A few of my client success stories
Hey Carolyn, Approx 2 months after you completed my resume for me, a job I had previously applied for but did not get an interview for was advertised. Happy to say that I beat out approx 80 other applicants to secure the role with the new resume. Claire, Project Manager
Thanks so much for your time and effort with my selection criteria. It scored me an interview in my dream job! I would have never have been able to write it as well as what you’ve written and the selection panel were impressed with it too. I have just referred your work to a number of senior colleagues in the public service and will continue to use your services and refer your book, as it was such a fantastic job! – Danielle, Senior Executive
Hi Carolyn, I am pleased to let you know that I have been offered the EL-2 position for which you developed the claims against the selection criteria and CV.
This came as quite a surprise to me and my guess is that the quality of the application was the major factor in the decision to offer me the position.
Please accept my thanks for the effort you devoted to this task and I look forward to touching base with you again in 12 months or so when it will be time to update my CV.
Thanks again – Craig, Senior Executive
I saw the excellent CV and Linked in profile you have created for Vishnu. Each document has excellence written all over it. Thank you very much for helping Vishnu out with such high quality documents.
I have invested a lot of money on Vishnu over the years, but I think this investment ranks right at the top.
I hate you!
Don’t take me seriously! I am kidding, but, it is scary. You did it again! I just got a call for an interview with QHealth for next week Monday. I also got an interview for the other QH role on Wednesday. How do you do this? Well, whatever 🙂 as long as it works, anytime.
Again, thank you very much for your work!! Thanks and regards,
Max – Senior Project Manager
Hi Carolyn! Not sure if I remembered to pass on the news to you, but I was successful in winning the APS6 position. Thanks again for helping me with my selection criteria document. There were about 190 applicants – apparently I rated in the top 3 for the written application part. Ian – Team Leader
I have just secured another interview and I’m waiting a response from another company. I’m scoring interviews left, right and centre now. Thanks – your work is really fantastic! Paul, Senior Executive
Thanks Carolyn, This resume and letter is amazing. It is way beyond anything I have ever managed to write for. Heather –Officer in Charge, Ambulance Service (PS: I don’t know if I told you this last time, but since I have used your service, I have secured every interview and position that I have applied for)
Hi Carolyn, Looks like your 100% record is intact, I have just had an interview for the EL-1 at level and have one scheduled for the 20th for the EL-2. Craig, Technical Specialist/Executive Defence.
Hi Carolyn, The reason for my email is to let you know that I received a call this morning from Customs offering me the position we applied for. So I thought you should know that you’re work and my investment has paid off a good profit. Chris – Senior Manager
Dear Carolyn, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help with my government application. As you can see I’ve got the job and today is my second day. I’m very excited about the new experiences and possibilities. I believe that commissioning you in this matter was the BEST investment in my career development. Irina – Senior Marketing Manager
OH MY GOD!!! You are amazing. I have read through the resume and I am totally blown away with what you have done. I really am lost for words and don’t know where to begin to start thanking you. I will let you know how I get on with the job hunting. -Julie, HR
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
I just wanted to let you know that I have been offered (and accepted) the position, you prepared an application for.
To think I only got to send that fantastic CV out once! It’s one of the best investments I’ve ever made.
Thank you again and
PS: Way better than my husbands, which he got professionally prepared in a so called top resume firm in Sydney.
You did it again. I received the call last night to let me know that I have been selected for the position with DSQ. I can’t thank you enough for all your help. I was worried that I would be the one that upset your perfect record with getting people in there, but you did it again. Don’t forget to have a drink on me…. All the very best to you and yours, regards Lee-Anne
I just wanted to let you know that I was successful in being ranked 1st on the order of merit for the EL2.1 Director’s role I applied for. Thanks for all your assistance. – Monica
Endorsements by Industry Colleagues
Do yourself a favour and just invest in Carolyn’s services and ignore the cheap resume services out there, as they are a total waste of money. Carolyn is the real deal and I have seen first hand the amazing results she gets for her clients and I hear nothing but positive feedback!. It is the golden opportunity to partner with a super star in the industry. Gayle Doyle, Senior Manager, Training Provider and former Resume Writer
In the highly competitive public service it is imperative for a candidate to present a powerful resume and selection criteria response that addresses each criteria perfectly in order to position him/her part from often hundreds of applications. A tough call for any applicant!
I believe that Carolyn Smith has captured the essence of how to develop a powerful response and resume perfectly in her book How to GET IN and GET PROMOTED in the Public Service Sector. This book presents Carolyn’s powerful and proven writing strategies in a clear, step by step format so that even the person that finds writing difficult can understand the complexities in how to create an impressive application.
How to GET IN and GET PROMOTED will guide and support any hopeful candidate either trying to get into the public service sector, or vying for a promotion to develop powerful and compelling response that showcases their value, and expertise ahead of their competitor’s.
Annemarie Cross, Master Resume Writer and former Career Coach
Carolyn is a first class career marketer who I would instantly recommend to anyone needing to distinguish themself in a crowded market. She is savvy, creative and a cut above the industry standard and one of the few I would trust to assist our clientele. If you want one of the best – you are in good hands with Carolyn. Gillian Kelly, Resume and LinkedIn Profile Writer, Job Search Strategist and Speaker
Carolyn has consistently demonstrated superior talents in the art of strategic resume writing and contemporary career marketing practices….The next step to the CERW (Certified Expert Résumé Writer) has only been completed by a small number of professionals worldwide with the confidence and talents to submit a multifaceted professional portfolio of resumes and cover letters across a range of sectors and situations. We consider these individuals as Career Director International’s “elite” writers. CERWs distinguish themselves as being a class above in strategizing, branding and representing their clients to the highest professional standards. Laura DeCarlo, President of Career Directors International
Carolyn provides written marketing documents for clients that are uniformly of the highest calibre. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone who wants a job done right, first time. Adrian Kelly, Outplacement Support / Job Interview Skills