Jo Hampton

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Jo-CV Writer

Jo covers the whole of New Zealand including Northland, Auckland, Franklin, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki,  Manawatu, Wellington, Nelson/Tasman, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury and Otago/Southland


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Jo Hampton is an established CV/resume professional with many years of experience writing CVs and cover letters for the New Zealand and Australian markets. 

The process starts with a face-to-face or virtual meeting: “This allows me to really assess the talents of the individual so that I can produce a CV that sells.” She selects the right combination of skills, experience and achievements, and presents them in a way that will attract the attention of employers and recruiters. Her design and typography skills ensure that the document is well-presented, easy to read, and appealing to prospective employers.

Most meetings take place during business hours, but she also offers some Saturday slots in Papakura, South Auckland.  Virtual appointments are available offering flexibility for those with busy lifestyles.

Jo also offers in-person and virtual interview coaching, to help clients engage with recruiters and managers and achieve a successful outcome.  Supply a job description, and she will identify the likely questions a good interviewer will ask, and make recommendations for answers.  She can also provide tips on appearance, language and culture to improve your chances of success.  For information about other training and coaching, click here.

Jo’s early career encompassed advertising, newspapers, promotions, IT, adult education and social services. More recently, as a senior manager, she was involved in recruitment and HR in the public sector. Jo now runs a successful business writing CVs, producing manuals and conducting corporate and small business training.

She has a BA in History of Ideas and Sociology, an MA in Education and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. As a member of the Successful Resumes Australia Committee, she has advised on management issues and contributes to the annual conference which helps writers stay up to date with current trends in recruitment. 


"Just a quick check in to let you know that I was successful in getting a job the week before last. My CV received glowing compliments from the Senior HR Manager in Wellington who interviewed me with the GM – which shows how important it is to set yourself apart with a quality CV. And I have you to thank for that!!! So please accept my thanks – you made a difference and I appreciate you!"
HR manager
"Hi Jo, I just wanted to let you know that I applied and was successful for the [Nursing Director] position at [Hospital]. I also did submit my CV to an employment agency for another position at the same time, the recruitment agent complimented my CV when I was speaking with her, she really liked the succinctness and the way things stood out for her."
Senior Nurse
"Jo was highly professional, very warm and welcoming. I believe her expertise and suggestions were worthwhile as everyone who has seen my CV was very impressed. The CV has done wonders for me and I've been offered so many opportunities that I know I wouldn't even have been thought of if I were still using my old Microsoft Word template CV!"
Retail Buyer
"Having been employed for two and a half decades with the same organisation, I felt lost when I initially set out in search of a career change. Not only did you accurately identify my strengths and skill sets, which I had even failed to appreciate in myself, but you packaged that experience and knowledge into a professional, succinct and sharp CV. As a direct result of your effort and expertise I secured what could best be described as my 'dream job'... on my first application! I couldn't be happier and I would most certainly recommend Successful Resumes (specifically you Jo) to anyone seeking an edge in the current competitive employment market."
"I just wanted you to know that what you wrote kind of changed my life. I never believed I could be those things, no-one ever told me anything like that growing up. You set in motion a remarkable pathway to career success and self-confidence. I really wanted to sincerely thank you for the marvellous CV, and thank you for believing in me before I really believed in myself.

