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Our Valued Clients

  • We used Jemma in the Recruit Smarter team to assist in our recruitment processes and couldn’t speak more highly of the experience. Our role was tricky to fill, in a niche market, but she went above and beyond. We were so grateful for the support, guidance, reassurance and clear communication she provided throughout!  

    Ashleigh Dalton (Connected Kids Allied Health)
  • I found this course to be very valuable. Understanding the difference between leadership and management. Understanding my own DISC profile. Running effective team meetings and much more. The program is practical and the reinforcement of putting things on an action plan to ensure you use the skills you are learning is fantastic.  

  • Steel Frame Solutions has recently undergone a period of growth and restructure, we empowered and presented new opportunities for staff to fill leadership roles. All identified staff were new to leading teams and Lisa Wiking at the Proven Group was instrumental in giving entry level training for Team Leading and Customer Service coaching.

    Our staff learned to run effective meetings, set KPI’s and enforce values aligned to the business and more specifically – their team. Each member was able to learn, practice and implement strategies including the Performance Equation, which enabled the staff to fully understand their roles and responsibilities while giving Team Leaders a framework to refer to as their experience and confidence increased.

    After a few short months, my time has opened to focus on the Operational side of the business as the emerging Team Leaders continue to implement new process’ and strategies to look after their areas. A small investment of time was required, and the effort Lisa went to ensuring the success of the individuals through the program meant its success. I urge all managers to refresh with the participant members to confirm continuity of understanding and language used to guarantee the objectives of the training program.

    Dael Griffiths (Steel Frame Solutions)
  • Hi Belinda and Carmel,

    I just wanted to reach out and let you both know what a great help with all her knowledge and care, that Fiona Wakeling was, in getting us through  a very traumatic time with an employee

    I felt very secure at all times that Fiona had covered every base and her professionalism in confronting our now, ex employee was brilliant.

    I will have no hesitation in referring your company for any HR needs.

    Kim (A1 Trees)
  • Best decision I’ve made in years.Carmel is a genius. I’m so glad I found her. The resume she presented to me was nothing short of perfect.I applied for several positions in the sales industry and received positive results immediately.One week later, I just accepted an offer of full time employment, with a very reputable company as a sales representative.The National Sales Manager of the company actually said “ out of 15 applicants it was YOUR RESUME that sparked our interest “I cannot recommend Carmel highly enough. I wish I could give 10 Stars.

    Cess (Sales)
  • “The Proven Group ran our recruitment process for a new General Manager at the Sport Club and were fantastic to work with.  We had a very tight timeframe to select our new GM prior to Christmas and the team at The Proven Group seamlessly worked though advertising, vetting and short-listing candidates for interview.  I’m sure we would not have ended up with the strong field of candidates to choose from, nor the outcome we were after, if we had not engaged The Proven Group.”

    Ewen Nevett (NBSC)
  • Thanks again Carmel for all your expertise with my resume and latest cover letter. Not to mention the short notice I always put you under! I was successful with the Job Application, and very humbled to join what is a small and unique team, in such a challenging and specialised role, and your work has always allowed for my success, in all my Job Applications & Interviews. I was approached by this Team, and the amazing Clinicians with whom I hold in such high esteem and had previously worked with, throughout my career I have come to the realisation that a job finds you, and not the other way around! Thank you again for everything.

    Sue (Allied Health Services) Ballarat
  • Hi Carmel, I want to thank you so much for assisting me with updating my resume as it's fantastic. Thank you for listening and taking on board my requirements and incorporating everything into the resume. I really appreciate it. It's exactly what I was looking for. I had spoken with another writer before speaking with you but they didn't seem to get what I was saying, whereas you nailed it! I will definitely be recommending you to anyone looking for their resumes and cover letters to be updated as you have provided a personable and professional service. Thanks again.

    Vera (Ballarat)
  • Hi Carmel Just an update. I had a call Monday afternoon from one organisation asking for an interview Tuesday, which I had. I had my other interview on Thursday and I have never felt more confident going into an interview than I did that morning, thanks to the great application you wrote and the interview coaching we did. Thankyou ;). Today I have been offered both positions. Thank you again for your help and guidance. I really couldn't have been this successful without it.

    JS (Ballarat) NDIS Sector
  • We have utilised the HR and Occupational Health & Safety services of The Proven Group over the past 5 months as a result of our internal HR Manager leaving the organization. We are recruiting for a replacement for that internal role. Right from the start talking to Belinda it was understood that it was only going to be a short term assignment. The team have been fantastic – Thank you to Linda and Cate for all their work - helping move many things forward including many smaller safety issues resolved and a significant boost to our staffing levels with the business experiencing increased demand and requiring an increase in head count of over 10% to allow us to service our customers requirements. The processes and communication undertaken throughout the assignment with me as their primary contact has met all my requirements and I have not had one issue with their service levels. They are easy to discuss matters with and quickly get to the pointy end of what is required. Their level of expertise in these critical business areas was a great plus for us. We have also utilized their recruitment arm which has again shown great results for Gason. I would have great pleasure in recommending their services to any business requiring either a supplement to their internal resource or for smaller businesses a core strength in all aspects of HR including Recruitment and Occupational Health & Safety.

