Resume Writing Services

A resume written by a professional resume writer can reduce your time in the job hunt
by 50% or more and save you potentially thousands in lost income.

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More Calls for Interviews

Increase the rate of interviews and, ultimately, job offers.

Reduced Time Hunting Jobs

Save potentially thousands in lost income by reducing the job search process.

Improved Value to Employers

Boost personal confidence and skyrocket your net worth to an employer.

Interview-Winning Resume Writing Service

One of the greatest frustrations we hear every day from job seekers is a lack of interview success: “I have all the skills and qualifications but I can’t get an interview!” Rejection hurts, particularly on a consistent basis. It hurts your head, your heart, and your wallet! If that sounds like you, you’re not alone.

For over 25 years we have been assisting people in navigating the many pitfalls of a job search and authentically presenting their skills, achievements and talents to prospective employers.

With our professional resume writing services, this has resulted in clients like you turning around their interview success rate, being headhunted, and having a choice in which employer they work for.

When someone asks why they are not securing interviews, the answer is the same on almost all occasions. You are not marketing yourself appropriately with your resume and cover letter. Are you authentically marketing your abilities, skills and results?

 

An inappropriate resume does far more damage than a lack of interview success. For instance, did you know that when recruiters are reading your resume, 78% of them view typos and grammatical errors in a negative light?

Aussie Resumes came to my attention as many of my friends, after being assessed by Tara and her team, found not only job opportunities but what they really wanted.

I would definitely recommend her services to anyone as she really cares about helping you curate your profile by making it unique and helping you get exposed to your desired market. She makes the process enjoyable and guides you throughout the process to really narrow and sharp your best skills.

As soon as I received the last version of my resume, it took me exactly a week to find a job I really wanted. Not only that, but profile views on LinkedIn increased by 30% giving me confidence of my achievements and allowing me to connect and extend my network.

Christian N.
UI/UX Manager

An inappropriate resume does far more damage than a lack of interview success.

What message are you portraying with your resume and cover letter? How are you ‘packaging’ yourself?

A resume that doesn’t tick all the boxes hurts emotionally and financially, and can have negative consequences in several ways. Such as:

 

  • Limited future employment opportunities with the employer
  • Limited prospects of a recruiter referring you to another recruiter who is hiring
  • Reduced chance of the recruiter informing you of vacancies ‘along the grapevine’
  • Reduced networking opportunities
  • Decreased bargaining power for a salary compensation package
  • Reduced confidence and ‘settling’ for a job that isn’t of your choosing
  • Increased risk of a greater job gap (if unemployed), making it harder to find work

You know how a company markets the benefits of their product to you, the consumer? The same approach needs to be taken when marketing yourself to prospective employers. You have unique features and benefits! This is why our professional resume writing service is so valuable. Because a lack of interviews suggests that the resume is not marketing your unique benefits and is not aligned with recruiter needs.

As professional resume writers, marketers and career coaches who have an intimate knowledge of recruiter, employer and organisational trends, we take a proven, successful process in analysing your current job search and resume success, as well as your career goals, to provide you with solutions, job search strategies and engaging content that influences and optimises your personal brand to prospective employers.

And as Career Champions, we delve into your journey, ask provocative questions to open perspectives, and gain quantifiable information to authentically showcase your worth and value. This in turn leads to:

  • Greater confidence
  • More calls for interviews
  • Being headhunted by recruiters
  • Reduced time in the job search
  • Greater networking opportunities
  • Improved salary prospects

Today’s job market is highly competitive.

Typically, recruiters receive 50-300 resumes per vacancy, dependable on the type of position, who the employer is, and geographical location. And only up to 6 people are granted an interview!

When you partner with a professional resume writer at Aussie Resumes, we arm you with marketing documents that win more interviews and result in more job offers.

Did you know that, on average, a recruiter spends 6-20 seconds scanning your resume?

