Frequently Asked Questions
Why shouldn’t I write my own resume?
Writing a good resume is difficult. In our experience, not only do people find it hard to write about themselves, more importantly, they find it challenging to explain what they do and what they have achieved in a concise way. Your resume must compress your entire job history, strengths, achievements, education and some indication of your character into roughly two to three pages. It takes a lot of skill to write clearly, persuasively and concisely.
Why should I choose Successful Resumes?
We could talk about our extensive experience from being in the business for 25 years, or the thousands of resumes we have already written that have led to interviews and job offers but the simple truth is, we care. Our single goal is to help you get the job you want and we’re good at it.
How much will it cost?
Our prices vary depending on what stage of career you are at.
How long has Successful Resumes been in business?
Successful Resumes started in Sydney, Australia in 1992. Since then we have grown to include over 40 offices in 6 countries.
Why do I need a cover letter?
Cover letters are a great way to further elaborate on your experience and how it relates specifically to the role. By personalising them, they also provide a good opportunity to demonstrate your interest in the role and working for the company. By providing more insight into you, they allow the reader to build a better sense of rapport which can increase your chances of securing an interview.
Why do I need help to create my LinkedIn profile?
Creating a LinkedIn profile that attracts attention isn’t as simple as copying and pasting your resume into LinkedIn. Generally, resumes are written in the third person, while LinkedIn profiles are written in the first. Our writers understand how to maximise LinkedIn using keywords and strategies that will make you appear in search results.
How long does it take?
As a general guideline, you will receive the first draft of your resume within five business days. If you are in a rush, feel free to talk to us about our priority service for turnaround within three days.
Do you offer help to polish interview skills?
Yes. We know being interviewed can be stressful and the best way to build your confidence is to practice! We offer tailored support to help you shine.
What format do you provide the documents in?
Your resume and cover letters will be e-mailed to you in Word and PDF format.
Can I make changes to the resume you create?
Absolutely. We expect that this document will last your lifetime. You are welcome to update your resume throughout your career and we encourage you to update it even when you are not actively looking for work. If you write down your accomplishments as they happen, you’ll be much better positioned when you do decide to look for a new role. Of course, if you want some help with updates, you can always come back to us.
Can Successful Resumes write resumes for career changes?
Yes! We can help you write a resume that focuses on your transferable skills. We have helped job seekers re-enter the workforce after a break or parenting, along with transitioning into a new industry or advance in their current careers.
How do you accept payments?
Successful Resumes accepts payment through bank inter- transfer, by crossed cheques, Scan n Pay. If we are meeting with you face to face, you may also pay cash.
Do I get to meet a Resume Writing Consultant in person? Is there any charge for this meetup?
Absolutely! At Successful Resumes, it is our practice and policy to meet every client one-on-one personally at a convenient venue and time mutually agreed. For those who live outside Singapore, we can arrange for a skype or e-conferencing session. Yes, a small fee is payable for this consulting session. Speak to us and we can give you more details.