CV Writing And Letter Writing From Home

CV writing is an art form in its own right and not everyone is very good at it.

However because a CV is vital to many to get them an interview for a job, a well laid out and professional CV is important and something many will pay for.

Letter writing for others can also be a good way to earn some extra cash, especially if your client doesn't have English as their first language.

Helping someone construct a clear and intelligible letter to a perspective boss or landlord will certainly be a service many are looking for.

What's Involved?

You will be producing professional CV writing from home using your own computer. You will need to have very good design skills to ensure that the CV and or letters look expert and smart.

You will also have to make sure that the lay out is easy to read and has meaningful content, with perfect grammar and spelling.

You may also be asked to provide not only paper copies of the documents but also copies on CD-ROM or posted on websites or sent via email.

Qualifications or training

You do not need any professional qualifications to do this work but you will need to have a portfolio of work to show prospective clients your abilities.

There are many books and websites that provide information on CV and letter writing and these may be worth studying so that you know what is expected.

You will also have to be completely comfortable with Computers and the Internet and experience of secretarial work is a bonus.

Costs involved?

Costs involves are:

  • Advertising yourself
  • Stationary
  • Computer accessories such as a printer and printing inks
  • Telephone bills
  • Any software required, Word processing software etc.

Pros/cons of CV Writing

Writing can be a good way to earn some easy cash if secretarial work is second nature to you. Most of the equipment and experience required you would probably already have.

On the con side you will have to produce a fast turn around of work as clients will not want to wait too long for their CV or Letters.

You will also have to be a good communicator and be prepared to deal with people who have language problems or who are not sure what they actually want. You will have to provide extra help and guidance for these people, which you probably won't be paid for.

Useful contacts

Ivillage - 
Has information about how to write a good CV.

(Please note we do not recommend these companies, they are for illustrative purposes)

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