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At no time in the last 20 years has there been a greater need for Career Coaching and Counseling than right now in today’s competitive job market.

If you want the greatest opportunity of securing more job interviews, you owe it to yourself to give us a call.

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The consultants at Leading Resumes are genuine professionals who empower you and give confidence in your job-seeking approach. They helped develop my job-seeking toolkit and reviewed my current strategies against their approach. I highly recommend Peter to those seeking professional assistance in seeking new employment opportunities. DREW W.

After my position as a Business Systems Analyst with a large mining company was made redundant I needed help. I had made it to a second interview on a couple of occasions but was unsuccessful and so I became concerned that my interview technique was letting me down. After a couple of sessions I was a lot more confident and now have a job working for a large government agency. I have no hesitation in recommending Leading Resumes to anyone who needs help securing their next job. BAILEY H.

Do any of these resonate with you?


  • You have the right skills and experience and you’re confident in your abilities but every time you apply for a job you get a rejection email.
  • You have recently been retrenched and you’re stressed because you’re not sure where that next job will come from.
  • Your industry is shedding jobs. It’s only a matter of time before your job is next but you don’t know what you should be doing now?
  • Your industry has gone quiet. No one is hiring and you don’t know how you will find your next job.
  • You haven’t had to look for a job for a long time. Everything has changed and you don’t know what you need to do.
  • Job interviews make you anxious and stressed and you don’t know how to prepare for them.
  • You know you need to update your resume but you don’t know how to improve it and you don’t have time to do it now.
  • You are frustrated because you know of people with skills sets that are not as high as yours who are in jobs that you missed out on.
  • You are frustrated because colleagues and acquaintances have found jobs that you didn’t even hear about.
  • You have recently graduated but no one will give you a start because you ‘don’t have any experience’.

It’s time for a change!

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Competition for jobs and particularly, for the best jobs is now fiercer than ever. Over the last 15 years we have reviewed literally thousands of resumes and cover letters. From our experience screening and interviewing countless candidates, a surprising percentage of job hunters assume that hiring managers can ‘read between the lines’. Still others do not have a good understanding of what makes a resume or cover letter stand out from the rest.


Your Career Coach has a strong knowledge of the job market and know what hiring managers are looking for. In addition to our experience over the last few years we have extensively researched leading market information to produce focused and well targeted resumes. We will work with you to highlight your relevant skills, experience and achievements, and give you a much higher probability of securing interviews to jobs you are most interested landing.


With more than 30 years consulting to industry and more than 15 years working in recruitment and outplacement, we have a deep understanding of the job market in Australia. Our consultants have been executive search specialists, strategic analysts, HR consultants, workforce planners, outplacement consultants and management professionals.

Not everything that we can do is covered under resume. You may want to:

  • Create a marketing strategy that brands you consistently on all of your communications.
  • Research your industry.
  • Plan your career.
  • Create an effective networking plan so that you can really supercharge your job searching efforts.

Whatever you need, we can assist to give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted for your next job.

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Professional Resumes

Your resume crafted by our expert resume writer designed to market your skills and experience and highlights your strengths in a way that will have your resume stand out from the competition. What you’ll get …

Tailored to your specific industry and sector highlighting your unique strengths that will catch the eye of the hiring manager or recruiter reviewing your resume.
Crafted to draw attention to your marketable achievements.
Your resume will be keyword optimised, containing appropriate key words, phrases and terminology, associated with your discipline, industry and sector to build credibility in your resume, which is a requirement to pass through most Application Tracking Systems (ATS).

Interview Coaching

It would be a shame to have your application finally accepted only to blow the interview. Interviews can be particularly stressful and challenging if you aren’t prepared. During Interview coaching you will learn what the hiring managers and recruiters are looking for and how to make a really positive impression. During our coaching sessions you’ll learn …

How to answer behavioural questions designed to determine how you will react to difficult or sensitive issues or to explore your leadership abilities or management style.
How interviewers explore your interests, values and motivations in determining if you’re the right fit for the organisation or the job.
How to answer probing questions to determine if you have the knowledge to do the job.
Explore and identify areas where you may have challenges and create strategies to deal with potential issues.
Learn how to handle the difficult ‘salary negotiation’ questions and how to negotiate the best compensation and conditions.

Customised Cover Letter

There has been a great deal of misinformation as the value of a cover letter. Research reveals that providing a well-crafted letter doubles the likelihood of your resume being read. Make no mistake, a cover letter is essential for most applications. What you’ll get …

A well-crafted cover letter designed to instantly draw the reader to your skill set and matching them to the selection criteria of the position.
Cover letter formatted and crafted in a style that compliments your resume that is tailored to the position and displays your unique skill set to the reader.
Cover letter will highlight your suitability for the role and will provide a compelling reason for the reviewer to go on to read your resume.