    Leon Nash Chief Financial Officer - Gason
  • So good news, I have been accepted and start my new job next month. All thanks to you pretty much. I can't thank you enough for your encouragement and support along the way, super professional and excellent at your job!! So thanks heaps. I'll still keep in touch and will let you know when I complete more training so you can update my resume. Thanks again. Wouldn't have been able to do it without you

    Sam (Ballarat)
  • Hi Carmel, I just wanted to say thank you for my resume. After reading my resume I'm feeling more confident about applying for job positions. As you know this is a massive step for me and starting with doing a DSIC profile with you (what a wonderful career guidance tool!) I am also feeling a lot more confident about my career direction and what transferrable skills and experience I really do have. Thank you also for your guidance and support in helping me embark on a new career. I am really excited now.

    Susan Education (Ballarat)
  • Hi Carmel, So much has happened since we last spoke and I meant to get in touch with you sooner. I had quite a few instant replies on applications using my new documents and after a month and 5 interviews through the company, I am happy to say that I have started my new position. I'm three weeks into my training and loving it so far. Thank you again for your help. I will definitely continue to recommend your services. I am grateful.

    Patrick (Sydney, NSW) Hospitality and Operations Management
  • Hi Carmel, I got the management job at Ballarat Health Services! Yay thank you so much for your help. After many failed applications, with your help, I got myself the best job first try! I cannot thank you enough and I will be highly recommending your services to my family and friends. Yippee

  • Hi Belinda and Carmel Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the DISC Workshop and DISC Profiling conducted over the past week. Feedback on today's workshop was very positive and now up to me to keep it in peoples front of mind!

    Lisa HR Coordinator (Ballarat)
  • Thanks a lot Carmel I appreciate the ongoing help. Just thought I’d let you know that thanks to your expertise in answering the 4 questions for the University of Wollongong early admission process, I have received an offer into the Bachelor of Psychological Science at UOW and couldn’t be happier about it! Thanks again Carmel 😀

  • I would like to thank you for your wonderful services and to tell you that I’m certain that the resume and cover letters that you assisted me with were the door to a new and exciting future as a midwife. Out of 4 major hospitals in Victoria that I applied to, I was contacted and invited to an interview by 3. Yesterday I received the results for my graduate year program and I am pleased to say that I got through to Western Health – Sunshine Hospital. Thank you once again for making my resumes and cover letters really showcase who I am. I couldn’t have done it with your professional help!!! I will continue to recommend your wonderful services to everyone I know! Thanks once again!

  • I am happy to report that thanks to your help and skills in preparing my resume and other docs I have found new employment and I am currently about to take on a new trade I did find your workmanship in creating those documents to be a very high standard and something I would not have been able to achieve on my own. And as you will know I recommend your services to my own brother to help him with his employment search. Again many thanks to you for your services in helping me find new employment.

    Kyle (Ballarat) Tradesperson.
  • Thank you for helping me with my job application I was successful in getting an interview & a position! Thank you Kali (Ballarat)  Graduate Nurse Program.

  • Hi Carmel, Sorry for the delay in contacting you. I am just letting you know that I was successful in picking up an Ongoing Position at the school. Thank you so much for your help, it gave me lots of confidence going in to the interview knowing that I had already talked things through with you. Hopefully I can work with you again in the future. Katie

    Katie Ballarat
  • Hi Carmel I have some great news - I was granted an interview on Monday, (they were very impressed with my application) and I was offered the position today, which I accepted, of course! I think the work culture there will be really supportive and positive, so I can't wait. Thank you so much, not just for the help with my resume and application, but for your support and encouragement. I couldn't have done it without you. Best regards Bron

  • Thank you for your support, encouragement and your professional documentation, as I feel these were all major components to achieving this goal.  I would recommend your service to anyone who requires assistance with applying for any position, especially when addressing key selection criteria. I just cannot thank you enough!

    Heather (Ballarat) Nurse
  • Got the job! Thank you so much for your help! I just know that I couldn't have done it without you. I felt so confident with my resume that you so professionally put together and my employer obviously thought so to. Thanks again!

    Jackie (Ballarat) Mental Health Manager/Coordinator
  • I just wanted to say thank you so much! The key selection criteria that you wrote was just amazing! You have done a fantastic job with everything and have given me a lot of confidence to apply for the position. You're very talented and I am sure to tell other people about you and how you have helped me out.  

    Amanda (Ballarat) Administrative Accounts Customer Service Officer
  • I obtained three interviews from the four hospitals we applied for the 2015 Gradate Nurse Program.  Thank you so much.  

    Chi (Melbourne) Graduate Nurse
  • Thanks heaps for writing my resume. I went to the interview and they rang me the next day and said I had the job. I start tomorrow. Keep up the good work.  

    Michael (Bacchus Marsh) Plumber
  • Just to let you know that I obtained two interviews with the hospitals that we applied for in relation to the Graduate Nurse Program.  Thank you for your support.

