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Writing career documents, whether we are talking about résumés, cover letters or selection criteria responses, is a learned skill – we aren’t all born just ‘knowing’ how to do do this. It is a common misconception that writing your own résumé is something that can be achieved with a polished, professional outcome without any training or experience, but it simply isn’t the case. Can you learn how to do it yourself? Absolutely! In fact, you will learn how to tailor and tweak your document as part of the process with us here at Impressability. However, for many of us, turning to a career professional is the best option. Once you have decided to seek professional support, who to choose becomes the next question! 


    Professionally written résumés are becoming an essential tool in everyone’s career kit. The labour market is increasingly competitive and we all need a way to stand out from the crowd – for the right reasons. Some of the advantages of a professionally written document include:

    • ♦ Quality writing, ensuring that your professionalism is well-represented.
    • ♦ Knowledge of current résumé writing practices to give you an edge.
    • ♦ Tailored approach to customise your application for the job that you are applying for.
    • ♦ Knowledge of key industry standards across a broad spectrum of sectors to ensure your document is tailored appropriately to meet the needs of the hirer.
    • ♦ A professional career practitioner worth their salt will also work with you to unpack your skills and achievements which will not only give your document an edge, but will also help to build your interviewing skills.


    Compare the PairA simple Google search will show you that the cost of a résumé varies greatly – from as little as $70 up to well over $1000. The cheaper end of the scale tends to tout the promise of speedy turn around times and often ask you to fill out an online questionnaire which is then copied in to a template with a little tidying up and often uses writing software to fill out the document with pre-written phrases that are not necessarily relevant to you. Résumé mills are known for this approach and rarely deliver the level of detail and personal collaboration that a professional career practitioner will offer. This is not to say that a price tag of $75 is a sure fire way to identify a writer who won’t deliver a promising document, but I would caution you to be aware of the risks involved.

    At the top end of the scale, many of metro résumé writing companies will charge in excess of $1000 for an executive level document. They are usually written by specialist writers with a strong history of success, but the excessive price tag does not ensure the delivery of an interview. If you are looking to spend this much on a document, then make sure you know exactly what qualifications your writer has, what the inclusions are and ask them how many editing rounds are available for your money.

    Being regionally based, Impressability sits in the middle with regards to pricing. We believe that affordability is very important and with a regional drawing area, we work hard to keep our prices down so that more people can afford to seek the support they need. Our document prices range from $165 (for a high school graduate) to $325 (for C-suite executives and senior managers).


    What sets Impressability apart?

    Impressability is not a résumé writing company – we are a boutique career development business that focuses on supporting our clients throughout their careers. Résumé and cover letter writing is a part of this service, as is career coaching, career counselling, training, workshops and outplacement support. As such, you will benefit from the counselling and coaching skills of our writers throughout the process. We work closely with our clients to ensure that their document is personalised and reflects their professional brand. We offer a one-on-one session either fact to face or over the phone to unpack your skills, tools and achievements, and we coach you through the process to ensure we have all the information that we need to be able to proceed with your document. We also offer unlimited editing rounds until the document is finalised – most résumé companies cap this at one or two.

    In addition to this, we offer ongoing email support in the event that you have any questions about your job search journey, so you know that you aren’t going it alone. We teach you how to tailor your document to new job applications and we offer the opportunity to send us your self-tailored document to ensure you are on the right track. Once you have your résumé in hand, we show you how to use it and adapt it to suit your needs moving forward. We are always here to edit and support you for a small fee if you wish us to maintain your document for you and we can even apply for jobs on your behalf (contact us for a quote as prices vary from $30+ depending on the level of data entry involved and the level of editing needed to ensure your résumé and cover letter suit the application).

    Zoë Wundenberg, Lead Career Practitioner

    Our lead résumé writer, Zoë Wundenberg, is a degree qualified practitioner with a Graduate Diploma in Careers Education and Development from RMIT. She is also a professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia and the editor of the Australian Career Practitioner magazine, published quarterly by CDAA. Committed to helping her peers in the career development industry, Zoë is a member of the CDAA Marketing and Communications Committee, while also extending her support to other local business owners in the Albury Wodonga region through her development and management of the Albury Wodonga Business Community Hub. When you call Impressability, you can rest assured that you are in excellent hands.

    Engaging a professional résumé writer to put together your résumé is an investment in your future. While we would caution you against looking at the lower end of the pricing scale, having a professional résumé written shouldn’t cost the earth.


     

    Your Investment

    School Starter

    High School Students

    • One-on-one career session
    • Chronological/Educational format
    • Educational/Skill Profile
    • Employment History
    • Unlimited content editing prior to finalising
    • Job search register
    • Ongoing email support

     $165

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    Tertiary Starter

    TAFE or University Graduates

    • One-on-one session
    • Chronological/Educational format
    • Educational/Skill Profile
    • Employment & Placement History
    • Unlimited content editing prior to finalising
    • Job search register
    • Ongoing email support

     $185

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    Centrelink Job Seeker

    Job Seeker ID Candidates

    • One-on-one session
    • Profile Page
    • Employment History
    • Education/Tickets
    • Unlimited content editing prior to invoicing
    • Job search register
    • Ongoing email support

    $195

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    Standard

    Experienced Applicant

    • One-on-one session
    • Profile Page
    • Employment History
    • Education/Tickets
    • Unlimited content editing prior to finalising
    • Job search register
    • Ongoing email support

    $225

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    Professional

    Certified Applicants eg Teacher, Manager

    • One-on-one session
    • Profile Page including memberships
    • Achievement oriented
    • Education & Employment History
    • Unlimited content editing prior to finalising
    • Job search register
    • Ongoing email support

    $265

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    Executive

    CEO/Director/APS8+

    • One-on-one session
    • Profile Page incl. Professional Memberships
    • Achievement Oriented
    • Education & Employment Narrative
    • Unlimited content editing prior to finalising
    • Job search register
    • Ongoing email support

    $325

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