Frequently asked questions

Q. Why should I use Bluegum Resumes instead of writing my own resume?

Resume writing and positioning yourself as the ideal candidate for the job you want can be challenging. You may be the best in the business or in your field but writing isn’t one of your core strengths. Or you’re not sure how to match your unique qualifications to specific requirements in the job description. This shouldn’t prevent you from getting the job you want and deserve. 

We’ve been writing professional resumes for over 15 years with a strong track record of helping our clients win their dream jobs. The market is more competitive than ever. To get noticed in the recruitment process you need to standout. We can help you do that. 

We’re experts at navigating the market and knowing what recruiters and job hirers want. We help take some of the stress out of the process by giving you the tools you need to succeed so you can concentrate on dazzling in your interview. 

Q. What qualifications do your writers have? 

Resume writing is a learned skill. Our professional resume writers have extensive experience writing winning resumes for a range of industries and individuals. Some of these industries include property, construction, engineering, real estate, government, defence, business and administration, among others.

Many of our writers have been working in the industry for over 20 years and are all dedicated to helping you get your dream job. 

Q. What services do you offer?

We offer a range of resume services / CV services including:

  • Resumes and CVs
  • LinkedIn profiles
  • Cover letters
  • Selection criteria
  • Resumes for proposals 
  • Free resume review 

If you’re looking for something a little different to our resume writing services above, please get in touch. We can also provide help tailored to your specific needs. 

Q. What are the turnaround times for a standard resume?

The turnaround time for a standard resume is around 2-3 days after an initial phone interview. However, if you need help with a resume urgently, we can speed up the timeline for a standard rush fee. 

Q. How many rounds of edits do you make to my resume? How long does it take?

We generally offer 2-3 rounds of edits for a standard resume. But we guarantee to work on your documents until you are 100% happy.

Q. What industries do you specialise in? Can you still help me if my industry is not on your list of specialities?

Our key areas of expertise include:

  • Construction and trades
  • Property and real estate
  • Engineering and technical
  • Government and defence
  • Business and administration 

Although these are the industries we work with the most, we also regularly write professional resumes for a range of other industries including marketing and communication, PR, insurance, finance, IT, and education, among others.

Importantly, the principles of a great resume are essentially the same across most industries. We back ourselves to help anyone from any industry, bu we only ever take on work that we can deliver well. 

Q. Do I need a cover letter and a LinkedIn profile? 

Cover letters are still a powerful way to connect with recruiters and tell your story. They give you an extra opportunity to explain why you are the right person for the job and share your personal achievements in a less formal structure than a resume. Although some may argue cover letters are becoming a dated part of the process, most jobs still require you to submit one. If you fail to meet this requirement, you are often immediately discounted as a potential candidate for the job.  

LinkedIn profiles are also increasingly important in today’s job market. Most recruiters these days look at your digital profile when you apply for a job to see what your online presence is and how you present yourself. We can help you put together a strong, professional and relevant LinkedIn profile so you don’t get left behind. 

Q. How does the process work? How much interaction do I have with the writers? Do I speak to them on the phone or over email?

Communication with your writer is done via email and/or over the phone. This usually takes place with one initial phone interview to discuss your requirements followed by email communication to edit and finalise your documents. 

There are three key steps to the process. 

1. Book an appointment with a resume writer
2. Work with your writer to develop your resume 
3. Get a great new resume tailored to your needs. 

Q. How much does it cost?

We have standard prices that are about average for the industry. There are always cheaper prices on the internet! But remember, you always get what you pay for. With Bluegum Resumes, that means a commitment to quality based on years of industry experience. Why not read some of our Google reviews to see what we mean.

To get a free quote, please click here

Q. What career levels do you cater to? 

We cater to ALL career levels from entry level including your very first job and resume, to senior and top executive roles. We understand that you need different levels of guidance depending on what stage you’re at in your career and can tailor our services accordingly. 

Q. Do you offer guarantees?

Yes, we do! We have a satisfaction guarantee.  

You’ll experience the very best in professional service, with the best resume writing in the industry. We will work on your documents until you are 100% happy. That's our satisfaction guarantee to you!

Q. What does the free resume service involve?

Simply send us your resume and one of our professional writers will review it and provide relevant feedback. Depending on the current state of your resume this feedback could include structural, content and format improvements, including what you could potentially improve or take out. The free resume service gives you an insight into how we will improve your resume and make it the best version it can be to meet your needs. 

Click here to get your free resume review.

Q. What do you need from me to get started?

All we need from you to get going is some personal details to contact you, a copy of your resume or cover letter and if relevant, information on the job you’re applying for. Your resume can be submitted in a variety of states depending on where you’re up to, from draft note format to a more detailed and structured resume. No matter what stage you’re at in your job search, we can help!

Get in touch today! or Call us now on 02 8958 2140.