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Sian is extremely insightful into helping clients direct their energies into the areas of CV writing which make a difference - weeding out the detritus and focusing on the salient points that will promote your best features, enabling your attributes to shine out of what can be a very flat document. Superbly personable and able to adjust her interaction to suit her client's best needs.  SJ, Army

My story…

CV Writer & Career Coach


I’m Sian Richardson, founder of Forces CVs.

A former Army wife from a strong forces family background, I understand the challenges involved in making the change to civilian life - and military terminology!

On return to the UK from an overseas posting, I was lucky enough to start a new career with a FTSE 100 company. I won't give my age away by telling you how long ago that was (a very long time), but since then I climbed the corporate ladder, held a number of senior management and HR roles responsible for hiring  - and, in some cases, firing!

You don't work for an organisation for over 20 years without experiencing change. I've people at all levels to identify, understand and market their strengths and skills, ready for their next job.

I've reviewed and assessed 1000,s of CVs and application forms, so I really know my stuff when it comes to the sort of information they should contain. I also know how it feels to have over 300 CVs on your desk for just one vacancy! So I can't emphasise enough how important it is to make sure your CV is clear and well presented!

The problem is, without years' of experience reading, assessing and writing CVs, it's so hard to know how to prepare a great CV which will win interviews you need to get the job you want.

That's where we can help.

After leaving my corporate job behind in 2012, I set up Forces CV & Career Services in 2012 to help people just like you to secure your next job - quickly. 

Since then, we have helped 1,000s of service leavers, veterans and their dependents to win interviews and achieve their next career move.

In the last year alone, over 97% of our clients have secured interviews in less than 2 weeks.

We work very closely with BFRS - British Forces Resettlement Services and attend National Careers Events and give free CV advice to people across the Tri-services.

We also have very strong links with Unit Transition Officers who value what we offer.

We work alongside selected and trusted training and recruitment companies.

Our mantra is: identify the right role, train and qualify, promote your transferable skills and abilities using  your CV, Cover Letter & LinkedIn, develop your interview skills to


You are utterly amazing! Sent out my CV yesterday and got contacted this morning with a potential interview. Your CV structure and amazing writing has got me past the first post for the first time. Thank You! JH, Army