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PROFESSIONAL RESUME WRITING SERVICES ► INNOVATIVE, BRANDED, HIGH IMPACT TO PROGRESS YOUR CAREER
Do you want a commanding resume to forge and secure your ascending career path?
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 in transforming and driving you forward, and results in winning interviews for hundreds of clients.
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Addressing selection criteria is the most challenging document for clients to prepare. My Blog page (Addressing Selection Criteria category) contains 100+ selection criteria examples which have won interviews for clients. This is an invaluable resource tool to help you – enjoy the reading!
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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:
Achievements and Skills: Doing away with listing day-to-day responsibilities which reads just like a job ad. Instead, showcasing how you have gone over and above with outcomes/results, as well as key skills areas, both breadth and depth. This is how you truly capture the reader’s attention!
Pages1 and 2: Your resume should ‘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.
Design and Structure: Consistency throughout, flowing from start to finish; page to page, section to section, and within each section.
Your resume should reflect your value and monetary worth; a $40k-looking resume will not suffice for an $80k+ role!
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
How thrilled I have been with Annie Cerone and the services her business provides. I tried so many times myself to get from middle management (EL) level so the Senior Executive Service (SES) in APS Government but to no avail. I was so frustrated and disheartened until I found Annie’s blogs – the examples of selection criteria that have won interviews for her clients. I used Annie’s selection criteria writing services to help me produce a document that got me to the interview stage, which was ranked by the selection panel in the Top 3 – over 90 applications were received. I then had a 60-minute job interview coaching session with Annie. I got the job and I am now at SES level.
Mariam Wilson – Senior Executive Service (SES), APS 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
I have been using Resume by Design for over eight years. Annie’s expertise secured me my first government role many years ago. Over time, I have returned to Annie to seek advice and professional services and time and again her products have secured me an interview. Annie provides a comprehensive service, analysing your application materials and then providing a frank and honest assessment of the steps required to achieve success. Annie is direct in her approach, but this is in order to achieve the desired outcome, not to coddle people’s feelings. It is business. The cost is at market rate for the services that are provided; they are perfectly reasonable. Annie’s services are in high demand as she is often ‘booked out’. For those who wish to use her services, I recommend contacting her as early as possible to avoid disappointment. If you are after high quality and timely service I recommend Resume by Design.
J Royds – Manager, State (QLD) Government
I have known Annie Cerone for just over 5 years and in all my dealings with Annie she has been nothing short of superb in her competencies. Originally engaged to prepare my personal capability statements and then as a person I have engaged to prepare material in collaboration for some of my client projects. Testament to where an individual can go professionally when collaborating with Annie, is that both in 2016 and 2018 I was awarded with industry recognition as ‘Certified Practising Marketer of the Year – Queensland’, as well as 2017 Lifetime Member of the Australian Marketing Institute. The CPM professional standard is the peak professional designation for marketing/communications practitioners in Australia, like what a CPA is to accountants. I would never achieve such milestones without the support of colleagues like Annie. Separately, she is an outstanding presenter and communicator, collaborating in presenting industry discussions across the education sector, which has resulted in great feedback. Annie is a person that will give open, honest and candid feedback, which is what you want for someone preparing material for a job. Those that I have introduced to Annie have always given glowing praise towards their experience – you only need to look at the testimonials listed on her website to see this. 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). I commend Annie to any individual seeking a solid adviser, with traditional values towards providing quality work and good communication throughout the process. She is unashamedly direct with her advice, but it is this characteristic about her that gets the results for a client. I am sure she will continue to prove worthy of my trust.
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
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
Key points of difference: available every day and after hours • no upfront payment • discounts for repeat business • 24-hour turnaround • same day service at no extra cost • one-on-one consultation from start to finish. A testament to the high quality professional resume writing services I provide is the significant and continual amount of repeat and referral business.
ANNIE’S GUARANTEE ► PERSONALISED AND PROMPT RESUME WRITING SERVICES
You will be dealing with me exclusively from the outset. My services do not stop when work is completed. I am available at any time to continue to answer your questions. I also recommend you use me as a ‘sounding board’ to gain an objective viewpoint regarding your career direction or the type of roles you want to target both now and in the future.
The services I provide and my availability is a key point of difference. I am here for you and available at any time. Invest in your future now to help market you in an increasingly competitive job market. A professional, invaluable and reciprocal working relationship will be established and maintained going forward.