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JadeWilks

Hi all,

Just wanted to share an experience with everyone. In Dec, my husband received confirmation of an internal transfer for us to relocate to Sydney, Australia. We are currently in Cape Town. Since receiving news, I have been frantically applying for new roles for me when I relocate. However, after two months, I was starting to get worried. Only automated responses from recruitment agencies.

My friend recommended a company called itouch solutions, an Australian based resume writer. The transformation has been incredible - feels like a totally new me. I can see the mistakes I was making before, but more over, they used a number of tips to focus on my competencies, transferable skills, and totally re-aligned my resume.

Since then, I had phone calls and I start a new job in two weeks (just one week after we touch down !!!!).

Some tips the company also shared with me was; if necessary, take out location on your CV as overseas applications often get rejected, or at the very least, add a specified arrival date on the Cover letter. Make sure they gain see Australian PR if you have it. Change your position title to reflect the market title. Don't be scared to totally revamp all your content in the resume and align the content with your intended target (the last point probably being the most important).

The company I used can be found on www.resume-solutions.com.au (itouch resumes). Try and use Roland if you can, he was the one I was recommended to and I can't speak highly enough.

I hope all goes well

Peace

Jade xx

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Darbia

Hi Jade

May I ask what field you work in?

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JadeWilks

Sure - I'm in finance. My friend who also got her CV worked on by the company is in IT

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julesktm1

Hi I am in procurement and used him excellent!!! he will also update your linke'd in profile for a fee too if you like. It is a complete write up so although expensive every cent was worth it. A valuable investment. Congrats Jadewilks and all the best on your new chapter xxx

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SurferMan

I got in touch with Roland and he said his IT expert was busy for the next few months and he cannot help me. He gave me some names of alternatives though.

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BriD

Yep Roland is AWESOME...when hubby redid his cv with him, the change in responses was unbelievable!! Worth every single Australian dollar!!

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Ericadslv

Do you have an e mail address for him?

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Ericadslv

Great - thank you so much. Will definitely give them a try.

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acmac

Got my resume back from www.resume-solutions.com.au and very happy with the result. Got some good tips on applying for jobs, so as soon as house goes through, will be flooding companies (recruitment, etc.) with my resume. Hold thumbs...

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RYLC

Good luck

Oh and "hold thumbs" becomes "cross my fingers" in Australia :)

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acmac

lol...thanks. Will have a snag on the barbie when I get an offer ;)

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DXB2OZ

Just got hubby's CV back from Roland - Wow! Don't know how it will be received on the market yet, but looks absolutely amazing. Layout, wording, presentation, everything.

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KalahariHarry

Hi dxb2oz. May I ask what it cost you to have roland rework cv? Trev

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DXB2OZ

Trevorcoetzee, it was AUD390 for a basic package.

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1982

Hey DXB2OZ

Did that include editing your linkedin acc? Or was it just for the cv restructure?

Thanks

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julesktm1

Hi he charges usd 120 for linked in. Just take the cv and use that to populate your account. The words he has at the top of cv use that as your specialities. Go see my linked in if that helps.


He is brilliant though if you can it it money really well in invested.

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SurferMan

That is good news and bizarre. He keeps telling me he has no slots open for months but others are getting CV's done. julesktm1 can you advise what sector you are in CV wise? I am in IT and Roland advises he has no IT people available to process CV's.

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julesktm1

Hi I did mine more than three months ago. He has specialists that do these cvs. Ask him if he can put you on a waiting list maybe ask him I You can pay and wait. Best of luck

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1982

We decided to have my husbands resume 'Australianized' and received it back this week. We were a little hesitant to have it done due to the cost and my husbands line of work (Golf Director / Club manager), however were very impressed with the service, professionalism and turn around time produced by Roland at Itouch.

Now let's hope we get some bites :)

We feel confident having done it, will start applying for available positions this week even though we only fly out mid September.

Keep you posted on the outcome.

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JevonLeRoux

Thanks to this forum I have made contact with Roland from iTouch. Still at the quote and pay stage which has just been completed. Keen to kick start the process and see how it turns out. By the sounds of things from above it really looks like it's going to be a win. Is there any feedback from members with regard to the process of providing him with feedback and how long it takes from completing the questions to preparing the resume, summary letter, and LinkedIn profile?

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JadeWilks

Hi Kalahari - I think it's a different price depending on experience. I paid around 380 at the time.

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JadeWilks

Yes, Linda the site I used was the same for Roland from www.resume-solutions.com.au. I don't know what experience he has in your field but for sure you can ask. When are you arriving. Let's meet up for coffee.

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RFourie

I approached Roland from ITouch regarding my resume and I have to agree, money well spent. 

Thank you for all the assistance Roland. 

 

 

 

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