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!
There are so many resume design sites out there and all of them lacked a real and personal touch. That was the first thing that grabbed me and made me decide to contact Annie Cerone. Thinking it was going to be hard, but it wasn’t, it was easy because Annie obviously has a proven process that works and she sticks to it. The outcome was not what I was expecting, I feel my resume captures where I have been, where I am now and where I can head and it was done is a confidential, easy and workable way. I don’t think I will attempt to ever do my own resume again; working with the right resume writer makes the world of difference. I would recommend Annie for sure, she was easy to work with, honest, quick and prompted me just at the right times.
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.
After 15 years running my own business, I made the decision to seek a role in the public sector. Although I am a practised writer, I found it difficult and time consuming to prepare applications that would get me in front of the selection panel to discuss my experience and ability to make a strong contribution in the proposed roles. Resume by Design transformed my experience in preparing applications. My second application achieved an interview and I was subsequently offered a position. Annie’s understanding of how to effectively communicate (in written form) with a selection panel in the terms they are seeking makes a huge difference. Therefore, I cut the time I needed to invest to generate a finely tuned application to 20% of my earlier efforts. Importantly, working with Annie also minimised the debilitating emotional investment that I formerly needed to prepare an application.
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.
Annie at Resume by Design has the uncanny knack of being able to unlock the words describing your capacity and capability to future employers. She has been able to pull my resume together, not only very quickly but also with a presentation to impress. I’ve known Annie for a few years now and over a couple of new jobs. Each time she has been able to help update my resume and position according to the new direction. She has also helped me write a one page bio for publications. It is sometimes amazingly difficult to give yourself high praise and value without feeling you are a bit full of yourself. Annie takes this feeling away and completely represents you and your skills in a fashion that leaves you quite proud of your achievements, and importantly you know you can deliver on expectations.
I have been using Annie Cerone’s resume services since 2008. I have utilised Annie’s professional wisdom on a number of occasions and have always found her to be extremely prompt and professional in her attention to my requests. Recently, I again sought Annie’s assistance to update and revamp my resume. The latest updated resume again displayed my skills to such a level that after only one application I was able to secure an extremely attractive position with a major player in the construction industry. I am only too happy to recommend Annie to anyone thinking of getting the competitive edge that a professional like Annie can provide in the search for a better role or change of career direction. Annie continues to provide me with the confidence to believe in my worth.
I have used Annie’s services several times for resume writing and selection criteria preparation. As a public servant, the job application process can be quite daunting. Fortunately, Annie makes the process so much easier – she has a thorough understanding of the requirements. As a result, I have made the transition and I’m now working for another government department in a higher ranking position
Resume by Design has completely alleviated the tedium of reapplying for my position at the end of every year. I can always count on Annie to portray me in the best possible light, as her resume design and approach to addressing selection criteria is contemporary, concise and innovative. Appreciating Annie’s professionalism and diversity, I have also commissioned her to mentor adult learners in the area of employment and career development. She is an engaging public speaker imparting relevant information and life skills to a sometimes, very challenging audience.
In my view, a resume is an aid to get you in the door and into a job interview. To my delight, Resume by Design’s product was truly professional and cleverly targeted and assisted greatly in my successful search in the competitive industry of Energy Distribution.