Meet Carolyn Whitfield
Total Résumés Founder | Project Director | Certified Executive Résumé Master | Job Search & Interviews Coach | Ex-Recruiter
Nominee in the 2017 Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) Awards
☛ Warning: All résumé writers are not equal ☚
Would you entrust the safety of your loved ones with an unqualified mechanic? No WAY! Similarly don’t put your career, potential earnings and future in the hands of an uncertified writer.
Creating powerful, distinctive, interview-winning resumes and career marketing documents for executives, aspiring leaders and professionals…
Internationally recognised for superior knowledge and experience in resume and LinkedIn profile writing…
Australian owned and operated practice, assisting clients worldwide…
- Triple-Certified, Published Resume Writer
- Career Storyteller
- LinkedIn Optimisation Expert
- Certified Job Interview Coach
- Certified Online Job Search & Reputation Management Professional
- Outplacement & Career Transition Consultant & Partner
- Qualified Workplace Trainer & Assessor
- I GET RESULTS!
Don’t take my word for it. Here are some REAL client success stories:
A Customer Service Manager received a call for an interview for her ultimate job just 15 mins after emailing her NEW resume—WOW!
A Graphic Designer landed his absolute dream job as a Photographer / Graphic Designer with Australia’s leading online fashion retailer—LIFE CHANGING OUTCOME!
INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
1 of Australia’s leading executive resume writing strategists.
1 of only 5 Certified Executive Résumé Masters in Australia.
(1 of 20 CERMs worldwide)
The only resume professional Australia wide to hold all 5 certifications.
98% success rate landing interviews for executives, managers and professionals.
Total Resumes Testimonials
Feedback From Our Valuable Clients
I hope this mail finds you well. Just a short update from me. I join [name withheld] in a weeks’ time 😊. In the past six weeks, I have been pinged through LinkedIn at least once a week by recruiters in the industry. It is an awesome feeling to finally be in a position to turn down jobs!
A number of people in [name withheld] have approached me for my secret sauce for getting a job. Of course you have come up in my many conversations. [name withheld] just mentioned that she is about to commence working with you on her resume and LinkedIn.
I hope many more will contract your services.
After you created my resume, I have landed my dream job today as “HACCP Coordinator”.
It all happened because you put so much effort into my resume. I seriously want to thank you.
Carolyn has an empathy and deep understanding of the new age job market, its competitive nature and the need to define individuals by achievement and the value they offer. Her unique ability to weave the story of a candidate’s achievements and clear communication skills set her apart from most resume writers. But the most prevalent attribute that Carolyn brings is her commitment to her clients, working to meet difficult deadlines, following up with improvements, and ensuring that she remains the trusted advisor to her clients.
I am very happy to recommend Carolyn to anyone requiring assistance with a resume, cover letter or employment application. Not only is Carolyn extremely adept in this area with wonderful communication and presentation skills she demonstrated great insight regarding the current requirements of recruiters and potential employers. She is a very lovely person who takes a very genuine interest in her clients and is an example to us all of how customer service should be. Working with Carolyn made the task of showcasing my skills and experience very easy thanks to her professionalism, commitment and dedication to the task. The finished result was perfectly tailored for my purposes and I would not hesitate to engage Carolyn again or to recommend her services to others.
Having been in the same job for the last 8+ years the thought of producing my resume was extremely daunting for me – until I found Carolyn. Carolyn was simply outstanding. Dealing with Carolyn was seamless, prompt and to put it simply – just so easy! When I received my completed resume, I was totally overwhelmed with how Carolyn had captured not only my strengths and competencies, but amazingly she captured the essence of me, who I am as a person – what I represent as my ‘own brand’. I couldn’t recommend Carolyn highly enough to anyone needing their resume created from scratch, or to have their resume revamped, you will not be disappointed.
I must express the professionalism and attention to detail when working with Carolyn. I could see in the end result, the time and effort that was put into the content for my resume.
I would certainly recommend dealing with Carolyn. The end result was certainly worth it for me.
WOW! When I read the resume you created for me it brought a tear to my eye. Seeing myself on paper was quite overwhelming. Thank you so much. I am very happy.
I engaged Total Resumes to write a professional resume on my behalf and to say I was impressed is an understatement. My employment history was dull and I didn’t believe that I had achieved anything outside of my job description. When I read my resume for the first time I was amazed. I would have hired myself on the spot!! I highly recommend Carolyn to anyone looking for further their career. Her resumes are 5 star and get results.
I just wanted to say thank you once again for the wonderful resume and letter you created for me. I applied for a management position with ***** **** and I’m over the moon to let you know that not only was I selected for interview, but I got the job. YAY go me!! The store owner said that my resume was the best she has ever seen and that she knew she wanted to meet me as soon as she read my application. That’s saying something for someone that has only ever had 2 jobs. I can’t thank you enough. I will be recommending you to everyone I speak to.
I highly recommend Total Resumes to anyone in need of a quality resume. I had been a chef with the one company for 12 years and was looking for a career change. Working with Carolyn made the process simple. She produced an outstanding resume for me that highlighted things that I hadn’t even thought of. When faced with the challenge of applying for jobs that were using my current skills but very much outside my expertise I had no idea where to start. When I attempted to write my own resume I got as far as my name and address but had no idea what to write next. I am pleased to say that I now have confidence in my skills and experience and my new resume has enhanced my career.
I engaged with Carolyn to create my resume. I was moving interstate and had not had the need for a resume for the past twenty eight years. Carolyn compiled all of my information to create a resume that was perfectly suited to my needs. I was able to gain employment soon after my relocation and was fortunate enough to secure the position I was after.
