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Purple CV is a one stop shop for CVs, cover letters and online profiles which may help you to land your ideal job. It’s a fast service (2-5 days, or just 24 hours using their express service), they don’t use templates and you can save money through purchasing one of several packages.
There are a few impressive features of PurpleCV. The two standout positives are the turnaround time and cost of documents. This is one of the fastest, cheapest CV writing services you can find, with your document produced in as little as 24 hours (for an additional fee). Whilst you can find even faster services, they tend to be more expensive. Specialist CVs also take up to 5 days, which is about industry standard.
That brings us to the second big selling point of PurpleCV.co.uk: price. You’ll be surprised at how low cost the CVs and other documents are, with basic entry-level curriculum vitae costing just £25. This makes it a very viable option for anyone who doesn’t have a lot to spend on their CV, especially if they’re just entering the work market. However, even the CVs for more senior positions are great value for money and you’ll be hard pressed to find cheaper options.
Those things combined, this is an appealing service. There are also other benefits, such as the option to choose from tailored or more generic documents. This means that you can produce a CV and cover letter which is suitable for a range of industries, not restricting where you apply for work. You can request that changes are made for up to 12 months, too, which is usually an expensive add-on.
Social media is more and more important, and you can also request an online employment profile is built on our behalf using your CV information. We were also quite pleased by the customer service available, which is instant and friendly (over live chat).
Although those are some hefty positives, there is room for improvement. There are no CV or social profile samples, no testimonials, no blog or community features, a lacking FAQ and relatively limited range of additional services. If you need support filling in applications, writing personal statements or practicing for an interview, for example, you won’t find those things here.
In short: if you want a low cost CV delivered quickly, this is a great place to stop. We suspect that it’s better suited to entry-level positions, since CVs for those jobs are quicker to write and often cost less, but there are still very affordable options for anyone hoping to improve their CV and online work profile.
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