9 out of 10 Job Applicants Do Not Market Themselves Correctly or Provide An Application In-line With An Employer’s Requirements. This Results In A Lack Of Interview Success and Ultimately, Job Offers.


“The more professional the résumé the greater appeal to me as the job provider. I generally give each resume 2 minutes of my time. It’s a very short window of opportunity.” Participant in the Aussie Résumés Employer Survey

 

Example 1:

Return On Investment: Example 1
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Example 2:

Return On Investment: Example 2
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The sad truth is that the vast majority of applicants do themselves an injustice. They are extremely good at what they do in their career, but when it comes to marketing themselves they fall short.

We don’t make those claims lightly! To quote one employer from the Aussie Resumes Employer Survey:

“This is a selling document. It must give me enough knowledge to make an interview seem worthwhile.”


Let us assume you have submitted applications for 5 vacancies within your field of expertise and 3 or 4 weeks down the track you have only received an interview for 1 of the vacancies. You start the cycle again of submitting your application; another 3-4 weeks go by.

Now let us assume you have submitted a professionally written application that markets your true worth and knocks the socks off the recruiter.

In fact, you’ve blown your competition out of the water; simply because your professional application contains the right balance of marketable information and clearly demonstrates, in a no-nonsense, easy-to-read manner, exactly what you can bring to that organisation.

The recruiter is thinking, “I’m crazy if I don’t give this person an interview!”

Instead of the 1 interview you may have been called in for when you were writing your own applications, now you get 3 interviews for the 5 positions applied for; possibly interviews for all 5!

To quote one client of Aussie Resumes:

“I applied for five jobs and received offers for all of them! Some even offered me the job straight after the interview. They all commented on my impressive resume. Having a professional resume gave me the confidence I needed to perform well in the interview process. For the first time in my life I actually enjoyed attending interviews.” – Melissa; a raving fan. View testimonials here

Suddenly, you are presented with an opportunity to choose which role you like the best.

The more interviews you get, the greater chance you have of obtaining a position in a shorter time period.

So in this scenario outlined above, not only are you able to choose, but you have secured a position within 2 or 3 weeks, instead of the 6-8 + weeks if you were writing your own applications. Thus, fast tracking your career!

Let us assume a little further.

What if the position you were able to gain in 2 or 3 weeks was worth, hypothetically, $80k per annum? What if the position you were able to gain in 6 or 8 weeks was only worth $60k per annum?

When you have a professional writer on your side who asks the right questions, they can market your true worth to a recruiter so you can justify the higher salary.

So to recap. The more interviews, the greater choice you have – including salary!

This doesn’t even take into consideration the salary you lost over that additional time you were still job hunting… what is that costing you? What we are suggesting here isn’t scare mongering, just plain common sense.

You wouldn’t expect anyone to walk straight into your role and perform at the same level you do with no prior experience; so why would you try to undertake the role of a Marketing Extraordinaire and Resume Writer with no knowledge or experience?

A marketable document will fast track your career. The benefits you reap will far outweigh the small investment you make at the beginning of your job hunting journey.


Why not work out your own return on investment (ROI)? Just use your calculator and follow this example:

  1. Calculate your gross weekly earnings: annual salary divided by 52 = (jot down the figure on some paper)
    – To divide on the calculator use the / symbol
  2. On the same piece of paper write down the number of weeks you have been in the job hunt so far (if you haven’t started yet, use the average of 8 weeks)
  3. Using the weekly earnings figure from Step 1, multiply it by the number of weeks you have been in the job hunt so far (if you haven’t started yet, use the average of 8 weeks). The sum you arrive at is the total earnings lost so far (or expected to lose) in the job hunt. Write this figure down on your piece of paper.
  4. Using the same weekly earnings figure from Step 1, now multiply it by 3 weeks (the average number of weeks an applicant is in the job search after having their resume and other documents professionally written by Aussie Resumes). The sum you arrive at is the total earnings lost so far when in the job hunt for 3 weeks. Write this figure down on your piece of paper.
  5. Next, subtract the figure you obtained in Step 4 from the figure you obtained in Step 3. You are now provided with your total savings in the job hunt when utilising the services of Aussie Resumes. Write this figure down on your piece of paper.
  6. Lastly, work out your ROI by investing in a professional resume service by Aussie Resumes. To do this, obtain the total amount of the resume writing package according to your career level (click here to see which package best suits your needs at your career level – note: opens in a new window). Once you have obtained the fee enter it into the calculator. Then substract the figure you obtained in Step 5, but do not press the = sign on the calculator. Once you have substracted the figure from Step 5, immediately divide by the figure in Step 5 (do not press the = sign), then immdiately multiply by 100. Then press the = sign. This is your percentage for ROI. Below is an example of this:
    – (Figure from Step 5) substract (Total Fee)
    – Divide (Figure from Step 5)
    – Multiply by 100 =