I would recommend Carolyn for anyone who needs their resume to be updated or completed.
Thank-you so much for your stellar effort. I am absolutely thrilled with the documents. I am blown away by the service I have received. I cannot believe the overwhelming support and professionalism you have demonstrated. The after-hours service and also the work you have completed over the week-end.
Carolyn, I honestly thought customer service and individuals that care about their work as much as I do were a thing of the past. Thank-you so much for proving me wrong.
You have not only restored my confidence in customer service and pride in ones work, you have more importantly restored the confidence in myself with your beautifully constructed documents. I cannot thank-you enough……
I take an ineffective resume and turn it into a power-packed personal campaign–defining your brand and showcasing you as the obvious choice. My exclusive dedication to each one of my projects—taking the time necessary to do it right—and my bone-deep commitment to making your unique value shine. This is backed by a recruitment background, exceptional writing skills, extensive knowledge of resume strategy, and a talent for creating customised, modern, industry-appropriate resume designs.
In addition to working exclusively with clients, I lead and mentor a small, elite team of TORI-award-winning and CMRW/CERW certified career experts. When selecting a service, professional-level clients have the choice of working with me, or a member of my world-class, multi-certified team.
As an executive resume expert who has carved a strong reputation in the resume industry, I’ve helped thousands of rising stars and executives worldwide ascend to the next step on the career ladder.
Gets to “Wow!”
Targets Your Ideal Role
Features a Custom, Modern, Succinct, and Reader-Friendly Design
Contains Strong Accomplishments
Includes Industry Keywords
My industry credentials include
- Certified Career Story Teller (Currently Undertaking Certification – only 1 in Australia);
- Certified Executive Résumé Writer (CERM) – (1 of 5 in Australia);
- Certified Employment Interview Consultant (CEIC) – (1 of 5 in Australia);
- Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW) – (1 of 9 in Australia);
- Certified Online Job Search & Reputation Management Professional (OJSRM) – (just 1 of 2 in Australia) / 1 of 6 Worldwide;
- Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW) – (1 of 17 in Australia).
- Brand, Strategy & Story-Driven Resumes;
- CEO, CFO, COO, CIO, CTO, GM, MD & Director Resumes;
- LinkedIn Profile Optimisation;
- Job Interview Coaching;
- Online Reputation Management;
- Letters & e-Notes;
- Job Search Strategy & Coaching;
- Selection Criteria Responses;
- Career Guidance, Job Search & Networking;
- Executive Biographies.
What’s unique about my expertise and services?
Not only do I create outstanding, story-based resumes recognised by my peers, executive recruiters, clients, and hiring managers for a remarkably analytical and powerful style, I also understand the job market and the intensity of a job search – having worked in employment services and recruitment for many years. In addition, I’ve elicited information from even the most restrained of clients… resulting in resumes that provide clients just like you with a competitive edge by capturing your particular vision, work style, brand, energy, and accomplishments.
Extensive recruitment expertise provides me with a unique understanding of precisely what employers and recruiters look for in candidates, resumes and job applications. Having assisted many Govt. and private organisations with their recruitment needs, I am familiar with the complexities involved with pre-screening and short listing applicants.
Why should you choose my resume practice over others?
I brand your background in a unique way by focusing on the strategic value behind your work… persuasively and succinctly marketing you as THE solution to the needs of employers.
My thoroughness, attention to detail, and ability to fact-find are legendary! Clients quickly find out that I’m never satisfied with the status quo, and that I believe in teaching you to leverage every weapon you have in today’s aggressive job market.
In fact, I arm job hunters with a wealth of knowledge, ensuring that you have all the tools and resources necessary for a successful job search. A carefully crafted resume is just the start.
I offer you outstanding credentials and a global reputation, with these advantages.
- Nominee in the 2017 international Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) Awards.
- Thousands of successfully employed clients at start-up, fortune-ranked and mid-sized firms.
- High success rate (98%) landing interviews for CIO, CEO, CTO, COO, CFO, GM & other job hunters.
- Multiple certifications and master-level training through Career Directors International (CDI).
As I am sure you are aware, the resume writing industry is unregulated in Australia and the marketplace is FULL of self–appointed resume writers. My skills have been assessed by the Career Directors International and found to be of a high standard.
- Published in career bestsellers.
- Qualified Workplace Trainer and Assessor with experience in one-to-one and group facilitation.
We would be a great fit if …
Nominee in the 2017 Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) Awards
Each year, the Career Directors International (CDI) hosts the resume writing industry’s most prestigious Toast of the Resume Industry™ (TORI) resume writing competition.
This is an international competition in which contestants submit their best work in a category. Winners are selected by a blind panel of global industry experts. Nominees are selected, followed by first, second, and third place winners in each category.
CDI members are eligible and encouraged to strive for writing and creative awards, which benefit the general membership, members’ clients, CDI, and the industry as a whole.
CDI introduced the TORI™ Awards to the industry in 2000 to celebrate a new standard in excellence through rigorous criteria requirements. While award standards have always been demanding, never before has the resume writing industry embraced the concept of a standardised criteria for resume judging.
I encourage you to invest in your career – the one area of your life that makes all other wants and needs possible–so you can take control, get what you want, and avoid wasting time. You will be presented with an eye catching, cutting edge and modern resume to assist with your career endeavours. Your professional resume and letter is your stepping stone to gaining an interview to get the job you seek.
The return on investment for our services can be profound. If you can shorten your job search by just 1 week, our packages have paid for themselves! Explore the Total Resumes website to learn more about my services, client testimonials, unique industry credentials and view samples of my work. Additionally, I am available via direct email for any queries.
I look forward to hearing from you!
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