How do you feel on Sunday afternoons?

If you are dreading Monday morning and the week ahead,  you need a new plan. Take control & choose your future - today.

Get the job you deserve,

so you can live the life you want

Our time proven, step by step coaching programmes take you through the whole job search process - finding jobs, writing resumes and cover letters, applying for jobs and interview preparation.



  • No more waiting to 'see what happens' or putting it off because you are 'too busy'.
  • No more wondering why others 'have all the luck' and you have none.
  • No more missing out on opportunities that are perfect for you, letting others have what you want and deserve.

REAL PEOPLE

What they say

Ivan Anthony

IVAN ANTHONY 

General Manager

I chose career coaching to ensure I was comfortable about how to give answers to interview questions. It gave me the confidence to proceed to final interview stage. It's been an excellent experience and I got a great new role.

TANYA LLADO

Recruitment & Diversity Specialist

I have recommended Mark over a number of years when people have asked me for resume assistance and career coaching and I have always received excellent feedback. I recently met with Mark for my own career coaching. He is knowledgeable, informed and a good sounding board if you are looking for assistance when job hunting.

Who are we?

With a combined 30+ years in recruiting and career management coaching, we've been privileged to have worked with thousands of candidates and companies, helping them achieve fantastic results. Now we want to do the same for you.

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CO founder

Mark Daniel

A global resume writer and career coach, Mark is known for his honest, direct, and hard-hitting advice, helping people manage job applications and succeed at interviews.  Now based on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, he is the co-founder of Real Life Career Advice and the Hi Vis Hub.  A prolific publisher, Mark contributes to several industry magazines and his daily career advice blog to his 40,000 LinkedIn followers.

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CO FOUNDER

Amanda Datchens

A career coach, headhunter, and entrepreneur, Amanda has founded and been involved in developing multiple companies known for innovative HR and recruitment solutions.  Originally from London but now in Queensland, Australia, she consults to companies seeking to improve their recruitment processes whilst developing their internal talent pools. She is the co-founder of Real Life Career Advice and the Hi Vis Hub.

REAL PEOPLE

Just like you

Andrew MacDonald

ANDREW MACDONALD 

Crane Operator

A true professional, Mark coached me through the whole recruitment  process. He took the time to call me to talk things over and made sure I understood what would probably be required (and he was correct).

AARRON BROWN

Mechanical Fitter

I get a phone call from most applications I make. I have already recommended you several times to other people I know within the construction and mining industries.  I can't fault your service.

Do the same - get the same.

Why working hard isn't enough

Ask yourself this question: how did I get where I am today? And follow it with: is this where I want to be?

Recruitment, Headhunting, & Career Coaching over many years has shown us one crucial thing - most people don't stop , think, and re-assess the direction of their careers - until they have to.

In fact, many have told us that losing their job or redundancy was the best thing that happened to them because it made them take action.

They jumped off the hamster wheel of working hard and 'hoping for the best' and actually did something about it.

So why do people do this? Why do people stick with jobs that make them miserable? 

If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.  Stephen Covey

Is good enough,

really good enough for you?

Perhaps you have been through this process or just don't want to start and you have decided that your current job is 'good enough' anyway?


There's nothing wrong with being grateful for what you have. That's healthy and work should not be the only focus in your life but a part of it instead.


But there's also nothing wrong with wanting to have a better job that makes you feel valued, fulfilled and inspired.

In other words, something that takes that 'Sunday pain' away.

The harsh truth is that most of us spend most of our time at work.

Far more time than we spend with family, friends, and also ourselves doing the things we love.

Of course, there is no such thing as the 'perfect job' but just think. If you were happier at work, how would that impact those few precious hours you have each week with those that mean the most to you?

What if you were

  • Calm instead of stressed out?
  • If you felt worthy and appreciated, rather then undervalued and demoralised?
  • And you were paid enough so that you weren't constantly worrying about money?

Do you think they would notice the difference and you would enjoy your time with them more?

You are probably thinking of course, but what can I do about it? That's just the way it is.

But it doesn't have to be. You can change your luck by changing how you go about finding your next opportunity. But the key word is change.

How to change your 'luck.' 

Proactive job search

Passive job search is so frustrating that most people put off doing it - even if they are unhappy and unfulfilled in their current jobs. But if you use a proactive approach, you can keep in control and get the results you want.

01 - Tap into the hidden job market

Did you know most jobs never get advertised? That leaves a small proportion for everyone to scrabble over on the job boards. No wonder you are finding it hard to get a response. Once you know how to access the hidden job market, things will feel and look very different. If you don't know how to do this, you are at a disadvantage from the start.

02 - Submit targeted applications

Using a generic resume is a big mistake. You need to submit complete, targeted applications for every job you apply for. To do this you need to understand what recruiters are looking for and give them what they need to shortlist you for interview.

03 - Ace interviews with professional preparation

How many times have you been in an interview and something came up that completely threw you off balance? Avoid those stomach churning, sweat inducing moments by being thoroughly prepared, no matter what is thrown at you.

04 Negotiate your salary package

Don't settle for less than you are worth. You need some sound techniques up your sleeve so that you can secure a great package without the risk of losing the job offer.

05 Land the job you deserve!

There's a big difference between getting 'a job' and 'the job'. By understanding and believing in your worth,  and keeping in control throughout the entire process, you'll finally get the right job and you won't have to settle for just anything you are offered.

REAL PEOPLE

What they say

Abdelrahman Abdelfattah

Abdelrahman Abdelfattah 

Construction Cadet

Well it was one great experience, Mark always knew when and how to do things. Like seriously his mentoring is invaluable, and he never promises anything that he cannot fulfil. Be rest assured, if you follow his recommendations at every stage, you will get there. Loved how things were rolling ‘as he usually says 😄’ and would recommend indeed.

