Resumes and Job Applications​​

Not getting the job interviews you think you deserve?

Been a while since you updated your resume and not sure where to start?

Keen to apply for a job but have never addressed selection criteria before?

As an HR professional who has worked in Commonwealth, State and Local Government as well as the private, Not for Profit and University sectors I can assist with updating or creating a resume and job application, including writing selection criteria.

I have many years’ experience in recruitment and can work with you, whatever the job is, to achieve a professional-looking resume.

I want to help develop your professional image to ensure that employers recognise your value.

Services offered:

  1. Creation of, or review of a professional resume     

 

Your resume will be written in a professional format and tailored for the role and industry in which you are seeking work. I will spend time with you discussing your skills, experience, achievements and the position you are applying for, if applicable. This format will then be suitable to use in the future with only minor updates needed as positions change.

Your resume will include:

  • Executive Summary

  • Work Experience for each position held including main responsibilities and achievements

  • Education and Relevant Training

  • Other relevant information 

 

2.  Creation or review of a Cover letter

 

Many employers only require a resume and cover letter for a job application so it is important to create a cover letter, tailored to each individual employer, that gets you noticed for the right reasons.  It is also important that the writing style of the letter matches the resume and selection criteria.

 

The cover letter will include:

  • Information about why you want to work in the role

  • Details of why you are the most qualified candidate

  • Relevant skills and experience tailored to the position

  • More personal information than the resume

 

3.  Creation of Selection Criteria

Some positions, particularly government positions, require candidates to address selection criteria as part of the application process. This is an opportunity to provide examples to demonstrate your experience in each criterion.  

Some employers require examples to follow a particular model such as the Situation, Task, Actions, Result  (STAR)  or Situation, Action and Outcome (SAO) model so there will need to be some discussion about examples for each criterion.

What’s important?

 

  • Professional layout

  • Correct grammar and syntax

  • The final product is still in your own style and words

  • Meets all stated requirements of the recruiter

The process and price

As you can imagine, the work required for each job application, and therefore the price, will vary greatly and will depend on factors such as -  the job role, how much experience a person has and therefore needs included on a resume, how many selection criteria need to be addressed, etc.

We assess each client’s needs before providing a quote.

Once you are happy with the quote and a 50% deposit is paid, a time will be organised to discuss any additional information that may be required to complete the job application.

 

As part of the process, up to two drafts can be completed for you to review before a final version is provided.

 

Prices commence from $250 for creation of a resume and cover letter and from $350 for resume, cover letter and selection criteria.