Summary

I love what I do.I empower job seekers and “career-changers” to help them find jobs. As someone who has overcome many challenges to succeed in a new life in Australia, my career path has equipped me with a unique set of skills.Beginning my career as Manufacturing Engineer in India, I quickly realized that I loved people more than machines. I then shifted my skills into sales and marketing. I enjoyed a great deal of success and exceeded all my targets. Arriving in Australia, I experienced many knock-backs as an overseas professional trying to find a job. That experience taught me so much about resilience, personal marketing and techniques to tap into the hidden job market.Gaining internationally recognized qualifications in job search training and interview coaching, I have now assisted many professionals to overcome employment barriers to commence a new life. Through Resume Solutions and Spotlight Resumes I offer clients in the Australian, Indian and Asia Pacific markets the following services:♦ unique, value-driven, and sharply focussed professional resumes ♦ tailored job search strategies – tapping hidden job market ♦ customised interview coaching ♦ Award winning interview presentation tools/techniquesCREDENTIALS:♦ Australia’s 1st Get Hired Now – Job Search Training – Trainer ♦ Certified Employment Interview Consultant♦ Win the View Certified Career Consultant ♦ Authorised DISC AdministratorSpecialties♦ Professional Resume & CV Writing ♦ Cover Letters♦ Thank you and follow-up Letters♦ Job Search Consulting ♦ Job Search Assistance for Skilled Migrants/Graduates♦ Interview Coaching♦ Interview Presentation Tools ♦ Group Training/Seminars ♦ Key Selection Criteria Writing ♦ Linkedin Profile Writing ♦ DISC Assessment

Specialties

♦ Professional Resume & CV Writing ♦ Cover Letters♦ Thank you and follow-up Letters♦ Job Search Consulting ♦ Job Search Assistance for Skilled Migrants/Graduates♦ Interview Coaching♦ Interview Presentation Tools ♦ Group Training/Seminars ♦ Key Selection Criteria Writing ♦ Linkedin Profile Writing ♦ DISC Assessment

Work History

Work History
Jun 2009 - Present

Employment Consultant

Breakthru People Solutions

As an Employment Consultant working with a not-for-profit JSA (Job Services Australia) employment agency, I deal with jobseekers with multiple and complex barriers – long term unemployment, substance abuse, parents returning to work, school leavers – and help them acquire meaningful and sustainable employment. I pride myself in assisting people who are disadvantaged and making a direct and positive impact on the Australian community. I manage 100+ jobseekers at any given time. ♦ Create and manage tailored employment pathway plan that addresses the barriers; engage jobseekers to honour the plan and strategies♦ Design and develop customised job search strategies; deliver effective interview coaching and training♦ Build strong relationship with key stakeholders, community organisations, government agencies, training providers, to create work experience opportunities♦ Ensure that jobseekers sustain their employment by providing post placement support and engaging employer ♦ Market jobseekers to potential employers, secure vacancies and organise interview and pre-employment activities

Feb 2008 - Present

Professional Resume Writer, Job Search Consultant, Interview Coach

Resume Solutions

Resume Solutions is a company dedicated to support job seekers stand out in the market with powerful and high impact professional resume and cover letter. Delivering tailored job search consulting and interview coaching programs to help job seekers land that dream job.Specialities:♦ Professional Resume & CV Writing ♦ Cover Letters♦ Thank you and follow-up Letters♦ Job Search Consulting ♦ Job Search Assistance for Skilled Migrants/Graduates♦ Interview Coaching♦ Interview Presentation Tools ♦ Group Training/Seminars ♦ Key Selection Criteria Writing ♦ Linkedin Profile Writing ♦ DISC Assessment

Oct 2008 - Jul 2009

Sales Engineer

Roblaine Pumping Solutions

Challenging role of selling pumps and pumping systems to plumbing contractors in Melbourne. ● Created an e-mail campaign and revitalized relationships with contractors and hydraulic consultants ● Secured business from 5 new plumbing contractors, by strong follow-up, responded to pricing requests quickly, and aggressive pricing strategy ● Developed relationship with 10 new hydraulic consultants

Aug 2008 - Feb 2009

Sales Engineer

Ultrahawke Weighing Pty Ltd

External sales engineer role created to expand current business and generate new business opportunities. ● Managed all new customer inquiries, assessed need, determined product required, prepared quote, and increased sales forecast and activities. ● Generated service and maintenance revenues, through effective follow-up ● Assisted software development team to create software user manual ● Managed tendering process for an important mining project worth $500,000

Apr 2001 - May 2007

Marketing Manager

Orbitron Tradelink

Spearheaded company’s sales and marketing division, made responsible for sales, advertisement, brand management, and B2B sales in a price sensitive and competitive market. Formulated and implemented sales strategies within time and budget. Conceptualised and executed business plan to improve presence in rural market, through “road show” concept. ● Reduced cost of sales by 25%, by tight management of expenses, linked sales commission to sales expenses, and made sales team accountable for expenses● Expanded presence to all across India and exported products to Srilanka● Reduced time from inquiry to order realisation, through faster decision making● Monitored 3 branch offices for their sales and service revenue performance ● Implemented ISO 9001:2000 management system in manufacturing facility● Coached and mentored 8 people sales team and improved their performance● Visited China to evaluate suppliers

Education

Education
Apr 1993 - Aug 1997

Bachelor of Engineering

North Gujarat University

Skills

Skills

Public Speaking / Presentation

Delivered seminars, led leadership training courses, and provided transformational coaching to people that had significant positive impact on quality of their life

Interview Training

Delivering customised interview coaching  

Job Search Consulting

Creating and executing job search campaigns for job seekers

Resume Writing

Certifications

Certifications
Jun 2009 - Present

Certified Employment Interview Consultant

Career Directors International
Jun 2008 - Present

Get Hired Now

Get Hired Now LLC
Aug 2010 - Present

Certified With the View Career Consultant

Win the View