I actually got an interview with the first company I applied to - a company who are arguably the most sought after employers in my district. I am a field operator at one of their plants and I absolutely LOVE my job. So Thank you Jo! and I hope your still making killer CVs so you can help me out when there is opportunity for progression at my work."
"I have been meaning to contact you I am so pleased and grateful that I decided to get my CV written by you! First job I applied I got an interview and landed the job!! First in my year to get a job! And since then I have been rang four times for interviews at different schools but I had to turn down as I ready have a job! Thank you so much I am very happy with CV and cover letter. I don't think I would have been so successful without your help! Thanks again."
Real Estate Sales
"Just to let you know I got the [energy industry] job and start on Monday. Thank you so much for your help and getting me in the door which is the hardest part."
Energy Specialist
"Perfect! Thank you so much. Without you and your expertise I truly believe I would not be where I am right now living my new life and working in this beautiful country."
"The new CV has definitely helped! I've had 4 companies inviting me for interviews and it's going very well so far. Looks like I'll have a new role very soon."
General Manager
"I have been meaning to contact you I am so pleased and grateful that I decided to get my CV written by you! First job I applied I got an interview and landed the job!! First in my year to get a job! And since then I have been rang four times for interviews at different schools but I had to turn down as I ready have a job! Thank you so much I am very happy with CV and cover letter. I don't think I would have been so successful without your help! Thanks again."
"I thought you'd like to know that I have accepted the position of Portfolio Manager at [a council]. This is a senior position and I'm sure the work you did sorting out my CV was instrumental in gaining the interview in the first instance. This was the first position applied for using the CV prepared by yourself."
Business Owner
"Thanks for your help with the CV & Cover Letter. My brother also used Successful Resumes based on the results it yielded for me. Within days he too has found a job in his area of study which only goes to show the effectiveness of you & your team in making CV's stand out from the rest."
"Hi Jo, you 'spiced up' my CV earlier this year. With that I finally got invited to a few job interviews, and now have been offered a position in a total different field. This will be my second step towards career change. Step one was getting my CV re-written. Thanks for all your help!"
"Thank you so much for your efforts & guidance. It was great that I met you & also must appreciate the work you have done. I must say you polished a black stone in to a diamond. This CV has given me great amount of confidence and I hope it will bring luck in my job hunt."
Customer Service/Sales
"I have no hesitation in recommending Jo at Successful Resumes. Jo's ability to absorb, process and present a huge range of information into a fantastic CV is, quite frankly, outstanding. Thanks Jo - my appetite for a new challenging career is now stimulated."
"I wanted to let you know that I received nine responses from the CV you did for me, and three interviews. I now have a new job in Australia. You were a vital part of the process in moving my family to Australia, and I have recommended you to friends."
AV Automation
"You got me an interview, you awesome woman!"
Public Sector
"I'd like to thank you for helping me with my C.V and cover letter, it has paid off as I have recently been offered a position at the [government department] as a Support Officer. Thank you for always being in touch promptly and your efforts to have these ready for me in time. Much appreciated!!"
Support Officer
"CV is looking great, thanks so much. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family as I am very much satisfied and very happy with your work, thanks again."
"Many thanks for your efficient service and great CV it's already working. Going for first interview tomorrow. Looking positive already."
Engineering Sales
"Just writing to let you know we arrived in Melbourne on Saturday and I accepted a job offer as an intensive care nurse on Wednesday, really excited. Thanks for your help with the CV."
"I just wanted to drop you an email to let you know that I was successful in obtaining the position at [a High School]. Once again thank you for your support in the cv and cover letter."
"Thank you very much. I have managed to secure a teaching position for term 4 so that is a good start."
"Hi Jo, I just wanted to let you know I got the job at the winery! I can't thank you enough for everything, I have no doubt that the attractiveness of my CV opened the door for the interview."
Account Manager
"Thank you for sending this through - the CV looks great!! Can I ask who you went to so I can recommend them if we get asked in the future? Sometimes I see professional CV writers that give advice that doesn't work, but this looks great!!"
Recruitment Consultant
"Thank you for your efforts in bringing my CV up to date. I have had some good results, in one case I received a job interview within ten minutes after emailing my CV to a recruitment agency. I now look forward to starting in my new role in the next few weeks. I can't thank you enough for all your time and help."
Real Estate Sales
"Thank you for sending through the final versions of the CV - they look awesome. I really appreciate the work you put into creating these for me."
Training & Development
"Thanks for your help. I've been telling all how much it is worth getting a new CV if you REALLY want that job."
"WOW! You really do bring out the best in your clients? Cannot compliment you enough on your excellent work."
"Thank you for your help with my CV. After months of getting no responses I got three interviews this week after sending the new CV. Very exciting!"
PR Graduate
"Thank-you so much for all your hard work on my CV. I am really pleased with the result and it is great to have an up-to-date CV ready to go."
Customer Services
"Hi Jo. Good news. I'm starting my job tomorrow at [Telecoms firm]. Thanks again for your help."
"Wow!! I am Impressed!! Thanks Jo it looks fab."