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Professional resumes from $99
Includes ongoing resume edits
Quality Guaranteed
Full refund if not 100% satisfied
ATS Compatible
Template, Content, Keywords

Why our resumes are different

ATS compatible templates & keywords

Most hiring organisations now using either an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) or Human Resource Information System (HRIS) to sift through the (often hundreds) of applications they receive for every advertised job position. These systems contain algorithms incorporating the ‘keywords’ relevant to advertised positions and if these are not included in your resume, it will be discarded before it reaches human intervention. Our professional resumes incorporate the keywords associated with the position types you are targeting.

Quality Guaranteed & ongoing resume edits

We are one of the very few professional resume writing services that offer a full refund on your professional resume if you are not 100% convinced it will achieve interviews for you.  What’s more, our professional resumes include ongoing edits at any time in the future – any time your circumstances change, i.e. new job, new contact information, new qualifications and change of referee information.​  Most resume writing services charge for any future edits you may require which can end up costing you significant  money.

Documents provided in Word & PDF formats

You might be surprised to know that many resume writing companies do not provide their resumes to their clients in a Word format.  This is for various reasons, the most common of which is that every time the resume needs to be altered, you need to contact them and pay for this. Total Resume Service professional resumes include ongoing free edits and we always supply both Word and PDF format documents to our clients.  It’s important to check if a resume writing service does in fact provide Word documents.

Why most resumes are rejected by hiring organisations

Despite your qualifications, despite your experience, despite your skills – it’s the ‘Look and Feel’ of a resume which usually determines if it will even be read.  Imagine a hiring organisation’s HR person has picked up three resumes submitted by three individual applicants:

The first resume contains 682 words spread over 4 pages: there are great chunks of ‘white space’ with each page having about 35 lines of information; the applicant’s name and contact information itself takes up about a quarter of the first page on its own! The first section on this resume is labelled ‘Skills’ and includes a dozen dot-points including ‘Great Communicator’ – ‘Teamwork’ – ‘Highly Organised’ – ‘Quick Learner’ – etc.   The second section on this resume leads straight into ‘Experience’.  The resume also uses about four different fonts many of which are capitalised, bold, underlined or all three.  This resume is rejected half-way through the first page.

The second resume is the exact opposite, it has 3,322 words spread over just 2 pages: this one has very narrow margins, a too small body-text font and absolutely no ‘white space’ to segregate sections. The first section on this resume is a long list of achievements which don’t indicate what job they relate to and 43% of these are in fact just statements such as ‘built a customer focused team’ – ‘awarded best employee of the month in January 2017’ – etc.  This section is followed by ‘Experience’ with every position having an average of 23 dot-points to list every task the applicant did in this role.  This resume is rejected half way through the first page.

The third resume has a totally different ‘look and feel’, it has 1,411 words spread over 3 pages: the margins are good, the ‘white space’ has been used well to segregate sections, the section headings are clearly defined, the font choices for both section headings and body-text font are appropriate, and the intro is an ‘Overview’ which provides a summary of the skills and knowledge the applicant has attained via qualifications and experience. This is followed by an ‘Areas of Expertise’ section which provides a snapshot of meaningful skills the applicant can transfer to a recruiting organisation.  This resume is completely read.

Whilst you may consider that your resume is fine, and it lists all your experience, qualifications and skills – it is, after all, the first impression you present to a hiring organisation and ultimately evidences your professionalism and ‘value proposition’ irrespective of whether you are applying for a customer service role or a senior management role.  The effort you put into presenting yourself on paper will be perceived by hiring managers as the effort you will put into the advertised job position.

Not sure if your resume will be rejected? Get a resume health check


  • Will your current resume pass through an Applicant Tracking System ?

  • Does the information on your resume include multiple ‘keywords’ that are generally contained in position advertisements and position descriptions that you would apply for ?

  • Does the template you have chosen present you professionally ?

  • Is your choice of font type and font size correct ?

  • Does your current resume ‘sell your value potential’ to hiring organisations ?

  • Does your current resume make you stand out from other applicants ?

  • Do you have the right information on the first page of your resume ?

  • Will the information you have provided under each job position generate interest from hiring organisations ?

  • Is your resume too long or too brief ?

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What our clients think of us

Resume transformation! I contacted Nicholas and he was very professional and understood the nature of my current work and the job I want to apply for. He was very informative, friendly and gave me confidence to move forward in my career. My resume looks amazing and the responses to the KSC explained my experiences very well. I couldn't speak highly enough of his services. I applied for a role within hours of receiving my resume and within one day I received a call for an interview for next week.

Nga N.

Highly recommend. Excellent and professional service. I did my resume update through TRS. The day I started applying for a role, I started getting calls. Though it took longer than expected to secure a role but I was sure that my resume was working and getting interviews. Thanks to Nick and his team for their tremendous work on my resume. Very professional and always available to help. I called a number of times to Nick and he was very helpful and kind willing to support. Thank you Nick.

Vikas D.

I've never had such a well written resume! I was seriously blown away when I received my resume. I felt like employing myself! Nick is very professional and an expert in the field. I am very happy I have got their services. Would recommend them anytime.

Maria E.

Nick is a master in his field. When Nick sent me the draft of my resume l was "blown away". l call it a work of art. He takes the time to listen to you, and gives you advice and direction. l wish l had known of Nick's services many years ago.

Adam S.

Hi Nick, Hope you are doing well. I wanted to say Thank you for all your assistance during my application process for the APS 5 position. I have successfully secured the role now.

Achal D.

Hello Nick, I got the job - just received the phone call from the HR Department and am starting my new job on 29th July - thanks again for your help.

Sumit A.

Outstanding service - 5 / 5 Nick was very friendly and helpful he quickly provided an in-depth very high quality resume which I am now very proud to submit.


Dear Nicholas, Thanks for preparing my resume and KSC to apply for a job at UQ. I have been short listed by the University for an interview.

Salma A.

Hi Nick, Just letting you know that I have accepted a permanent position with the NSW government department. What a difference having a professional resume and cover letter has made! Thank you so much for your assistance here, I am now over the moon with this outcome.

Peter B.

Hello Nicolas, I wanted to let you know I got accepted into the recruitment pool for KEMH that means I am on standby when a position comes up. And on Friday I got the news I have a 6-month contract at the Children’s Hospital. I can’t believe it that I have this opportunity. I want to again thank you as I feel the resume and documents got me in the front door. I will be recommending your services to my friends.

Jodie B.

Hi Nicholas, it blows me away how professional my resume and application reads now. I’m very happy with your results provided to me. It’s fantastic.

Jenny P.

Looks great. I wouldn't have been able to articulate it as well as you have, thank you so much! It's definitely given me a better understanding of what's required. I feel so much more confident applying now and have already passed on your details to friends that I know would benefit from your services. Much appreciated!

Nicole P.

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