We know what type of information recruiters are looking for in that initial scan. It is vital key information is presented in a way that makes it easy for the recruiter to find information they need within those 6-20 seconds. Following on from that, your other information needs to be powerfully marketing skills, talents and results to entice the recruiter to either read more straight away, or place you on the Yes pile.

 

 

That’s why it is so valuable to invest in a professional resume writing service and have a resume that:

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Informs the recruiter within a matter of seconds who you are, what you offer, and what results they can expect from hiring you. Think of this as an Employer’s ROI (return on investment).

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Aligns you as a solution to any problems the employer may be faced with.

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Is tailored appropriately for the role you seek. E.g. is focused on relevant skills, with statements and achievements framed around the requirements or criteria for the role you seek.

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Is results-based and outcome-focused as opposed to task-oriented.

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Clearly and succinctly demonstrates quantifiable results.

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Expresses skills and abilities with no wishy-washy statements.

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Has a compelling call to action for the recruiter.

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Is presented in the correct order of relevance and uses typography techniques that enables 6-20 second scanning.

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Has appropriate Job Details in alignment with the core criteria for the roles you seek.

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Lists achievements in a quantifiable way and in alignment with the STAR or CAR method. (Tip: The STAR / CAR method is not exclusive to interviews!) What is the Star Method?

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Removes any perceived negatives and excludes information which can cause prejudice.

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Is written in the correct voice (e.g. active voice, passive voice, 1st person, 3rd person), and is written in the correct style with no grammar, punctuation or typing errors.

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Avoids being shy for fear of bragging.  “It’s not bragging if you can back it up” ~ Muhammad Ali

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Confidently portrays your skills and results, without appearing brash or boastful.

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Contains other strategies to boost your rate of interview success which is relevant to the position, industry, and your unique circumstance.

If you would love to boost your personal brand, get more calls for interviews, reduce time hunting jobs, improve your value to employers, and land a job that is engaging and rewarding, we’d love to partner with you on your career journey.

And finally, when you invest in a resume service at Aussie Resumes, the resume is written in a way that tells a ‘story’ about you. That doesn’t mean we write a short novel about your career. ‘Stories’ are authentic human experiences which has been proven to make a psychological impact on how we think and react.

At Aussie Resumes, we have incorporated the psychological ‘story’ approach with proven success for many years. Stories are the proof that people need to determine whether they are getting a return on their investment from hiring you – and making the decision to interview you! This is why it’s important to provide accomplishments in alignment with the STAR or CAR method, because with a ‘story’ you will optimise first impressions and make a positive impact.

When written the right way, your resume states your skills and accomplishments in a confident manner. And one that meets a good balance with the tone / voice, type of information included, and detail provided. When you invest in a professional resume writing service by Aussie Resumes, that’s exactly what you receive.

You’re obviously serious about advancing your career because you’ve invested time in reading this (long) page to learn the facts and determine how a professional resume can help in your quest for a new position. We appreciate your time!

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Pricing

Professionally written resume and cover letter tailored toward your career goals.

Executive Resume Writing Packages

For Executives, Consultants & Strategists

Standard

Executive / Consultant
$765
  • Strategy Session
  • Tailored and optimised resume
  • Cover letter – advertised position
  • ’Acing the Interview’ eBook
  • ’Tweaking Your Cover Letter’ eBook
  • Job Search Tips
  • Post-interview cover letter template
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Cover letter – cold calling/networking
  • ‘Tap the Hidden Job Market’ eBook
  • Resume/cover letter tailoring critique
  • Post-interview cover letter critique
  • 1 hour interview coaching
  • Payment Options Available at Checkout
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Deluxe

Executive / Consultant
$1105
  • Strategy Session
  • Tailored and optimised resume
  • Cover letter – advertised position
  • ’Acing the Interview’ eBook
  • ’Tweaking Your Cover Letter’ eBook
  • Job Search Tips
  • Post-interview cover letter template
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Cover letter – cold calling/networking
  • ‘Tap the Hidden Job Market’ eBook
  • Resume/cover letter tailoring critique
  • Post-interview cover letter critique
  • 1 hour interview coaching
  • Payment Options Available at Checkout
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Questions? Click Here to drop us a note or call 1800 777 110.

