Attention Job-Seekers:

Do you need help with your resume/CV or your selection criteria?

Are you tired of missing out on interviews, jobs and promotions because your resume, CV or selection criteria statement fails to market and "sell" you?

Ensure...You don't miss out on interviews and job offers to LESS-QUALIFIED job-seekers with BETTER written applications.

 

CareerPro can help you........

 

Hi - my name is Nikky Rhodes, Australia's first qualified Expert Selection Criteria Writer, Interview Coach and Master Resume Writer specialising in the Australian Public Service. I am the owner of CareerPro, an online business providing professional career consultancy services including resume writing, interview coaching and selection criteria writing.

With comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of modern resume and selection criteria writing supported by over 10 years of combined, hands-on experience as a Recruiter (in-house and consultancy), Hiring Manager and Human Resources Manager across the public and private sectors, I can prepare winning government job applications, resumes, CVs and selection criteria statements that WILL:

 

  1. Get results.......which means securing more interviews, better job offers, greater opportunities for promotion and career development and enhanced earning potential
  2. Market you effectively without exaggerating your achievements or lying about your experience
  3. Give you the best opportunity to get that elusive job offer, secure that promotion and earn that well-deserved pay increase
  4. Save you time and minimise confusion in navigating the complex and overwhelming public service and private sector recruitment process
  5. Clearly communicate your unique selling points through high level personal and career marketing

 

What I do?

  • I specialise in writing government job applications and addressing selection criteria for the Australian Public Service including Federal, State, Territory and Local Government. I also prepare selection criteria applications for other industries including Community Services, Not-for-Profits and the Tertiary Education sector
  • I write resumes and curriculum vitae (CVs) for all levels of job-seekers within the public and private sectors
  • I provide interview coaching for jobseekers including covering topics such as; how to prepare and conduct employer research, how to manage nerves and overcome barriers to employment, techniques for answering common interview questions, tips on setting yourself apart from your competitors and provide simulated interview practice

 

Is this you?

My clients come from all “walks of life” and all stages of the career lifespan, including those entering the workforce (students and graduates), those already employed (technical, administrative, professionals, management and executives), mature-aged workers, individuals transitioning careers, migrants and those returning to the workforce.

Generally, they are people like YOU, trying to break into, or get ahead within the Australian Public Service or private sectors.

 

 