    Linh (Geelong) Graduate Nurse
  • Guess what! I got the job and the full-time one that I wanted.  Thank you for all your help.  

    Cass (Melbourne) Forensics
  • As you are aware I established connections with you and your company via your website where you were kind enough to provide me with a free assessment of my existing resume. In our initial conversation I explained to you that applying for a position was a very new thing for me (and how frustrating the whole process was) as I have always been approached by companies/firms to work for them. Thank you for being a part of my journey as I am not sure the result would have been as successful without your professionalism, brilliant documents and advice. Take care.

    David (Geelong) Chief Executive Officer
  • can't believe I am now working at Corrections Victoria. Whilst it is completely different to anything I have ever done before, I love it. Thank you for everything, from the start to the end you were a true professional.

    Nadia (Melbourne) Corrections
  • Wow! Thank you! After owning my own business for over 10 years (and never having a resume to actually apply for a job as I have never needed one) this was quite a daunting exercise for me. I was referred to you from a friend and thanks to her and your outstanding resume (even my new employer could not believe how professionally written it was)...I got an interview the day after I submitted it!! And then I was told at the end of the interview that I got the job! (Thanks for interview coaching, tips and advice!) Here I was thinking that it was going to be a long process but with your help I nailed it! I have now told everybody I know about you and if they want to stand out and secure an interview and land a job then see you! I am so excited and could not be more grateful. Thanks again!

    Jeff (Ballarat) Industrial Machinist
  • I cannot thank you enough and I wanted to tell everyone how you helped me! I submitted my application including a key selection criteria and then the next day I received a telephone call advising I had been shortlisted to attend an interview!! At the interview they commended me on how professionally written my application was and that I was 1 in 6 that was being interviewed (out of 240 applications!) With your tips and advice of how to answer those really hard questions, I nailed it!!! Yay! I am now working for the Government.  I just couldn't be happier and I just cannot thank you enough Carmel!

    Renae (Ballarat) Government Organisation
  • You are not going to believe it! I submitted my resume and cover letter that you so professionally wrote for me at 5.35pm and by 6.05pm the employer rang me and asked me to go in the next day for an interview! I have never had a response to any of the applications that I submitted before I met you, and then WOW I received a response with 1/2 an hour of submitting the documents you wrote for me! I will be recommending you and your services to everyone I know!! I just couldn't be happier in my new job and I couldn't have done it without you. THANK YOU!!  

    Linda (Ballarat) Finance/Payroll Administration Officer
  • As you know I got the interview thanks to your resume and cover letter, and I just had to write to you again to say thank you for the interview coaching. It really saved me, I got the job! I would not hesitate to recommend you and your professional business to anyone.

    Jason (Geelong) Department of Defence
  • I was successful in gaining interviews. I was lucky enough to get my first preference for a graduate position. I'll highly recommend your services to next years grad nurses.

    Allison (Geelong) Graduate Nurse
  • I wanted to thank you again for your professional work on  my resume. It was only a few days after our meeting I received a call from Thiess HR offering me a position on the highest paying construction site in Australia. I have already passed on your details to a mate of mine and will continue to do so in the future.

    Matt (Ballarat) Mining/Construction Industry
  • I would like to sincerely thank you for the outstanding service that you provided for me with your Smart Resume Package. I had been unemployed for 14 months, had a handful of interviews but never successful. Now armed with a professional resume and letter of application I was selected to interview for a position as Vehicle Stock Controller for two dealerships with a local motor car dealer. The one on one interview coaching gave me the confidence and ability to go into the interview in a much more relaxed manner knowing I had the answers to the screwy questions that had previously left me squirming in my seat.

    Jacki (Moyston) Vehicle Stock Controller
  • I am now working as a Fitter and Turner, thumbs up to your level of professionalism.  

    Bernadette (Melbourne) Fitter and Turner
  • Thank you for not only providing such a professional service and resume, but for writing my documents for me at such short notice. I still feel bad for putting you under pressure but without you and your help I just know I wouldn't have got the interview.

    Rebecca (Ballarat) Dental Nurse
  • Thank you for creating a resume and cover letter that did the trick in getting me a job especially in the highly competitive "vet" world.

    Sophie (Geelong) Veterinarian
  • Having derived from an executive background and being at the later stage in my life, I have never needed a resume, having always being headhunted I had no idea of what one even looked like. I now do and I got the interview within 24 hours!

    John (Melbourne) Chief Financial Officer
  • Your professionalism and ability to write a brilliant resume is like my flair for colour, fashion and design! Thank you I got the job and I start on Monday.

    Tiffany (Ballarat) Fashion Designer
  • Thank you so much. The outstanding resume and cover letter you wrote for me enabled me to stand out and continue my dream job. There are many in my 'industry' that will be forever grateful.

    Margaret (Ballarat) Counsellor
  • I came and saw you a few weeks ago and I just wanted to say thank you as I managed to get a brilliant job. Nearly every single job I applied for I got an interview for and was lucky that in the end I was able to choose from 5 job offers.  

    Paul (Melbourne) Administration
  • I got the job! Thank you for your help with my resume, it stands out from all the rest, awesome!

