(CARW, B.Bus (HRMgmt, Mgmt), CDI) and I love helping people build meaningful careers.
Certified Advanced Resume Writer, (CARW), one of only 16 Australia-wide.
Authorised DISC Administrator and Behavioural Consultant.
Business excellence award winner and multiple-time finalist.
Degree qualified with a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Human Resource Management (B.Bus HRMgmt).
Member of Career Directors International (CDI).
Plus 9+ years’ HR and recruitment experience with first-hand recruitment and ATS systems expertise.
Matching people with meaningful work has always been my calling.
After earning a Business Degree majoring in Human Resource Management, I worked a number of years with employment firms and Fortune 500 companies including BHP and Manpower in recruitment and training roles.
The Resume Creative was officially hatched in 2016. Since then I’ve written thousands of job-winning career documents, magnetising self-marketing copy for business, and powerful professional profiles for clients across the globe. A guest writer and speaker, I’ve delivered countless workshops to rooms full of eager participants, from graduates, return to work parents and long-term unemployed, to corporate workplaces, professionals and business owners to help them articulate their value.
I’ll bet you never thought resume writing could be so exciting? When I started, I didn’t either!
My career has taken me on an adventurous ride, and I’ve been very fortunate to wear many hats: Graduate. HR, employment services and recruitment specialist. Redundant employee. Return to work parent. Award-winning self-employed freelancer and small business owner. Educator, guest speaker, presenter and writer.
I know everyone has a spark of greatness within them… whether they realise it or not.
Nothing lights me up more than helping people discover (or rediscover) their confidence and renewed self-belief; to have a resume that makes them proud, that inspires them to set their sights higher and to apply their strengths, passion and skills to work that fulfils them.
CARW stands for Certified Advanced Resume Writer, and you’re forgiven if you’ve never heard of one, because there’s not many of us around!
Only 16 resume writers in Australia have earned the industry acclaimed Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW) status.
A CARW provides you with a point of difference with talents that have been industry scrutinised and tested. As a CARW, my clients are confident that:
- You’re being assisted by a qualified practitioner who has been coached and rigorously tested through exams reviewed by résumé industry leaders. I was mentored and tested by Gayle Howard–Australia’s most highly credentialled and awarded résumé writer, acclaimed author and industry recognised thought leader in all things resumes and career strategy.
- Your resume writer has been tested and proven to produce work of a superior standard. A CARW stays in touch with current hiring trends and is an experienced resume writing strategist; a professional who employs sound knowledge to help you secure interviews.
- I’m dedicated to honing my craft and continuously maintain contemporary knowledge of recruitment, employment, and job-seeking trends and resume writing strategies.
- A certified professional who has had (and will continue to have) skills scrutinised by industry leaders. I’m knowledgeable on how to represent you best, and by mandatory recertification testing every two years, have to prove I’m ahead of the game and committed to sustaining professional membership and accumulating CEUs to maintain the credential.
The majority of job seekers never make it past the initial screening stage because their marketing documents fail to position them in the best possible light.
Knowing that your resume is one of the most critical pieces in your marketing collateral it makes sense that you want to put your best foot forward. However, trying to write objectively about yourself can be difficult and time-consuming. It takes skill, objective thinking, and being able to pinpoint achievements and value brought to the organisation to develop a powerful marketing document.
It’s the difference between your resume hitting the reject pile with a thud, or stopping the reader dead-in-their-tracks and compelling them to call you.