Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re reading this, then we’re guessing that you think you might need help! And we’re happy to tell you all the reasons why it’s a great idea to enlist the services of a professional resume writer (like Resumes Done Right)

Your CV is the first thing that a recruiter or hiring manager will see about you. It is your one shot to catch their attention and to prove that you deserve a chance to sit across from them in an interview.

Basically, you want to WOW these people and have them picking up the phone to call you as soon as they encounter your resume.

Do you think your current resume would do that?

A resume that has a poor layout, bad spelling, doesn’t showcase your experience and does not use the right words, will get tossed straight in the bin. A professional resume writer can also help if you have a large gap in your employment and can even help you get through that pesky applicant tracking software.

That’s where the team at Resumes Done Right come in. With our 20+ years in recruitment across professional industries, we have the knowledge, experience, and resume writing format that can help get and get you noticed by the right people.

We can create a document that truly represents you. Which will put you in a position where your resume is landing in the right hands, and you’re getting callbacks for your dream jobs!

Chances are that your resume isn’t being vetted by a human at all during the initial stages of a job application but being scanned by applicant tracking software.

The commercial recruitment industry is responsible for up to 90% of vacancies advertised on online job boards like Seek, CareerOne, LinkedIn etc. This is one of their primary ways to attract applicants for roles with some recruitment companies in Australia received 10’s of thousands of applications weekly.

With this many CVs to review, it’s required the industry to automate some of its processes. This is where Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) come in to play. It “automagically” creates a profile on their system allowing them to record their interactions with you, allows them to conduct searches of keywords within past applications and in a lot of circumstances, even ranks you against your competition for the job you’ve applied for.

Essentially these systems act as a digital HR Administrator scanning your resume to look for key phrases and other qualifications and ranking you for an actual person to look at.

If you tick all the boxes of the software, then there is a strong chance that you’ll be getting a call back for an interview. However, more often than not people who are well deserving of the position will get overlooked, simply due to their resume not being formatted to beat these applicant tracking systems.

As former recruiters, the RDR team understand this software well and are equipped with the knowledge on how to craft your resume to get through the system and into the hands of a hiring manager.

Resumes Done Right takes a very careful and tailored approach to our service, choosing to really understand clients current and past work experience and their goals so that we can craft a resume that is a true representation of you and your skills.

Because of this, our prices do vary with our lowest figure starting at $220 inc. GST but rarely higher than $440 inc. GST

For example, a trade resume is typically short and punchy, which suits the faster turnaround of those industries. Therefore these resumes will be on the lower scale for the price.

However, if you are preparing to apply for a technical position, a high-level executive role or have a complex work history, this will need to grab the attention of hiring managers or directors quickly. More focus will need to be put on your prior results, KPI’s, achievements and deliverables. This type of resume typically requires more detail, and therefore more time and comes with an increased cost.

Once you have received your resume, you’ll also get a complimentary cover letter template that you can use for future applications.

And if you’re looking to get more than just a resume written, we can arrange package rates combined with our other services including Cover Letters, Key Selection Criteria, LinkedIn profile overhauls and coaching services.

Resumes Done Right is not the cheapest on the market, but we are far from the most expensive. We offer high-quality services that some companies charge up to $1000+ for.

Just like buying anything online, we do complete all of our work by phone and email. This keeps our costs as a business down which in turn, is passed on to you with as affordable products and services.

We believe in creating quality resumes, not quantity. We also don’t outsource our work to people who don’t know the first thing about the recruitment and hiring industries and pump out these documents quickly or without thought to the actual position.

We keep our work in-house and our client intake at a steady level. This way our team can work closely with our you to produce exceptional resumes that will get them noticed in their job search.

While many people believe that their resume should never be over 2 pages long, that is not necessarily true!

Depending on the length of your career, the type of job you are applying for, and other factors you resume can vary in length from 1-4 pages!

However, 3-page resumes are average in length and 4 pages is the absolute max length for a good resume.

One of the best pieces of advice we can give you is to submit your resume for your free consultation with us.  During this chat we’ll discuss the current state of your resume, and consult with you on a wealth of information, leaving you feeling empowered and ready to tackle your career goals!

The information and advice that we will chat about during this call is definitely something that you will not find searching the internet.

Our team has over 20+ years of combined experience across industries from mining, telecommunications & IT, and successful careers in recruitment. This gives us a unique opportunity to offer genuine career advice, as we are still closely connected to these industries and are aware of the current hiring trends, and how to best shape and deliver your applications.

That’s awesome! We’re glad you have a resume that is working for you in your industry.

However, if at any time you notice that you’re getting fewer callbacks for jobs, give us a call or submit an enquiry for a free review!

We also offer other professional services if you need help outside of your resume including LinkedIn profile writing, cover letter writing, and writing of key selection criteria.

Due to how easy it is to copy electronic documents, we unfortunately do not provide samples of our work prior to you becoming a client.

If you’re on the fence about our services, check out all the happy testimonials on our Google reviews and our customer service guarantee!

Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet, no guarantees that the best experience, appropriate qualifications and the best CV will get you the job. Relationships with the recruiter, the timeliness of your application, secondees or people already acting or contracted in the positions applied for and your phone screen and interview performance are some of the reasons that while seemingly perfect for the role, you aren’t successful.

We will take every step we can to deliver you a polished and professional document to help you in your job search, but we cannot guarantee that our resume will get you the employment you seek.

Prior to the delivery of your final document(s), we will do our best to sharpen your application, and offer you the best market, industry and job hunting advice that we can.

Our resume writing takes around 3-4 days to complete once payment has been received. This does not include our 30-minute consultation, and two additional drafts/revisions.

Need to have an application in quickly? We offer an express queue. This does come with the added cost of $69.95 and has a turnaround of 2 days.

We take a collaborative approach to our resume writing, which means that you play an integral part in us creating the perfect CV for you!

Our team will always seek feedback on any of the work we do. Your resume writing service is a 3 draft process, which gives you plenty of opportunities to identify any issues, provide feedback, and request changes that you may require.

We’re so excited that you have made the decision to work with us! We offer 3 safe and secure methods of payment for you to choose from.

They include:

  • PayPal – PayPal funds, Credit Cards and Credit-debit Cards

 

  • EFT – Direct bank transfer to the Resumes Done Right account

 

  • Direct Debit (through Ezidebit)- This option allows you to make payments over time rather than paying the sum all at once. Please note that there are additional fees with this service including set-up, transaction, and dishonour fees.

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