Melbourne Resume
& CV Writer

With dozens of applications for many Melbourne jobs, is your
Resume or CV good enough to get you on the short-list?

Your CV or Resume,
Cover Letter & Linkedin
have to cut through.

Back in 2019, jobs were easy to come by in Melbourne and job seekers had the advantage.
In 2021, getting short-listed for interview is a much tougher task,
& a great CV or Resume is essential to gain the attention of recruiters.

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What a CV or Resume
is designed to do

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A CV or Resume has two objectives: First, to get read by the recruiter. Second, to get you short-listed for interview. If it's too long or not relevant, it goes in the bin.

A relevant CV or Resume carefully addresses what the employer wants (the job criteria) and provides compelling reasons why your job application should get you through to the next round of the process.

Should you invest in
a great CV or Resume

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Until you've been invited to an interview, the ONLY way an employer can judge your suitability is by your CV or Resume. It's your advertising pitch, and you're competing with many others.

What's it worth to land a good job? Your dream job perhaps, certainly tens of thousands of dollars over the years. A professional CV or Resume could be the best investment you could make.

What's the value of
professional Resume help?

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When you've worked in recruitment for many years, you've seen the mistakes made on CVs and Resumes by even the best qualified applicants. I know what employers are looking for, and how they are screening the Resumes or CVs for the best applicants.

What, other than a Resume
or CV do I need?

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To get short-listed for interview, you need to address what the employer specifically wants (their job criteria) in a Cover Letter. For many jobs, Linkedin is your 'online Resume', so it needs to be professional & consistent with your CV or Resume.

What's the process for
writing a CV or Resume?

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I will guide you through the process, via phone, email or Zoom* (*most options). Order a package (buttons below) and within 24 hours I will contact you by phone or email. We will work together to build your CV or Resume until you are completely satisfied. I'm equally at home with first time - or retail, clerical and tradie Resume clients - as I am with professionals, managers & executives.

Why should I select
you for my Resume?

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That's a fair interview question, so here's my pitch! I'm degree educated, have worked in HR / recruitment and helping people develop their CVs and Resumes for over 15 years. I'm also a motivational coach with an International following. You can find me on Linkedin and see my motivational website if you would like to learn more.


CV or Resume, what do I need?

A resume is a brief 2 to 3 page document summarising your abilities, education, qualities and experience. It should highlight your strongest assets and differentiate you from other candidates.

Used most frequently in academic settings or for highly technical roles, a CV (curriculum vitae) is also a summary of your experience and abilities, but includes more credentials relevant to science, academia and research, such as publications, presentations, and references. The term CV is basically Latin for "the course of one's life/career".

In the UK and parts of Australia, CV and Resume can often mean one and the same thing and this can make it confusing. It's essential to read the employer's appplication notes and also to get advice on the best approach from a professional CV and Resume writer. Making the wrong choice may exclude you from the shortlist.

Need some advice? Phone me: 0419-049-237, Txt me: 0419-049-237 , Facebook me, or Whatsapp me.

If your needs are urgent, the best approach is to phone or text me.

Resumes or CVs and cover letters

Your Cover Letter (Covering Letter) customises your Resume for a specific job. This is the initial employer's screen and if you don't pass it, your Resume will not be read. It is a way to introduce yourself to organisations in a narrative form to accompany your Resume or CV. This gives you an opportunity to emphasise the qualities you possess that best match an employer's selection criteria (what they need from you).

Use your Cover Letter to describe your experience, skills and qualifications as well as your interest in both the job and organisation. Since the primary purpose of a Resume or CV and Cover Letter is to 'market' you, always keep the employer’s hiring needs front of mind.

Each job application needs a unique Cover Letter, and this is not optional. Failure to craft a unique Cover Letter for each job application is the primary reason why people fail to get interviews.

Need some advice? Phone me: 0419-049-237, Txt me: 0419-049-237 , Facebook me, or Whatsapp me.

If your needs are urgent, the best approach is to phone or text me.

Linkedin and Executive Resumes

Linkedin is Facebook for Job Seekers. The world's largest and fastest-growing professional social network has become an essential means of marketing yourself, if you are career-oriented. A well-written profile can attract headhunters, recruitment agents and direct opportunities, but Linkedin also has many tools to help you develop the connections to find and land your next career move.

Linkedin is also where employers check out your credentials; and any mis-match between what you claim on your Resume or CV and your Linkedin profile and activity. Both must be in sync.

Use Linkedin if your goal is to build a career path.

Need some advice? Phone me: 0419-049-237, Txt me: 0419-049-237 , Facebook me, or Whatsapp me.

If your needs are urgent, the best approach is to phone or text me.

What industries do you specialise in?

I have consulted to, or been employed by organisations in these sectors, among others:

  • Mining & Resources (Oil and Gas) Resumes or CVs
  • Pharmaceutical, Health & Nursing Resumes or CVs
  • Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education (Principal and Teacher, Teachers Aide) Resumes or CVs
  • General Corporate Managerial and C-Suite Resumes or CVs, including International postings
  • Political, COS and Party Pre-Selection Resumes or CVs
  • Government (Local, State and Federal) Resumes or CVs
  • Franchisee Application Resumes or CVs (for example McDonalds, Speedfit, F45)
  • Capability Statement CVs for professionals and contractors (especially Mining)
  • Marketing and Sales Managerial / Director / State Manager Resumes or CVs
  • IT and Digital Managerial / Director / State Manager Resumes or CVs

My 40-page eBook on Resume Writing

My 40-Page eBook

My 40-page e-Book: Pro tips on how to write Resumes that get you interviews in Australia, is available in PDF and ePub (mobile friendly) and MOBI (Kindle) formats. This typically accompanies the programs that I create. If you buy the book and subsequently want paid help, I will refund the $25.