    Hemy (Melbourne) Procurement Manager
  • The day after you wrote my resume, I walked into Downer Rail and handed it to them.  That same day I got an interview and I just received confirmation that I got the job! Thank you so much and I have already forwarded on your business cards.

    Richard (Melbourne) Rail
  • Thank you Carmel! After 15 years in the same job, then having to face redundancy and the transition back into the workforce again was so daunting! I had no idea what was expected ‘nowadays’ and after initially speaking with you, it astounded me to find out how hard it was to stand out and what Employers were looking for in a job application!! With your help, guidance and outstanding work I applied for 3 jobs and got 3 interviews! You were definitely my ‘phone a friend’ and I am so glad I met you. I started my new job yesterday and I am loving it!

    Joanne (Ballarat) Real Estate/Sales
  • Thank you so much for your help I will highly recommend you to anyone that needs a resume or anything to do with applying for a job. Very professional! Love your work 10 out of 10!! Happy customer

    Andrew (Ballarat) Construction/Civil Engineering
  • Thank you again for your attention to my application. You truly have a talent for understanding skills and highlighting the key points relating to a desired role.

    Susan (QLD) Hospital Surgical Area
  • Just some feedback on the resume you completed for me. Applied for 4 roles on seek, have had 3 call backs and guess what, I have my first interview on Monday!!!! So far all have really liked the resume and cover letter. Thanks for your hard work.

    Andrew (Melbourne) Operations Manager
  • Thank you for the follow up. I have been fortunate in pickup up a position out at the Uni, as you would recall gaining a position locally was the goal. Prior to this I was working as a contract project manager in Geelong. I would like to thank you for your professional work. There is no doubt that it made a significant difference that resulted in me obtaining interviews and ultimately a range of offers. Thank you again for all of your assistance.

    Ben (Ballarat) IT/Technical Network Engineer
  • Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know I've had my first interview since my new resume. The recruiter mentioned they loved my cover letter/resume 🙂 Thanks so much Bernadette, I haven't had an interview in 6 weeks, and after 1 week with the new look, things are improving. I have progressed to the 2nd round interviews so fingers crossed.

    Alana (Melbourne) Team Leader
  • I really like the professional approach used by 'The Proven Group' to upgrade my resume and cover letter. As selection criteria is essential to get the job, I have used this service too and looking forward to getting my desired job. Carmel has been excellent throughout the process and has turned my resume into gold. Thank You.

    Talib (Canberra) Journalist/Strategic Communications Coordinator
  • It was lovely to hear from you. I got the Tasmania job and am now in Hobart. Thank you very much for working on my CV. I won't hesitate to refer others to you and will contact you for those other services if needed in the future.  

    Lucy (Hobart) Rehabilitation Doctor
  • Just wanted to let you know I was successful with my application. The organisation stated they had hundreds of applications from all parts of Australia! Thank you for your hard work on such short notice to get me to interview. I will continue to recommend you to others as I could not be happier and I will be forever grateful for your hard work!  

    Patricia (Ballarat) Accommodation Manager
  • Thanks so much for the great Resume writing seminar today. The content was relevant and you presented it in a way that was so easy to understand. I left the session with all the information I'd hoped to and more! It's obvious that you not only have an incredible knowledge base, but an undeniable passion too! I will be sure to email my resume to you for a Free assessment (including all of the tips and tricks you taught me today).  Thanks again."

    Therese (Ballarat) FREE Resume Writing Seminar
  • I found a job immediately and started on the 15th February, which was a huge relief!  Thank you again for the résumé services and I do not believe I would have this position without your work. I have also been recommending your services to my friends too.

    Anita (Melbourne) Product Development Scientist
  • I did get a job with your resume help, I cannot thank you enough. Would definitely call upon your expertise when needed again and I’ve highly recommended your services.

    Janelle (Ballarat) Graduate Nurse
  • The resume looks great! I love the professional profile, it is very catchy and to the point. I cannot believe what you (we) achieved being a state apart (you in Ballarat Victoria and me in Sydney NSW). Your online resume writing service is very unique and a credit to you and your business. I will be starting a new job next week.  

    Dave (Sydney) Medical Physics Scientist
  • The resume, cover letter and Selection Criteria look amazing!! Thank you so much for doing them - I really appreciate all the effort you have gone to. I will definitely keep you posted. I can't thank you enough. You always reply quickly to any requests whether it be just a return phone call or amending my documents and I really appreciate your professionalism. Thank you once again for your outstanding work!

    Glenys (Ballarat) Teacher
  • 3 weeks after our sit down, I was lucky enough to gain full time employment with a superannuation company. I appreciate your work on my resume and am very confident that it was the key component of gaining employment. Thank you for all your help.

    Julian (Melbourne) Superannuation
  • Hope you are well. I thought I would let you know some good news. I got a speech pathologist position. Thank you so much for helping me with my CV and cover letter. I am sure the high quality application helped in me being selected for the position. I can't thank you enough. All the best.  

    Rebecca (Melbourne) Speech Pathologist
  • Hope you have been well. Firstly let me say thank you for providing me with a great resume . I got great marks for it and am pleased to say i passed my course and am now a qualified teachers aide with a certificate to show for it.

