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Pricing:

Plan

Pricing

14-Day Trial Limited Access*

£1.45

14-Day Trial Full Access*

£1.99

Monthly Access

£6.95

Full Access

£83.40 /yr.

After 14 days the subscription auto-renews at £13.50** and is billed every 4 weeks.

CV & Cover Letter Writing Plans:

Plan

Pricing

Starter CV

£100.00

Professional CV

£200.00

Executive CV

£300.00

Cover Letter

£60.00

Review:

LiveCareer is a career platform where U.K. job seekers can build or update a CV, create a professional cover letter, and access a job board. Features include a mobile app, career advice and tips, a writing service, and access to a CV sample directory.

For U.K. users, LiveCareer offers many sought-after benefits, including access to an extensive database with thousands of CV templates and examples. Additionally, compared to local competitors, such as CVmaker, LiveCareer is the more affordable choice if employers want to purchase the full access 14-day trial.

Highlights:

  • LiveCareer offers dozens of CV templates.
  • Building a cover letter is quick and easy, taking no more than 10 minutes.
  • Tips and prompts help complete the CV or cover letter.
  • Job seekers and employers can browse through over 1000 CV examples from real-life job seekers in the U.K.
  • The platform offers CV and cover letter writing services.
  • The site includes a job board, mobile app, and career resources.
  • The LiveCareer website offers a great language translation feature.
  • All plans are priced in pound sterling.
  • LiveCareer has a designated website and customer care line for U.K. users.

Shortcomings:

  • Users have to subscribe and pay to print, download, or email their CV or cover letter.
  • The subscription auto-renews on credit cards unless the user cancels the account.
  • To post a job ad on LiveCareer's job board, employers must use a third-party recruitment software called Mighty Recruiter, which is not available in the U.K.
  • Compared to local competitor MyPerfectCV, LiveCareer's monthly plan is the more costly option.

Reputation:

There have been mixed reviews of LiveCareer. While many users praised the resume writing services, there were those who noted that they were not informed about the recurring payments when signing up for the 14-day trial.

On Trustpilot, LiveCareer has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, with the majority of reviewers commending the informative resources, intuitive features, and responsive customer support. That said, a couple of reviewers noted their unhappiness with the payment structure and recurring costs.

At-a-Glance:

Feature

LiveCareer

Pricing

Free to create, pay to download or print.

Online CV and cover letter builder

Cover letter examples

Customizable templates

Tips and prompts

CV formats

Chronological, Functional, and Combination

CV writing services

Job board

Career information

How to Create a CV on LiveCareer:

£1.45 GBP
15 Minutes
How to Create a CV on LiveCareer:

Four easy steps for creating a CV on LiveCareer.

1. 

Creating a CV on LiveCareer.

1.1 

Click on "CV Builder."

Click on "CV Builder."

Navigate to LiveCareer's home page and hover over "BUILDER" in the main menu until a drop-down menu appears. In the drop-down menu, click on "CV Builder."

Alternatively, you can also click on "CREATE A CV" in the main home page graphic.

1.2 

Click on "CREATE A CV."

Click on "CREATE A CV."

On the next page, browse through the benefits and guidelines for creating a CV. Once you're ready to start creating a CV, click on "CREATE A CV."

1.3 

Create your CV.

Create your CV.

Next, you'll need to complete your CV by following the online prompts. This will include choosing a template, providing personal details, and entering your previous work experience.

To help speed up the process, LiveCareer does provide industry-specific bullet points and answers that may be applicable.

1.4 

Download, print, or email your final CV.

Download, print, or email your final CV.

Once you've completed your CV, proofread it to ensure that everything is correct and the applicable information is included. When you're finished proofreading, you can choose to download, print, or email your CV.

To download, print, or email your CV, you will need to pay a subscription fee. Here, you can simply enter your credit card details and billing address.

LiveCareer vs. CVmaker:

While LiveCareer is a career platform with multiple resources and services, CVmaker is strictly a CV builder and writing service. With both LiveCareer and CVmaker, users can access templates or opt to purchase the platform's writing service. However, unlike CVmaker, LiveCareer also offers a cover letter writing service, job board, and mobile app.

LiveCareer vs. CVmaker Comparison:

Feature

LiveCareer

CVmaker

Online CV and cover letter builder

CV only.

Price to download

From £1.45 for a 14-day trial subscription.

£2.95 for a 7-day trial subscription.

Customizable templates

Tips and prompts

Cover letter examples

x

CV writing services

Job board

x

Career information

Mobile app

x

LiveCareer vs. MyPerfectCV:

MyPerfectCV and LiveCareer offer similar services with their free-to-use online CV and cover letter builders for job seekers. While MyPerfectCV charges £2.95 for a full-access trial, LiveCareer charges £1.99. However, MyPerfectCV's monthly plan is more affordable, costing at least £2.00 less than LiveCareer's plan.

LiveCareer vs. MyPerfectCV Comparison:

Feature

LiveCareer

MyPerfectCV

Online CV and cover letter builder

Price to download

From £1.45 for a 14-day trial subscription.

£2.95 for a 14-day trial subscription.

Customizable templates

Tips and prompts

Cover letter examples

CV writing services

x

Job board

x

Career information

x

Mobile app

x

LiveCareer vs. Resume Genius:

While LiveCareer is a career platform with multiple resources and services, Resume Genius is a resume builder with tips and advice. Both offer free-to-use templates and examples with subscription payments if you want to download your document. LiveCareer also offers writing services, a job board, and more information on career guidance.

LiveCareer vs. Resume Genius Comparison:

Feature

LiveCareer

Resume Genius

Online CV and cover letter builder

Price to download

From £1.45 for a 14-day trial subscription.

US$2.95 for a 14-day trial subscription.

Customizable templates

Tips and prompts

Cover letter examples

CV writing services

x

Job board

x

Career information

Mobile app

x

Key Information

Legal Name

Bold Limited

Founder

Doug Jackson

Founding Date

Jun 01, 2004

Address

52 Vanderbilt Ave., 16th Fl., New York, New York 10017, USA

Number of Employees

150

Email

customerservice@livecareer.com

Telephone

00 1 (808) 189-0354

Website

https://www.livecareer.co.uk/

FAQs:

What is LiveCareer?

LiveCareer is an online career platform for job seekers with a free-to-use cover letter and CV builder.

What does it cost to create a CV with LiveCareer?

You can use LiveCareer to create a CV for free. However, if you want to download, print, or email your CV, you will have to pay for a subscription service.

Does LiveCareer offer a CV writing service?

Yes, LiveCareer offers professional writing services for cover letters and CVs.

What career resources does LiveCareer have?

  • Online CV builder.
  • Online cover letter builder.
  • Job board.
  • Career information.
  • Writing services for cover letters and CVs.

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