Wherever you want to go we can help you get there

Short on time? Don't feel you can do it all on your own? Or maybe you just want someone to make it all happen? We have coaching & resume writing options for everyone.

What we do

Career Coaching & Resume Services

Wherever you are in your job search, we've got your back. Benefit from our free career advice, 'do it yourself' services such as courses & templates, or opt for our 'done for you' range including one on one career coaching and professional resume writing. 

let's do it for you

Professional Resume Writing

Our career blog is packed with free content on all aspects of resume writing but we know that for some of you, a little bit more support is needed. Usually it's because people are too busy or too overwhelmed. If that's you, we have a various resume writing options for you. 

Choose from a standard resume, one with a cover letter or an ultra pack which also includes a LinkedIn profile makeover. If you have any queries, just contact us and we will be happy to chat through your options.

6 steps to a new resume

How we work

Start with an appraisal

It will be honest, it will be straight to the point and you will know exactly what we are going to do and why we are going to do it so there will be no surprises later on. 

A little bit of homework

We will  evaluate what's missing in your current format and request further information from you where necessary. Don't worry - we just need that core information - we will be doing the writing for you.

Receive first draft

We will want you to read it through and give us feedback on any areas that you want to expand. Often people remember other things to include at this stage and that is fine. 

Unlimited edits for 30 days

We want you to be completely happy with the finished product. That's why we give you a full 30 days of unlimited edits so that everything is just right.

Receive final versions

One resume just isn't enough these days. That's why we give you 2 - one graphically designed version for direct applications that makes you stand out from the crowd, and another version for online jobs so you won't get rejected by ATS.

Complimentary eBooks

Finally, you can use your complimentary eBooks to help you complete a perfect LInkedIn profile, find great opportunities, get the most from recruiters, keep in control of your job search, apply for jobs the right way, and succeed at interviews.

testimonials

Check what our clients say about us

Peter Nitschke

I chose you to redo my CV as I wasn't having any success with other "professional" Resume Writers. Within 2 days after receiving my new resume and using it for 4 job applications, I was interviewed twice in 3 days, once by a Department Manager and others by a Recruiter and I have been working ever since!

I highly recommend your service. The process is painless and well worth the effort to get your CV right.

Peter Nitschke

SHUTDOWN & PLANNING PROFESSIONAL

Carey Marshall

Just like the majority out there, I believed I had an outstanding CV. This CV had all the detail required to potentially land me that next big gig. My first interaction with Mark proved how far out of date my CV and therefore my thinking was.


After sending my CV for appraisal, Mark provided constructive criticism which has since led to a very professional looking CV. The difference was night and day. 

Carey Marshall

CEO

3 options

Resume Writing Pricing 

Standard

$ 349

AUD

2 resume versions - ATS plus Graphical

  • ATS optimised resume
  • Graphically designed resume
  • 30 days unlimited edits
  • LinkedIn eBook
  • Interview Guide eBook
  • Job Search eBook
Premium

$ 399

AUD

2 resume versions plus 1 targeted cover letter

  • ATS optimised resume
  • Graphically designed resume
  • 30 days unlimited edits
  • LinkedIn eBook
  • Interview Guide eBook
  • Job Search eBook
  • Professionally written cover letter
Ultra

$ 569

AUD

2 resume versions, cover letter, plus LinkedIn profile

  • ATS optimised resume
  • Graphically designed resume
  • 30 days unlimited edits
  • LinkedIn eBook
  • Interview Guide eBook
  • Job Search eBook
  • Professionally written cover letter
  • Professionally written LinkedIn Profile
Standard

$ 248.00

USD

2 resume versions - ATS plus Graphical

  • ATS optimised resume
  • Graphically designed resume
  • 30 days unlimited edits
  • LinkedIn eBook
  • Interview Guide eBook
  • Job Search eBook
Premium

$ 283

USD

2 resume versions plus a targeted cover letter

  • ATS optimised resume
  • Graphically designed resume
  • 30 days unlimited edits
  • LinkedIn eBook
  • Interview Guide eBook
  • Job Search eBook
  • Professionally written cover letter
Ultra

$ 404

USD

2 resume versions, cover letter, plus LinkedIn profile

  • ATS optimised resume
  • Graphically designed resume
  • 30 days unlimited edits
  • LinkedIn eBook
  • Interview Guide eBook
  • Job Search eBook
  • Professionally written cover letter
  • Professionally written LinkedIn Profile

FAQ:

Frequently Asked Questions 

How does it work?

