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.
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 (that's us!)
- Alpha Resumes
- ITCV Writers
- Resume Right
- Wordsmith Consultants
And now for the detailed reviews...
1. Find My Profession
Find My Profession is not just a top-notch resume service available in Melbourne. We are a global company headquartered in the US on a mission to master effective, ATS compatible resumes that convert into offers.
A major perk of Find My Profession is that we are not a one-person shop.
Collectively, our team of elite resume writers has experience in 85+ unique industries/professions. This allows us to assign you a professional writer (in the United States) based on your unique background and experience.
We are also not a resume factory. We will never use “ghostwriters”. You will have your resume writer’s name, email, and phone number for direct communication.
With 100+ 5-star reviews and a 60-day interview guarantee that speaks for itself, you can sleep easy knowing that your satisfaction is our #1 priority.
Pros: Find My Profession commits to working with each client until they are completely satisfied. Don’t worry about having a limited number of edits, or a set amount of time with your writer.
Cons: Find My Profession is a virtual/online company. While we provide services in your city, we don’t have a physical office. Also, with a focus on more senior positions, our entry-level resume service may be a bit pricey for recent graduates.
Turnaround: 3-5 business days. Can expedite to 2 business days.
Cost: $395-$895 USD
Phone: +1 (831) 888-0967 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't take our word for it, check out some of our 5-star 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
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
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
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
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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