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CV Sharks is a team of people driven to understand you and what intrinsically drives you.  We are passionate about working with people.  We thrive in environments where we can help others develop their story, create their own unique narrative and then give them a platform in which it can be showcased.

We are committed to helping you bring this to life and prospective employers.  HR teams tend to be overburdened and give your CV a two-second glance, and emerging HR practice tends to utilise computer screening processes to search CVs for key words.

The trick is to showcase your individuality so that your CV communicates to these automated platforms as well as creates a lasting impact with the humans whom are your potential employers.  Our strategy is to optimise your CV as to ensure that it not only reaches human hands but is also presented properly to attract the right attention so that you make it to the interview stage.

We pride ourselves on our ability to assist jobseekers to reach their career goals.  Sign up now, and let CV Sharks assist you to “take a bite out of your next career move!”        

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With over ten years of experience working in the global oil & gas business in various roles including business development, research, training and management consulting, Derek has managed and developed teams both locally and remotely and has experience in both interviewing and hiring candidates.

His CV includes delivery of projects in a wide range of geographies in over twenty countries. He received his Master of International Business from the University of Saint Thomas (Houston, Texas) in 2004.

Derek is Co-Founder of CV Sharks and currently works as a Senior Business Development Manager for a global professional services firm based in Cape Town, South Africa. Derek is passionate about developing others around him by empowering them with coaching and mentoring to succeed in highly dynamic roles that make a difference for clients. He is a professional CV and cover letter writer as well as a management consultant.

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92% Master Skills Interpreter


Peter has spent three years working in recruitment, human resources and professional development at a global, Magic Circle law firm at the US-based office in New York. With experience in hiring legal candidates out of school, junior- and mid-level attorneys, C-Suite managers, and support staff.

He has experience in training, development, and performance management of legal staff. He received his M.A. in Human Development (Applied Psychology) from New York University in 2011 and has bachelor degrees in History, Education, and Psychology. Peter is Co-Founder of CV Sharks and currently works as a Researcher and Measurement & Evaluation Assistant Analyst at a South African based, non-governmental organisation. Peter is passionate about helping others achieve their goals and to help them focus on their strengths and capabilities.

He is a professional CV and cover letter writer as well as an interview coach.

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90% Organisational Nut
93% Interpersonal Skills Master
85% Strategic Genie
98% Top Notch Fact Finder
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