We start by giving you an honest appraisal to tell you what we will do to improve your resume and why. Then we send you a little bit of homework so you can provide any extra information we need. Next we produce a first draft for you and you then have 30 days of unlimited edits. When you are happy, we send you your final copy plus eBooks.

How long does it take?

This depends on how quickly you get any requested additional information back to us plus how many resumes are booked in before yours. Our typical turnaround is 2 - 10 days but please let us know when you book if you have an urgent need (e.g. a position closing date) and we will do our best to get your resumes to you when you need them.

Is this service tax deductible?

Possibly. In many cases it is but that depends on where you are located. Please seek professional advice from your accountant.

Can you write my cover letter too?

Yes, we have 3 packages. Resume only, resume plus cover letter, and resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile makeover.

Can you help me with the job search process too?

Yes we can. Most people if they are honest find the whole process a bit daunting. That's why we also offer career coaching. See the section below.

How can I pay?

Just click the button under the service you require and you will be able to pay securely with a credit card through Stripe or with PayPal.

follow a proven programme

Career Coaching Services

Corporate clients have employed us over many years to deliver outplacement programmes as part of their redundancy packages. We have literally taken thousands of individuals and groups on the journey from 'fired to hired' - and all the steps in between - and we are ready to do that for you too.  You can choose a coaching call for assistance on any subject you want or our ultimate package where everything is done for you. Have a question? Contact us and we will be happy to chat through your options.

your choice

What does it include?

Coaching can consist of an individual or a block of calls where you decide the topics or full on coaching where we do everything for you. This includes:

PROFESSIONALLY WRITTEN RESUMES & COVER LETTERS

Save time and stress. Professional resume and cover letter writing is included so you know you will get through Applicant Tracking software and have the best format.

PROFESSIONAL LINKEDIN PROFILE

97% of recruiters look at candidates' LinkedIn profiles when screening them for positions so we will make sure they are not disappointed when they find yours.

PERFECT JOB APPLICATIONS

Job applications can be confusing and time consuming - but not for our clients because first we help them find jobs, and then we make sure they apply for them correctly.

INTERVIEWING PREP & COACHING

After intensive preparation and coaching, you'll have nothing to worry about on the big day and will sail through your interviews. We'll even help you negotiate your offers.

6 steps to career success

One on One Coaching

Our hugely successful 3 month one on one programme is perfect if you lack time or if the whole task of job search and interviews seems impossible. This is a true 'do everything for you' programme where we will guide you through the process from start to finish.

Stage 1:  Campaign Creation

Setting a defined career plan, taking you through all you personally need, is key to getting the results you want. We will map out your 3 month campaign with action points and milestones to keep us both on target.

Stage 2:  Resume Writing

One great resume isn't enough. We will write your high performance, ATS Optimised resume for online applications & a graphically designed, striking version for direct applications. In addition, we will also produce targeted resumes for specific positions.

Stage 3: Profile Building

Next it is time to clean up and perfect your social resume. We will create a seamless. professional career profile across all your social media so that potential employers & recruiters will be impressed.

Stage 4: Job Search

We will show you how to keep control of your job search, find hidden jobs, create great relationships with recruiters, access multiple sources of opportunities, and cover how to network professionally.

Stage 5: Job Applications

So many people fall at this hurdle but we'll make sure this doesn't happen to you by showing you the right way to apply for positions. We will also create your cover letters and help you with job applications and online submissions.

Stage 6: Interview Guidance

Preparation is everything here so we will take you through the toughest common, behavioural and unusual questions and tell you, as recruiters, exactly what your interviewers are looking for.

testimonials

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."

