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Resumes and Cover Letters

We understand you might find writing your own resume frustrating or dull but we love what we do here and think it shows. Carefully crafted, based on our expertise and your specifications, these resumes are designed to be visually impressive, interesting and accessible.

Application Documents

When applying for jobs, it's tempting to simply email off your resume and cover letter and hope for the best. If you're not getting responses from this approach, you may need to check for other application requirements, such as Selection Criteria and Expressions of Interest.

Personal Brand Support

More and more employers are checking out potential employees online. Does your online brand match your aspirations? Is your LinkedIn Profile doing you justice? What will people find if they google you? Ask us how we can help you take control of your online presence.

 
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    Gub

    Gub McNicoll

    Director, Senior Consultant

    A consultant, with 10 years' experience in sectors from technology and engineering to government and professional services, Gub has personally written more than 4500 resumes. She has a Bachelor of English Literature and a Masters of International Business.

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    Eileen

    Eileen Garcia

    Executive Assistant

    Eileen has a degree in Marketing and many years' international experience in marketing, technical support and administrative roles.  At WordSmiths, she provides customer service, data analysis, technical support and executive assistance.

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    Nick

    Amanda Val

    Editor

    Amanda has a BA in English and Legal Studies and is a qualified Copyeditor. She has written for websites and print publications, from marketing material to educational content. At Wordsmiths she provides quality assurance and adapts content for online forums such as LinkedIn.

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Just a quick message since working on my resume l have had 4 inquiries and 2 job interviews. I have to keep on going, but l wanted to take the time to thank you for the time you spent helping me get together the resume

SM, Teacher 20/09/2015

 

Perfect Gub! Once again thank you so much your professionalism and device you have provided - it definitely has given me optimism in moving forward in the work force. Please pass on my thanks to your team - I will be sure to recommend Wordsmith Consultants to friends and family if the need arises.

RM, Production Manager 17/09/2015

 

Thank you very much for your wonderful work on my C.V. I wanted to express my thanks for your assistance. The end result was employment offer in a role that I am very excited about. I will be recommending your services to my friends and colleagues.

JK, Director 15/09/2015

 

That’s great Gub thank you. I have recommended you to a few friends (and my mum) hopefully they might be in touch in the near future.

MB, General Counsel 09/09/2015

 

Just thought I'd let you know I that I got the job I applied for.

IM, Teacher 28/08/2015

 

Hi Gub I love it I can see why you are the expert in this!! I have only made some minor edits to the cover page which I can fix myself…just sending you a copy for the record. Thank you!! I will be in contact when the Job is advertised so you can provide your wisdom on my application.

CE, Senior Research Analyst 28/08/2015

 

Thankyou Gub for personalising my resume with a high standard of integrity and professionalism. A beautiful resume.

DD, Employment Consultant 19/08/2015

 

That is excellent, really appreciate it. I will let you know how I go using the new resume, I’m confident I will have more success going for roles now.

MG, Solution Delivery Manager 05/08/2015

 

You are incredible Gub! How do you do it?! Amazing. Thank you so much. I'm so pleased! You have helped me to feel much more confident about the entering the workforce after a long break! Thank you again.

WV, Administrator 05/08/2015

 

Gub, I LOVE IT!....I would hire me :)

KS, Quality Assurance Manager 16/05/2015

 

Thanks Gub, I cannot tell you how I appreciate you help. The attached is truly remarkable.

KM, Business Manager 22/04/2015

 

Thankyou, for your excellent workmanship on both my resume and cover letter. I am a very happy customer.

BW, Apprentice 08/04/2015

 

Hi Gub I trust my email finds you well. I wanted to express my personal thanks to you for assisting me with my recent application with ***. The end result of my submission was very favourable and I was granted the long awaited interview. Your assistance with my resume and cover letter instilled a renewed confidence and I had the best interview ever, thank you. Yes..... I LANDED MY DREAM ROLE !

SR, State Sales and Operations Manager 29/03/2015

 

Hi Gub Beautiful. Thank you for your quick response. I am very happy with your work and will recommend you happily to friends and fellow work mates.

CS, HSE Advisor 27/03/2015

 

Thanks so much Gub, I am thrilled with the outcome. Thanks especially for the amazingly fast turnaround.

CC, Design Project Manager 26/02/2015

 

Thanks Gub! Its been a real breeze and your work is superb. Now I've just gotta read up on some OH&S. I'll let you know how I get on.

