Seriously Successful Resumes opened on the Sunshine Coast nine years ago, creating exciting new resumes for clients not only on the Sunshine Coast, but also throughout Australia, (even a request from Papua New Guinea!) Over that period of time Diane has enjoyed working with literally hundreds of clients, covering a wide range of professions across considerably different industries.
Some of these Industries include:
- General Office and Administration
- Customer Service
- Retail and Sales
- Airline and Travel Agencies
- Public Service
- Aged Care
- Returning back to Work
- Mining and Civil Construction
- Trades Persons
- Blue Collar Workers
- IT and Technology
You only get one shot, and about 3 seconds to stand out from the crowd.
That is why I take pride in working with you to write and create a professional resume that will do justice to your skills and competencies. Together we can bring out your special qualities with key phrases and key words that will make up a successful resume which will transform your “story” into a compelling, branded narrative highlighting your experience, work-skills and achievements.
“It’s never too late to be what you might have been” George Elliott
Remember your immediate goal is to get that interview
an individually created resume from a professional with a track record of success is the best investment you can make on behalf of your career!
Understanding what to write in your resume, and what you should never write in your resume can make the difference between months of fruitless and frustrating job searches or a quick response for an interview and hopefully a job offer!
How Long Should a Resume Be?
This is probably the most frequently asked question I receive – and one of the most important. Your resume should be as short as possible and the key points you wish to emphasize should stand out clearly.
Do You Really Need a Cover Letter?
Do you really need a cover letter? Is it important?
Yes it most certainly is. And you need the correct type of cover letter.
Photo or No Photo?
A tricky one. And your own Personal choice.
However from my own experience I always looked favorably on those resumes that included a photo – I felt I “knew” the candidate a little better.
If You Have Not Heard Back Should You Contact the Company or Recruitment Agency?
Sadly at this time many worthwhile applicants hear nothing back at all. It is as if their carefully thought out application disappeared into a black hole. They are left wondering if the Company actually received their application, or if they
Should You Add References With Your Initial Application?
Yes. However since you are keeping your resume brief and hard hitting you don’t want to clutter it up with detailed references. However it is vital that you indicate at the end of your resume
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I have had the pleasure of working and knowing Diane Steed-Chentrens for over 10 years. During this time Diane has displayed the utmost integrity, honesty, professionalism, conscientiousness and self-driven..
I worked with Di Steed-Chentrens from 2000-2008 at the Sydney offices of American Express Business Travel. As a client manager I regularly interacted with Di, as did my entire team, in seeking her advice in