References Dog

Choosing the best job references

Posted Posted in CV, Job search

If an employer begins to consider you seriously for a position, the company representative will ask you for your references. It’s important to choose references who will do a great job of reinforcing the positive impression you’ve already made. Here are tips for picking the best references you can get. It helps to think of […]

Covering Letter - Typwriter

Should I Send a Cover Letter?

Posted Posted in Cover Letters

We recommend that you provide a covering letter with your CV when you apply for a job.  While some recruiters say they don’t read letters, others consider them a key component of the shortlisting process.  Unless you are sure the recruiter is not interested in a letter, provide one. A covering letter is intended to […]

LinkedIn Banners blog

Free LinkedIn Banners!

Posted Posted in Linkedin

LinkedIn is becoming more important in the New Zealand job market, with recruiters using it to search for desirable applicants for vacancies.  Therefore it makes sense to present a professional image on your Linkedin banner which reflects your personal brand.  You can create your own by uploading images and photos. Or use tools like Canva […]

Santa CV

Successful Resumes helps Santa with his CV!

Posted Posted in CV

Recently Santa Claus approached Successful Résumés New Zealand for help in developing his CV.  Once the Christmas rush is over, Santa is keen to use the skills he has built up in manufacturing, logistics and joy to help out organisations on a consulting basis. Santa realised he needed a professionally written CV to help him […]

Personal Brand

Develop your personal brand

Posted Posted in Cover Letters, CV, Interviews, Job search, Work

Personal branding is the relationships an individual has with the public – essentially personal public relations.  How other feel about your personal brand determines whether or not they want to have a working relationship with you. Effective relationships are built using communication.  Personal branding (PB) is communicating your uniqueness, qualities, strengths, skills and passions. It […]