Professional Resume Writing Services | Creative Resume Design to Make Your Resume ‘Pop’ | Unique Resume Development Strategies
PROFESSIONAL RESUME WRITING SERVICES ► INNOVATIVE, BRANDED AND HIGH IMPACT TO PROGRESS YOUR CAREER
Do you want a commanding resume to forge and secure your ascending career/professional path?
You’ve come to the right place! My name is Annie Cerone and I have operated Resume by Design since 2001, which is a leading nationwide professional resume writing services business. Your resume is a powerful marketing tool, must convey a striking first impression and capture the reader’s attention in seconds. I have the expertise and strategies in transforming you on paper and propelling you forward; and results in gaining interviews for hundreds of clients.
Do you want FREE interview-generating selection criteria examples?
Addressing selection criteria is by far the most difficult/challenging document for clients to prepare. My Blog page (Addressing Selection Criteria category) contains comprehensive examples and answers to an abundance of selection criteria across a variety of skills, competencies and attributes. I have been posting selection criteria examples since July 2009. This is an invaluable resource tool to help you throughout the process – enjoy the reading!
Please contact me; I look forward to hearing from you to discuss your needs, answer your questions, and help your career progression in the short- and long-term!
Build your confidence to help you secure that job.
PROFESSIONAL RESUME WRITING SERVICES ► CREATIVE RESUME DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES TO REFLECT YOUR WORTH
Resume by Design’s key strategies in developing compelling and highly marketable resumes include:
Tailoring content to showcase key skill areas, both breadth and depth (substantiating each skill).
Developing pages 1 and 2 of your resume in terms of content and design so the pages ‘pop’ – this is where the essential information needs to be showcased; a reader’s decision is made at this point in selecting you for the interview stage!
Profiling your achievements on the first page so you do away with listing day-to-day responsibilities which reads just like a job ad and role description, and does not hold the reader’s attention. The key is in showcasing how you have gone over and above performing standard tasks by highlighting outcomes and and results. This is how you truly capture the reader’s attention!
Designing your resume to ensure consistency/uniformity throughout; flowing from start to finish, page to page, section to section, and within each section. Solidly-structured and well-organised, your true monetary worth should be refeclted: a $40k-looking resume will not suffice for an $80k+ position.
I have collaborated with Annie Cerone over a number of years. In all my dealings with Annie, she has been nothing short of superb in her competencies across the areas of business development, latest career trends, business insights and grasp of professional writing practices. Those that I have introduced to Annie have always given glowing praise towards their experience. This is particularly important to me, as I seldom refer people unless I have strong confidence that the experience would be a positive reflection on me and my judgement (my personal brand). She is an outstanding presenter and communicator, collaborating in presenting industry discussions across the education sector, which has resulted in great feedback. I commend Annie to any individual seeking a solid adviser, with traditional values towards providing quality work and good communication throughout the process – I am sure she will continue to prove worthy of my trust.
Demetri Hughes – President Qld Committee, Australian Marketing Institute (AMI)
Annie Cerone has been with me all the way through my progression from senior management level roles to C-suite roles; in particular, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) roles across different industries. Her ability to cut through the fluff and concentrate on outcomes-focused and results-driven content across key skill and capability areas is exceptional. Annie has the remarkable skill of drawing out and focusing on key areas of relevance and discarding that which has no value and would only serve to bore the reader. I continue to use Annie’s services to update and further improve my resume to target C-suite roles; she recognises the importance of transforming day-to-day responsibilities into powerful concisely-written achievement-based statements. The entirety of my resume is always maintained at a succinct three to four page length limit, with a solid two pages devoted to showcasing achievements which are smartly categorised under key skill areas which makes for easy and compelling reading. Annie always delivers a product that generates results for me – interviews!
Michael J – CEO
I was referred to Annie Cerone by an executive recruitment agency who highly recommended her work. I presented Annie with my existing resume (a long seven-page document) filled with numerous high-end responsibilities across senior level finance roles I had held over the years. I valued Annie’s directness and honesty when she spent a good half hour explaining strategy on how she could market me more effectively on paper and get the important stuff to come across on the first couple of pages. She made me realise the importance of demonstrating quantifiable outcomes/results in a concise manner and how filling your resume with day-to-day responsibility-based tasks does not win anyone over. I was sold in that first half hour and when she emailed me the first draft I was a huge fan. My revamped resume has led to several interviews and I can only thank Annie for this result.
