Is your resume failing to get you interviews?

Want to know the truth about why you aren't hearing back from recruiters & hiring managers?

Here’s what people are saying...

Now happily embedded in a wonderful role

I wasn't having much (any) success applying for roles and was stunned with Marks' initial appraisal of my resume.
His candour was refreshing and I found the context he supplied with his critique invaluable as it enabled me a great insight as to how much the job market and recruitment had changed in the last 13 years.
As a direct result of his assistance, I am now happily embedded in a wonderful role with a great company.

samuel gates
Senior Operations & Vendor Manager

Honest feedback on resume

Mark is one of the most honest and supportive career coaches/resume specialists, I have worked with. He has a very clear and direct communication style, always willing to help and offering support and creative inputs, whether it is guidance on answering “hairy” interview questions or tailoring a resume for a specific application. This support is often required at very short notice and Mark has always been able to fit in a last-minute request. Mark has an outstanding gift with words. I will recommend Mark to anyone seeking honest feedback on their resume or fresh inspiration for seeking a new job opportunity.

Annette Louwe

Growth strategist, business coach, enabler and transformation specialist

beware! it's honest

What you'll get

Design overview: are you being blocked by ATS?

Will it get past Applicant Tracking Systems? Is this a big deal? Absolutely if you are applying for jobs online. Your applications might be blocked simply because of the style of your resume. 


Content critique: are you saying the right thing?

Are you giving recruiters what they really want? You typically have just 7 seconds to grab their attention - or be rejected. Your resume needs to get - and keep - the attention of recruiters and hiring managers.

content audit

Video breakdown: want the harsh facts?

Suggested edits are fully explained in a video breakdown. No generic reports that could apply to anyone. It's up close and personal!

video breakdown

Actionable advice: want to know how to put things right?

Each edit is fully explained in terms of how this will affect your future applications - ie how you will get a response rather than silence.

practical tips

30 minute coaching call: what else needs improving?

Your resume is just one part of getting a new job. Get a one on one call over phone/What's App/Skype/Zoom to discuss improvements or any other questions you may have..

coaching call


Who is Mark?

With over 20 years experience in recruiting and career management coaching, he's been privileged to have worked with thousands of candidates and companies, helping them achieve fantastic results. Now he wants to do the same for you.

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 a prolific publisher, contributing to several industry magazines and his daily career advice blog to his 50,000+ LinkedIn followers.

I wish I did this years ago

I was recommended Mark’s services by another contact. Mark’s initial response to my query was prompt, professional and clear. From my first resume video review I knew Mark was the coach I needed. His advice is clear, honest and allowed me to grow, develop and gain confidence to make my own decisions. I wish I did this years ago

Duane Griffiths
Duane Griffiths
Electrical Engineer

I landed my dream job

After applying for many jobs without getting feedback on my applications, I have contacted Mark on a friend recommendation. Mark was easy to connect with and quickly after sending my resume, I received detailed video feedback with comments. His comments and suggestions were straight to the point and actionable. I reworked my resume and went a couple of time back and forth with Mark for adjustments. With my new resume in hand, I applied for the type of roles I was targeting and quickly got responses and eventually interviews. After 3 months of research, job applications and interviews I have landed my dream job

Martin Jezequel
Martin Jezequel
Account Executive


I don't live in Australia. Will I still benefit from this?

Absolutely. Our clients are all over the world.


Not at all. We coach anyone who is stuck in their job search and needs help.

Will Mark write my resume for me?

This is a review only but Mark can provide you with details of our additional services 


No. We specialise in the processes and methods you can use to find the perfect job

Learned a lot about the job market

Mark is a great coach, resume writer, mentor and he is always happy to help. I’ve leaned a lot about the job market with him in just couple of sessions. He is also very honest, patient, knowledgeable and friendly. I’d highly recommend his services to anyone looking to level up their career. 

Rayssa Hagman
Rayssa Hagmann
Sustainability Engineer

Mark is a total solution

Mark is not just a recruiter or a resume writer, he is a career coach that can provide all your career related solutions. My first engagement with Mark was in 2015 with a personal review of my resume and since then he has played an important role in my career. He is a professional person and understanding of your situation. If you need help with your interview, resume or your professional growth, Mark is a total solution without costing huge money.

Mahadi Hasan
Mahadi Hasan
Civil Engineer

Don't waste any more applications!

  • Personal video breakdown
  • Design audit
  • Content audit
  • Actionable tips & advice
  • 30 minute coaching call on a topic of your choice