Welcome to the second in Learning to Leap’s series of interviews with interesting people in the jobs, careers and employability space. This month it’s CV writer Lis McGuire of the fabulous Giraffe CVs (love that branding).

Lis has seen plenty of changes in the world of CVs in the 10 years since she started her company serving clients in her local area of Kent. Drawing on her experience of working with English-speaking clients from across the world, we cover some hot issues and tips around CVs and their place in the job search now and in the future.

In this interview, you will hear about:

  • How to put your passion across in a CV
  • Common challenges in writing your CV and how to address them
  • CV update v CV refresh
  • The future of CVs
  • A heads up on the book Lis is writing on how to write your best ever CV


Click here: Interview with Lis McGuire, Giraffe CVs

One of Lis’s tips is to read your CV aloud so you hear it like the person receiving it. Try it and also get a friend to listen for an objective view. She also recommends for your entertainment this amusing video on genuine profile summaries from LinkedIn read out by actors.

Like any self-respecting giraffe, be careful when you stick your neck out! Tune in next month for another stimulating Learning to Leap interview.