writer and career coach.

Access to a Supportive Community

As a BACW member, you’ll have access to a supportive community of like-minded professionals. This can be particularly helpful if you’re looking for advice, support, or mentorship from others in your industry.

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Final Thoughts

The British Association of CV Writers is an organization of professional CV writers and career coaches who specialize in creating high-quality, compelling CVs that get their clients noticed. By joining the BACW, you’ll have access to a range of professional development opportunities, networking opportunities, and industry insights that can help you in your job search.

I am delighted to announce that I am now a certified CV Writer as Your Career Optimser joins The British Association of CV Writers!

Do You Need Help With Writing Your CV?

Dave Crumby

I have spent the last 10 years supporting companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to find and the best talent around the world.  

During this time, I have:

✔️ Scanned and reviewed more than 26000 CVs.

For the past 4 years I have been producing professionally written CVs for job seekers who have secured new roles across 3 continents. 

Are you interested in working with me?

Email me today.

Best of luck,

Dave Crumby

Your Career Optimiser | Certified CV Writer

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