What you'll learn

  • The Right Design

    Start getting interviews, and stop getting rejections. Discover the best format for both Applicant Tracking Systems & recruiters.

  • The Right Language

    You have just 6 seconds to make a great first impression. Learn how to use language that will hook them and get them to read on.

  • The Right Content

    Find out what recruiters & HR really want and don't want to see in your resume that makes the difference between a 'yes' and a 'no'.

"The real deal"

Salfa Jogave - Engineering Design Draftsperson

I highly recommend Mark if you need an appraisal on your resume or require advice if you are currently struggling with your career prospects. Seeing is believing, I can guarantee that you won’t regret it once you get him to do an appraisal for you – He is the real deal – Period!

Course outline

  • 1

    Welcome to the course

    • How this works

    • Watch this quick demo of where to find everything

    • The 3 things you absolutely have to get right

  • 2

    Step 1 - The right format

    • What's the big deal about Applicant Tracking Systems?

    • What ATS does to your resume when you apply for a job

    • Think you understand ATS? Let's find out

    • How recruiters read resumes - the shocking truth

    • The best resume format to use for both ATS & Recruiters

  • 3

    Step 2 - The right language

    • The secret to getting - and keeping - recruiters interested in your resume

    • Is English your second language? Here's a few things to avoid

    • Bullet points - where, when & how

  • 4

    Step 3 - The right content

    • Contact details: little things that make a big difference

    • Profile photo: good or bad idea?

    • Your professional profile: how to nail that first impression

    • Work history: key points you need to know

    • Job titles: where they go & why it's important

    • Dates: common mistakes to avoid

    • Company & project descriptors: why you must include them

    • Duties: what to include & what to leave out

    • Achievements: getting the edge over your competition

    • Education & qualifications - where they go & what to include

    • Hobbies & interests - should you or shouldn't you?

    • Resume referees: why you should never say 'available upon request'

    • Don't forget to do this...

  • 5

    Common resume writing questions

    • Is it true that a resume should never be longer than 2 pages?

    • My resume writer said their heavily designed template is ATS proof but what do you think?

    • Is it OK to use acronyms?

    • Do I need to write a new resume for each position I apply for?

    • How do I explain multiple jobs with one employer?

    • How do I list simultaneous contract positions?

    • What name should I put when a company has now been acquired by another company?

    • My company uses unusual job titles. Should I keep them or change them on my resume?

    • Can I bold or italicise words to make them stand out for recruiters?

    • I am about to relocate / migrate. Which address should I use?

    • Should I include a link to my LinkedIn profile on my resume?

    • All my job duties are very similar for every role. Can I just repeat the same bullet points for each?

    • I'm missing out on jobs because of my age. What's the best way to get round this on my resume so I get a fair chance?

  • 6

    Finished? Let's take a look.

    • Upload your new resume now

"Interviewed twice in 3 days"

Peter Nitschke - Shutdown & Planning Professional

I chose Real Life Career Advice to redo my CV as I wasn't having any success with other "professional" Resume Writers. Within 2 days after receiving my new resume and using it for 4 job applications, I was interviewed twice in 3 days, once by a Department Manager and others by a Recruiter and I have been working ever since! I highly recommend your service. The process is painless and well worth the effort to get your CV right.

What you'll get

Ongoing support, step by step videos, FAQ library, plus a one on one resume appraisal when you are finished. You can do this!

Bonus #1

Resume Template

Download an ATS optimised resume template to fill in as we progress through the course. It has dummy content to guide you plus a complimentary workbook with more advice & instructions.

Bonus #2

One on one Appraisal

Once you have completed your new resume, just upload it to get a detailed one-on-one video appraisal so that you know what you got right and if there are any areas that need improving.

About us: Mark

Co Founder - Real Life Career Advice

Mark Daniel

A global resume writer and career coach, Mark is known for his honest, direct, and hard-hitting advice, helping people manage job applications and succeed at interviews. Now based on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, he is the co-founder of Real Life Career Advice, and the Hi Vis Hub. A prolific publisher, Mark contributes to several industry magazines and his daily career advice blog to his 45,000 LinkedIn followers.

About us: Amanda

Co Founder - Real Life Career Advice

Amanda Datchens

A career coach, headhunter, and entrepreneur, Amanda has founded and been involved in developing multiple companies known for innovative HR and recruitment solutions. Originally from London but now in Queensland Australia, she is passionate about helping people get the jobs they deserve and is the co-founder of Real Life Career Advice and the Hi Vis Hub.


  • Who is this course for?

    If any of the following describes your current circumstances, then you will definitely benefit from this course. Active jobseekers who are frustrated by not getting interviews. People who are not currently looking for a new job but want to be prepared for when they do. Those that can't or don't want to pay resume writers hundreds of dollars. People who want to get control of their job search, learn a new skill and get an edge over their competition.

  • Who is this course not for?

    This course won't work for you if you are any of the following. People who would rather do nothing and leave things to chance. Those who are not prepared to learn a new skill. People who are happy to keep paying resume writers for the rest of their working lives.

  • How long do I have access for?

    You have continuous access to this course with no time restrictions. Work at your own pace and be assured that you can come back to it when you need to. You can binge-watch immediately, do it over a weekend, or spend longer to get it just right. It's your choice.

  • I've found a resume writer cheaper than this course. Why should I buy this instead?

    If a writer is promising to deliver a resume cheaper than the cost of this course we would truly doubt their ability and experience. Good resume writers know their worth and charge accordingly. Plus you will need to keep paying writers if you don't learn to do it yourself.

  • Can't I just use all the free content you produce and do it myself that way?

    Yes, you can of course do that, but this course has a few important benefits. First, we can answer any questions you may have, second it has exclusive video tutorials that you can't get anywhere else, and third, it includes an in-depth one-on-one appraisal at the end.

  • Who delivers the course content?

    The Co-Founders of Real Life Career Advice and the Hi Vis Hub Mark Daniel and Amanda Datchens.

  • Will you be writing my resume for me?

    No, this course teaches you how to do this yourself but we do have a template and examples for you to follow plus other resources you will find helpful.

  • English is my second language. Will this be suitable for me?

    Yes, we have tried to make this as easy as possible. Your complimentary workbook covers all the key points of each video. Plus you can ask us anything in the discussions box and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

"Awesome results"

Adrian Mensforth - Plant Operator

My results have increased dramatically, and I would say on average out of every 5 positions that I apply for, I receive responses back on 2-3 positions which are awesome results. I have handed your details out to basically my whole work crew.