LinkedIn Banners blog

Free LinkedIn Banners!

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 […]

CV Papers

No-one really wants to read your CV

Did you hear about the graduate who described his work experience as “Facilitating septuagenarians to negotiate public vehicular accessways, applying mandated guidelines to optimise safety”? It turns out he had been a boy scout who helped old people cross roads. A joke, yes, but try and figure out what these people do from these real […]

Santa CV

Successful Resumes helps Santa with his 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 […]

Virtual Interview

Succeeding at virtual interviews

Remote interviews have become more common these days, particularly following lock-downs due to Covid. The most popular tools are Zoom, Skype and FaceTime. These are my tips for succeeding in virtual interviews: Make sure you are using the most up-to-date version of the software being used.  Don’t be late to the interview while you have […]

Career Change

Planning a career change

Advice from a CV expert for those dreaming of a new direction with a career change. Select a job or career for which you have a genuine passion. The feeling of job satisfaction remains long after you have spent the money you earn in a lesser job. Look at the pattern in your jobs/careers to date. […]

Personal Brand

Develop your personal brand

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 […]


Coronavirus: A message to our customers

As New Zealand faces unprecedented challenges, the team at Successful Resumes are doing our best to support clients who have been affected by the Coronavirus through job losses. We remain committed to helping you find the job you want through professional CVs and application documents. Preventing the further spread of the Coronavirus virus is paramount […]