GK, Production Manager 20/02/2015

 

Hello there, Just thought I'd bring it to your attention with such great news that I ended up getting the job at ***. Thank to your wonderful help and support, I am truly grateful.

MH, ECT Teacher 09/02/2015

 

Hi Gub, Firstly, I would like to thank you for all your hard work in giving a new face to my resume. The new look is very professional and balanced, and I am sure it will grab the readers attention. Thanks

FE, Customer Resolution Specialist 09/02/2015

 

Hi Gub, I am very happy with your work and will recommend your service to other people. Thank you very much for you help! All the best!

OC, Telecommunications Design Team Lead 21/01/2015

 

Thanks for sending this through--and thanks so much for your efforts in total. From my perspective the process has been great and the quality of work fantastic. I'll happily be recommending you to anyone in my network who is seeking to refresh their resume etc.

JB, Senior Executive, Business Improvement 16/01/2015

 

Thankyou Gub - again, GREAT job Very much appreciated! I have given your name to another friend ******* who will probably get in touch with you in the next month or so to use your services.

JDA, Site Engineer 13/01/2015

 

Hi Gub, Wow. The new resume looks amazing. I honestly can't thank you enough. I just hope I can live up to it haha. As far as changes go, I cannot fault it. Everything looks great.

JD, Project Support Officer 09/01/2015

 

Fantastic. Very impressive. Thank you a whole bunch. I will be in touch, hopefully with positive news.

CJ, Veterinary Nurse 08/01/2015

 

Once again thank you for the great job, your support and time, you have definitely boosted my confidence and it is very much appreciated.

KH, Education Support Officer 07/01/2015

 

Hi Gub, Thank you for doing such an amazing job on my resume and cover letter. I would highly recommend you to anyone.

SB, Customer Relations Manager 13/10/2014

 

Hi Gub, Thankyou for the resume, it has exceeded my expectations.

GDJ, Operations Manager 07/10/2014

 

Hi Gub Thanks to your help I was successful with my job application for a Permanent Controller on the Docks. Thank you.

SN, Stevedore 07/10/2014

 

Thanks for this Gub I LOVE it : )

AS, Advertising Designer 06/10/2014

 

Wow. Thank you very much for the quick turn around. I am very happy with the CV now. It feels complete and compelling.

HL, Global Systems Architect 06/10/2014

 

Hi Gub, I hope this email finds you well. I am just sharing to you some good news that went my way after consulting with you about my resume. I am now currently working with one of the world's leading airlines. I thank you for your help and guidance.

RDR, Sales Consultant 28/09/2014

 

Can I just say Gub, that I really appreciated the calm cool and collected way in which you helped me in rewriting my resume and cover letter. Your professional manner made me feel listened too and ‘important’! The final documents were amazing. I felt you had captured the things I wanted to say, and turned it into a document that I feel really proud of. Many Thanks

BR, Learning and Development Advisor 16/07/2014

 

The resume and selection criteria were both done professionally, quickly and easily - I was amazed and very happy with the end result. I have already recommended you to colleagues ! Brilliant stress relieving service ! Thanks again Gub.

LW, Senior Program Officer 04/07/2014

 

Hi Gub, Both the resume and cover letter are amazing and hundreds of times better than anything I would have written! I am extremely happy with everything and cannot thank you enough! I hope you don't mind (I'm assuming you won't) but I have recommended you to several work friends who are facing redundancies over the next few months. Thank you again & kind regards

JB, Media Coordinator 25/06/2014

 

Dear Gub, you wrote my Resume so professionally. The covering letter was brilliant and immediately impacting. Finally I had a document that I was proud to present. Really increased my personal confidence. Within 2 weeks I secured a position as a Operations Manager. I highly recommend your services.

PC, Operations Manager 19/05/2014

 

Hey. I love love love it :) Thank u

FO, Restaurant Manager 12/05/2014

 

Wow! Thank you so much, Gub, just reading through, I'm blown away!

KT, Registered Nurse 15/04/2014

 

Thanks very much the resume and cover letter are excellent I will recommend you to all my friends.

JS, Combat Engineer 12/03/2014

 

I wanted to express my thanks for you great work :-). Getting this right is such an important foundation for job hunting and you have helped produce a high quality product in a seamless fashion, quickly. You have a great talent for this. I have referred you to a colleague also.

