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The three vital ingredients
Your resume has one job, and one job only, and that is to get you interviews. To get you interviews, there are 3 main things you absolutely have to get right. Ignoring any one of these can seriously hinder your chances of getting shortlisted.
The right design layout
In an attempt to stand out from the crowd, many people download a fancy template to use as their base design. If you have done this, you need to know that there is a huge risk of your resume not getting past Applicant Tracking Systems when you apply online for jobs. We'll show you how to edit your resume to make it ATS friendly.
The right content within it
When you have your layout right, you need to ensure that your content will promote you as the best fit for any role you apply for. We'll take you through the must do's and never do's so that recruiters and hiring managers will be impressed and find exactly what they are looking for.
The right way to make it work
Having a great resume is just the start - you need to know how to use it. Find out why it is important to target your resume for each application you make and how to do it, plus how to write the perfect accompanying cover letter to complete your applications.
What our coaching clients say
Got 2 offers and recruiters chasing me...
Anyone looking for a great resume service Mark is your man. I made contact and sent my existing resume which was very long, he sent me a 5 minute voice message with some advice on what I needed to do. I received an email back which was to ATS standard with 2 options to use. He worked quickly and I submitted 2 resumes and got 2 offers and recruiters chasing me. It’s worth doing and I am so happy in my new role and was even able to speak to Mark for his opinion when I was making a choice of jobs. I’m in the electrical industry so Mark can cover any industry. Thanks Mark great service
SHARON HOWARD // Sales Supervisor
Delivers in spades...
That is an excellent rendering of my 27+ years in the mining industry! I cannot thank you enough, your work is exemplary. You have brought my dated resume kicking & screaming into the 21st Century! The whole experience has been a pleasure. A thoroughly comprehensive and professional service that delivers in spades!
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Resume Writing Articles
The Real Life Career Advice blog covers all you need to know, and none of the stuff you don't! We can show you how to get your resume past ATS, how to choose the perfect length depending on your career to date, and why you should have more than one version to ensure you get interviews. And that's just the start.
There's plenty more to discover and we will be adding more content every week.
August 13, 2020
Resume bullet points can be your best friend or your worst enemy when you are trying to make your resume stand out. Here are 5 things you need to know about how to use them – and not use them – on your resume.
July 23, 2020
Whether you like it or not, here’s the ugly truth about the beautiful resume template you are using for your job applications.
July 3, 2020
If you have added hobbies and interests on your resume, here’s a few important reasons why you might want to ditch them now…
June 4, 2020
Has life thrown you a curve ball? Are you worried about employment gaps on your resume? Here’s how to handle them so they don’t work against you.
June 2, 2020
Have you been told not to add resume references? Here’s why that is bad advice and how they can give you an edge over your competition.
June 1, 2020
Thinking of adding a resume photo? Here’s 3 things that might make you change your mind about whether you really should be adding that headshot.
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