Professional Resume Writing for Australian Jobs

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Looking for a job is not an easy process, but a professional resume writing service can help, especially if you are relocating to Australia and don't have local experience.

"Many reports say that a hiring manager will spend no more than 15 seconds reading a resume before deciding to either delete it or read on. My role is to get the hiring manager to read on", says Gavin Redelman, founder of Sydney based RedStarResume.

Gavin can provide a lot of resume writing tips tailored for Australian jobs, so, as a service to our readers, we asked him a couple of questions about good resume writing. He has also written a book that you can download from Amazon.

But first let's see who he is and what he does.

1. Gavin, thank you for talking to us today. Please tell us more about yourself and your background in professional resume writing.

Having graduated with a Commerce Degree I worked in the Banking industry, before deciding one day I needed a career change. I had an encounter with a recruitment agent who informed me that a position was open in their recruitment company and required someone with good product knowledge of the banking industry. From that day onwards I have been writing resumes!

Working as a recruitment agent I would see on average 100 to 300 resumes a day. It was during this time that I learned the art of professional resume writing. Working with many clients from large multinational companies I was able to quickly learn what a hiring manager was looking for in a resume. This means I know how best to highlight a person's skills and achievements to ensure that their resume stands out against all the other competition.

2.    How have you built your expertise and ability to offer professional resume writing services?

We work very closely with our customers to ensure that every resume we write is completely targeted towards the role that they are applying for.

When we start the process of writing a resume we begin with a blank piece of paper. Professional resume writing is an art form and my team are always speaking to hiring managers and recruiters to stay up-to-date with what they are looking for in a candidate resume.

Click the link on your right to download a Kindle edition of Gavin's book "The Ultimate Australian Job Search Handbook" from Amazon and learn how to write a resume for the local market and how to prepare for the interview.

3.    Tell us about the skills of your team and how they can help with professional resume writing.

We have an extremely intelligent team who have international experience having worked in Australia, UK and the United States, in Human Resource Management, Recruitment and Marketing. Our team have further expertise in assisting people who are migrating to Australia and helping them transfer their existing resume to an Australian resume targeting the Australian job market.

We have recently written our first book "Interview Secrets Exposed", a fantastic e-book providing all the answers to those tough interview questions.

4.    Gavin, please explain your research process when creating a new resume for a client.

As each client is unique, we prepare ourselves differently each time. There are many times working with senior executives where we need to gain a greater understanding of their work history, skills and future ambitions.

Through working one on one with our candidates we are able to gain a good understanding of our candidate's expectations and be able to structure a new resume accordingly. Having written resumes for candidates across the globe in over 35 different industries we have a good understanding how to match the goals and desires of our clients to help them land jobs.

5.    What additional guidance can you offer to candidates?

We have a free "Tips from the Pros" page which has many articles we have written to help a candidate throughout the entire job process. We also work with many recruitment agents and have contacts throughout Australia. Once a candidate has a professionally written resume we will help in getting the new resume into the right hands.

If you're a client looking to migrate to Australia we can also help in this process by putting you in contact with the right people. 

Buy Gavin's e-book The Ultimate Australian Job Search Handbook to learn how to improve your resume and prepare for the interview.

NEXT: Part 2 - How to Write Resumes

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