    Diana (Melbourne) Teacher’s Aide
  • I cannot thank you enough for my very succinct cover letter and resume you wrote for me. I really struggled when I tried to write it and I didn’t think there would be anyone ‘good enough’ to be able to write it for me as my industry is so specific and these programs are inundated with applicants!! You have given me so much more confidence and I can’t wait to tell you more about the process as it unfolds.

    Roger (Ballarat) Graduate Engineer (Mining and Petrochemical)
  • I would like to thank you for your help with my resume and cover letter. I secured a Nursing Graduate year in the program at the hospital I wanted. I would like to thank you again so much for your help with my resume and cover letter. I was accepted for all of my four interviews I applied for. Thank you again Bernadette.  

    Emily (Geelong) Graduate Nurse
  • Thank you so much for your time yesterday and for the wonderful work you have done on my resume and accompanied documents! I sound so good now even I'd hire me!! Thanks Carmel, much appreciated.

    Sharon (Ballarat) Administration Accounts Manager
  • Thank you for all the work you have done with my son. He was a little sceptical about the value before he started the process (as you would expect) but was extremely pleased with the professional advice and guidance you gave him. Anyway, thank you again.  

    Martin (Ballarat) Surveyor
  • I have just had my interview and I think it went really well. At the end I asked them what made them choose me for an interview? They said my whole application was really easy to read, intelligent and laid out professionally!! Thank you so much (again) you are a Super Star!!

    Shelley (Ballarat) Financial Accountant
  • Thank you so much for helping me with my graduate applications and interviews. Because of you, I have now managed to secure a graduate year for 2017 at my number one chosen hospital and I couldn’t be happier! I will recommend your service to everyone! So THANK YOU for everything, and for believing in me!

    Belinda (Ballarat) Graduate Nurse/Midwife
  • I just wanted to thank you for working with me, to prepare my resume and the useful tips you gave me with the interview coaching. I am proud to say that your method and The Proven Group as a business works effectively to help people become not only job but interview ready. I am proud to say that I was very successful in getting a graduate surveyor role. I do feel I was luckily and very fortunate on how quickly I was able to land a graduate role as it is very competitive. However with your help and guidance I was able to nail the interview, and you made it possible. I’ll keep you updated on my progress, thank you again!

    Liam (Ballarat) Graduate Surveyor
  • I would like to thank you for being a great guiding light during entire job searching process. And above all, timely motivation!!! Finally, I've got my dream job and don't have words to express my gratitude. I will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for help in job search.

    Shaun (Melbourne) Sales
  • Confirming that I have an interview tomorrow for the Coordinator position. Your excellence in job application skills and knowledge ensured my application surpassed the normal standard application. I hope I can do your work justice. Thanks  

    Rod (Ballarat) Not-for-Profit
  • Within two weeks of submitting my CV to large cleaning businesses I had 3 interested groups who wanted to interview me. I am now Victorian State Manager for the largest global cleaning and facility management group OCS facilities services Australia. I am enjoying my new role and want to thank you in giving me advice that lead to this position and most of all making me believe I can take this role on instead of just taking any role.  

    Regards, Robert (Melbourne) Cleaning & Facility Management
  • I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful resume and cover letter, and for the self-confidence that they gave me. Reading my resume made me realise I am actually employable and had lots to offer; a real 'mental shift' from before, especially from not knowing where to start to get work outside the home after 15 years. I applied for a job, tweaked the cover letter, followed all your advice and managed to get through two interviews, hearing on Thursday that I got the job!! Thank you so much, your gift for writing and selling your clients in an honest yet appealing way has been all the difference for me and I am sure for so very many others. With gratitude and blessings,  

    Bernadette (Melbourne) NDIS
  • I hope you are well, just writing to tell you I got employment with a Law firm in the CBD (I am so happy). The HR Manager really liked my Resume, I had an Interview and got the job. I am now loving life, thank you so much for your help along the way.  

    Lisa (Melbourne) Legal
  • Just letting you know that the resume and application you wrote for me for the Department of Justice worked! I have an interview tomorrow!!! They have just phoned me – thank you so much as I did not think I stood a chance. You are amazing.

    Liz (Ballarat) Department of Justice and Regulation
  • I just thought I'd let you know my good news. I have been successful in gaining employment with a position with Corrective Services, an application you helped me with. So very happy. I couldn’t have got there without you. Thank you so much.

    Regina (NSW) Correctional Services
  • I just wanted to thank you for all of your assistance and for making this process so simple and easy. I have submitted our Business Excellence Award Applications, so fingers crossed! You were a great help and offered very useful advice so I do appreciate it immensely.  

    Building Company (Ballarat) Business Excellence Awards Applications
  • Thank you for responding to my request so quickly and for seeing me after hours. I put the call out there on Facebook looking for a professional resume writer and you came highly recommended by many. I submitted my documents right after I left you on Saturday afternoon and Monday night I received an email advising I had made it to the next round already!! I was told you knew how to ‘work magic when writing resumes’! Thank you and I’ll keep you posted.