Description Purchase
Jobseeker Kit | Download, comprising e-Book and Word Template. $25


Job selection criteria and Resumes

Nothing is more daunting in a job search than being confronted by Selection Criteria. For this reason, too many people overlook them and send in a generic Resume. This is always a losing strategy.

Many government jobs, professional appointments and big-business roles require you to 'address' (answer questions about) key selection criteria (KSC). These selection criteria are the skills, knowledge and work experience you need to be considered for the job.

When you look at this from an employer's point of view: they are about to invest a lot of time and money in you, and they want to make the best selection decision for both parties.

To address the selection criteria, you need to explain in some detail how well you meet each one. To even be considered for an interview, you need to demonstrate that you meet the 'essential' criteria. Often, additional 'desirable' criteria will be listed and you should also respond to these as well as you can.

There is a standard practice for addressing selection criteria (The STAR Approach - Situation or Task, Action Taken, Results Achieved), and this helps to discipline your thinking and structure your responses. Need some advice? Phone me: 0419-049-237, Txt me: 0419-049-237 , Facebook me, or Whatsapp me.

If your needs are urgent, the best approach is to phone or text me.

Job Interview coaching

Getting to interview but not getting the job? Job interview coaching teaches you how to deal with nerves, present yourself in the best light, match your skills and experience to a role, answer difficult questions, play to your strengths and win at the interview. I provide these services, via Zoom and phone, to existing Resume clients only.

Robot Screening (ATS) & Resumes

Did you know that many employers and recruitment agencies use automated computer software to pre-filter Resumes? Known as Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), the software uses robots to scan through Resumes, Cover Letters and supporting documents. Resumes are only viewed by a human if the system matches the Resume to the job ad or selection criteria. The others are dumped into the digital abyss.

An ATS is programmed to scan for phrases (keywords) as well as other information such as former employers, experience and qualifications. They are designed to weed out candidates in order of potential interest for the employer. Imagine a Google Search of your details: an employer may want to look at those from a particular school, uni., or specific past-employer.

The bad news is that Resumes and CVs are rarely designed with the above in mind and the wrong structure, layout, format and words can auto-exclude you from interview. Even for entry-level jobs.

Need some advice? Phone me: 0419-049-237, Txt me: 0419-049-237 , Facebook me, or Whatsapp me.

If your needs are urgent, the best approach is to phone or text me.

Business Services and Resume Workshops

I have led Resume Workshops and provided outplacement support services for many leading organisations and institutions in Austalia.

This includes providing outplacement support for internal job re-applications during periods of reorganisation.

Updating an ancient Resume or CV

An increasing number of people are returning to the workforce or are being asked to re-apply for their existing jobs or new roles within their employer's organisation. And they may not have even looked at their Resume in many years!

Wondering what a stay-at-home-mum (or dad) Resume looks like? What happens when it's time to venture back into the workplace? With employers more likely to hire unemployed people returning to work after a lay-off than parents who took time off to raise children it can be hard.

It's equally challenging when faced with having to apply for a job within your own organisation due to downsizing or redundancy.

Extra effort is required to sell your qualities in these circumstances.

Need some advice? Phone me: 0419-049-237, Txt me: 0419-049-237 , Facebook me, or Whatsapp me.

If your needs are urgent, the best approach is to phone or text me.

Client Testimonials

These are genuine reviews that are obviously anonymised. I can provide referees upon request.

As an experienced CEO, MD and Board Member with a lifetime of experience in the industry, I thought I could leave my old job and walk straight into a new one without a problem. After several months of trying and failing to land an interview I decided to reach out to you. The results have blown me away. I just wanted to let you know while I am waiting on the outcome of my interview, I could not have done it without your help.

- A.J. (Mining, Oil & Gas)

My son needed help with a Graduate Application to a mining supply company and not knowing the first thing about how to present an application of this nature, let alone write one, I came to you and have to say it was absolutely the best money I have ever spent. Even when I tried to submit the application and failed miserably, you were still there to offer advice and guidance. I know where to come when I need mine updated.

- J.V. (Mother)

I must have applied for over a hundred jobs and didn't get to the interview once. I know living in outback Australia the chances of landing a job in the mines is usually pretty good, especially given my skills. But the Resume I had - just wasn't up to it which is really humbling. So I paid for your professional Resume package, and the first time I sent it to the company they were immediately on the phone. I should have swallowed my pride and asked for help a lot sooner. Love your work mate.

- R.S. (Mechanical Fitter)

I had had my Resume so-called "professionally done" by another company, and they obviously didn't have a clue as to what was required. I was so appalled by what they sent, especially given the cost. Not only was it poorly written but the formatting was terrible; you could tell it wasn't created in Australia. So when I entrusted you to create a new Resume for me, I did so because you answered every question and put my mind at ease, and the finished result is just incredible, it seems like you have known me forever and portrayed my skills perfectly.

- J.MacD. (Teacher)

Melbourne Resume and CV writer serves the Melbourne metro area and country VIC via email, phone and Zoom or Skype. Complementary services include cover letters, addressing simple and complex job criteria.

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