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Topic # 185193 13-Nov-2015 12:12
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My resume is well out of date as Ive been traveling for quite a while.

Id like a professional to assist if anyone can recommend a firm or contractor?

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  Reply # 1427545 13-Nov-2015 13:34
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This company is run by a kiwi guy living in Melbourne. He might be able to help you /


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  Reply # 1427693 13-Nov-2015 17:26
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You should be able to do it yourself. But heres a tip. It needs to be tailored for each job you apply for so make sure it has enough flexibility to cut / paste the bits that are going to excite an employers interest when they see the first page.

I've just been recruiting for an IT geek which was a nightmare so heres another tip. Make it very clear that you are a new Zealand resident with a long term work permit in the very first line an employer sees. I haven't advertised a contract or fixed term job so why people apply with work permits that expire in March 2016 is beyond me. That is likely to get you into the top 2% of applicants in just that move.

And one final tip. In the second sentence an employer sees describe how you are going to solve their problem in less than 15 words. Why people think I am looking for a developer when the job does not require that skill is also beyond me! Follow that tip and you are now in the top 1% of applicants. 


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  Reply # 1428087 14-Nov-2015 18:17
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Thanks Duoloz, Ill check them out.

Yeah of course I normally do my own resume. But I have a need for some professional advice this time due to breaks and complications and to be honest I want my aesthetics refreshed and I cant be bothered doing it myself. Great tips though mini, especially the second one.

I need to keep my resume trans tasman effective :-)

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  Reply # 1428388 15-Nov-2015 17:00
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I've got a fair bit of experience with cv's on both sides of the ditch (besides my own - haha).

Happy to provide some free advice and perhaps some ideas if it'd help?... or you could become my first paying customer if you prefer? (kidding - for now).

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  Reply # 1428411 15-Nov-2015 18:39
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ive actually thought about doing the short course to become a resume writer myself with my endless technical writing and systems analysis writing background haha. they make good money imo. bit like psychologists, $150 an hour, like most people can afford that weekly while they get rich.

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  Reply # 1428571 16-Nov-2015 07:30
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I used this guy:, he was really good and I thought the price was quite reasonable.

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  Reply # 1429075 16-Nov-2015 17:58
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Cheers for that. Ill get in touch. I know everyone does there own resume and with some writing skill its acceptable. But I think in tricky situations like sabbaticals or career changes its worth using a pro.

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