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).”

liliana firus

Operations Manager

“I regularly recommend this service to colleagues and friends currently looking for new jobs and needing help with polishing their resumes. The material packaged within the cost was really helpful too”

3 options

Career Coaching Pricing 

1hr Coaching Call

AUD $ 99


Call over telephone, Skype or Zoom

  • You choose the topic/s to cover on your call
  • Pre call questionnaire to get the most from your call
  • Follow up email with advice & suggested actions
  • Membership of private LinedIn group
5hrs Coaching Calls

AUD $ 445

More calls over telephone, Skype or Zoom

  • Save 10% if buying each call separately
  • Choose to split up or use all hours in one go
  • You choose the topic/s to cover in your calls
  • Pre call questionnaire to get the most from your call
  • Follow up email with advice & suggested actions
  • Membership of private LinedIn group
Ultimate Coaching

AUD $ 1325


Everything done for you

  • Save 15% if items bought separately 
  • 10 hrs of coaching calls included 
  • Professionally written resume
  • Professionally written cover letter
  • LinkedIn profile creation or makeover
  • Interview preparation and guidance
  • Membership of private LinkedIn group
1 hr Coaching Call

$ 70

USD

Call over telephone, Skype or Zoom

  • You choose the topic/s
  • Pre call questionnaire to get the most from your call
  • Follow up email with advice & suggested actions
  • Membership of private LinkedIn group
5hrs Coaching Calls

$ 340

USD

More calls over telephone, Skype or Zoom

  • Save 10%
  • Choose to split up or use all hours in one go
  • You choose the topic/s
  • Pre call questionnaire to get the most from your call
  • Follow up email with advice & suggested actions
  • Membership of private LinkedIn group
Ultimate Coaching

$ 907

USD

Everything done for you

  • Save 15% off price of items bought separately
  • 10 hours of coaching calls
  • Professionally written resume
  • Professionally written cover letter
  • LinkedIn profile makeover
  • Interview prep and guidance
  • Membership of private LinkedIn group

FAQ:

Frequently Asked Questions 

Who is career coaching for?

It is for anyone actively searching for a new position who feels they need some professional support and advice along the way to help them get the job they deserve.

Do you only coach people in Australia?

Not at all. In fact, our clients are all over the world, across all continents.

How is career coaching delivered?

If you book a coaching call, we will ask you to complete a questionnaire so you get the most from your call. The call will be delivered over the telephone, Skype or Zoom.


If you choose Ultimate Coaching, you will receive a call from your Coach to discuss your personal plan and set the milestones along the way.

Your Coach will write your resume for you, produce cover letters, redesign your LinkedIn profile, help you apply for jobs, provide interview preparation and guidance, and help you with negotiating your salary and the resignation process.

I don't get it. What exactly is career coaching?

Good question. If you Google the term, you'll find lots of different definitions ranging from workplace stress counselling to leadership training.

At the Real Life Career Advice it means just one thing - getting you the job you deserve.

We will take you through our proven 6 Steps to Career Success programme covering resume writing, using social media, finding jobs, working with recruiters, applying for jobs, performing at interviews, and negotiating your new salary.

In a nutshell?  It's everything you need to get every job you deserve.

Who provides the actual coaching?

Your coaching will be delivered by the founders of Real Life Career Advice, Mark Daniel and Amanda Datchens  who will be assisted by other professionals where applicable

Is coaching confidential? I don't want anyone finding out I am looking for a new position.

This is a very common question. The answer is most definitely yes.


One on One Coaching is just you and your Coach.

online when you are ready

Career Coaching Courses

Discover how to write your own resume, get it past Applicant Tracking Systems, find the best jobs and ace your interviews with our online career coaching courses. Enrol in a range of free, premium and membership options to boost your career and get that job you deserve.

Not sure about something?

If you want to know more about any of our services, we are happy to arrange a call with you. Just complete this form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


Please be assured that any conversations you have with us about your career will remain strictly confidential. 


Everyone's circumstances vary so feel free to use us as a sounding board.