Why Choose Me As
Your Professional Resume Writer?
Become The Winning Candidate
My resumes consistently outperform the competition because I used to be a HR manager and recruiter, which means I know what they’re looking for on your resume.
Increase Your Starting Salary
The job you want comes with a hiring salary range. The better positioned you are on your resume, the higher the chances that you will receive an offer at the top end of the range.
Save Valuable Time
Searching for jobs gets expensive when you take into account your lost time (and wages). My resumes ensure that you don’t miss out on job opportunities, which means you don’t waste your time.
Common Resume Mishaps:
Forget corporate generalisms and impressive-sounding words that don’t say much at all. For example, “liaised” and “utilised” serve no purpose except to fill space. “Extensive experience”, “outside the box” as well as “managed and co-ordinated” do not belong on a professionally written resume, either.
Writing your resume is selling yourself. So, put on your marketer’s cap. The recruiter wants to know what makes you different to another candidate with similar experience and seniority.
Action-centred tone is imperative. Explain the nitty-gritty and quantify. For example, “Achieved 92% employee satisfaction with IT services for 2014, with 85% rating IT as good or better than organisations they have worked for” is better than “significantly improved IT operations”, don’t you think?
Each words matters. So, don’t look to job advertisements and position descriptions to get clues on what to write. Most of the time, job descriptions are very non-specific, and are written by office juniors. Also, they are quite frankly, boring.
Which Get Discarded After
The Initial 8-Second Scan
Hi, I’m Irene.
I draw on my 10 years of HR & recruitment experience to craft professional resumes and LinkedIn profiles which distill your value, highlight your uniqueness and open doors.
Why Should You Trust Me?
To Other Resume Writers?
I run a boutique, personal, high-touch resume writing service (not a faceless resume factory). I value my relationship with you above all and I possess real HR expertise to give your resume the firepower it needs.
You’re In Expert Hands.
My advice on resume writing, career development and personal branding is regularly featured by Australian
industry bodies, media outlets and leading business blogs.
Who Are My Clients?
“In less than 2 weeks, I got a job! I can’t believe I had been making the same mistakes for years.”Lindsay H
“I am happy to say that I was offered a role as a Project Manager four weeks to the day I received my new resume & cover letter from you. I wish I had found you earlier.”Sasha W
“Just came from an interview for a CEO role. Both the HR Manager & Executive Director were so impressed with my CV, that they commended me on my well presented, thorough and articulate document. Twice.”Alex H
I Maintain Traditional Values:
Integrity, Transparency & Innovation.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I see some testimonials from your real clients?
Who is your typical client?
My resume writing services & LinkedIn profile writing services aren’t for everyone. You and I are probably a great fit if you’re seriously invested in your career and value quality. My clients tend to be driven by a desire to build, thrive on challenge and gravitate towards leadership.
Do you serve clients outside Sydney?
Absolutely. I’ve written resumes and LinkedIn profiles for clients in every state of Australia. All services can be done remotely via telephone and email.
Are you a certified resume writer?
Let me give you some context first. CARW (Certified Advanced Resume Writer) and CMRW (Certified Master Resume Writer) courses are run by CDI (Career Directors International), a US-based association for professional resume writers. CDI also runs TORI (Toast of the Resume Industry) awards. I considered becoming a CDI member, however after careful consideration I chose not to. Quite simply, I believe that the body must do more in order to keep up with the realities of today’s job market. I re-write many resumes previously written by CDI-certified resume writers which fail to get noticed by today’s HR managers and recruiters. To ensure that the advice I give my clients is not antiquated, I chose a different path – I regularly attend LinkedIn conferences, invitation-only events for HR professionals and closely follow job search trends on HR blogs, social media and industry thought leaders. The marker that I use above all to gauge my effectiveness, however, is live feedback from you. Here’s what people say about resume writing services I’ve provided them with. Google Reviews >
What format will my resume be sent in?
Professional resumes are written using Microsoft Word and are not password protected, which means you will be able to amend the documents yourself in future. A PDF version is possible, though I don’t recommended it as some recruitment applicant tracking systems cannot scan this format and pick up keywords that I optimise your documents for.
Can I see some examples of your resumes?
Yes. There’s one on this page, which I’m sure you’ve seen already. I avoid displaying many examples publicly because I find that the templates get quickly copied by competitors. This creates a dangerous situation for job seekers because without deep understanding of my underlying philosophy, the plagiarised resume might look good, but will lack punch. I’m happy to email some examples directly to you – just contact me.
I'm worried about confidentiality.
I understand. My clients include high-profile executives of publicly listed Australian companies, which means I understand the importance of discretion and privacy. Your information will never be sold or shared with anyone beyond my tightly knit team.