So many people here talk about how they are not getting call backs after sending out their professionally written resume. As someone who served as a hiring manager for over 15 years, and has been a professional writer for over 20 years, I can tell you right now that very, very few people know how to create a resume' that works. And that includes the so-called "professional resume' services" that charge hundreds to thousands of dollars!
If you decide to hire a large firm to do your CV, please understand that the people most of these companies hire are working for pennies on the dollar and usually do not have a clue about what it takes for you to succeed. They are NOT in the "getting you a job" business. They are in the MONEY MAKING business! This means that the persons they hire to edit and write resume's are typically paid by the piece, not the hour, and that means your resume is not lovingly read and reviewed in great detail. It means that some poor person is trying to make better than minimum wage by skimming as quickly as possible to catch any major errors (and a lot of times missing them!), and then reformatting your words and ideas just to look like they have added value to your history.
Were you interviewed by the writer before you submitted your resume'? Did the results of that interview show up in your resume'? Were you given a single resume' or were you shown how to create multiple resume's from a large bucket of work experiences that comprise your professional career? Did you feel like someone wanted to get to know you before they created something that represents you?
How can a stranger trumpet your song to the planet, if they don't know a single note from your symphony?
You might be thinking that, if you are not the Stephen King of resume' writing, your life will be like that of a Stephen King victim. But do not despair, there is a way out! If you follow a few simple rules, you can create a resume that gets you to an interview:
How many of these points were answered by your resume' service? If you follow these rules, you can easily find someone to fix any spelling, grammar or formatting errors in your CV. Hire a pro for that. If you do, you are most likely going to work with someone who perfectly fits your need: a second set of eyes on your content. But don't ask them to be Hemingway for you.