Resume Writing Packages for Professionals

For professionals and entry-level managers

Standard

Professional
$595
  • Strategy Session
  • Tailored and optimised resume
  • Cover letter – advertised position
  • ’Acing the Interview’ eBook
  • ’Tweaking Your Cover Letter’ eBook
  • Job Search Tips
  • Post-interview cover letter template
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Cover letter – cold calling/networking
  • ‘Tap the Hidden Job Market’ eBook
  • Resume/cover letter tailoring critique
  • Post-interview cover letter critique
  • 1 hour interview coaching
  • Payment Options Available at Checkout
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Premium

Professional
$1420
  • Strategy Session
  • Tailored and optimised resume
  • Cover letter – advertised position
  • ’Acing the Interview’ eBook
  • ’Tweaking Your Cover Letter’ eBook
  • Job Search Tips
  • Post-interview cover letter personalised
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Cover letter – cold calling/networking
  • ’Tap the Hidden Job Market’ eBook
  • Resume/cover letter tailoring critique
  • Post-interview cover letter critique
  • 1 hour coaching (utilise any way you wish – e.g. Interview Coaching, etc.)
  • Payment Options Available at Checkout
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Questions? Click Here to drop us a note or call 1800 777 110.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, see what our clients are saying!

When I decided to relocate to Australia without a job, it was important for me to make sure that I got the correct message regarding my key skills, achievements and experience to the job market.

I commissioned Tara to re-write my résumé for me in the “Australian” format, but ended up getting a much more comprehensive professional service from Tara than I signed her up for. This included advice on how to approach the job market through a multi-tier plan, the key aspects of successful interviewing, which types of jobs to focus on etc. Even after I received a number of job offers Tara was kind enough to advise me on which opportunities would suit my skills set better and therefore have a higher probability of long term job satisfaction and career growth for me and my new country of residence.

She is friendly, punctual, an expert in her field and boasts unquestionable integrity. It is with pleasure that I recommend Tara’s services.

Roelof

Group General Manager

I have been associated with Tara West of Aussie Resumes since 2004, initially requesting Tara to produce a resume and on following years upgrading my resume on regular intervals.

Tara embodies the highest level of professionalism and courtesy that continually strengthens with my ongoing association with Tara.
I have encouraged a number of colleagues and friends to contact Tara to engage her professional service. All personnel directed to Tara from myself have responded to me with an improved response number from job applications and direct short listing to interview process.

Recently Tara upgraded my LinkedIn profile and since my profile upgrade I have received a higher number of contacts regarding opportunities for placements.

Wayne

Supervisor, Oil & Gas

I sent out about 20 applications for SEO/Marketing related jobs.

I have had an overwhelming response and already had 4 interviews online and 10 people interested. I have narrowed it down to 2 jobs that I like the sound of. Plus there are about 4 others that I have to fall back on.

I believe it is much due to your awesome resume writing skills that I have had such a good response.

Grant

How Does The Service Work?

What’s the Process?

Order a Package

Provide Starting Documents

Participate in a Consultation

Review Draft. Sign Off

For a more detailed look at the process – from how we go about it, to our expectations of you and us – click here.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

~ Albert Einstein

Who Do We Help?

People Just Like You.

Since 1992, we’ve had great delight in providing a professional resume writing service and other career services, where we have assisted clients in almost every profession and at various stages of their career – from executives and consultants, to managers and professionals.

We’ve earned a strong reputation for providing resume writing services, LinkedIn profiles, as well as other specialised career services for people principally in:

  • executive leadership and management
  • sales and marketing
  • communications and PR
  • technology
  • accounting and finance, and
  • engineering related fields

In particular, we love working with people who:

  • are entrepreneurial in spirit;
  • have leadership accountability;
  • are creative;
  • work in KPI-driven roles;
  • work in project-driven roles.

