I started out writing resumes for university and TAFE students back in the 1990s.
I was a senior lecturer in writing at RMIT and the students needed help with the ‘sales proposition’.
They’d ask, ‘what are my key skills and capabilities and how do I sell them?’
We’d sit down and map out a response. Every short paragraph had a selling point. Every paragraph was structured to lead the reader to the inescapable conclusion that the applicant MUST be short listed. I taught resume writing in the Professional Writing & Editing suite of programs.
In Adelaide and Wollongong and across the Illawarra, I write more manufacturing and service industry resumes. I’ve had great success getting people short-listed for jobs and actually getting clients jobs in a tight employment market.
At Republic I work in partnership with clients, who want their resumes and cover letters written for a specific job.
We work together to demonstrate equivalent skills and experience. We dig in to the career history to find gems that attract employers.
People (usually recruiters) ask, ‘Isn’t that cheating?’ No. I help clients articulate and sell their work experience, their training and their personal and professional motivations.
Recruiters want to keep their clients happy. I want my clients to get jobs.