Write a Brilliant CV

Tried and tested by thousands of job hunters, this course provides step by step comprehensive guidance on how to write a brilliant CV.

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Welcome to how to the ‘Write a Brilliant CV’ training course.

I'm Jo Banks, I'm an Executive Coach, Author and Leadership Development Trainer, and I've helped thousands of people find their dream job through my corporate career management training courses.

Your CV is a marketing document, which should be short, succinct and tailored to the role for which you are applying, and this course shows you how. It is based on my corporate workshops (as well as my bestselling book, Land Your Dream Job Now!) and provides you with step by step instructions and guidance on how to Write a Brilliant CV. It is packed full of tried and tested tips gained from working with thousands of job hunters, recruitment consultants, and recruiters, as well as experience from the thousands of new employees I’ve recruited during my 20-year HR career.


Have you been made redundant or lost your job and don't have an up to date CV?

Is there a role that you really want, but don’t how to write a brilliant CV?

Do you apply for roles, but never get selected for an interview?

Do you have the same CV you had when you left school/college, adding to it with each subsequent role?

Is your CV currently 3+ pages or more?

If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, this course is for you!


Video 1 provides an overview of the course content together with numerous hints and tips. It covers layout, including the number of pages, type font, the recommended language to use (i.e., first vs third person) and how to proofread effectively.

Videos 2 - 6 cover the CV structure, explaining precisely what you should include (and not include) for each section. Each individual video is packed full of advice, guidance and top tips:

Video 2 – Heading and Summary Statement

Video 3 – Key Skills

Video 4 – Career History

Video 5 – Qualifications and Training

Video 6 – Additional Information



A comprehensive downloadable workbook in PDF format to use alongside the videos. If videos aren't your thing, you can use it as a stand-alone document, as it contains all the same information that is covered in the videos.

CV Template

A copy of my tried and tested CV template, downloadable in MSWord, Apple Pages and PDF formats.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs is another downloadable PDF document based on the Frequently Asked Questions received from my one to one coaching clients and delegates from my career management workshops. If you have questions after completing the course, it's most likely that the answers will be here.


There is a 'just for fun' quiz for you to complete at the end of the course to test your understanding. If you answer any of the questions incorrectly, that’s a prompt to revisit the appropriate course section.


The following is a small selection of client feedback:

‘I got a job after the first submission of my CV! Thanks once again, Jo, you are amazing.' Ben Barraclough

‘I followed Jo’s tips and advice and have found a job which is a perfect fit for me, with an organisation which has the right culture… Jo’s 100% track record of getting people back into work remains intact. Thank you for your help and advice.’ Paul Robinson

‘I truly believe that applying Jo’s techniques and methods have enabled me to have a more confident and structured approach which ultimately made me a stronger candidate, which resulted in success on the first occasion!’ Andrew Stafford

‘I got a new job! They loved my CV, and I did an excellent interview by all accounts, and I used Jo’s tips and techniques. Thanks for all your help and support.’ Howard Cover

‘Have you ever been told what a great job you're doing? And then a week later been told that you're being made redundant? Well, it happened to me, and it completely took away my confidence in my own ability. I followed Jo's tips and techniques to the letter, which has helped me restore my confidence in being able to secure a new role.' Jane Keegan

Jo's knowledge of this subject is second to none. I was struggling to get interviews until I did my CV with her. Within a couple of weeks, I had two interviews and started my new job six months ago. I can't recommend Jo highly enough'. Sharon Cunningham

‘I followed Jo's advice to the letter, and with her help, I have now landed my Dream Job! Thanks, Jo; I don’t think I could have done it without you.' Jo Cranham

So sign up NOW, and you too can follow in the footsteps of thousands of other job hunters who have found their Dream Job using these tried and tested, easy to use top tips, tools and techniques? You owe it to yourself to have the life you deserve, and this course will be your first step towards a brighter future!

Your Instructor

Jo Banks
Jo Banks

Jo is an executive coach, author and leadership development trainer.

Following a 20-year career in HR, she set up her own coaching and training company, What Next Consultancy in 2009. Since then, she has coached and trained thousands of people using a unique blend of behavioural-based tools and techniques.

Her aim is to help clients thrive in their personal and professional lives using simple but effective methods based on biology, neuroscience, and behavioural sciences.

For more information on Jo and the services she provides visit her website here.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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