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Resume Writer Canberra

About

Hey There — I’m Lana McMurdo

As an experienced Human Resources Professional with a degree qualified in Human Resources with nearly a decade of experience spanning across the private sector, public sector and higher education, I specialise in guiding individuals all over Australia to showcase their absolute best in pursuit of their next career milestone. 

With a wealth of experience screening countless Resumes, conducting countless candidate interviews, and crafting precise position descriptions and selection criteria, I have honed in on a refined skillset as an adept job application support coach and writer. 

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The inception of Resumes by Lana stemmed from my passionate love for writing combined with a rich reservoir of knowledge in Human Resources and recruitment. I leverage this fusion of skills to empower clients like YOU to reach your career potential and aspirations. 

If you are ready for your next step, craving a fresh trajectory in your professional journey, and eager to secure more interviews and offers, let’s connect and transform your approach to your next step. 

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Behind the person

The Resumes by Lana journey

Resumes by Lana was born when relocating to Canberra on a posting cycle and rescoping what I wanted to do for the firt time in nearly a decade, after a fast-paced and super rewarding career in Human Resources.

Since then, I have assisted hundreds of clients across i ndustries all over Australia with the  job application process, helped them understand their value in the market, negotiate their offers and translate their transferrable skills into new opportunities. 

This has led to client results, including scoring multiple interviews and offers, salary increases of up to an additional 90k, and transitioning careers entirely at all ages. 

Outside of the day to day, I actively seek out opportunities to volunteer my expertise in the community. I have delivered dynamic workshops for organisations within the not-for-profit sector, including The King’s Trust Australia, headspace and Happy Paws Happy Hearts. 

On the weekends, I spend time with my two Australian Shepherds, Arlo and Baxter, or I learn something new. 

Some of our client results..

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Scored salary increases of up to an additional $90k. 
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Transitioned into public service into Executive level positions without prior public sector experience. 
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Scored multiple interviews and offers across the private and public sector. 
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Successfully won roles in pools of up to 1000 applicants for a role. 

Client testimonials..

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Caroline – Australian Public Service Officer

Australian Public Sector

2024

Tiana – Clinic Coordinator

Private Sector

… with 85+ 5 star Google reviews

Don’t take our word for it..

Dani Hunter
Dani Hunter
1. January, 2024.
Lana is one of a kind. Her expertise in the field is incredible but what made the most impact for me is how much she cared. She wanted to spend as much time talking to me as possible so that she could deliver the most accurate and optimised resume and cover letter. Not only that, she continued to follow up and check in with me to ensure that I was achieving goals I wanted to reach. If you are questioning whether or not to hire her services, do yourself a favour and do it. Thank you Lana for helping me reach my vocational potential.
Karen McKell
Karen McKell
23. December, 2023.
Lana was excellent! I couldn't thank her enough for her help with a resume and application. She really helped me tease out my experiences and focus them towards a new career. She really went above and beyond.
Rebecca Karslake
Rebecca Karslake
23. December, 2023.
Updating my resume and LinkedIn was daunting when trying to keep up with the latest things that recruiter’s are looking for. Lana was amazing, she talked me through the process, and in return I felt more confident with my resume and LinkedIn profile. I highly recommend talking to Lana.
Carmel Bakken
Carmel Bakken
2. December, 2023.
So happy I reached out to Lana from Résumé’s by Lana. She is incredibly talented and so passionate about her resume services! I cannot thank her enough for all the help in tailoring my resume and cover letter, and for all the extra tips. I highly recommend Lana, if you are after a professional resume service.
Anshu Srivastava
Anshu Srivastava
17. November, 2023.
Lana excels in her profession, demonstrating exceptional competence. Her articulate, detailed, and thorough approach in crafting high-quality CVs and cover letters tailored to my specific needs is commendable. She adeptly draws out the necessary information about my skills, experience, and qualifications by asking the right questions. I enthusiastically rate her 5/5 and wholeheartedly recommend her services to friends and family.
Kieran Douglas
Kieran Douglas
16. November, 2023.
madhvi udit
madhvi udit
13. November, 2023.
Thank you Lana for your quick and efficient service with my outdated resume. You were a pleasure to work with and you tailored the document to my needs well with great quality. Your work on my Resume gives me confidence to go further in my career and try new roles. I'd happily recommend your service to my friends and family. Looking forward to work with you again on my Cover letter. :)
Nyree King
Nyree King
12. November, 2023.
Lana is absolutely the best there is in the Resume market and I'm truly thankful I found her. She is incredibly talented, patient, caring and strives with a highly professional and personal approach when delivering her resume services and meeting your needs. She has a true gift with her high writing capabilities and can tailor that perfect resume for anyone. You can tell by her amazing quality of work and personal touches that she has a true passion for what she does and exceeds all expectations with her results by making her clients happy. Thanks again Lana!
preet s
preet s
10. November, 2023.
Getting Lana’s invaluable assistance was a blessing for my job application process. Her expertise in crafting a compelling application letter not only highlighted my skills but also tailored it to the specific job requirements. The attention to detail and strategic language used significantly improved my chances, making the investment well worth it.
Taija Väisänen
Taija Väisänen
7. November, 2023.
Excellent service - Lana took time with me and I never felt the service was rushed. Resume looks excellent and I received great tips for my job search. Highly recommend.