The Melbourne job market is massively competitive, but there are also loads of fantastic opportunities out there. Luckily, there is a surefire way to showcase your skills to the fullest so you can maintain your competitive edge and land your dream job.
Hire a professional resume writer.
You know that homemade resumes just aren’t cutting it anymore, don’t you? Using a pro for your CV or resume will take the guesswork out of job hunting. It will give you the confidence of knowing you have an elegant personal branding tool as your emissary into the professional world.
To make your search for a top-notch CV or resume writer more efficient, we’ve scoured reviews, pricing, and writer qualifications for over 100 businesses. The result is this list of the top 5 best resume writing services in Melbourne.
Disclosure: This article was written by a hired contractor of Find My Profession. While we genuinely feel that the list is uninfluenced by the partnerships, we wanted to keep you totally in the loop! Please do your own research after reading opinion pieces and always use your own discretion when retaining a company from any list.
Best Resume Services in Melbourne
If you are in a hurry and don't want to read our detailed reviews below, here is a list of the Best Resume Writers in Melbourne:
- Find My Profession
- Alpha Resumes
- ITCV Writers
- Resume Right
- Wordsmith Consultants
And now for the detailed reviews...
1. Find My Profession
Find My Profession tops this list of professional resume writing services in Melbourne. They have the best customer reviews of any company that serves the area. Your Find My Profession writer, will be a specialist in the Melbourne job market and will spend ample time in one-on-one conversation with you to understand your unique value proposition in the job market. Find My Profession can also handle your cover letters, selection criteria, and LinkedIn profile if you need a full-service job search package.
Pros: Find My Profession offers a 60-day interview guarantee. That’s right: if you don’t get interviews within 60 days of using your new career marketing documents, they will go back to the drawing board for free.
Cons: This company isn’t exactly a cheap resume writing service, but reviews (including the one below) indicate the results are well worth the investment.
Turnaround: 3–5 business days with a 48-hour rush option.
Cost: $820 and up.
Phone: 1 831 888 0967
Reviews: 9/10 on Trustpilot, 4.9/5 on Sitejabber, 5/5 on Glassdoor, and 5/5 on Facebook. Google “Find My Profession Reviews” to browse over one hundred reviews.
2. Alpha Resumes
Alpha Resumes’ director, Jon Gorgioski, has over a decade’s worth of experience as a coach and trainer in the corporate world. He has been in the resume writing business for six years and keeps abreast of all the latest recruitment and resume writing trends. He will add LinkedIn to your package for about half the regular price when you order a resume, and he can also take care of your selection criteria for $110/hour. To boot, the Alpha Resumes website is elegant, easy to use, and has answers to all the questions you are likely to have.
Pros: There are samples you can view on the Alpha Resumes website for each of the three levels of service they provide: entry-level, professional or ‘tradie’, and managers and executives. The writing on the sample resumes is stellar and the designs are eye-catching without being fussy.
Cons: It’s difficult to find fault with this service. There are, however, resume writing services out there that can produce your CV or resume more quickly if you need speed.
Turnaround: 1–2 weeks.
Cost: $299–499+ (individually quoted for experienced executives).
Phone: 0430 195 859
Reviews: 4.4/5 on Google, 4/5 on productreview.com.au, and 5/5 on Facebook.
3. ITCV Writers
ITCV Writers is CV/resume writing service specializing in the IT and telecommunications industries. If that is your field and you are looking for a Melbourne CV writer, founder Sean Croon will get excellent results for you. His team has written thousands of career-positioning documents and LinkedIn profiles and can also help you with interview prep and career coaching. Reviewers are overwhelmingly positive about the personal care and stellar on-paper transformations they receive from Sean and his team.
Pros: You can bundle in coaching for a reasonable additional price. Also, all of ITCV’s services are 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
Cons: The phone interview portion of the process is quite short at 15 to 20 minutes. Many services offer 60 to 90 minutes to ensure that your writer has a comprehensive understanding of you and your career.
Turnaround: 1–2 weeks.
Phone: +61 3 9010 6115
Reviews: 4.9/5 on Google.
4. Resume Right
Resume Right is located in Southbank and can take care of all your career needs. They do resumes/CVs, LinkedIn profiles, selection criteria, interview preparation, and job market coaching. Founder Keith Mackay is a former recruiter and his team all have experience as recruiters, HR professionals, and hiring managers. Resume Right has writers with specialties in a wide variety of industries and you can check out each writer on their website to see who might be a good fit for you.
Pros: Resume Right can also do your selection criteria for $70–100 per criterion, depending on your career stage.
Cons: If you are an entry-level job seeker or new graduate and choose their most affordable package, there is only one opportunity to consult with your writer.
Turnaround: 2–7 days.
Phone: 1300 97 87 66
Reviews: 4.2/5 on Google.
5. Wordsmith Consultants
Wordsmith Consultants is located on Riverside Quay and according to reviews, has many thrilled customers. This company can handle all your application documents and can consult with you about personal branding as well if you want to take things a step further. Each highly qualified Wordsmith writer will spend ample time on the phone with you to dive deeply into what your most marketable skills and qualities are. You can even kick the process off with a free, no-obligation call if you just want to put a toe in the water.
Pros: They have myriad samples for you to check out on their website, and each of them is simply beautiful.
Cons: Visual beauty is great, but you can’t click on the samples on this website and actually read them. It is also worth imparting one caveat about fancy resume/CV designs: if you include too many complicated graphics on a resume, the Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) systems HR professionals use will have trouble reading keywords off them. Just keep that in mind.
Turnaround: First draft in 3 business days.
Phone: 1300 525 483
Reviews: 4.6/5 on Google.
This List Serves The Following Areas Near Melbourne, Victoria:
Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Melton, Shepparton - Mooroopna, Wodonga, Sunbury, Pakenham, Mildura, Warrnambool, Traralgon, Wangaratta, Ocean Grove - Barwon Heads, Bacchus Marsh
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