    Elise (Ballarat) Manufacturing
  • Going for my recent interview was a real boost to my confidence. They really liked me and stated that I was the outstanding candidate, however they could only offer me minimal hours, so I had to decline the position because I need more hours at the moment. Onwards and upwards, I will keep looking and will be in touch if I need your expertise. PS. Your interview coaching was invaluable, I can’t tell you how good I feel!

    Tracey (Ballarat) Senior Administration
  • Thank you for updating my Resume, I have already had one interview and an interview with an employment agency, I have been on Seek applying for jobs and I'm getting calls left right and centre, the feedback is they love my Resume, I just have to sell myself now!! Thank you once again for your ongoing support.

    Lisa (Melbourne) Administration
  • Thanks so much for your time and expertise on Monday – the audience loved it, your presentation was one of the top from the day as I go through the evaluations. Your ongoing commitment to educating youth on resume writing and interview coaching is a credit to you and your business.  

    The team at Central Highlands LLEN Ballarat Business Presentations
  • I thought I could just copy and paste my Résumé into my LinkedIn Profile for recruiters to notice me. Well I was wrong and then you created me and now I am found and recruiters want to talk to me.  It's awesome!

    Jesse (Adelaide) Landscaping/Gardening
  • Thanks heaps for giving me a complete makeover. Wow do I now get noticed on LinkedIn, I have so many connections and endorsements now.

    Madison (Geelong) IT Industry - Council/Local Government
  • Thank you for your assistance in creating the best LinkedIn Profile I have ever had.  I thought mine was really good until you created the new me!! Thanks heaps. People are already looking at my profile.

    Lachlan (Melbourne) Disability Worker
  • Thank you for helping me in finding my ideal job.  My family and I are now living in Sydney thanks to you and the perfect Résumé!

    Mohamad (Sydney) Architecture
  • Thank you so much for explaining what all this LinkedIn is about. I had no idea of the importance of having a LinkedIn Profile. I do now.  Thanks again.

    Brandon, (Ballarat) Automotive Industry
  • Thank you!! For everything! I shall certainly be recommending you and the fact that I didn't even have to leave my own home to do it all!! It was just great! This would be a great feature to promote your online resume service for those who are unable to meet with you face-to-face. Let's face it we all love the saying "let your fingers do the walking".  So thank you very much for your help as this was the job I really wanted! Yeah!! Woohoo!!

    Rhonda (Geelong) Medical Administration Position (Government)
  • Thank you for your assistance in drafting an introduction email for our company to use to try and 'crack into' other businesses by offering our unique services. Previously I had no luck in getting a response from businesses to even give us a go, but since I have started to use the email you drafted (and professionally wrote) for us I have secured quite a few new deals. So thank you for allowing us to 'stand out".

    Anthony (Ballarat) Real Estate
  • I must admit I was not 100% sure if I would receive the same level of service or quality online compared with face to face!  I was wrong! It was so easy and more convenient for me to have a chat to you over the telephone rather than driving from the Eastern Suburbs to see you.  Thank you for providing a professional and personalised service even online!

    Heather (Melbourne) Doctor
  • Thanks for your amazing work with my resume which I believe was a huge part of the ‘first impression’. As the job was advertised through an employment agency the professionalism of my documents put me ahead of the game right from the start. I will be sure to recommend your services to anyone looking to be successful in their application or for a change of employment. Thanks again!  

    Nikki (Ballarat) Payroll Assistant
  • As you know I was living overseas and wanting to come to Melbourne, Australia to find work and was not sure what Australian Résumés should look like. Thanks to your service and Résumé I am now living in Melbourne and working here. I love Australia and so does my family.

    Premitha (India) Accountant
  • Thank you!! For everything! I shall certainly be recommending you and the fact that I didn't even have to leave my own home to do it all and it was done within 24 hours.  Thank you very much.

    Robert (Geelong) Nursing
  • Thank you taking the time to speak with me about my LinkedIn Profile.  I am a return to work mum and have not worked for 10 years.  I was grateful for your time and insight from your HR experience.

    Sally (Shepparton) Banking/Finance
  • I really like the professional approach used by 'The Proven Group' to upgrade my resume and cover letter. As selection criteria is essential to get the job, I have used this service too and looking forward to getting my desired job. Carmel has been excellent throughout the process and has turned my resume into gold. Thank You.  

    Talib (Canberra) Journalist/Strategic Communications Coordinator
  • Wow what a service you offer and it's FREE.  I had no idea what my Key Selection Criteria was supposed to include and after only 5 minutes of your advice I already know what to improve on.  Thanks heaps  

    Andrew (Queensland) Retail/Sales
  • The resume looks great! I love the professional profile, it is very catchy and to the point. I cannot believe what you (we) achieved being a state apart (you in Ballarat Victoria and me in Sydney NSW). Your online resume writing service is very unique and a credit to you and your business. I will be starting a new job next week.  

    Dave (Sydney) Medical Physics Scientist
  • The first interview I had as a medical sales rep, I got the job. Without the cv and cover letter you put together for me, I wouldn't have been in with a chance, thank you.

