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Beware dodgy resume writers

In the last two months I’ve had three very angry Adelaide male clients working in heavy industry and the mining sector, complain bitterly about their experience at a ‘so called local’ resume writing franchise in Adelaide.

This franchise ranks on Adelaide Google Maps yet it’s an empty office.

The clients sent their resumes and cover letters to me for a rewrite.

The work of this franchise is so bad, so lacking in results, so over-written and ungrammatical, it’s a travesty.

This ‘business’ advised one client to not include his most recent casual work, even though the work was crucial. It goes directly against recruitment best practice.

They ignored the client’s ten years of quantifiable achievements, replacing them with standard position description duties, which were cut and paste jobs.

They confused tickets with licences.

Their summary – a critical part of the resume – was meaningless jibber, cut and pasted from someone else’s resume.

The resume was three pages of crap, which, with an equally meaningless and poorly written generic cover letter, cost the client $300.00.

The damage this does can be calculated by their client not getting a job, not being able to pay the mortgage or rent or put food on the table.

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Malcolm builds expert resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles, which unleash an unbeatable business case to promote you as a ‘must have’ asset to an employer.