Gold Coast Resume Service

I Write Resumes That Give You An Edge?

It's a competitive game applying for a job.

It's not unusual for an employee or agency to receive over 100 applications for a single position.

Simon Davies at Gold Coast Resume Writing knows how to create a resume that stands the best possible chance of you being invited for an interview.

How do I do this: As a qualified Career Counselor, I know how to identify your natural abilities and persuasively communicate this to an employer.

It is often not the best candidate that wins the job.... but rather the person who knows best how to match what they have, with what the employer is looking for.. and this is something that I am experienced and competent in.

I will creatively unwrap and match your skills and experience with the requirements of the type of jobs you are applying for.

As an award-winning business owner who has scripted and produced television and radio commercials, I understand personal marketing well.
And personal marketing is exactly what a successful resume is all about.

To book your new resume, call me on 0481 333 415.
A $50 deposit is required at the time of booking and the balance is due at the interview (in person or over the phone)

I Would Like To Get to Know You (after hours available)

The primary role of a good resume writer is to represent you and market you in the best possible light.
The best way to do this is to get to know you well.
That's why my preference is to meet you in person to gather all the details I will need to create a great resume.
However over the phone or Skype is a a close second and still works well ... and is a bit cheaper (see pricing below)

The Process:
I will send you a questionnaire to fill in. Then I will make a time to call you or meet with you in person for approximately one hour. I will be asking you more detailed questions about your work history, your natural abilities, aspects of previous roles you liked most, how you think you contributed best to previous organisations etc and filling in any gaps from your questionnaire.

This 'digging deeper' allows me to accurately identify the best way to represent your past and your future with the employer.
This result is a more persuasive and professional document that has appeal to an employer.
It will demonstrate who you are and what you can achieve for them.

What is the Purpose of A Resume?

To get a job?
Not Really?

The real purpose of a resume is only to secure an interview.

That's what I'm good at...producing resumes (personal marketing documents) that create a desire in the heart of the employer, to invite you in for a chat. Then it's up to you (more on the interview later).

Once you have secured an interview, you can just about forget your resume. From that point on, it's now the job interview alone that will win you the job.

What Sort of Resumes Get Interviews?

Resumes that are good at communicating why you would be good for their organisation.
And a resume that is not just the same as all the others they read. We need to make you stand out.

A resume is a personal marketing document that presents you in the best possible light and communicates why you would be good for the employer.

It's job is to match your desires and abilities with the needs of the organisation you are applying to.

This is really the key to successful resume writing -to unearth your very best skills and motivations, whether that be work related or skills from other experiences.....then match them with what the employer is looking for. It's quite an art to get right if you are going to beat other job seekers.

About Me- Simon Davies Career Counselor

I have been involved in career counseling industry for over 15 years. I have a Diploma in Career Counseling and Certificate and Vocational Assessment. I thrive at helping people realise their full potential in career and life. .. (more)

Resume Costs - via Phone

Student or Graduate - Resume only $145.00
Student or Graduate - Resume and Cover Letter $175.00

Up to 7 years in Workforce- Resume only $180.00
Up to 7 years in Workforce - Resume and Cover Letter $225.00

Up to 13 years in workforce - Resume only $200.00
Up to 13 years in Workforce - Resume and Cover Letter $250.00

Over 13 years in workforce - Resume only $230.00
Over 13 years in Workforce - Resume and Cover Letter $280.00

Resume Costs - Face-to-Face Meeting

Student or Graduate - Resume only $195.00
Student or Graduate - Resume and Cover Letter $245.00

Up to 7 years in Workforce- Resume only $230.00
Up to 7 years in Workforce - Resume and Cover Letter $280.00

Up to 13 years in workforce - Resume only $250.00
Up to 13 years in Workforce - Resume and Cover Letter $300.00

Over 13 years in workforce - Resume only $280.00
Over 13 years in Workforce - Resume and Cover Letter $330.00

LinkedIn Profiles and Selection Criteria available - quoted individually.

A deposit of $50 is payable at time of booking and can be made over the phone with credit card. The balance is due at the resume appointment either in person or over the phone - card or cash

All Resumes include the following:
  1. 60 minute (approx) resume consultation either face to face in the Gold Coast region, or via Skype or phone. After hours appointments available.

  2. Preparation of layout and design using the latest industry accepted designs and formatting.

  3. Keyword targeting where appropriate to meet the needs of Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) used by many recruitment agencies.

  4. Research has shown that because of the high volume of applicants for many positions, most employers and recruitment agencies initially spend little more than 20 seconds looking at each resume before deciding if they will read further, thats after going through the ATS software culling process.
    If, during that first 20 seconds they are unable to see anything that will catapult your resume into the 'second look' category, then it will probably never be looked at again.

    What you say, the words you use to say it and how it is aesthetically presented to them, is critical in going to the next level of securing an interview.

  5. Compiling and composing of first draft (and cover letter if applicable).

  6. Draft submission with unlimited follow up by email or phone for editing and fine tuning.

  7. Digital copy in MS Word (and PDF if required). Hard copies available on request. I will discuss with you why hard copies may be more successful than digital and how to implement this strategy during the application process.

  8. You also have access to my job interview question and answers information, which I believe you'll be needing very soon. I also verbally provide some personalised job search and interview tips

  9. If You Are Not Happy You Don't Pay:
    I believe this will not ever be needed by you but I just want you to know that if your not happy with your resume for any reason, I'll refund your payment.
    Here's how works: if at the end of the process (and after reasonable attempts by me to address your concerns), you are not happy with the finished resume/cover letter, I will refund your payment in full within 3 working days.

Turn Around Time: usually 3-4 working days.
(An additional Rush Fee of $50 applies for resumes required within 48 hours if we can fit it in).

Please call me if you have any questions.
Phone 0481 333 415

If a new resume results in a better job offer, then it's money very well spent and is worth many times the investment you make now.

Terms and Conditions
Clients should comprehensively proof read their resume before submitting for a job application. It is a client's ultimate responsibility to ensure all details on their resume are accurate.

QLD 4226
PH 0481 333415