Miriam O'Connor

Phone or email Miriam about your job search situation:
Mobile:  027 676 8493
(International dial +64 27 676 8493)
Phone:  0800 895 143
(International dial +64 800 895 143)
Email:  miriam@successfulresumes.co.nz
Miriam-CV Writer

An experienced career development practitioner, Miriam works with each client to assist them in achieving their career goals. By combining current knowledge of the employment market and recruitment processes with exceptional professional writing skills, she operates Successful Resumes Bay of Plenty and offers clients a complete solution to help them secure their next role.

Miriam specialises in helping clients:

  • Secure a new role or promotion
  • Change career direction
  • Move company or industry
  • Re-enter the workforce after a career break
  • Navigate employment after redundancy
  • Get a foothold in the employment market

Miriam’s clients have come from every sector, from sales, marketing, finance, professional services, accounting, banking, health, bioscience, telecommunications and IT to retail, FMCG, education, construction, supply chain and more.

They range from entry level graduates and skilled tradespeople to experienced managers, senior executives and company directors. Miriam has been engaged by senior executives from some of New Zealand’s largest companies and with several high level managers from the public sector and other organisations.

She’s helped thousands of clients achieve their career goals by preparing highly competitive job applications, facilitating impactful career coaching and practical interview training. Wherever you are in your career, Miriam will work with you to develop a solution tailored to your specific needs and budget

Miriam also provides business outplacement services with a client list that includes many businesses and organisations who have invested in providing support to staff facing redundancy.

How does it work?

Call or email Miriam to discuss your unique needs and she’ll offer you a number of options to select from to suit you, ranging from a professionally prepared CV to a full service package which includes cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and interview training.

Miriam genuinely committed to giving clients a highly personalised service along with the tools, advice and support they need to achieve their career goals.


"I just wanted to say thank you so much for your service. Using the resume written by you I managed to get an interview at (bank), and I am now employed as a service consultant. This was the first job I applied for and I believe that your resume gave me an edge over other applicants and helped distinguish me from the rest. I really appreciate the job you did for me and since then I have been recommending you enthusiastically to all my family and friends."
"Thank you Miriam for the fantastic job you did on updating my CV and helping me also with updating my LinkedIn profile – you delivered just as you promised and I so appreciate the polished, complete and relevant end result you gave! And thank you so much too for the very speedy turnaround on an urgent Cover Letter you did for me – I would absolutely and happily recommend your services to anyone!"

