All of your work is handled personally by Anne and not outsourced
Anne knows the requirements for the private sector, mining, government, higher education and not-for-profit sectors – after all, she is the expert!
Entering the workforce can seem overwhelming when you don’t quite know what you want to do – these sessions help you discover what pathway you should take in order to get where you want to be
It still can be a challenge to know exactly how to move up, or get back into the workforce from a break – these sessions help bring clarity to what you want out of your working life
Sometimes it’s just time for a new start – but what? This is when you need to talk over your ideas with someone who can provide you with clarity on how to move forward, and with what
Most jobs in the private sector in Australia, expect a Resume of 3-4 pages in length (no more), that showcase your experience against that role, accompanied by a maximum 1 page Cover Letter.
The essential requirements of the position that are outlined in the job ad are to be addressed in your Cover Letter.
There is an extra requirement in addition to your 3-4 page Resume and 1-2 page Cover Letter – Selection Criteria/Focus Capability.
It is a justification document (often written separately or answered online) which expects the candidate to demonstrate how/when they have previously met the criteria in their working history.
It is used as a culling technique so that only the top candidates exactly matching the requirements get to the interview stage.
These are the essential and minimum requirements listed in the job description – the candidate must prove competency in every criteria in addition to the Resume and Cover Letter.
There can be as few as four (4) criteria, and as many as fifteen (15) – the fewer the criteria, the more in-depth the response needs to be.
The candidate must justify their experience/skillset with real-life work examples to show that they match the requirements of the position.
Addressing Selection Criteria/Focus Capability is time consuming – there is a specific way to address criteria with the STAR principle.
It pays to work with a professional so that they help you uncover the best examples to use, and write it in professional and worry-free way.
Interviews can be the most stressful part of the job application process and people often say that they freeze, or cannot remember the things they were going to say.
Not being prepared in the right way is one of the reasons that a candidate can experience interview difficulties, and then the fear and difficulties are compounded every time something goes wrong.
As a recruiter, Anne interviews people with the intent to get them best out of them. Sadly, not every recruiter behaves in this way, also resulting in the candidate not performing well – a double whammy.
Anne teaches techniques that help you overcome your fears around interviews and perform well – whether the recruiter is good or not.
Learning how to answer difficult questions, harnessing your nerves and reducing the stress you put on yourself during the interview are just some of the things you will learn in these sessions.
A lot of complex and conflicting emotions pop up when a position you have held has been made rendundant – it can either leave you feeling good, or lost, upset, angry and confused.
These sessions are about helping you come to terms with the change, and then moving on to a life that will be better than before.
Outplacement helps you with guidance and career advice to transit from your previous role to your next, whatever that may be.
You may have a clear/cloudy idea about what’s next – once the idea becomes clearer, having your Resume updated and practicing your interview skills (both are separate costs) are an absolute must.
This coaching looks at all the avenues required in your “what’s next?”
Sometimes things happen to us in our lives and careers, that make us doubt who we are and what we have to offer.
It might have been a big thing, like a major change, or a series of little things that have led to this, and it does not have to have been a crisis in order to have a crisis of confidence.
This coaching is about uncovering the issues that have led to this under-confidence, and offers strategies/tools to get back on track.
Included in the session you receive a signed copy of Anne’s 2 x international award winning book:
“Creating Eternal Optimism: Redesign your thinking and transform your life in 30 days”,
which contains 101 free strategies to help you keep building your confidence.
LinkedIn Profiles are a 2000 character (including spaces) opportunity to summarise and showcase an important part of your career brand to your network and recruiters.
People use this tool to validate and check you out, so your brand (You) needs to be consistent across all documentation.
You can just have your LinkedIn Profile done as a stand alone, or have it done as part of your resume development, so that all of your the information is up to date, relevant and targeted.
Business LinkedIn Profiles, FB Business Pages, About Us sections on websites and Executive Summaries for Board positions are also opportunities to showcase your business brand to your network and prospective clients.
People use this tool to validate and check you out, so your brand (You) needs to be consistent across all documentation.
Businesses can have marketing content developed for showcasing their business and their staff.
Here is a Q&A for you – then below, you will find a detailed list of services and costs – payment for any service is due in FULL prior to any work commencing.
If you can’t see something that relates to your particular situation, please contact Anne on 0422 449 633 or [email protected] for further guidance on your needs.
Yes! Anne offers no-obligation quotes on what your needs are based on the discussion you have together. Call Anne on 0422 449 633 to talk through your needs.
Yes – Anne understands that not everyone has the budget to get their work professionally developed. In these cases Anne will critique the work and make suggestions for improvement, for a nominal fee of $50 to cover her time and her expertise.
You will need to provide Anne with:
Yes – however urgent work can be accommodated only if Anne has time to do it to the proper standard.
An urgent fee of $75 is payable for all urgent work, which guarantees your work becomes a writing priority, and development time is then 1-3 days to first draft stage (depending on how much work is involved).
The fastest time to achieve urgent work has been 4 hours (all the world was in alignment that day!) however 12-48 hours is more normal.
So that you’re not disappointed, please remember that Anne does her absolute best to accommodate your request, however sometimes it’s just not possible.
Normally, it takes one calendar week from date of payment and all information being received, for the First Draft stage to be reached in the professional development of a Resume, Cover Letter and/or Selection Criteria, unless it is urgent.
When it has reached First Draft stage, Anne then emails it to you so that you have a chance to read through for accuracy, and it also gives you the opportunity to highlight any changes, additions or deletions that might need to be made.