    Travis (Melbourne) Sales Representative
  • I just wanted to let you know that I was successful with my application and have gained a position for the SJOG graduate nursing program for next year. Thank you so very much for your help with my application and your valuable advice that helped with my interview. I am very happy.

    Melissa (Ballarat) Graduate Nurse
  • I had no idea that you also specialised in writing Business Proposals. Thank you for demonstrating your exceptional writing skills as my proposal was accepted and I start the contract next week.

    Michael (Geelong) Safety Officer
  • As a publicist with international experience, I had to look for a professional who can organise my resume and inject my personality to make sure it can be appealing and targeted to the Australian market. Carmel was recommended to me by 5 colleagues who had spoke highly of her professional and proven experience and reliable service. I am now ready to secure another job and thanks to her, I have already been shortlisted for a job.

    Karen (Queensland) Publicist/Marketing & PR Manager
  • Thank you for properly structuring my Uni assignment to which I received a HD.  The lecturer also commented on the high level of presentation and content. Thanks heaps.

    Carol (Melbourne) Graduate Accountant
  • I just wanted to thank you for all of your assistance and for making this process so simple and easy. I have submitted our Business Excellence Award Applications, so fingers crossed!  You were a great help and offered very useful advice so I do appreciate it immensely.

    Building Company (Ballarat) Business Excellence Awards Applications
  • Just a note to say thank you, I got the job! I am very happy I chose The Proven Group and will continue to recommend you.

    Deb (Ballarat) Medical Administration
  • We have used various recruitment agencies in the past and none have been close to what you offer!  Your service is unique and very professional.  I really appreciated you contacting every single applicant (in excess of 200) to advise them if they were successful or not!  This saved me hours of time.  We will definitely be utilising your service in the future.

    Anthony Hospitality Industry
  • I just wanted to say how impressed I was with your professionalism, service and quality of your recruitment services.  We were very happy with the candidate you chose after interviewing them considering the high quality number of applicants.  Well done - Keep up the good work!

    Janice Real Estate Industry
  • Our company recently utilised the services of The Proven Group.  It was the first time we had used a recruitment agency as we are a small engineering company based in Melbourne.  The weekly updates we received were fantastic as we were kept informed every step of the way!  The Proven Group found us the perfect candidate and we couldn't be happier!!

    James Engineering Industry
  • I could not be happier with the professional and friendly service you provided me! The choice and flexibility of the 4 different packages gave me the option to choose which package was right for me!   Ultimately resulting in me employing the ‘Right person for the job’!  Your impeccable service was second to none, nothing was ever too much trouble and your service was extremely cost effective saving ME a lot of time and money!!! The Proven Group....”We Have Your Staffing Needs Covered”....WOW! You certainly do!  I just cannot Thank you enough! I would not hesitate in recommending your unique service to any Employer!

    Alistair Automotive Industry
  • Thank you for telephoning all of the candidates (243 in total!) as a process of shortlisting.  You can tell so much from a person's voice and you have saved me hours of time, not to mention the costs of my time.  The summary reports have been fantastic and really shows the snapshot of potential and the not so potential candidates. Thank you for providing such a fuss free and professional service.

    Candice Corporate Sector
  • I did not realise the importance of having an ad strategically written when recruiting.  As you are aware I have been advertising for 5 weeks and I have not received one single quality candidate, yet you wrote the ad for me and within 1 week you found the candidate I have been looking for!!  Thank you very much for your advice, support and professionalism.  I know who to call, the next time we need to fill a position!!!

    Simon Retail Sector
  • Hello Bernadette, Thank you for interviewing our candidates.  Wow the questions you asked certainly attracted the right and true quality of the candidates.  I have been in the Administration Management sector for 20 years and I even learnt some interesting tips!! Thank you for providing such a professional service.

    Terri Administration Sector
  • It is always a pleasure working with Carmel from The Proven Group because she is only ever a phone call away and provides outstanding efficient service regardless how big or how small the job is. Her attention to detail and ability to fill the position every time, is a credit to her and her team.

    Brendan Construction Industry
  • As always, thank you for your prompt and reliable service. As you know we needed the position filled ‘yesterday’ and the efficiency you displayed whilst shortlisting all of the applicants certainly assisted us by you doing the “administrative legwork”. This part of the process (receiving and reading all of the resumes) is soooo time consuming, and time that we did not have. Thank you for allowing us to run our business and do what ‘we do best’, whilst you do what ‘you do best’. I have and will continue to highly recommend your services.

    Carrie Accounting Sector
  • I definitely recommend The Proven Group, they are fantastic, all their staff are great, they knew how fussy we were with our vacant position (receptionist) and they really delivered. We could not be happier.

    Bill Real Estate Industry
  • We came to the decision that we needed to outsource our staffing needs. We were not keen to do so, but thought we would give The Proven Group a go. What a great decision it was to use them. Keep up the great work!

    Tim Insurance Industry
  • The Proven Group are awesome to work with. They are incredibly organised, flexible in working hours, easy to communicate with, and above all responsive to our specific needs. When we need staff we know who to call.  

