Articles and Guides to help you win the job you want
Everybody likes free stuff.
That’s why we’ve provided lots of useful information on interview techniques and using personal networking to uncover job opportunities. There’s even an article on how to select professional CV writers plus CV tips.
Writing a good CV means presenting your strengths in the best way possible – not trying to squeeze yourself into somebody else’s format. That’s why you won’t find free CV templates or curriculum vitae examples here. And there’s no such thing as a standard New Zealand CV format.
If you are not sure how to write a CV and are relying on copying a CV example or a free CV template, you haven’t got much hope of writing a professional CV that will succeed in this competitive job environment.
It’s really hard to write a good CV for yourself. You don’t know what your own strengths are because you’ve had them for as long as you can remember. You take them for granted.
For the same reason, Internet-based CV writing services are of dubious value. You type your data into their form and they feed the form into their CV-making machine – and out comes a standard style CV that makes you sound just like everyone else. It’s mechanical, impersonal and if you don’t type the right information in, you won’t get a good CV coming out. Considering what they do, these services are not cheap either.
We know, because we get frustrated people calling us when they realise their free template CV or impersonal Internet CV doesn’t work.
All the people at Successful Resumes are professional CV writers. We meet our clients face-to-face or spend extensive time with them on the phone or Skype to really uncover what their strengths are. Then we format each CV to present the client’s strengths to best effect.
Free is good but perhaps not always economically wise. Some people waste weeks, months and years of their career either out of work or in unsatisfying lower paid jobs because they think it’s cheaper to write their own CV. Smart people pay a professional, win the job and get a payback for their career investment in a few days. How many thousands of dollars of lost income are you wasting by trying to write it yourself?
Advice and support
Successful Resumes also provides you guidance on the job search process.
Read our free guides – examples of the practical help you'll find in the Jobsearch Toolkit we provide to CV clients. The Toolkit includes our exclusive Jobhunt Roadmap, along with other tools and tips:
- Prepare for interview success
Part 1: First steps
Part 2: Answering interview questions
Part 3: On the big day
- Networking – uncovering the hidden job market
- Using plain language for CV success
- Selecting a professional CV writer
Good CV equals marketing magic, Nov 2014, New Zealand Herald
NZ Job Hunting, Dec 2013, New Zealand Buying Guide
Fitting CV vital for those jobs in Oz, Sept 2012, New Zealand Herald
Creating a CV all about marketing yourself, Feb 2010, New Zealand Herald
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