8 Reasons to work with a Master Resume Writer, Interview Coach and Qualified Selection Criteria Writer!

  1. You will be working directly with me which ensures absolute confidentiality and privacy. This means that you will benefit directly from my knowledge and credentials in the career writing industry and extensive proven experience within Career Writing/Marketing, Human Resources and Recruitment. This also ensures confidentiality and privacy and as a legitimate service provider, I subscribe to ethical and professional business standards aimed at maximising trust and building positive, professional working relationships.
  2. You can manage this process at a time and location that is most convenient for you and fit this into your normal life and work/other commitments. I ask all of my questions via email and if I need further information, I will contact you at a mutually agreeable time. Imagine - no time-consuming, face-to-face meetings where you have to think of excuses to take time out of work and other family/life responsibilities. I am not bound by physical location or time constraints and can work with all job-seekers locally, nationally and internationally.
  3. You will have input to your resume or selection criteria statement. This will provide you with an opportunity to review the draft/s, undertake minor edits and verify my interpretation of the information that you have provided. I’ll be honest – most of my clients are so impressed with the first draft that we usually finalise the documents and conclude the project at this stage.
  4. You will uncover your unique accomplishments and achievements. Many of my clients come to me struggling to identify their successes and unique selling points. Instead of asking you to provide me with details of your contributions or asking for particular examples that I can use as part of your selection criteria response, I’ll send you specific, targeted questions designed to get you thinking about your unique achievements. Once you send this information back to me, I’ll determine the most appropriate way to present and articulate this content as part of your selection criteria response. This will help you tremendously when providing information for your resume, selection criteria statement or government job application and ensure that you provide relevant and appropriate examples of experience, pitched at the right level and matched to the particular role requirements. Anything less than this means that your application will NOT be targeted and focused enough to get results.
  5. You will benefit from my commitment to customer relationships and high standards in service delivery. I’m focused on building long-term relationships with my clients which means that I don’t quote on work or take on jobs where you do not match the qualifications, experience and skill sets required for the role. If you are unsure of your suitability, I’d be happy to review the application requirements and your resume and provide you with my opinion and experiences with preparing applications for the relevant department. Alternatively, you can touch base with the contact officer or nominated person and ask them some basic questions about their requirements. Whilst it is unlikely that they will dissuade you from applying, you may gain some insight into the position, department or government agency and their needs and ideals.
  6. You will receive a resume, cover letter, expression of interest and/or selection criteria statement written solely from the information that you provide to me. I do not provide an editing and review service. What I’ve realised is that this is not the most effective way to secure results for you. I write resumes and selection criteria holistically which involves considering ALL of the information that you provide to me and not basic elements such as individual criteria. An editing and review service will only pick-up spelling mistakes and  grammatical errors and will not assist you in ensuring that you are selecting the most appropriate example to demonstrate your competency in a particular area.
  7. You will receive your resume, cover letter or selection criteria statement well in advance of the application closing date. I am used to working to “tight” deadlines given the bulk of work that I do is writing selection criteria applications. In most cases, positions within the APS and other state/territory and local government departments are advertised for a period of 2 weeks. My usual turnaround times are 3-7 working days from receipt of all relevant information from you however this may vary based on other client commitments, complexity of the selection criteria application and the relevant time that it will take to write your selection criteria response. I don’t quote on projects where I am not able to meet your deadline and will confirm my availability when you contact me!
  8. You get what you pay for. I’m really clear about what your investment includes and there are no hidden costs. For all jobs – cover letters, resumes, government job applications and selection criteria statements, I am happy to provide you with an obligation free quote which also outlines what you get in return for your investment. If you want me to work only on your selection criteria, I can do that; if you prefer that I manage the full application – cover letter, resume and selection criteria response, I’m happy to do this as well. As a qualified resume and expert selection criteria writer, your investment covers the time it takes me to prepare detailed informational interview questions, analyse your responses and write your selection criteria statement and/or resume and cover letter, provide you with working copies of your job applications so that you can update and amend the material in the future and ensures access to additional resources that I offer such as FREE articles and a fortnightly newsletter, detailing practical tips, proven strategies and advice on the job search process, resume and selection criteria writing, the interview process and career development.

 

 

"Nikky's work proved to be consistently outstanding and her level of knowledge high as she progressed through four of the most stringent phases of assessment in the resume writing industry. It is my pleasure to recommend Nikky as an experienced resume and selection criteria writer who through my observations since that time, approaches each project with the same level of commitment - ensuring each client is provided with an individual resume/cover letter or key selection criteria that is perfectly targeted to the right audience for their talents."

Gayle Howard, Multi-Award Winning Master Resume Writer, CDI

 

 

 

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For an obligation free quote and assessment please feel free to contact me on nikky@CareerPro.net.au or call me on 0404 427 212

PO Box 7180 Mount Crosby QLD 4306 ABN: 82 720 953 027

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Having held a range of diverse and varied roles as Recruiter, Human Resources and Hiring Manager, and selection panel member, having sat on hundreds of selection panels, it seemed only natural that Nikky transition her passion for assisting job-seekers to establish CareerPro, a leading, professional writing business focused on helping job-seekers to effectively market and "sell" themselves to prospective employers. Through her unique writing services (selection criteria, resumes, curriculum vitae, cover/application letters) she assists clients and job-seekers locally, nationally and internationally to achieve their goals of promotion, interview and job success.

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"Hi Nikky, This resume is amazing! I think that I had read similar comments to this on your website, but - I can't believe this was describing me when I was reading it! I am so happy that I decided to have you do this for me - the best investment for me for quite a while. I think that it is definitely going to be the secret weapon in obtaining a position. I am just in awe at your ability with words." DF, Bookkeeper

"Oh my goodness Nikky - this is amazing! You are certainly sensational at what you do and are totally worth the money! I would recommend you to anyone. I was a little uncomfortable at first reading this amazing resume that looked like it belonged to someone else, but once I read it in more detail you have described me and what I do to a tee! You are a very clever lady and you make me look very clever too!!!! LOL! The cover letter and selection criteria are so awesome and I'm 100% happy with these." DS, Administration Manager

"Hi Nikky, What you have written is amazing and I certainly could not word this application the way you have!" JJ, Service & Administration, University

"Thank you so much, I have to say I do look good on paper!" KB, Local Government, WA

"The outcome has far exceeded my expectations and I am over the moon with the result." KG, Executive Assistant

"Brilliant! I'm very happy with what you have written. Thanks so much and I'll let you know how I go." MR, Quality Assistant, Tertiary Education Institute

