Why Do Most Executive Résumés Underperform?
Most résumés – even those written by professional résumé writers – are mere flyers which list surface-level aspects of your career. Your qualifications. Your tenure. Your career progression, duties and accomplishments. While those are important, they’re not enough to position you as a superior candidate in 2016 – especially at the executive level.
What Does A Modern, High-Performance Executive Résumé Look Like?
To gain a clear edge over your competition today you need a résumé which is built from the ground up as a professional marketing document. It must distill and clearly articulate your Unique Selling Proposition (USP), sharply position you as the candidate of choice, then use masterful copywriting and contemporary design to communicate the value you deliver.
Irene and her team were a pleasure to deal with. They helped me with professional career documents and advice that I have no doubt will help me stand out from the crowd. Irene was professional, interested and thorough. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Irene and her team at Arielle Careers .. they know what they are doing .. [their] offering is well worth the investment.David Cuda
Arielle Careers recently did a makeover of my résumé, cover letter and LinkedIn profile. The results were simply amazing! I have since taken on a very exciting assignment and am very grateful for the fantastic result, which was in no small part as due to the work done with the Arielle team. Would I use them again? Absolutely!Aaron McGrath
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Why Should You Consider Our
Résumé Writing Services?
Position Yourself For Best Executive Jobs
Optimise Your Visibility To Top Executive Search Firms
Gain Valuable Career Management Insight
Progress Your Career From One Stage To The Next
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do you serve clients outside of Sydney & Melbourne?
Can I see some testimonials from your real clients?
Who is your typical client?
Our résumé writing services aren’t for everyone. We are probably a great fit if you’re seriously invested in your career, are at an executive or board level and value long-term business relationships which are rooted in trust.
I'm worried about confidentiality.
We regularly provide résumé writing services to high-profile executives of publicly listed Australian companies, senior Government officials and leaders of well-known international unicorn startups, which means we understand the importance of discretion and privacy. Your information will never travel beyond our small, tightly knit and highly professional team.
Can I see some examples of your résumés?
Of course. We avoid displaying examples on our website because – sadly – they quickly get copied by people offering “weekend warrior” résumé writing services. Unfortunately, a Picasso replica ain’t the real deal – even if to 90% of people it looks the same. The good news is that we’re more than happy to show you examples of résumés we’ve crafted for executives with experience and level of seniority that’s similar to yours – simply ask us.
What format will my résumé be sent in?
Are you a certified professional résumé writer?
This may surprise you, but there are actually credentials for résumé writers: Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) and Certified Master Résumé Writer (CMRW). No-one at Arielle has it. And we don’t intend to get it. After careful consideration, and after receiving a number of enquiries from people whose CPRW and CMRW writer-written résumés failed to produce results, we decided that these certifications weren’t adequate. Today, hiring managers and recruiters want to see a career brand and story, which is why we’ve focused on forging a new path forward, creating a proprietary, brand-centered Arielle Method to professional résumé writing. In addition, to ensure that our method is not antiquated, we regularly attend LinkedIn conferences and invitation-only events for HR professionals while closely following workplace trends on leading business blogs and social media channels. The marker that we use above all to gauge our effectiveness, however, is live feedback from you. Here’s what people say about résumé writing services we’ve provided them with.
I can write my own résumé. Why do I need to hire a professional résumé writer?
In 2016, a résumé is no longer just a résumé. It’s a core component of your personal brand, and should be treated as such, with the appropriate amount of thought and effort going into crafting it. With some effort, you could definitely improve your résumé without paying for services of a résumé writer. If that’s the path you’d like to take, you can start by following our resume writing guides here, here, here and here. However, just as we couldn’t do your job after a few hours of training, the same applies in reverse – it would be unrealistic to expect that the résumé you create will have the same level of impact as the résumés we create for our clients. Our humble suggestion is that you can leverage your time in more effective ways. You are successful in your career because you’ve learned to delegate the right tasks to the right people. Delegate your résumé writing to us and continue to focus on areas where you create the most value.