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Case Studies

Select Resumes Case Studies

With a strong record of accomplishment across over ten years in business, Select Resumes prides itself on only recruiting the best of the best Resume Writers! Our team of Resume Writers are passionate about what they do and take their work very seriously. They understand the impact that their writing has for our clients, as well as the investment it takes to put together a successful application. And we do not just mean the financial investment. More often than not, applying for that dream job can seem like you have to invest copious amounts of blood, sweat and tears!

And that is why we exist – to take the pressure off you and ensure that you are putting your best foot forward each and every time. To achieve that, Select Resumes invests in dedicated Writers, who are provided with exceptional training and coaching to become experts at what they do.

We understand that a lot of trust is put into engaging a service such as ours. Therefore, we appreciate that if you want to understand what the best Resume Writers will offer you, then it is beneficial to see their thought processes.  It is not enough to know that our Writers can craft together words legibly; they need to actually understand what drives you to be successful in order to reflect your best self, in words that you would use. In addition, this needs to be expertly communicated in the right context, for your specific reader – which, is the recruiter. Therefore, a thorough understanding and appreciation of the role you are applying for, as well as the industry, is always necessary. These are just a few of the things our Writers consider when working collaboratively with clients on their orders.

Our Case Studies are an excellent way to see the thought process that goes into creating our outstanding and highly successful documents.

Please take a look through our Case Studies below.


Selection Criteria for APS 5 Role

Highly qualified in economics and management, and multilingual with four languages, this client had been working in unrelated fields since moving to Australia several years previously. He was now seeking a public service position at APS5 level in a completely different and very specific area. He needed to address two key selection criteria for the position, at a maximum of 500 words per point.

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Resume and Cover Letter for Student and Academic Services Officer

Pursuing a more senior role in the area of student and academic services, this client required an updated resume and cover letter. Her existing resume did not include her current position, which she had been in for four years. During her consultation, we discussed what she wanted from having a new resume prepared, and this included a focus on knowledge and experience gained in her current job.

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Resume for Senior Nurse

With an extensive career in nursing, this client was interested in applying for promotion to a role she had previously acted in for six months and needed to update her existing resume. During her consultation the client expressed her desire to have a professional resume prepared in readiness to accompany her application for this position to give her the best possible chance of getting the job.

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Key Selection Criteria for APS 5 Tax Officer

Already working in the Australian Taxation Office in a contract position, this client was eager to secure a permanent position. The client’s qualifications included a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Applied Finance. She was also enrolled with the Institute of Chartered Accountants, due to complete within months. Prior to joining the Australian Public Service, the client had worked as an accountant with two accounting firms.

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Selection Criteria for Senior Nursing Position

Engaging Select Resumes to update her resume to support her application for a new position, this client, a senior nurse, decided to have us write her response to the position’s selection criteria. Applicants needed to demonstrate, in a two-page document, five key technical and behavioural capabilities, and their knowledge and experience, within the context of the responsibilities described under 11 key accountabilities. In addition, the client asked for her domain responsibilities to be incorporated into the answers. Together we went through the responsibilities and discussed the most appropriate ways to address these.

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Graduate Paramedic Intern Statement of Claims

Highly motivated and positive, this client with a military service background was due to complete a Bachelor of Paramedicine and was seeking an intern position. While serving in Afghanistan the client had witnessed the work of the medics and decided that when he returned to civilian life, he wanted to become a paramedic.

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Resume and Cover letter for an IT Manager and Consultant – Sydney

The brief for the position was to write a resume and cover letter for a self-employed and experienced IT Manager and Consultant. The current resume suffered from a lack of focus and was not representative of the client’s skill and experience. With extensive experience running their own business, the client wanted to increase their scope and work with larger teams as a software and/or solution sales consultant or digital project manager.

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