"You will be pleased to know that I was ranked No. 2 on this job - this is what I expected as the officer that has been acting in the position re-applied. I am actually going to be doing the job for 8 weeks so am pretty pleased with the result!"
DB, Client Services, Federal Government Department

"It sounds pretty damn good, would you employ me? Thanks so much for all of your help and the quickness of getting this done for me. I really appreciate it. Will let you know the outcome."
CM, Administration, Local Council

"Hi Nikky,
Resume is exactly what I wanted! Very professional Nikky, you are great with words. Thank you."
CB, Hair Stylist / Nail Technician

"The first draft looks fantastic!! I'm really happy with the wording and changes you made."
JC, Communications Manager

"Thanks for making my selection criteria so fantastic. I wanted to let you know that I did get interviews for all of the jobs."
JH, Administration, Local Council

"Morning Nikky, you have done a brilliant job with my resume. Thank you very very much."
JR, Executive Assistant

"Just wanted to thank you again for doing up the selection criteria for the Business Administrator position - I was shortlisted and had an interview yesterday. The interview went well I thought, but even if I don't get the job, it was invaluable experience for me. I should find out by the end of the week."
KW, Administrator, Tertiary Education Sector

"WOW, that was fast !!!! Thank you very much, they look fantastic."
LE, Administration

"I wasn't going to tell you until afterwards, but I have been offered and interview. The interview is being held this Tuesday at 11:40am. I didn't ant to jinx myself by telling you but I really wanted to let you know. Thank you so much and I will let you know how the interview goes.."
TS, PA, Private Education Sector

"WOW, thanks. I sound good! I didn't expect to hear back from you so soon."
JK, Environmental Management, State Government

"Hi Nikky,
That's fantastic, thank you so much. I would never have been able to write like that about myself. Funny thing is, a few of the personal type bits you added in, is exactly what I am like (ethics etc), so it was brilliant."
KH, Business Manager, Education Sector

"WOW - awesome. I am off work tomorrow & will scrutinise!! Looks fantastic at first read. Thanks Nikky."
MP, Consultant Change Management, Private Sector

"What great work! That all looks really great, you made it look so easy."
PT, Administration, Defence

"Your first draft is very good. I cannot believe it is my Resume. Thank you so much.."
RR, Entry Level Graduate, Public Sector

"Hi Nikky, it is brilliant, you made me sound perfect for the job. Thank you for your help."
MS, Registered Nurse, Allied Health Professionals, Centrelink

"Nikky, I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the personal attention that you provided as part of the development process we have been through in drafting my resume. The finished product has been a resume that presents my experience and achievements in a way that I would never have considered. You have provided a one-on-one consultancy that was most beneficial in tuning the vocabulary of my resume and skill focus for the industry I am targeting."
JM, General Manager,
Telecommunications, United Kingdom

"Thanks so much for taking me on as a client. I have nothing but praise for the work your business is doing and you have been unreal to deal with. Quick, accurate, pleasant! And yes the resume looks a lot better than before. I couldn’t believe how you managed to fit all that information into a few pages."
ID, QLD Government, Financial Controller

"Well, what can I say …………………..but what a job I am really pleased. I will have a really good read through it all tonite."
BW, Queensland Police, Automotive Engineer

"I just found out that I have been offered an interview for this job at (name removed) in Brisbane. You helped me with the resume and selection criteria. I had thought it was a bit out of my league so obviously your input helped to get me this far!"
KL, Postgraduate Student, Government Application

"Hi Nikky,
You are amazing! What an amazing job! Thanks so much for this so far and for your promptness. I may have a colleague here coming your way. "

AC, Business Specialist, Telecommunications

"Hello Nikky,
Wow and Thank you so much for this! You have done such a tremendous job. Of course you can enter it into the awards also :) I would love my resume to be a part of that as I think it is fantastic. Thanks for your wishes and I'm sure I'll get snapped up with this for sure. Good luck with your awards. Make sure you let me know how you go.”
AC, Business Specialist, Telecommunications

"Ahhhh Nikky!!!!!,
You are absolutely wonderful! Many thanks for ALL your assistance, hard work and guidance! Let me say that I thoroughly enjoy working with you, I’m very lucky to have you as my career CHAMPION!!!! Thank you very much for your encouragement and a warm hug back to you!!! "

IT, Marketing Executive, Tertiary Education Sector

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