Avoid like Covid-19

Dodgy resume mills, “like burning $100 notes”

A resume mill  – usually a franchise – has a call centre and has hired some uni students or faceless people to flog their writing services in packages.

There are a couple which falsely state they operate out of Adelaide.

They cut and paste pre-written text in to resumes and cover letters – which they’ve done thousands of times before – and do incredible brand damage to their clients.

Recruiters easily spot these Google template resumes and most are never read.

Their business often has the name of the city in their title such as Resumes Adelaide or Adelaide CV, even though they may be operating 1000’s of kilometres away.

They know nothing about the local employment conditions. They know nothing about new businesses being established or current events in Adelaide or South Australia.

Their products are littered with spelling and grammar mistakes. Many are non-sensical.

They make ridiculous claims such as “The days of fact-based resumes are largely over…” and bald-faced lies such as “80 per cent of their clients get a job three months”, rather than job interviews.

It’s BS and they know it’s BS.

Even their websites have spelling and grammar mistakes. One can’t spell the words ‘professional’ or ‘privacy’. It’s like burning $100 notes.

They take the logos on national corporations and use them without the owner’s permission.

Many of their Google reviews are written by employees or friends of employees. Their reviews are old and every now and then an angry client will leave a stinging review such as:

“This is a complete work of fiction. You can’t go making things up”

Avoid them like Covid-19.

Put your best foot forward

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.