Jason T – Finance Director
I have commissioned Annie Cerone over the past few years to develop all my documentation and referred many colleagues to her services. As I progressed through the ranks of QLD Government, strangely my confidence started to wane. I came back to Annie as I knew she would help me with my motivation, confidence and help ‘spark’ me up again. This time around I used Annie’s Job Interview Coaching service. What an intense, mind-expanding and richly-rewarding one hour coaching session we had. Annie prepared specifically tailored questions that made me think laterally and very much outside the box, yet maintained logic all the way through. She pinpointed what I thought were weaknesses and demonstrated how these were in fact strengths. She made me realise that the ‘monkey on my back’ holding me back was all self-doubt. Annie grabbed this self-doubt and exorcised it from me. WOW. I went into that interview calm, confident, self-assured, assertive and anxiety-free; I blitzed it and climbed the next rung from SES Band 1 to Band 2. Thank you as always Annie!
Sara T – Senior Executive Service (SES), QLD State Government
When I first commissioned Annie’s services, she was able to define, demonstrate and fine-tune my 35 year career in a very straight forward way. Her ability to capture the essence of what I do for my clients was the key in providing a snapshot of my skills and services. She provided objectivity and directness about what would cut through and get noticed. Importantly, her follow up service was greatly appreciated. I have continued to utilise Annie’s services; she is always available to answer questions and serves as an invaluable guide providing clear-cut objectivity with the many questions I have had regarding my career direction, job search strategies and so much more. Annie never fails to disappoint. One of the many things I admire about Annie and the manner in which she does business is that she truly values her customers – she has put the ‘humane’ back into human resources. When it comes to a business image and profile, I highly recommend Resume by Design.
Dave Charles – Managing Director
Annie Cerone is not in this for the money or she could charge far more than what she does for the amount of time, effort and consultation she provides. Annie creates a unique document that is indicative of your work history, education, and background; and she also helps you with your LinkedIn profile. Her experience extends far beyond just ‘design’; you can tell she has an extensive background in training, managing and communication. Get ready for a product that allows you to answer behavior-based interview questions following the STAR method. Her key words and deliberate avoidance of repetition allows you to expand your skills far beyond one job-type. The result is a well-balanced, universal presentation of your skills and accolades. She is extremely personable and takes the time to collect the data necessary to represent you in a professional and accurate manner; it’s like having a friend in human resources. Loved the opportunity to work with her and the outcome! She has my vote.
Trinell Moore – Executive & Professional Sales Representative
Resume by Design has continually provided superior professional resume writing services to clientele since 2001 which has led to significant amounts of repeat business and client referrals.
Exceptional high quality professional resume writing services are provided:
One-on-one consultation from conception to completion
Prompt and personalised service
Turnaround within 24 hours
Express same day service at no extra cost
Flexible, customer-friendly, 7-day service
Discounts for repeat business
Highly marketable documents positioning you in the marketplace
ANNIE’S GUARANTEE ► PERSONALISED AND PROMPT RESUME WRITING SERVICES
You will be dealing with me exclusively from the outset. Replies to your emails are personalised and answered promptly (within the hour or always on the same day guaranteed). If I am unavailable when you call, please leave a message. My services do not stop when work has been completed; I am available at any time to continue to answer your questions. I also highly recommend you use me as a resource; a ‘sounding board’ to bounce ideas and to gain an objective viewpoint regarding the direction you want to take in your career, or the type of roles you want to target both now and in the near future.
The service I provide and my availability is a key point of difference over many other resume professionals. I am here for you, available at any time to respond to your emails and take your calls; and importantly, I am here to stay to help market you! Invest in your future now by investing in my professional resume writing services to help market you in an increasingly competitive job market. A professional, invaluable and reciprocal working relationship will be established and maintained with you now and going forward.