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Why Black and White

Why should I use Black and White CV Writing Service?

We created the brand Black and White, keeping a CV writing service simple, no grey areas.

With over 30 years experience, recruiting, CV selection, interviewing, and candidate assessments.

We know what businesses are looking for on a CV, what to include and areas to avoid.

Regardless of your career history or education, we will find the qualities you have to include on your CV.

Payment Security

Is my payment secure?

Yes, we use a separated online checkout system using Square-Online. Safe and secure online for all online payments.

Most payment methods are catered for during the online check out process.

Apple Pay.

Credit and debit cards.

Google Pay.

PayPal by request.

Can I Take A Peek?

Can I see the difference Magic will have on my CV?

An assignment is tailored to each individual. No two CV's are the same.

We choose the correct format to meet the assignment requirements carefully.

The links below show two examples taken from CV's that were originally 4 A4 pages.

Example, 1 page conversion.

Example 2 page conversion.


How do we communicate with each other?

We agree the preferred method of communication with the customer after a package is purchased.

Email, telephone, Teams. Facetime, the list is extensive.

Most customers share their CV on email in the first instance with a follow-up call to discuss their CV expectations.

We will work to your communication preference and work until you are completely satisfied with your CV.


How long will it take to complete my CV?

Every customer works to different timescales.

Part of the initial contact will be to agree the timescales you are working towards.

We work hard on every assignment to make sure we have thought through every piece of detail to create a great CV.

CV Updates

Will you update my CV at a later date?

To conform to our data protection requirements, we keep a client CV assignment pack for a period of 3 months. After that period of time the CV assignment is removed using MacAfee Data Shedder.

If you require a CV update within that period of time we will provide that free of charge. Send the changes required to Black & White and we will make those changes for you.

This service is for minor tweaks and updates, titles, name change, dates, phone number and email address.


Is my data safe?

Yes, all data is password protected, no conversation will ever take place outside of the relationship we have together. We pride ourselves on integrity and maintaining customer confidentiality.

We hold your CV assignment data for a period of 3 months from the point of purchase. After that period of time we use MacAfee Data Shedder to erase our work together.

Our Experience

What experience do you have?

With over 30 years of experience, recruiting, CV selection, interviewing, and candidate assessments. We have operated at an Executive Board Level in business.

We know what businesses are looking for on a CV, what to include and areas to avoid.

We know how to work with you to get the best from you on to your CV.

Cover Letters

Do I need a cover letter?

Not in all circumstances. It will depend on what and how your are applying for a position.

If you are uploading your CV to a site with an option to upload a cover letter, a good cover letter should be uploaded.

If you are applying personally to a person or business a cover letter can be a polite way to introduce your CV.


Do I need a LinkedIn Profile?

LinkedIn has become a powerful platform for recruitment and your potential employers.

LinkedIn is free to setup and a has feature to show on your profile, that you are open to opportunities. That is made public, caution if you do not want your employer knowing your are looking for another role.

Top Tip, a smart, professional profile, and well set out.

We can help with LinkedIn Profiles.

ATS Testing

What is ATS?

Large recruitment websites and businesses may not use a human interface to review the volume of CV's submitted. There can be hundreds of applicants for a particular position.

Businesses have learnt to speed up the short listing process with computer Algorithms to select the top candidates, sometimes called ATS.

It is imperative your CV passes basic ATS pressure testing. If you are not passing through to interview selection, failing ATS could be one reason.

There are too many potential algorithms to detail, the list of metrics is extensive depending on the ATS system used.

A few areas to consider.

  • Format of the CV, is your CV ATS friendly?

  • Are the key skills required for the role missing?

  • Spelling, typos and grammar.

  • Word count, too few or too many.

  • Missing qualifications.

  • Experience required.

Armed Forces

We offer a service for people converting from a career in the UK Military to a civilian business work life.

We have experience in creating a CV to help your transition into business.

Black and White Services has worked with a number of individuals from the UK Armed Forces who were looking for a career change.

Working with your service career history, we will turn that service into business language and create a magical CV that is attractive to businesses.


I need some help.

Simply send the issue on an email to EMAIL Black and White and we will see what we can do to help you.