You then advise Anne (in writing) of the changes that need to be made (either type into the document itself or advise her in an email) and she will make the adjustments and then send you the Final Copy by email, normally same day or within 24 hours.
Urgent work can be accommodated only if Anne has time to do it to the proper standard – an urgent fee of $75 is payable for all urgent work, which guarantees your work becomes a writing priority, and development time is then 1-3 days to first draft stage (depending on how much work is involved).
Finally, you then save the Final Copy to your hard/thumb drive, and send/upload to the organisation by the closing date.
If you applying for a government/nfp/uni role that requires Selection Criteria/Focus Capability, then you will need to provide:
From Director General’s, to Tennis Coaches, Coal Miners to Roustabouts on Oil Rigs, to Gardeners to Paramedics to Morticians, Admin Assistants to Engineers to Apprentices to Project Managers to Dump Truck Drivers – Anne has written Resumes to suit ALL industries.
Anne’s background is significant and encompasses private industry, not-for-profit, government sector and small business.
Anne also knows what the recruitment agencies are looking for! She has had first hand experience as a senior recruiter in Mining (in-house for a Coal Mine) AND Engineering and Technical for a Specialist Recruitment Agency.
Anne’s specialist expertise for writing Resumes goes across:
Whether it is Interview, Confidence, Redundancy or Outplacement Coaching, coaching is a very personal, interactive, collaborative and wonderful approach to talking about and solving problems.
Coaching is very different to therapy, as therapy can focus purely on reflective self-healing, whereas coaching is more active and allows for insight to be shown to the person on specifically what needs to change, and how to do it.
Coaching is interactive, and requires the person to try out ideas, implement and take action so that they see a change, make an improvement, or enhance a situation.
Anne’s expectation is that the person coming to coaching is prepared to listen and to want to change and make things better.
Anne is able to:
LinkedIn Profiles are a 2000 character (including spaces) opportunity to showcase an important part of your career/business brand to your network, recruiters/prospective clients.
People use this tool to validate and check you out.
Your brand (You) needs to be consistent across all documentation – clients can have just their LinkedIn Profile done as a stand alone, or have it done as part of their resume development, so that the information is up to date, relevant and targeted toward the actual job search or statement offering.
Your details are kept private and are never sold or given to a third party – ever!
Payment in FULL is required to confirm your booking and I accept internet or personal banking to my bank account,
Anne McDowell Consulting – contact Anne for details
Credit Card payments in person and over the phone (on Square Reader) can be also arranged.
Anne will critique your old Resume for free and make suggestions on where it needs strengthening, and give you a price estimate on Anne developing it professionally
This is for people who intend to write their own Resume and application paperwork and want Anne to critique it before submitting to the organisation
If the final copy is required in less than 5 working days, there is an urgent fee payable - this guarantees that your work is a priority and reduces development time to 1-2 days
If Anne has previously developed your Resume and you have additions/updates to make
If Anne has previously developed your Resume and you are totally changing industry and job direction
The Cover letter is targeted toward the job being applied for in the private sector
Resume for School leavers or people entering the workforce for the very first time for a part-time job
Resume for people with part-time or no work experience who are applying to become an apprentice, trainee or cadet
Resume covers most of the skilled workforce positions across all areas, and includes graduate roles for uni graduates applying for full-time work
Resume for those applying for roles as team leaders or supervisors
Resume for those applying for roles as Managers, across all areas
Resume for those applying for roles as a Specialist or Consultant across all areas
Resume for those applying for roles as Senior Managers of Departments, Branches, Sectors across all areas
Resume for those applying for roles as company directors and other executive titles
This cover letter briefly addresses and summarises Selection Criteria/Focus Capabilities and 2 Targeted Questions
For development up to 12 Selection Criteria/Focus Capability questions - the fewer the questions the more detailed the response needs to be, so the price remains the same
Resume for people with part-time or no work experience who are applying to become a Government/Higher Ed/NFP apprentice, trainee, cadet
Resume covers most entry level and general roles like officer, assistant, coordinator, operator across all areas, and includes graduate roles for uni graduates applying for full-time work
Resume covers managing a department or a project across all areas
Resume covers Specialist/Consultant roles across all areas
Resume covers senior management roles across all areas
Resume covers roles for Director, Chief Officer and CEO across all areas
The Cover letter is targeted toward the job being applied for in the mining sector
For non-mining workers and cleanskins trying to gain work within the mining industry
Resume for experienced miners looking to move roles within, or to another mine
Resume for experienced miners applying to be Deputy/OCE or experienced Deputy/OCE moving within, or to another mine
Resume for Geologists, Metallurgists, Geophysicists, Engineers (all disciplines), Business Analysts
Resume for Mine Managers, Superintendents, Production, Maintenance, Process, Operations, Project, WHS, Quarry, Open Cut Examiners/Senior Site Executives
This is for individual LinkedIn Profiles to showcase your personal branding
For businesses wanting marketing content for their "About Us" on their website/LinkedIn/FB profile, or an Executive Summary for a Board Application
Whether you are new to the workforce, been around a while or are wanting to change direction, these sessions can be booked in 1, 2 or 3 hour sessions - rate is per hour
Preparation is the key to your success either for a specific interview, or a future one, these sessions can be booked in 1 or 2 hour sessions - rate is per hour
Regain your confidence and bounce back from challenges in these 1, 2 or 3 hour sessions - rate is per hour
Overcome the resistance to a forced work/career change, and set your path on a brighter future with these 1, 2 or 3 hour sessions - rate is per hour