The Free CV Surgery

Every Other Wednesday at 6pm UK time

I’m a professional CV writer. And I’m going to show you exactly how I write my CVs. For free.

So what’s the catch? There is no catch. Despite having a rather sexy website, Shewbridge Coaching is just me, Matt Shewbridge. I am a very small business and small businesses need exposure. And, while I won’t make any attempt at all to sell you anything, some attendees will decide to use my coaching services. Some will even ask me to write their CV for them.

And if you know you’ll never pay for my services, you are still more than welcome! Don’t tell anyone, but I really enjoy this stuff!

How Does The CV Surgery Work?

During the one hour session, you will learn:

  • The perfect template for every CV

  • How to delight both the humans and computers that will read your CV

  • The right way to use ChatGPT

  • How to target your new CV for each application in less than five minutes

  • That I may be some kind of minor god.

After the session, I will send you the CV Surgery Pack which includes:

  • The recording of the session

  • The CV template I recommend everyone use

  • My Guide Work, Reward & The Good Life (pdf and ebook versions)

  • The slides from the session

The CV Surgery runs every other Wednesday at 6pm UK time. See available dates by clicking the button below.


These are all from recommendations on my LinkedIn profile.

“I attended one of Matt's CV surgeries and he knows what he is on about. He broadly covers ATS, structure, format, language and talks more broadly about how employers approach the process. Did I mention it was a free session? Matt is also really personable, funny, honest and you get the impression that what you see is what you get.”


I had the pleasure of attending one of Matt's CV Surgery sessions where he shared good insights on how to restructure CV and the world of job searching as a whole. In addition, he was very down to Earth in explaining the path that has led him to where he is now providing a significant boost to his credibility. Go and attend one of his sessions if you want to know more (and maybe better yourself :-D )”


I had the pleasure of attending an informative CV workshop led by Matt, and I can't recommend him highly enough. Matt's expertise in crafting compelling CVs was evident from the start. He provided clear, actionable advice that was both practical and insightful, tailored to our individual needs. His engaging presentation style and willingness to address all our questions made the workshop not only educational but also enjoyable. Thanks to Matt's guidance, I feel much more confident in presenting my professional experience effectively. He's a fantastic resource for anyone looking to enhance their CV and stand out in the job market.”


Matt's process helps me produce high quality, tailored CVs for each job I apply to, thus increasing the likelihood of getting an interview. Thanks Matt!”


You know how sometimes working on your CV can feel a bit meh and boring, especially when you've been editing it frequently? Matt solves that.

Funny and friendly, he makes CVs cool. And honest. He'll tell you when you might face hurdles and how to keep going after the role you want. I was on his CV Surgery Call and he had so many helpful pointers to share for a CV that shows your impact, personality and experience. 😊”

“Highly recommend Matt and the CV Surgery initiative, it was a great and useful learning experience!”


I attended Matt’s CV surgery yesterday. It turns out I’ve been doing it wrong all along. I either wrote a CV to try and appeal to everyone, or wrote it from the perspective of trying to tick all the boxes for a specific role. The biggest thing I got was to present myself in terms of what’s important to ME but with consideration to what a role requires. That way, a prospective employer can decide if I’m the right fit to take things forward. There’s more freedom that way.”


Matt is a kind, friendly and supportive guy who wants ot help people suceed on their own merit, he was great offering his time and guidance on my CV at a stressful time as I have been made redundant,if you are stuck, drop him a line, he will make things much easier and give you as much help as you need.”


Matt is truly one of a kind. He offers a unique, hands-on perspective on things that can genuinely turn your worldview upside down. He has a knack for conveying information in the most direct and straightforward manner possible, and his honesty is truly refreshing in a world filled with so many snake oil salesmen. Let him assist you - he can truly guide you through the impenetrable fog of modern job hunting!”


“Attended Matt's CV masterclass and it completely up-ended everything I've ever been told. Finally a format that makes sense - straightforward and elegant.”

“I recently joined one of Matt's online training events and he really knows his stuff. Whether it's about CVs, the recruiting landscape, or how to present yourself to recruiters / employers, he cuts out all the fluff and delivers advice that's relevant and actionable. Straight-talking, funny and a good bloke to know if you're in the jobs' market.”



  1. I’m shy; will I have to talk or show my current CV?

    Absolutely not! Lots of people are uncomfortable talking in video meetings! If that’s you, don’t worry at all; you can just sit and listen.

  2. What’s the catch?

    There really isn’t one! I may possibly email you from time to time, but I never do “offers” or that kind of spammy stuff. If I email you it will be with something I think you’ll genuinely enjoy. You can always block my email address if you want!

  3. Can I ask questions during the call?

    Sure! Ask away! If there are loads of attendees, I will ask for questions to be written in the chat, so I can filter out answer multiple questions in one answer.

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