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Services

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Definitive Applications and Resumes can provide resume creation, selection criteria response, cover letters and a combination of these services. In a hurry? We also have a 48 hour express service.

Contact us for a personalised quote by using the form on the right of this page. One of our consultants will be in touch for an initial discussion, clarifying which services you are booking, the cost and to answer any questions you may have.

You will need to email your documentation separately to admin@www.daar.com.au; you can also upload this through the contact form on the Contact page. We need a copy of the position description for the role you are applying for, your resume, and any further information which may be useful, including any additional information the contact person has provided if you have phoned them about the role.

Confirmation of which services you have ordered will be provided by email and a writer allocated to assist you. Your writer will contact you to arrange a time for a phone consultation. Phone consultations can take up to 2 hours (they don’t always take this long but it is better to be prepared than need to rush off to another appointment before we are able to discuss everything we need to) and we can call at a mutually convenient time.

Resume creation

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In order to write your resume we need to know as much information about you and your work history as possible. If we feel you have not provided enough information you will be prompted during the consultation to provide more detail.

The type of information we will request includes, a summary of your career history, key skills and experience, a summary of companies you have worked for and your roles, and any professional development activities you have achieved.

In this instance, we work on the principle that more is best. We want to make sure we have every detail possible to write the best resume for you. We would rather have too much information and have to condense than not have enough.

Following the phone consultation, we create your resume. This will be formatted in line with the resume template you selected.

Choose your resume template.

Once written, the documentation is reviewed for correctness and then sent to the email address provided by you for final review. Documentation will be sent in a WORD and PDF format.

Resume creation price – $200

Turnaround is 7 days. If you require a faster turnaround, please also select an express service.

Order a resume and selection criteria response and save $25 on the total cost.

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Selection criteria response

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In order to write your application we need to know how you meet the selection criteria. Any examples will need to follow the STAR format (Situation, Task, Action, Result). If we feel you have not provided enough information you will be prompted during the consultation to provide more detail.

In this instance, we work on the principle that more is best. We want to make sure we have every detail possible to write the best application for you. We would rather have too much information and have to condense examples than not have enough.

Following the phone consultation, we write your response to selection criteria. This will be written in line with any formatting specifications included in the position description documentation, otherwise this will be formatted appropriately to meet any page restrictions. Note: If you require a cover letter, this also falls under a selection criteria response, please select the relevant page number for the cover letter required. A page is considered to be 600 words.

Once written, we review the documentation for correctness and send it to the email address provided by you for final review. Documentation will be sent in WORD and PDF format.

Turnaround is 7 days. If you require a faster turnaround, please also select an express service.

Cost:

1 page  – $150
2 pages – $250
3 pages – $350
4 pages – $450
5 pages – $550

Order a resume in addition to a selection criteria response or cover letter and save $25 on the total cost.

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Express service

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If you require your resume or selection criteria documents earlier than the 7 day turnaround, we offer a 2 day / 48 hour express service, during business hours (Monday to Friday). For example, if your consultation is held on Wednesday, you would receive your documents by midday (AEST) on Friday. If your consultation is held on Friday, you would receive your documents by midday (AEST) on Tuesday. 

Cost:

48 hour express service – $100

Please note, this is in addition to the cost of your selected resume, selection criteria or cover letter service.

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eBooks

How to apply for government rolesFront cover - How to apply for Government Roles
Have you ever found the perfect government role but the thought of going through the process of writing the required response is just too overwhelming?

Or are you sick of being overlooked for positions you know you have the right experience for knowing less qualified people have been selected because you struggle to sell yourself on paper?

Then this eBook is for you.

Over 50 pages of valuable information and insights to help you navigate the maze of applying for government jobs.

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Interview Coaching Government RolesFront cover - Interview Coaching Government Roles
Being selected for an interview is an exciting time, this is your opportunity to get in front of the selection panel and further demonstrate your suitability for the position. The techniques presented in this book are geared towards the
administration stream and are aimed at adequately preparing you for the interview process and to remove the unknown of
what to expect in an interview setting. If you have not been interviewed for a Government position previously, you will learn that Government interviews are structured slightly differently to interviews in the private sector and follow a specific format.

This guide has been created based on my own personal experiences within Local, State and Federal Government Departments and provides you with techniques to prepare for your interview, as well as what to do before, during and after the interview process.
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How To Create Your ResumeFront cover - How To Create Your Resume
A resume is one of the most important tools you will use in your job search but is often an item that people struggle with. It could be that you have not searched for a new position for some time, or you aren’t confident in being able to present your skills and experience succinctly in your resume.

This book provides a systematic guide on how to create your resume detailing all sections that you could potentially
include within your resume. Additionally, examples of resumes and a sample resume template have been included in this book for your reference. Following this book, you will be able to create a resume you can use with confidence in your job search.
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How To Create Your Cover LetterFront cover - How To Create Your Resume

Have you ever found the perfect role, but you weren’t sure where to start when composing your cover letter? Or are you
sick of being overlooked for positions you know you have the right experience for knowing less qualified people have been selected because you struggle to sell yourself on paper? Then this book is for you.

This book gives a step-by-step guide on how to create your cover letter. Additionally, examples of cover letters and a sample cover letter template have been included in this book.
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Government interview coaching

Our government interview coaching program is geared towards those applying for roles in the administration stream and has been created using our knowledge of the government interview process, as a panel chair, panel member and interviewee.

There are two parts to this program:

  • Part one – interview preparation
  • Part two – mock interview

Part one – interview preparation

When you book, you will receive our Interview Coaching – Government eBook (valued at $29.95) that contains handy hints on what to do to prepare for your interview.

You need to email us a copy of the role description for the position you are being interviewed for (or if you are preparing for upcoming job searches, a role description for a similar role to those you will be applying for).

Prior to your mock interview you should read the eBook and prepare as if you were going to an actual interview.

We will use the position description to formulate four questions to be used in your mock interview.

Part two – mock interview

You will be invited to a Zoom Call where we will be able to conduct your interview “face-to-face” so you gain experience of being in an interview situation. Zoom allows for video calling – if you do not have a camera on your PC / Laptop – this also works on your mobile device.

Your mock interview will take approximately 1.5 hours and is structured as follows:

  • Question review – 15 minutes
  • Mock interview – 45 minutes
  • Interview feedback – 30 minutes

Question review

At the start of your zoom call, we will send you the 4 questions you will need to answer in the interview. You will then have 15 minutes to write notes in relation to these questions to use during the mock interview.

Mock interview

After the 15 minute review time, we will rejoin the zoom call. We will then go through the 4 interview questions with you. You will need to respond as if you were attending an actual interview. This part will go for a maximum of 45 minutes.

Cost for interview coaching for government positions is $175.

Book a government interview coaching session now.

Resume review

Want someone to look over your resume? Then this service is for you. For just $50 we will review your current resume and call you to discuss your documents giving any pointers for improvements. If after having the resume review done you decide that you want us to write an updated resume for you, the fee for this service will be deducted from the full resume creation price of $200.

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