I Write Resumes That Give You An Edge?
It’s a competitive game applying for a job.
It’s not unusual for an employee or agency to receive over 100 applications for a single position.
Simon Davies at Gold Coast Resume Writing knows how to create a resume that stands the best possible chance of you being invited for an interview.
How do I do this: As a qualified Career Counselor, I know how to identify your natural abilities and persuasively communicate this to an employer.
It is often not the best candidate that wins the job…. but rather the person who knows best how to match what they have, with what the employer is looking for.. and this is something that I am experienced and competent in.
I will creatively unwrap and match your skills and experience with the requirements of the type of jobs you are applying for.
As an award-winning business owner who has scripted and produced television and radio commercials, I understand personal marketing well.
And personal marketing is exactly what a successful resume is all about.
Questions – call 0481 333 415
I Would Like To Get to Know You
The primary role of a good resume writer is to represent you and market you in the best possible light.
The best way to do this is to get to know you well. This is usually done by meeting you in person to gather those details.
However ‘meeting’ over the phone or via Skype is a close second and still works well.
I will gather detailed information about your work history, your natural abilities, aspects of previous roles you liked most, how you think you contributed best in previous roles and other related information. This is done in person or via a questionnaire (see options and pricing below).
This ‘digging deeper’ allows me to accurately identify the best way to represent your past and your future with an employer.
This results in a more persuasive and professional document and has greater appeal to an employer.
It will demonstrate who you are and how you will benefit them, which of course is what an employer is interested in.
What is the Purpose of A Resume?
To get a job?
The real purpose of a resume is only to secure an interview.
That’s what I’m good at…producing resumes (personal marketing documents) that create a desire in the heart of the employer, to invite you in for a chat. Then it’s up to you (more on the interview later).
Once you have secured an interview, you can just about forget your resume. From that point on, it’s now the job interview alone that will win you the job.
What Sort of Resumes Get Interviews?
Resumes that are good at communicating how you would benefit the employer.
And a resume that is not just the same as all the others they read. We need to make you stand out.
A resume is a personal marketing document that presents you in the best possible light and communicates why you would be good for the employer.
Its purpose is to match your desires and abilities with the needs of the organisation you are applying to.
This is really the key to successful resume writing – to unearth your very best skills, experiences and motivations, whether that be work-related or skills from other experiences…..then match them with what the employer is looking for.
It’s quite an art to get right if you are going to beat other job seekers.
About Me- Simon Davies Career Counselor
I have been involved in career counseling and resume writing for over 15 years. I have a Diploma in Career Counseling and Certificate in Vocational Assessment. I thrive at helping people realise their full potential in career and life and have . .. (more)
Resume Options & Costs
I offer different options and pricing points for résumés.
The pricing is reflective of the amount of time it will take to create your resume.
Some of the initial work can be done by you filling out a questionnaire.
This saves me time and therefore your money, and for most people, this works well.
But as mentioned above there is an advantage in meeting face-to-face as this allows me to get to know you in a way that a phone call may not achieve. Meeting face-to-face also involves less work by you if you are busy.
1. Questionnaire & Phone Follow Up Option – $290.00
An information gathering questionnaire is filled out by you, followed up by a phone interview with me. The quality of the information provided by you is important and related to the quality of the finished resume, so the questionnaire must be fully completed.
Payment is made via phone at the time of the questionnaire being sent out. Visa, Mastercard or Direct Deposit available.
2. Face to Face Option – $390.00
This is the best option if you are busy or prefer to meet face to face to verbally provide the information needed for your resume. This involves 60-90 minute information-gathering meeting in person on the Gold Coast where I will ask questions about your work history, the skills you enjoy using, where you feel you contribute the most, etc.
Payment is made in person at the time of the first meeting. Cash, Visa, Mastercard or Direct Deposit available.
3. Cover Letter $50.00
Cover letters are a critical part of a job application. In some ways, they can be more important than the resume itself as they will usually be the first document looked at.
If the cover letter doesn’t stack up, the resume may not get looked at.
A cover letter allows you to inject aspects of your personality that you often can’t express in a resume and to head off any objections that may be evident from your work history or other issues outside the scope of the resume.
These are structured in a way that can be used for multiple job applications of the same type. Information is provided on what details in your cover letter you should be changing (if any) for each job application to align with the employer’s requirements.
Additional charges apply for middle to upper-level management roles, selection criteria, and LinkedIn profiles.
20% Student Discount
If you are a student with no previous work history (or very minimal), I offer a 20% discount off all resume services.
Call 0481 333 415
to book or if you have any questions
All Resumes include the following:
- Either 60-90 minute resume consultation face to face on the Gold Coast or a questionnaire filled out by you and follow up phone call by me (see above for options and pricing.
- Preparation of layout and design using the latest industry-accepted designs and formatting.
- Keyword targeting where appropriate to meet the needs of Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) used by many recruitment agencies and some employers.
Research has shown that because of the high volume of applicants for many positions, most employers and recruitment agencies initially spend little more than 20 seconds looking at each resume before deciding if they will read further, that’s after going through the ATS software culling process.
If during that first 20 seconds they are unable to see anything that will catapult your resume into the ‘second look‘ category, then it will probably never be looked at again. What you say, the words you use to say it and how it is aesthetically presented to them is critical in going to the next level of securing an interview.
- Compiling and composing of the first draft (and cover letter if applicable).
- Draft submission with unlimited follow-ups by email or phone for editing and fine-tuning.
- Digital copy in MS Word (and PDF if required). Hard copies are available on request. I will discuss with you why hard copies may be more successful than digital and how to implement this strategy during the application process.
- You also have access to my job interview question and answers information, which I believe you’ll be needing very soon. I also verbally provide some personalised job search and interview tips
- If You Are Not Happy You Don’t Pay:
I believe this will not ever be needed by yo but I just want you to know that if your not happy with your resume for any reason, I’ll refund your payment*.
Turn Around Time: usually 3-4 working days once I have all the information I require.
(A Rush Fee of $50 applies for resumes required within 48 hours – if I can fit it in).
Please call me if you have any questions.
Phone 0481 333 415
If a new resume results in a better job offer and an increase in income, then it’s money very well spent and is worth many times the investment you make now.
Terms and Conditions
*Clients should comprehensively proofread their resume before submitting for a job application. It is a client’s responsibility to ensure all details on their resume are accurate. Money-Back Guarantee: If at the end of the process (and after reasonable attempts by me to address your concerns), you are not happy with the finished resume/cover letter and you feel you will need to employ another person’s services, I will refund your payment in full within 3 working days – evidence of another resume writers services is required.