Steve Long - Manager
Member of Recruiting & Consulting Services Association of Australia and New Zealand (MRCSA)
Steve has over twenty years’ experience in recruitment and training, most recently assisting people back into the workplace following injury or illness. Specialist areas include CV and cover letter writing, job search and application processes, and interview skills training.
Steve says “CV’s are the vehicle to get a job interview, and are best when they help employers to make effective decisions by being clear, concise and to the point. Cover letters support a great CV by giving a personal touch to the application, but people often don’t take advantage of that opportunity”.
Having selected and interviewed job candidates numbering into the thousands for recruitment and promotion at all levels, he is still surprised how many people approach the task insufficiently prepared for what can be a life changing opportunity, and has helped many to successfully navigate the process through his own businesses in New Zealand and the UK.
Steve often uses the analogy of sport – “you wouldn’t expect the All Blacks to turn up for a game and win without coaching and practice, so why would you do that?”
Paul Fennessy - CV Writer
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Post Graduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology
Bachelor of Physical Education
Professional Member of Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ)
Myers Briggs Type Indicator (Accredited User)
Psychometric Testing Administration and Interpretation accreditation (Opra Consulting)
Paul has years of experience in assisting people to market themselves effectively for employment. Paul started in this field working in the Human Resources department of an organisation. He then entered a consultancy environment where he assisted people to market themselves for employment, including preparing CVs, covering letters
and providing interview coaching. Paul has worked with candidates at all levels, from those who are just entering the workforce to those who are preparing themselves for roles at executive level. He has also worked with people who have recently been made redundant and those who are out of work due to injury or illness.
Linda Kennedy - CV Writer
Member of Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ)
Graduate Diploma in Career Development (Level 7)
Linda has lived in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, where she has had the opportunity to assist people from diverse cultures in marketing themselves for employment. This has included assisting them to explore career opportunities and decide on goals, along with advice on job searching, the application process, CV writing, and interview preparation. Linda points out how essential it is to have the perfect CV and cover letter to set oneself apart from other job seekers, particularly in a tough economy. Linda says “You become more valuable to employers when they see how you can help them.”