Career Marketing and Coaching

With more than 30 years consulting to industry and more than 15 years in recruitment and outplacement, your career coach has a deep understanding of the job market in Australia. Some of the topics covered under our consulting services include:

  • How to create an effective Communication Strategy
  • Targeting new industries in challenging times
  • Career planning
  • How to create an effective networking campaign

Please CONTACT Leading Resumes for more information about our coaching services.

LinkedIn – Complete Profile

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with hundreds of millions of members and growing rapidly. LinkedIn is a tool you cannot afford to be without.

We will craft a LinkedIn profile that is keyword optimised for higher ranked searches.
Your visibility to hiring managers and HR professionals will e greatly enhanced.
We will create an online profile that is designed to attract attention from talent.


Graduate Resume


Customised Graduate Cover Letter


Graduate Online Profile


Professional Resume


Customised Professional Cover Letter


Professional Online Profile



Choose the best option that fits your needs


  • Resume + Cover Letter

Graduate Advantage

  • Resume + Cover Letter + Online Profile


  • Resume + Cover Letter

Professional Advantage

  • Resume + Cover Letter + Online Profile


The experts at Leading Resumes provided guidance when I was changing from working for a large mining company to running my own business. What struck me was that they listened to me, challenged me to look at other options and when I had made my decision, they had the skills to guide me on my new path. We all have different needs and this was a personal experience that truly added value in areas that I needed assistance with. GEOFF C.

I had been working as a mining engineer with a large company but was made redundant a few months ago. Initially I sought help to get my resume up to scratch but soon discovered that in the current job market I really needed to cover other strategies like interview techniques, networking, social media, industry research and most importantly how to tap into the hidden job market. I have to admit, I was pretty sceptical at first because I had never tried this before but I was amazed at how well it worked.  BERNARDO R.


  • Resources and Processing
  • Building and Construction
  • Infrastructure
  • Government
  • All Consulting Services
  • Engineering
  • Consulting
  • Sciences
  • Education and training
  • IT and Telecommunication
  • Management
  • Sales and marketing
  • HR and Recruitment
  • Technical and Professional
  • Trades and Services
It is preferable if you can provide a previous resume or CV however we can develop a resume if you don’t already have one.

You will need to provide us with:

  • Details of qualifications or certificates.
  • A work history that includes position title, company name, dates and locations you worked.
  • Your previous job duties or job functions and skill set.

I will also ask you to complete a short exercise designed to reveal your accomplishments in your most recent positions.

For cover letters I can provide a customised letter around your general skills or better yet, I can tailor the cover letter to the specific role you are applying for. You will just need to provide the position description of the job you are interested in applying for.

I will commence working on your document as soon as we have received payment in full. Turn over time is generally 5 days however you should check with me if you require your documents sooner. Additional charges may apply.
Finding a job works both ways. It’s not just about you searching for a job. Employers and recruiters are searching for you. If you want to be found then you absolutely and definitely must have an online profile. Put yourself in the shoes of your employers. It is much easier, cheaper and convenient to find people online. I am not saying that you will be guaranteed a job if you have an online profile but you are reducing the odds of someone finding you significantly if you don’t.
You have been short-listed. You have made the first cut and now you are being called in for an interview. Don’t blow it here. Questions asked at interview can be tricky. Afterall, you don’t spend very much time in interview situations but recruiters spend all of their time doing this. Interviews are designed to pry information from you to help them find the right person, not to help you find a job. You owe it to yourself to be prepared.
If you are like most people, chances are you may feel that you are too busy to research your industry or that it might not be important. But think about this. We are in an era of immense and vast change and these changes are affecting all of us and the industries that we work in. Industries downsize, become obsolete, or change how they do business (e.g. outsourcing of customer service overseas). I will show you how to use industry knowledge to greatly enhance your work prospects.
It is really nothing more than how we exchange information and develop professional or social contacts. Networking is something we all do and networks are something that we all have and can expand.
More than 70% of jobs are now acquired via networks. These jobs, sometimes referred to as the ‘hidden job market’, are not formally advertised. In the resource sector at the moment, that figure may be as high as 80 – 90%. If you want one of these jobs, you had better start networking.
If you feel uncomfortable with networking then you probably don’t have a good grasp on what is involved. Don’t worry, it is not as challenging as you might think. We will teach you how to network in a way that you are personally comfortable with.