If strategy, creativity and results are your thing, you’ll love working with Aussie Resumes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your guarantees?

Our goal is to provide you with a resume and cover letter you are thrilled to submit to a recruiter. If there’s something you don’t like about the first draft, tell us. We’re not interested in forcing you to use documents you feel uncomfortable with.

Moreover, you’re here because you want more interviews – we get that. And when you’re investing in a professional service at Aussie Resumes, that’s exactly what should be occuring. More interview offers. If you’re not experiencing an increase in interviews in an active 30-day job search, then something is afoot! We’ll consult with you to find out what it is and work to resolve any barriers to turn that around for you!

I’ve found a resume writer who is cheaper than you.

Yes, that is true. You will find ‘resume writers’ who offer a really cheap service.

If you want something cheap, do yourself a favour and invest in our (cheap) software, The Australian Resume Writer, instead.  You’ll walk away with a far superior result. (And in case you’re wondering, no, we don’t use our software to craft your resume and cover letter. Our software was developed for non-writers and people unfamiliar with the resume writing process. We write your documents from scratch, just for you!)

It’s important to note that we:

  • are not a typing service,
  • don’t rehash / use your content and make it look ‘pretty’, and
  • don’t outsource your project to someone in the Philippines charging $5 an hour.

We are qualified writers and career coaches who have a proven system and formula for crafting resumes, cover letters and other personal marketing and branding documents that set you apart from your competition and get results. A professional resume writing service goes beyond writing – it is a blend of career coaching, analysis, strategy, marketing and writing.

Built in to our pricing structure is our extensive analysis, strategy and consultation which many resume writers do not provide. This component of our service alone is, to quote many of our clients, ‘worth its weight in gold’.

Most of our clients have remarked it has been extremely powerful in not only acknowledging their strengths and values, but also in preparation for interviews.  You’ve already done the hard work by the time interview day comes along and you’re able to more confidently respond to questions and, indeed, provide results-based and quantifiable answers and examples.

This detailed consultation is provided via email as clients spend several hours in thinking about and responding to our questions. There are some resume writers who conduct a telephone consult to ask questions and obtain some basic information from you; however, in all honesty, how can a client respond with well-thought quality information in a 30-60 minute telephone conversation? And indeed, what are the quality of questions being asked that only require 30-60 minutes from both the writer and the client? In our professional opinion, this is a disservice to the client and only results in a resume that lacks substance, because the client has not been afforded the time to properly think about quantifiable and results-based examples (or asked the right questions initially!). We refuse to follow the herd and offer telephone consultations as a price reduction strategy. Quite simply, our formula and process is what sets us apart from many other resume writers and is one of the defining factors on why our clients gain results.

You’ll find cheaper and you’ll find higher resume writing prices. We charge a fair price according to the expertise offered, typical time spent on a project for someone at your career level, and results clients achieve from hiring our professional services.

Can I have a face-to-face service?

Yes! We’re located in Mount Gambier, South Australia. So if you live locally or visiting the area, we’re happy to meet in person. In-person consultations incur additional fees. Please contact for more info.

On the whole, however, the majority of our clients utilise our service by using email, Internet, telephone and Skype.

We highly recommend you click here to learn more about how we work and the processes involved in working on your project.

What happens after I order?

After you have successfully placed your order, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to download your Welcome Pack which contains a pre-start questionnaire, along with instructions on how to submit your documentation for scheduling.

From there the fun begins! We’ll be in personal contact with you to advise deliverables and next steps.

How soon do I get my new resume?

As a guide, allow 2-4 weeks from submission of your documentation.

Do we have a rush service? Yes and No.

