It was Jordan Tait’s childhood dream to become a professional footballer. Through hard work and dedication, he achieved that dream. Jordan began playing football full-time at Newcastle United FC in 1996 before moving to Oldham Athletic FC; he then travelled north of the border where he starred for Arbroath FC, Ross County FC, and St Johnstone FC.
Jordan was forced to retire from playing when he was 26 years old: but spurred by the goal of inspiring a new generation of players, he had already begun completing his coaching qualifications.
While attending courses and learning alongside his peers in the beautiful game, Jordan realised how crucial a good CV is in opening doors to opportunities in football.
In the course of his coaching education, Jordan had been thinking about how to best represent himself in the crowded football job market. Several of the coaches in attendance at the courses were Football Careers clients, and they shared their CVs with Jordan. He commented:
“What I saw were modern, professional documents that put my own efforts at producing a CV to shame! It was then I knew I had to get my CV tailor-made by Football Careers if I wanted to be able to compete in the job market. The product is eye-catching and stands out from any other CV that I’ve seen before.”
Jordan opted for our graphically designed CV, Football Careers’ most popular CV service. Using these CVs, 84% of our clients secure an interview within three months. Jordan said:
“The final products are top-class. I’ve seen nothing like the standard of product that Football Careers provides. What they offer is worth every penny. Their documents stand out because of the clean layout and thoughtful design that goes into them. They shout “read me,” and that’s exactly what I wanted in my football CV.”
Jordan has been a Football Careers client since 2015. In the process of having his CV created, he was introduced to other services, such as our global football job board, philosophy documents, and career advice portal. Jordan has used these services frequently throughout his time as a Football Careers member:
“These features have been a great help to me over the years. The job board is fantastic. It’s quick and easy to use, and there is a wide range of jobs available that are based all over the world.
“I can really refine my search when I go on to look at jobs, which is very helpful and saves a lot of time.
“Being an Elite Hosted member gives me unlimited access to the job board, so I can apply for as many roles as I like.”
Since transitioning to coaching, Jordan has built an impressive reputation in the industry with experience at clubs like Middlesbrough FC, St Mirren FC, South Ottawa United Soccer, and Hamilton Academical FC. He has also worked as a Scout with the Scottish Football Association and Queen of the South FC. Jordan believes that using Football Careers’ services has helped him advance his career:
“Since being with Football Careers, I have gained more opportunities and I have been afforded the chance to get in front of people at interviews to show what I can offer. Whenever I need my CV updated or a new document produced, the process couldn’t be any easier. They work quickly and always come back with top quality documents. The guidance Football Careers gives me is always very helpful and greatly appreciated.”
Jordan feels that having a standout CV, professional philosophy documents, and access to other Football Careers services has helped progress his career:
“I’ve been with Football Careers since 2015 and I’d never look anywhere else for what they provide and produce. The care and attention they have given and continue to give me is very supportive and reassuring. I have recommended Football Careers to colleagues and friends in sport and I will continue to do so. They’re professional, reliable, authentic, and experts in what they do.”
Like Jordan’s CV, every CV created by Football Careers gives potential employers a comprehensive representation of who you are, what you have achieved, and what you can bring to a role. Whether you’ve never had a CV before or wish to have your current CV redesigned and rewritten, our team of dedicated CV writers and skilled graphic designers can help.
We offer a range of packages to suit all needs and budgets, from sleek black and white CVs to full colour, four-page graphic brochure CVs. If you’re unsure which CV package is right for you, please contact us to consult with a member of our team.
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