About The CV Guru

Get Noticed

Demonstrate your relevant skills and experience with a tailored, professionally-written CV

What We Do

With volumes of CVs being submitted for each job vacancy, recruiters are increasingly using an applicant tracking system to filter the numbers down before reading them in detail. This means that your first hurdle to obtaining your next job might not even be a person.

That means even the most qualified person for the job may miss out on the opportunity if their CV is not formatted effectively.

Is your CV letting you down?

In a competitive job market it is essential to be able to stand out and be memorable. At The CV Guru our expert writers will ensure that your CV is clearly articulated, formatted correctly and optimised for keywords

Our Story

Emma Alkirwi

The CV Guru Founder

After working for over fifteen years in recruitment and the welfare to work industry Emma found it disheartening to watch people fail to secure interviews that she knew would be capable of the role.

Realising the issue was all to do with the composition of their CV, Emma sought to help struggling job seekers by using her experience to create an expert CV writing service, founding the CV Guru in 2016.

Being objective, Emma can create CVs, Covering letters and Personal Statements for job seekers that are designed to stand out to their dream employer.

With technology playing an increasingly important role in the shortlisting of candidates, Emma ensures all CVs are ATS compliant and provides LinkedIn updates to complement her CV writing services.

Emma’s expertise is well sought after with regular workshops at the Scottish Police Federation, Caledonian University and Business Gateway; she also guest blogs for workingmums.co.uk and workingdads.co.uk.
Most recently Emma has now published a book: an Experts Guide in Writing a CV which can be purchased here


Emma is now supported by a team of expert CV writers each with their own industry specialisms. In the increasingly competitive job market, The CV Guru’s services are even more sought after by eager job seekers looking to get noticed.


Our Team



Senior Writer

Sean is an articulate and accomplished CV writer with experience across hundreds of CVs, Cover Letters, and LinkedIn Profiles, spanning a wide range of industries and career levels.

With a background in Project Management, he is organised and communicative, with an approachable manner on consultation calls and exceptional capabilities in producing high-quality employability documentation.


Senior Writer

With 12 years of employability document writing experience, Vicki holds a genuine interest in devising exemplary, professional documentation for our clientele, comprising of CVs, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles.

With a background in Employee Communications, Project Control and Document Management for well-known and established organisations, she is approachable, attentive and an articulate and meticulous CV Specialist with impeccable attention to detail, consummate organisational skills and a flair for delivering clear and concise employability documentation.



Senior Writer

Ronnie has over 5 years of experience working with a wide range of clients on developing their professional branding materials. Having written CVs, Cover Letters and LinkedIn Profiles, her experience spans multiple industries, diverse sectors, and varying levels of seniority. The main part of her writing career has been focused on supporting her clients to progress into more senior roles, navigate major career transitions and take the next, vital step in their career development.

Attentive, supportive and experienced, Ronnie thrives in helping her clients realise their ambitions and achieve their professional goals.





With over a decade of experience in the dynamic world of travel, coupled with a background in hospitality, administration, and marketing, Carol brings a unique blend of skills and experiences to assist individuals in achieving their professional goals.

Carol’s true passion lies in helping others, and through CV creation, she enjoys unlocking the potential of others and guiding them towards success. Carol is committed to working alongside individuals to create CVs, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles that highlight her clients' talents, experiences, professional achievements, and aspirations.



Executive Assistant

Lesley, our dedicated Executive Assistant, brings over three decades of valuable experience in the police force to The CV Guru. Her extensive experience uniquely positions her to understand the challenges and aspirations of police retirees, making her a valuable asset to our team. Lesley, who herself came out of retirement to join The CV Guru, knows firsthand the transition into a new career path after a lifelong commitment to law enforcement. This shared experience creates a strong bond with our police retiree clients, allowing her to provide empathetic and tailored support.

In her role, Lesley efficiently manages customer enquiries, order confirmations, CV reviews, and supports the Managing Director in daily operations. Her meticulous organisational skills extend to CRM management, diary coordination, and overseeing customer service reviews as well as accounting tasks and a keen understanding of GDPR standards.

Her dedication and proficiency help to ensure the seamless operation of The CV Guru, while her unique background enriches our approach to serving police retirees and clients from all walks of life.



Operations Manager

Jen brings an impressive 19 years experience, with a strong background in Customer Services, Sales, and Administration. Having gained substantial knowledge and expertise in the customer service and hospitality sectors, Jen consistently goes above and beyond to exceed customer expectations and she is a true driving force behind customer satisfaction. Jen not only values customer feedback but actively seeks it out, enabling a continuous improvement approach to be adopted within the organisation.

In her role as Operations Manager, Jen plays a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless day-to-day operations of the business. Her responsibilities include driving efficiencies, spearheading recruitment efforts, overseeing the talented CV writing team, and managing accounting responsibilities.

Jen’s proactive approach and dedication to The CV Guru’s success make her an integral part of our team, driving both customer satisfaction and operational excellence!

Why Choose The CV Guru?

Working with our team, you'll receive the following benefits:

  • A named, dedicated CV writer that will interact with you directly
  • Everything we produce is ATS Compliant with no stock words or templates used
  • Your CV is bespoke and tailored to you as an individual – you will not find another one like it
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee means we will keep editing your documents until you are completely happy
  • Excellent customer service – all our work is guaranteed with our 5 Trust Pilot rating

Join the thousands of successful jobseekers who we have helped around the world

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100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Our consultants will work with you until you are happy with your order – you get unlimited amendments with your CV, cover letter, personal statement or LinkedIn Profile.

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