If you need your resume by a specific date and you are ready to start (i.e. you can make an immediate decision to order), then give us a call or drop us an email to see if we can meet your timeline. We try and be as accommodating as possible. We’re usually booked out at a minimum 2 weeks in advance, so this would be dependable on cancellations, rescheduling or other matters.  Get in touch! But to give you the heads up, delivery of your documents in a timeframe of a few days is impossible.

Some other points for your consideration

  • We don’t accept quick projects (or ‘half a job’ projects) just so we can gain you as a client – this truly is a disservice to you!
  • It takes time to work on a professional resume – for both you and us!
  • Your consultation involves a deep and thorough analysis of your career goals, current circumstances, skills and achievements. This results in a comprehensive questioning process which is thought-provoking and requires time on your behalf (we are not mind readers, although it would be nice if we were!). Our clients typically spend several hours working on these questions and this needs to be allowed for when we consider a ‘rush’ service of any type.
  • A strategy for your personal situation does not miraculously appear, nor do words magically materialise on the page.  It all takes thought and creative work. So we hope you don’t mind if we say it again: it takes time to work on a professional resume.
  • If you are in desperate need of a resume within several days, then do yourself a favour and consider our software, The Australian Resume Writer (which, incidentally, we don’t use ourselves to craft your resume – everything we do here is from scratch and written just for you!). You’ll do better with this than just winging it or using a typing service.
I want to apply for different types of roles. Will the resume be ok for that?

It depends.

If the roles vastly differ from the focus the resume was prepared for, it will probably be unsuitable.

It’s vital your resume and cover letter be tailored for the roles you are seeking to showcase that skillset to a recruiter and ensure common criteria is being addressed.  Anything less and it will result in a lack of interview success.  We don’t write ‘generic’ resumes or cover letters – this is just a waste of your hard-earned cash!

If you’re applying for vastly different roles, please get in touch.  We’re happy to evaluate and offer our recommendations on the best way forward.

We also offer an update service, where the first resume is overhauled and tailored for a second focus. Discounts apply and you don’t pay the same price as the original resume.

I’m not in Australia. Can you still help me?

Absolutely.

We’ve worked with clients from 36 countries and communicate with you via email and Skype. Documents are tailored according to the country where you are seeking positions. For instance, the needs of recruiters in Australia and Asia Pacific region differ from those in the USA or the UK.  We take this into consideration when crafting your personal marketing documents.

Will my resume be compatible with the needs of recruiters?

Yes.

You are provided with a marketable, results-focused document that employers and recruiters love to receive.

Additionally, we regularly seek feedback from recruiters and employers on new trends, as well as keep up to date with needs in various industry sectors.

We’re constantly fine-tuning our strategies to ensure relevancy and marketability. Remember, our ultimate goal is for you to gain more interviews! We have a unique testing strategy that is currently yielding an interview offer of 8 out of every 10 applications. Not to mention that our clients have an extremely high interview success rate (read rave reviews here).

Furthermore, we are a referral source for recruiters themselves. We have relationships with recruiters who refer clients to Aussie Resumes so they can better showcase their client’s employability.

Can I see a sample of your work?

We do not provide samples of client resumes or resumes that contain ‘dummy data’.  Each client’s project is tailored individually – one sample is not a reflection of what you will personally receive as each individual has differing needs; thus, the content can vary quite dramatically dependable on each person’s circumstance, career level, and so on. In regards to aesthetics, we have 23 different styles / formats to choose from and you can make a selection in your pre-start questionnaire.

Please check what our clients are saying as it is real client success stories that matter, not samples 🙂 You can also see many verifiable testimonials on Tara West’s LinkedIn Profile – please send her a connection request so you can view all due to LinkedIn’s restrictions in being unable to view all testimonials if you are not connected.

Also, have a good look around our website. We’re confident you’ll be impressed by our written content and attention to detail in presenting our services to you.  We use the same approach with your project.

My question isn’t answered here.

We have more FAQs here.

Or please reach out! Telephone 1800 777 110 or contact us here. We’d love to have a chat with you, find out your needs, and offer a solution in alignment with your goals.