I reckon in the last ten years in Adelaide, I’ve personally helped through Republic Resumes, get about 2000 people short-listed for work and around 1000 of those landed jobs.
It’s hard to say with Covid-19 and the appalling state of the SA economy, how many of those still have jobs.
I checked a sample of client LinkedIn sites last month and many have survived.
Even so, we got a rush in June and July, especially from those with jobs in retail and hospitality, who had been laid off.
The good thing about a Republic Resume, is that clients don’t always need to see us again.
The layout in Word is timeless and if they focus on results and achievements, they won’t go far wrong.
It’s always a pleasure to get a testimonial.
This is from Marina Girdani, a post graduate social work student at Flinders University. She’s looking for work in Mental Health Support in aged care.
“You provided an excellent resume and cover letter, thank you for that. You are doing high quality work and this experience has been very valuable to me.”
When a client uses their last name – especially on a Google review – you know it’s not dodgy. A list of testimonials by Paul, Cynthia, Moondog and Rastus, suggests the writer and his or her mates might have made them up.
For people in the know, five Adelaide-based resume writing business closed in the last 12 months.
Some were dodgy backyard types, who won’t be missed but a couple were OK. They saw people face-to-face, which for some clients, is necessary.
In large part, they closed because of the dire local economy. Covid-19 was the nail in the coffin.
There’s an influx of dodgy syndicate resume writers, who say they trade out of Adelaide but live in Sydney.