As executive resume writers, we specialise in providing superior resume writing services exclusively to directors, CXO-level executives and non-executive directors. Sydney, Melbourne and worldwide.
Why Are Most Resumes So Mediocre?
A typical resume – even when it’s written by a professional resume writer – is simply a flyer which lists surface-level aspects of your career. Your qualifications. Your tenure. Your career progression, duties and accomplishments. While these are important, they’re not enough to position you as a superior candidate in 2018 – especially at the senior level.
What Does An Excellent Resume Look Like?
To gain a clear edge over your competition, you need more than an ordinary resume. You need a highly targeted marketing document that clearly communicates your Unique Selling Proposition (USP) to a potential employer and weaves a cohesive narrative through your career by using masterful copywriting and subtle design cues.
Why Should You Choose
Arielle’s Executive Resume Writing Services?
Have Someone In Your Corner
There is no shortage of cookie-cutter resume writing operations out there. In contrast, we painstakingly craft targeted, commercially relevant resumes that clearly communicate unique commercial value of Australia’s top leaders.
Increase Your Starting Salary
Your next job comes with a hiring salary range. The better you market yourself, the more leverage you’ll have when it’s time to negotiate your offer.
Receive Bespoke Service
We work exclusively with senior business leaders, which means we intimately understand the nuances of executive careers; we act as a sounding board by challenging assumptions, providing clarity and offering strategic career advice.
“Arielle recently did a makeover of my resume, 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!”
Executive Director, Luxury International Hotels & Resorts
“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.”
Finance Director, OPTUS
You’re an up-and-coming professional.
You should consider using Arielle's resume writing services once you start applying for senior management roles. In the meantime, we recommend that you take advantage of these complimentary career guides. They will set you up for success in your current job search:
You’ve had a stellar career which you should be proud of. And if you're like most high-achieving business leaders, you’re great at your job, but you’re not very effective at communicating what makes you great - and why you should be hired. Our resume writing service takes this problem off your hands.
Avoid Wasting Time And Money.
You are successful because you have learned to delegate the right tasks to the right people. Delegate your resume writing to us and continue to focus on business matters where you create the most value. A compelling, one-of-a-kind, professionally written resume is a smart investment, not an expense.
Don’t Sell Yourself Short.
Senior management, board and executive resumes need to “speak” a language which communicates your level of seniority. We know how to get the language right because since 2011 we’ve successfully written over 2,000 executive resumes.
Optimise Your Visibility To Executive Search Firms.
94% of recruiters and hiring managers rely on LinkedIn and Google to inform their hiring decisions. Your resume will be most potent when it’s part of an intelligent, strategically integrated ecosystem that includes a professionally written LinkedIn profile and a superb headshot. These are included in our resume writing packages.
Secure Your Next Senior Leadership Role.
We are not a resume mill with a shopping bag of pre-written resumes. We take the time to understand your career and learn about the cultural environment you operate in. We then build your resume from the ground up for your situation, never taking a resume off the shelf or rehashing work from a previous client.
I'm not at C-suite, executive, director or board member level. Can I work with you?
Solving problems of a strictly defined clientele allows us to be highly effective at what we do. As a guide, we only work with business leaders who have held senior leadership positions such as GM, Director, CXO, Head Of [a business unit], Regional Manager and National Manager.
Do you serve clients outside of Sydney & Melbourne?
Yes. While most of our clients are based in Sydney and Melbourne, we can provide you with second-to-none resume writing services if you’re based elsewhere in Australia or overseas.
Are you a certified professional resume writer?
After careful consideration, and after receiving a number of enquiries from people whose CPRW and CMRW writer-written resumes 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 resume 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.
Can I see some testimonials from your real clients?
Yes. We have the highest number of five-star Google reviews among all professional resume writers in Australia. Simply search for “Arielle Executive” in Google to view them.
Can I see some examples of your resumes?
Of course. We avoid displaying examples on our website because – sadly – they quickly get copied by people offering “weekend warrior” resume writing services. Unfortunately, a Picasso replica ain’t the real deal. The good news is that we’re more than happy to show you examples of resumes we’ve crafted for professionals with a level of seniority that’s similar to yours, once we establish that we’re a good fit for your needs – simply contact us to start the conversation.
I'm worried about confidentiality.
We regularly provide resume 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.
How do you differ from resume writers?
We elicit your unique point of difference in the market, helping you attract the right roles and be seen as the ‘candidate-of-choice’ and a thought leader by recruiters and hiring managers.
We do this by providing comprehensive insight into not only your background, but also into who you are and what value you bring to the leadership table.
What's the problem with traditional resume writers?
Unfortunately, barriers to becoming a resume writer are pretty much non-existent – beyond the cost of a website, a rubber-stamped certification and some basic marketing.
Most resume writing companies claim that HR and recruitment expertise of their people enables them to write resumes which stand out. However, a closer look reveals that this ”experience” is typically comprised of stints in junior HR, admin, training, research and teaching roles, which – importantly – lack business acumen and exposure to senior management.
How do you know this?
My team regularly re-writes resumes which were written by run-of-the-mill resume writers – after they’ve failed to produce a result.
What format will my resume be sent in?
Your resume will be written using Microsoft Word and will not be password protected, which means you will be able to amend it yourself in the future.
I can write my own resume. Why do I need to hire a professional resume writer?
In 2018, a resume is no longer just a resume. 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 resume without paying for services of a resume writer. If that’s the path you’d like to take, you can start by following one of the many resume writing guides we’ve published on the subject.
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 resume you create will have the same level of impact as the documents 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 resume writing to us and continue to focus on areas where you create the most value.
Who will be writing my resume?
My resume writing team is comprised of blue-chip executive recruiters, talent acquisition leads, organisational psychologists and HR managers.
All have been on the other side of the table partnering with C-suite clients and offering advice on their talent decisions. As a result, they understand business drivers and the markers for executive success and can communicate them through your personal marketing collateral.
This ensures that your resume strikes the right chords and speaks directly to needs and realities of recruiters and hiring managers.