Olagnide Yakpa

Group HR Director

As a job seeker, I had the opportunity to experience GREAT support and encouragement. A detailed resume appraisal, calls, emails, suggestions, interview tips and I finally got a GROUP HR DIRECTOR position. I can't be grateful enough. Blessings.

Weigh up your options

Passive job search

  • Find jobs on job board 
  • Apply for everything you can find
  • Sit and wait
  • Mostly hear nothing back at all
  • Get some interviews & wing it
  • Eventually take whatever job is offered 

Proactive job search

  • Tap into hidden job market  
  • Network & get recruiters working for you
  • Submit targeted applications for a handful of jobs
  • Ace your interviews by applying prep techniques
  • Negotiate your salary & package
  • Get the job you want & deserve

Ready for change?

Are you going to settle for what you have, keep going round in circles with endless random applications, or take control and go after what you really want?

Career Coaching Options 

Online Coaching

AUD

$ 379


Tired to Hired: the ultimate end to end, step by step job search programme

  • 6 courses for every step of your journey
  • How to choose your future: career direction clarification
  • How to write a great resume: even if you don't think you can
  • How to find great jobs: and get people to help you
  • How to apply for jobs: so you actually get interviews
  • How to impress at interview: and make them really want you
  • How to negotiate your salary: without losing your job
  • Includes ongoing online support, workbooks and templates
Standard Coaching

AUD

1,467

2 months one on one coaching support plus professional writing services

  • Weekly one hour coaching calls
  • Professionally written resume
  • Professionally written cover letter
  • LinkedIn profile creation or makeover
  • Unlimited pre-interview preparation calls
  • Salary negotiation support
Ultimate Coaching

AUD

$ 3,247


3 months one on one coaching support, professional writing services, plus application management

  • Weekly one hour coaching calls
  • Professionally written resume
  • Professionally written cover letters for each job application
  • Application submission support
  • LinkedIn profile creation or makeover
  • Unlimited pre-interview preparation calls
  • Salary negotiation support
Online Coaching

$ 379

AUD only

Tired to hired: the ultimate end to end, step by step job search programme

  • 6 courses for every step of your journey
  • How to choose your future: career direction clarification
  • How to write a great resume: even if you don't think you can
  • How to find great jobs: and get people to help you
  • How to apply for jobs: so you actually get interviews
  • How to impress at interview: and make them really want you
  • How to negotiate your salary: without losing the job
  • Includes ongoing online support, workbooks and templates
Standard Coaching

$ 1,127

USD

2 months one on one coaching support plus professional writing services

  • Weekly one hour coaching calls
  • Professionally written resume
  • Professionally written cover letter
  • LinkedIn profile creation or makeover
  • Unlimited pre-interview preparation calls
  • Salary negotiation support
Ultimate Coaching

$ 2,497

USD

3 months one on one coaching support, professional writing services, plus application management

  • Weekly one hour coaching calls
  • Professionally written resume
  • Professionally written cover letters for each job application
  • Application submission support
  • LinkedIn profile creation or makeover
  • Unlimited pre-interview preparation calls
  • Salary negotiation support

testimonials

What they say

Leigh Wilkinson

Leigh Wilkinson

E&I Technician

Years of experience in resume writing and career advice was demonstrated with a clear, no messing around mentality to get you to present yourself in the best professional light possible and to land that role that you want. The professional approach is a quality I cannot recommend enough to any professional looking to stand out in any industry.

Shaylee Sten

Senior People & Culture Advisor

Ridiculously efficient’ is the phrase that comes to mind. I've sought expert advice on resume writing, selection criteria and cover letters for several job applications. Anyone that is currently jobless or wanting to apply for your next dream job then here's who you need to be speaking with. It all starts with your job application. Get it right at the start and everything will work out. 

Faq

How long will I have access to the online course?

There is no time limit. You will have continuous access which means you can work at your own pace depending on your level of urgency. Plus, you can come back to it multiple times.

What support do I get with the course if I get stuck or have a question?

First, you have a workbook to guide you throughout each section. Second, you have various specific templates and guides provided along the way. But third, and most importantly, there is a discussion box where you can ask us any questions you like as you progress through each section

If I take the course, will you be writing my resume for me?

No, the online course will teach you how to write it yourself which is great news because you will never need to pay a resume writer again. You will also learn how to write cover letters and how to edit your applications for each role you apply for.

I'm not sure whether to enrol in the course or go with one on one coaching. Can I talk it over with you first?

Of course. We are always here to answer your questions. Just go to our contact page, send us a message with your question and your contact number, and we will get back to you

What do you cover in the weekly calls with one on one coaching?

Depending on what stage you are at with your job search, we will tackle key areas and challenges you may be facing. It could be a specific topic or advice on a number of items each week.

I Hate Writing cover letters. Will you write them for me?

If you choose Ultimate Coaching then yes, we will be doing that for you plus assisting you with each job application. If you choose Standard Coaching, we will prepare one version that you can easily edit yourself. We will then look over any you produce to give you feedback. If you choose Online Coaching, we have videos explaining exactly how to write winning cover letters yourself.

How long does one on one coaching last?

Standard Coaching lasts for 2 months, and Ultimate Coaching lasts for 3 months. If you opt for the online course, you will access whenever you want and be able to work at your own pace.

I don't live in Australia. Will I still beneft from your course or coaching programmes?

Absolutely. We have worked and lived in many countries and our client's are all over the world.

is there any type of community support with these programmes?

Yes. When you sign up for either the online course or a coaching programme, you will have access to Job for Life, our private membership that supports all stages of job search.

Still not sure?

contact us and we will help you make the right choice

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