"PS. A follow up to let you know I was successful in securing the job and I am very grateful to be sitting here in this new role. Thank YOU so much for your very big part in all this."
Account Manager
"Thought I'd let you know I have got through the initial screening interview for the (company) job, and am down to final interviews next week. The commentary was that my application and CV was completely different to all of the other applicants which was described as positive. Thought I'd let you know that your work with my CV and letter has definitely helped me get to this point, and will also let you know how I get on at final Interview next week."
Senior Executive
"I found Miriam at Successful Resumes after a very bad, and extremely costly experience with another CV service. From the moment we spoke on the phone I knew I would not have the same issues with her. She was extraordinarily professional and went above and beyond to meet me for a face to face interview, even though it was a public holiday. She was very prompt at putting together what was a very well presented and well written document. But the real test was sending it out to potential employers and landing a job I love. I think the CV was a fabulous starting point and highlighted exactly what it needed to, without fussy fonts or graphics. I would recommend Miriam to anyone looking to polish a tired looking resume. I loved how she injected some personality into the CV and got a sense of who I was during the interview rather than just slapping sentences together."
"Thank you Miriam for your outstanding help and support during our recent restructure. Your CV's are excellent and you have truly captured each of our individual skills, strengths, and achievements. Your CVs exceeded our expectations and are a real asset to each of us as we embark on a new career journey. Thank you also for running the Interview Skills workshop with the team. The staff found it really useful and you have provided great tools for our interview preparation. We all learned a lot and will apply this knowledge confidently and competently to our next interview! Finally, we thank you for your sensitivity and support during this difficult time. You have truly made a difference and contributed to this process being easier for us all.!"
Manager hcst
"I am very pleased with the CV Miriam (Successful Resumes, Tauranga) produced for me. It is a very professional and appealing document. The fact that Miriam took the time to meet me and assess the requirements and targets my CV needed to reach means I now have a CV exactly tailored to my future career aspirations. I cannot stress enough to others how important it is to have an objective third party assess your expertise and talents and how to present this in a concise and professional resume. The turnaround from initial contact to a finalised document was so timely and the whole exercise was money well spent. I should have done this years ago."
"Thank you so much for sending this through so quickly. I am very happy with the work you have done on my CV so thank you, you have really done a great job. I really struggled to put myself forward like this! So, again, thank you."
"Thank you so much for your work, I am delighted with the CV, it looks fantastic and it has been great to have someone interpret what I've done into plain English. I also got an interview for the [position applied for] role, thanks again for your help."
Senior Manager
"I just wanted to say thank you for all your work on my CV over the last couple of weeks. My application for the job within [company] was successful which I am really pleased about. I used my new CV for this application and it definitely helped me to succeed with it."
"Just wanted to say thank for this amazing CV you created for me. I can now apply for jobs with much more confidence, knowing that my CV is highly professional and will stand out. Leaving a good first impression is so important, and the CV guarantees that I will do so."
Human Resources
"I just would like to thank you for your excellent service. The CV that you prepared for me is the best example of a CV that I have ever seen. It is much shorter than my original CV, but it says everything about me. I got the results by the number of interviews that I had and it didn't take me long to find the job I had been looking for."
Sales Representative
"I just want to say thank you for the CV you wrote for me. I have I found a job at [a company] which will start soon. I am very happy with the help you gave me. I have posted your details to Skykiwi Chinese website and I hope more people can benefit from the great service you offer."
Customer Service - Banking
"Thank you for the resume, it looks great. Never thought i could look so good on paper. You have done an outstanding job and i am really pleased with the result."
"Thank you for your work it has given us a professional face and confidence to keep moving forward in our career!"
Shayne and Rochelle
"Thank you, I am so pleased with the final CV and I will definitely be referring you onto anyone I know that needs to have their CV done."
"I had a good read last night of the document & it looks absolutely fantastic!! Thank you for you all the work you put into it!!"
"Thank you for sending this to me. It is looking good. I think it was definitely a worthwhile investment and hopefully will be a fruitful one too!"
Relationship Banking Manager
"I have been through the CV. My first impression was WOW. You have made me look good on paper. Thank you for your assistance."
Project Manager
"Just thought I'd send you a quick email to let you know I got the position at [a company] and start in two weeks! Thank you so much for your help and your service."
Customer Services
"At last I have landed the job I want and it is well worth the wait. Thank you for all your help and support... I couldn't have done this without you!! Once again thank you for your continued interest and help, it is much appreciated."
Administration Manager
"Thank you for sending the draft CV through, I am very happy with it and thank you for sorting it so quickly for me."
Chief Executive
"Thank you very much for your wonderful work, it is much better than my original ones. Thanks again for all the time and spirit expended on my CV, I will always appreciate that."
Foreign Exchange Broker
"Fantastic job. Thank you for the assistance I think the CV and cover letter you have prepared for me look great and they are far superior to what I could have written myself."
Financial Controller
"Just a quick note to say thank you so much for sorting my resume for me, it looks great and is a far higher standard than I would ever be able to format or put in to words myself."
"Thank you so much for sending this through so quickly. I am very happy with the work you have done on my CV so thank you, you have really done a great job. I really struggled to put myself forward like this! So, again, thank you."
"I thought that I had a good CV. I thought that it was well laid out and easy to read. I thought wrong! After meeting with you, and you showing me more possibilities, you filled in the missing gaps and presented me with a wonderfully professional CV. Now I know I'll be at the top of the pile. Many thanks for your experience and help."
Production Manager
"Just wanted to let you know that I secured a new position which will be a positive career step for me in a role selling IT and communication solutions. The CV you prepared obviously was of assistance and I thank you for the professional preparation that this provided."
Sales Representative
"Just a note to say THANK YOU again for the wonderful, professional service you have provided me. I am thrilled with my CV and am delighted that I have been successful in securing a job interview so quickly. Also thank you for taking the time to help me with the application process."
"Thanks very much for CV and covering letter I'm very pleased with how they have come out."
Regional Sales Manager
"Thanks again for a job well done. The finished product has given me confidence in my abilities and I am sure this resume you created for me will open many doors. Great Stuff!!"