Phone or email Adrian about your job search situation:
Phone: 027 618 5354 | (International dial +64 27 618 5354)
Successful Resumes Auckland Suburbs and North Shore provides a personalised and professional CV writing service. The office is managed by Adrian Beasley.
Adrian has many years’ experience in the publishing and information industry – including leadership roles in project management, software development, and new product development. He has worked for a large multinational publisher creating and delivering information-based products to the international pharmaceutical, healthcare and financial industries.
Having hired staff, he understands the recruitment process and the things that you can do to make a potential employer take an early interest in you as a candidate.
“Usually an employer is looking to slot you into an existing team and they need to keep that team performing at the same level or better. For example in IT, the dominance of a team-focused methodology like ‘Agile’ means that qualities of flexibility, co-operation, communication, and the ability to handle uncertainty have become very important. You are not expected to know everything technically, but team ‘ fit’ and the ability to learn are vital. These qualities are harder to convey on your CV than a list of technical skills, though the latter are still very important.”
Starting with a personal interview and working through a collaborative approach, Adrian aims to deliver a CV that helps get you through the door for that important first interview. Your CV should be individual and genuinely reflect you and your abilities, strengths and experience. Ideally it will be tailored to a specific role, where patterns in your past achievements illustrate your ability to shine in that role.
“In our jobs we all spend so much time buried in the everyday detail, it can be hard to come up a level and ask the more abstract questions – what am I good at, what characterises the things I have achieved? Talking to an independent person can help with that process and generally produces a better result than trying to do it yourself.”