Your resume is more than just your story.

It's your pitch for the role.

A great resume has one job - to get you to the shortlist. 

Today your resume not only needs to win the hirer's attention - it needs to be optimised to score well in current resume screening tools.  This course will show you how to build a high-impact resume that will stand out in design, content and results 

Let's start creating!

Thinking about making a change in your career?

Want a resume that really captures the hirer's attention?

You need to have your personal marketing tool kit prepared. The résumé is often your first introduction to an employer so it’s worth spending time crafting this document correctly.

If like a lot of people, yours is a bit dusty, or not really selling you at your full potential, don’t worry - this course has you covered.

Career Agency - Thinking about making a change in your career image

Learn the steps to write a stand-out resume

Multi-award winning Australian resume expert, Gillian Kelly will step you through building a resume that will:

  • Create a Strong First Impression

  • Highlight your value & transferable skills

  • Evidence your capabilities & achievements

  • Manage potential resume challenges

  • Work effectively within Recruiter Technologies

Course content

  1. 1
    • Welcome. A Quick Walk-through of the Course Player.

    • Course Introduction - What to Expect [Video and Workbook]

  2. 2
    • The First Step - Understanding Your Audience

    • From Hirer's Wish List to The Perfect Pitch

  3. 3
    • Building a Compelling Top Third

    • How to Showcase your Skills

    • The Employment History Section

    • Making the Most of Your Early Career

    • The Final Sections

  4. 4
    • Optimising Your Resume Content for Technologies

    • Proofing Strategies and Final Checks

  5. 5
    • Bonus Video - How To Get Great Resume Metrics

    • Strategies for Challenges and Tricky Bits

  6. 6
    • Your Resume Checklist

    • Maximising Your Success - Tips for Getting the Most From Your Materials

    • Course Workbook - Writing a Winning Resume

    • Resume Templates Options

    • Job Application & Interview Checklist


This Course Includes

The formula and steps to follow and

  • Ultimate Resume Checklist

    This course comes with a Comprehensive Workbook including a Resume Checklist. Utilising the checklist will ensure nothing is missed as it outlines key elements of a great Resume.

  • Tips for Using Your Resume

    How to write and present a resume is detailed throughout this course to ensure your skills and achievements pop out for future employers to see. Our BONUS SECTION will help you navigate frequent challenges when it comes to putting your best foot forward on paper.

  • ATS Friendly Resume Template

    Choosing a Resume design that not only looks professional, but is guaranteed to be ATS friendly is critical to ensure all your content is seen regardless of the online screening tools often used for selection by hiring managers.

Your résumé has the power to differentiate you

creating a clear picture to the employer of your experience and skills, and how you can bring benefit to their business.

By the end of this course

You will understand

  • The objectives and elements of a modern resume

  • How to capture a hirers attention through clear positioning

  • What is needed to make a resume GREAT!

Meet Gillian Kelly

Head of Talent Management
The Career Agency

A multi-credentialed Master Executive Resume Writer and Personal Branding Strategist with Global writing experience, Gillian is a recognised expert in her field.

Over the past 15 years, Gillian has worked with top-tier leaders and professionals in the creation of high-impact marketing materials showcasing the calibre of their talent, depth of experience and unique leadership styles.

Gillian is highly sought after for her talent in Executive Resumes, LinkedIn Profiles, Executive Biographies and leadership branding positioning.

Gillian has a passion for helping people stand out in their resumes and capture the attention of the hiring team.
Gillian Kelly, The Career Agency

The résumé is the most important part
of your marketing materials

Designed effectively, this document will not only open doors, but will build your credibility and position you for future opportunities

Would you like to capture the hirer's attention?

This course shares the formula and steps to follow to build a
standout resume.


  • Who is the provider of this course?

    The course has been designed and written by Gillian Kelly, one of the Founders and Directors of THE CAREER AGENCY. THE CAREER AGENCY started out as Career Edge and was later rebranded THE CAREER AGENCY, which the organisation is known as today. Gillian is a multi-credentialed Master Executive Resume writer, with global writing experience. As a 7 times award winner of the Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) awards, Gill has been an invited judge over the past 5 years for these prestigious awards. In addition, Gillian is sought after as a keynote speaker, she regularly features on local radio sharing her knowledge in career marketing, and her expertise has been captured and shared in numerous prestigious publications over the years.

  • Who it this course for?

    This course is for anyone who is wanting to create a professional resume without engaging a professional/master resume writer to do the work for them. The course material has been developed by Gillian Kelly, an Executive Marketing and Branding Specialist, and an acclaimed expert in the career industry. The team at THE CAREER AGENCY are confident that with a little time, effort and commitment, a great document can be achieved if the directives in this course are followed.

  • Do I require any special software for the course?

    No. The course will be hosted on a secure membership platform so you just need to set up a registration and password for the site and you can watch the videos and download workbooks from there. Please note viewing this course and/or printing documents off a phone or tablet may affect formatting both visually and in print form.

  • Who do I contact if I have any administration problems in setting myself up to do the course?

    If you run into any difficulties, please email and one of our friendly staff will be in contact to assist. Please note this assistance is available during office hours AEST.

  • How do I cancel my account?

    You can log into the course dashboard and cancel your account at anytime. If you seek a refund please see below for further information on this.

  • What currency are payments charged in?

    All payments are charged in Australian Dollars and include GST for Australian residents.

  • When does the course start and finish and how long do I have access to the course?

    This course is self-paced; therefore, you decide when to start and finish, and how much time you put into creating your new document. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 12 months – across any and all devices you own. Any files that are downloadable are yours to keep as well. Note: This material is copyrighted and passing on or sharing this course material to another party is prohibited.

  • What if I’m unhappy with the course, can I get a refund?

    We would never want you to be unhappy! Before you hit the “join now” button please ensure you understand all the inclusions. We do not offer refunds for simple change of mind. We only offer refunds as set out by The Australian Consumer Law (ACL). All care has been taken to provide best practice and latest industry knowledge at time of course creation. Gillian Kelly the course designer and presenter is an acclaimed leader in the career industry. To learn more about Gillian’s credentials please view THE CAREER AGENCY’S WEBSITE or view her profile on LinkedIn.

  • What support is available to me after I complete this course?

    THE CAREER AGENCY has a team of qualified coaches and resume writers who are passionate about helping people like you fulfil their career goals. If you’d like to know more about our individual services and the associated costs please email or phone 07 3829 3003, and one of our staff will make contact with you to discuss your needs in more detail and ways we can assist. It maybe that after completing your document you’d like one of our professional writers to enhance further. Email your current document to us and we can come back to you with a quote to do so.