BT, Solutions Consultant 11/03/2014

 

I have been meaning to write and thank you for the work you did for me when I was changing job. I have started with an amazing not for profit orgaisization in what seems to be the perfect role for me. I do have some more work for you if its convenient, I will email you about it soon if you're free to take it on.

NN, Business Development Manager 20/02/2014

 

OMG… I'd hire me… you're brilliant. I now best look at getting them out there for others to see just how brilliant I am. One happy chappie.

MH-J, Director 03/02/2014

 

Hi Gub. Thank you very much. I am very happy with the resume, so much so, that I could not find anything to change or alter. I sound much better on paper than I thought I would, and was a little concerned that maybe I sounded too good, but after reading through it thoroughly, realised I do all this, it's just worded better than I ever could have.

SB, Accounts Supervisor 30/01/2014

 

Thank you for all your hard work! they look fantastic:)

JN, Teacher 11/09/2013

 

Just letting you know that my application was successful. The panel commented on the high quality of my CV! Thanks for your help.

AJ, Clinical Services Director 09/09/2013

 

Gub was fantastic, professional service and great rates. Where others failed to respond Gub was there working with me from my expression of interest generated on the website. Gub was quickly on the phone with me talking about how she could help. Before you pay thousands and get locked into a resume that you can't edit, talk to Gub, she really knows her trade and works with you efficiently. Needless to say, I got the job.

AP, Senior Systems Developer 07/05/2013

 

Gub has an unique way to distill the best one has to offer and present it in the most appealing way . She understood very fast what I needed it and provided me with a CV of excellent quality. Her fees are the best I found in the Melbourne market and she finished the job in less than 12 hours. What else does one need when looking for a great CV?

JS, Senior Health Advisor 25/07/2012

 

Thank you so much for your help and I really love your work.

JG, Social Worker 28/11/2012

 

A little feedback for you on a resume and covering letter you prepared for me 11 April 2013 for a position as a casual Administrative Assistant. There were over 500 applicants for the position and last Monday, I received a call and a preliminary phone interview was conducted, that led to an interview, that led to a congratulatory job offer yesterday. Your excellent writing skills obviously! A very happy customer. VL, Admin Assistant 21/05/2013

 

I used the professional services of Gub McNicoll in order to update a very outdated resume. She very quickly understood my needs, responded with amazing proficiency, insight and competency - she delivered what I expected and more! RS, Education Consultant 12/06/2013

 

I highly recommend Gub's writing service. A true professional who takes the time to understand your needs and provide you with quality work! Thanks Gub!PP, General Manager 27/11/2012

Wow, thank you! I sound really smart. I'm blown away at how good it is. I will have a look through it tonight/tomorrow and get back to you tomorrow afternoon.RS, Contract Administrator 08/10/2012

 

Gub delivers an exceptional writing consultancy service. She provides carefully-crafted professional documentation and responsive customer support.TF, Leading Enterprise and Infrastructure Architect 11/09/2012

 

Gub has an admirable writing skill and the ability to convert quantity into quality concise information. Would certainly use Gub’s services again.ADO, Business Development and Sales Consultant 26/07/2012

 

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Career Change Resumes

Career change resumes often require a third party simply because an experienced professional, accustomed to describing their skills in the terminology of one industry, will struggle to translate their background into transferrable skills and a value proposition with wider appeal. At Wordsmiths, we regularly work with people looking to move industries or change career direction, showing clients how to focus a resume on their most compelling skills. Although we are primarily writers not career advisors, the experience of developing a career change resume often helps clients to better understand their personal brand and may even assist in refining career options.

 

Online Resumes

It has become increasingly important to make sure that your online brand matches your resume. Current estimates suggest that more than half of all employers and an even higher proportion of recruiters will check LinkedIn as part of the applicant screening process. It is important that the profile is complete, detailed, a good match for your resume and shows professional engagement with subject matter and colleagues. To be effective it also needs to be optimised for automated and human searches. Some people choose to get their own domain name and set up an online portfolio, which can be effective if well-developed and appropriately serviced.

 

Technical Resumes

For people in highly technical roles resumes can become dense, jargonistic and inaccessible. This becomes a real problem when the resume is being reviewed by HR professionals unfamiliar with the terminology or when applying for managerial roles where the focus shifts from technical to strategic and/ or administrative capabilities. Profiling technical skills is certainly important but so is demonstrating contribution to broader organisational goals. We can help you get to the heart of your value proposition and express your achievements in clear, relevant terms.