    Jenny Manufacturing Industry
  • We have been looking for an Electronics Engineer for the past 6 months.  Finally I decided to Google and I found The Proven Group. We are a small family based business and I read that they were also a family based business, which then made the decision easy. 48 hours later they found the perfect candidate and I am pleased to say 6 months on he is now a part of our family. Thank you from one family business to another family business.

    Scott Engineering Industry
  • It has been a pleasure working with Carmel from The Proven Group. It's good to have person who has a professional and positive outlook, and someone I can trust to get the job done! As she has already interviewed the potential candidates she puts forward after completing a comprehensive search of her database, I can be rest assured that every person recommended will be of high quality and exactly who I am looking for. Keep up the great work!  

    Geoff Marketing & Sales Sector
  • In the day and age where people are used to feeling like a number, Carmel and the team ensure that they are always highly and personally accessible to our staff and our business. The Proven Group provides a positive experience when we utilise their services and work closely with us to satisfy our Recruitment needs, making our lives so much easier!  

    Chris Banking & Financial Services
  • Having used recruitment agencies in the past, all being terrible experiences, I vowed to never use one again. However, Carmel at The Proven Group came highly recommended from two very successful businesses in Ballarat, so upon their referral I felt a bit more confident to give it another go. I cannot thank Carmel enough for not only her professionalism, but how efficient she was in putting forward some really top quality candidates. Thank you for not only filling the position so quickly, but for reinstating my confidence and knowing where to turn to when I need another position filled. Great job.

    David Building Industry
  • We highly recommend the team at The Proven Group. We needed a Legal Secretary position filled quite urgently and as Carmel had already met with a number of legal secretaries (whilst previously writing their resumes), she advised us that she had already informally interviewed the candidates she was putting forward, and was confident in her recommendations. After interviewing the candidates, we were excited to appointment one. Thank you for getting the job done so quickly and for having your very own extensive database to choose from as this saved so much time! Well done!

    Michael Legal Sector
  • I just thought I'd let you know that I got the job with the University and I start in December. They were very impressed with my interview. Thanks so much for your great coaching.

    Rebecca (Ballarat) Clinical Lecturer
  • I am very impressed with your service. I have given your details to a colleague of mine who needed to refresh his resume. I was fortunate to be offered a contract for the 1st position I applied for with your updated resume. It worked for me. I am very happy with the outcome.

    Paul (Sydney) Senior Functional IT Consultant
  • Thanks to your wonderful resume I am now employed in my dream job. I have been there for the last 3 weeks, and loving every minute. Thank you for the confidence boost at my lowest time. I have been recommending to any one that is looking for work. Thank you once again.

    Bronwyn (Melbourne) Customer Service
  • Just a quick note to say I got 2/2 interviews and accepted a job in community nursing this morning. Both interviews commended me (you) on key selection criteria’s in particular. Thank you so much.

    Nicole (Ballarat) Nursing
  • I have recently accepted a position and I will begin my new role soon! Thanks for your help making me consciously aware of the small things and my body language during interviews.

    Katie (Melbourne) Community Services
  • Thank you very much for sending through the key selection criteria. I can clearly see your effort in writing this key selection criteria which is precise and it has elaborated my skills and competencies which are totally relevant to the job ad. I loved the cover letter, resume and key selection criteria. They look entirely different and very impressive too. I highly appreciate your work and the way you have represented me through the documents. I have applied for the role today and now fingers crossed and lets see if I will get through the next stage. Once again thank you very much.  

    Vasu (Melbourne) Education sector
  • I have this very day received a job offer. I set my mind to getting a new job in the early part of this year. Integral to that pursuit is an effective resume. Over the past few years I had applied for jobs off and on with my very old self created resume and received absolutely no responses from the advertisers. Since using my new resume and cover letter that you created for me I have received a high percentage return for the 10 or so job ad's I've responded to. I've had numerous short-listings, 2nd stage considerations, interviews and now a job offer. It's very exciting. Thank you sincerely for your assistance. I will refer your services in any way I can.  

    Stuart (Melbourne) IT Services
  • I have good news to share with you, I have received a job offer for a temp role for the interview I attended yesterday, the interviewer told the agent that I was very impressive and they made the decision to hire me straight away. I know that was mainly because of your magical interview coaching/training, which made me able to speak more confidently to the interviewer. Thanks again and I will definitely refer you to my network.

    June (Melbourne) Accountant
  • Unfortunately I was not successful in my internal application, I think due to so many applicants and most having a few more qualifications than me, however I have received a very positive response from HR regarding the brilliant Resume and cover Letter that was presented. So I am hoping to be able to use it again when the next opportunity comes up. Thanks again for your prompt services. Forever grateful.

    Julie (Ballarat) Paramedic
  • I would just like to say a big thank you for doing my resume and cover letter!! I start my new job on Monday 🙂 It was the second job I applied for but the first interview I attended after meeting with you. I will be working as a receptionist and practice nurse for a surgeon in Ballarat. I am looking forward to it very much. Thank you once again for your amazing work!!! I have told EVERYONE how amazing you are!!!  

    Tracey (Ballarat) Administration