At Global CV Solutions our professional consultants are CV writing, recruitment, HR and career coaching specialists still actively involved within the industry. Our team has a wide range of experience within the New Zealand and Australian markets as well as most countries around the world. It is this experience that allows our consultants to understand exactly what employers, hiring managers and recruitment agencies are looking for. This enables us to write a professional CV and offer comprehensive career advice which will help you transition to the New Zealand employment market.
John – General Manager
John runs our worldwide business and is actively involved in overseeing all aspects of our India operation. John brings a range of experiences to Global CV Solutions across recruiting and selection, assessment centres, outplacement, coaching, mentoring and career development. Proactive, enthusiastic and a skilled facilitator and coach. John is an ‘explorer promoter’ with a real desire to assist people develop themselves both personally and professionally.
His first career was in the NZ Navy where he held a variety of positions in education, training and human resource management. Since then he has held similar roles in various professional services sector organisations, more recently as either General Manager or Chief Executive. He also has experience in governance on the Board of a Hospice. John’s qualifications include a degree in mathematics and post graduate diplomas in business and human resources management. He is also a certificated member (MHRINZ) of the Human Resources Institute. Prior to joining Global CV Solutions, he was General Manager of an organisation providing training management services for apprenticeships in the construction sector throughout NZ. John is passionate about delivering an optimal client experience and is keen to help you assimilate in to New Zealand life.
Lynley – Senior Consultant
Lynley originally started with Global CV Solutions as a Senior CV Consultant 6 years ago before then taking over the general management of the company. She is well equipped to know exactly what is required across all our services and she has extensive experience working with everyone from graduates through to executives.
As a former Copywriter, Proof Reader and Senior Recruiter, Lynley has a background in marketing and management, reaching Director level for a major retail chain. She worked as a generalist Recruitment Consultant for a well established company before forming her own recruitment business in 2006, followed by purchasing Global CV Solutions in 2009. With qualifications in advertising and marketing, Lynley’s strong commercial focus means she looks far beyond the CV and has a flair for understanding the ‘big picture’. She is renowned for conducting comprehensive consultations and for providing extensive career mentoring to her clients.
Karen – Senior Consultant
With a background in recruitment, customer service and administration, Karen is an integral part of the senior consultancy team. Having worked as a generalist recruiter, Karen has broad knowledge in a variety of industries and has placed staff in roles ranging from office juniors and accountants through to health and safety specialists and engineers. Karen has a very patient, empathetic approach to our new immigrant clients so you are in excellent hands if she is your consultant.
Before she entered the world of recruitment, Karen spent 7 years managing a busy fitness centre and was often found up on stage teaching up to 10 fitness classes a week. Karen has a Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Literature and a Diploma for Graduates in Management. She has a love of languages and all things French plus all her Global CV clients of course!
We are lucky to have two fantastic representatives in India who we work in closely with to ensure our India clients are well taken care of. Priyanka and Shweta are an integral part of our team, assisting with the global business across everything from taking local enquiries, commercial research and preparing a wide range of business documentation. Having a virtual team means that we can be in touch on a daily basis by email and Skype. They are both located in Baroda, Gujarat.
Priyanka – India Customer Service Representative & Administrator
Priyanka shares the management of telephone enquiries to our Indian number and provides preliminary information on the services we offer before referring clients to us here in New Zealand for further action. She also works closely with our New Zealand-based consultants to ensure all documents are to a high professional standard at all times.
With a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Computer Applications, Priyanka is our technical genius. She has more than 8 years’ experience in information technology, process outsourcing and project management. Priyanka has been with Global CV Solutions from the very start and is a much loved member of the team!
INDIA PHONE: 0972 779 6361
Shweta – India Customer Service Representative & Administrator
Shweta works as a close team with Priyanka to be our ‘eyes and ears’ in India. They answer all calls and enquiries directly and provide a high level of customer service to our Indian clients. Both ladies have been with Global CV since inception and are in daily contact with all our consultants.
Shweta is the most qualified (and humble!) person who works for Global CV Solutions. She has completed her Masters of Commerce and Masters of Business Administration as well as her LLB. Shweta is an extremely hard working young lady who assists with CV formatting and research as well as a variety of administration tasks.
INDIA PHONE: 0972 779 6360
Jeff – Senior CV Consultant
Having worked in sales, marketing, general management and human resource management roles for international companies in the commercial sector, Jeff brings a wealth of experience to Global CV Solutions.
Jeff has also held a Company Director position for over 14 years as well as working in recruitment for two boutique agencies specialising in sales, marketing, supply chain and human resource roles. Jeff has worked in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and brings with him an ‘international perspective’.
As well as recruiting middle and top management positions, Jeff has extensive knowledge of the University Graduate process, having been instrumental in developing a company graduate recruitment programme for the New Zealand subsidiary of a global company.
Jeff has an affable disposition, is easy to converse with and is a stickler for perfect written English. He also makes himself available 24/7 so is the ‘go to’ man for speedy outcomes.
He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business majoring in Human Resources and has a passion for cooking, tennis and travel.
David – Senior CV Consultant & Coach
David is one of our most experienced consultants who works with many of our senior level clients throughout India. He has an extensive background in health recruitment with a variety of countries in North America, South Asia, the Arabian Gulf, Western Europe, the Caribbean, as well as Australia. This includes the recruitment of nurses, doctors, and allied health professionals, plus senior academics and senior executives. With a background as a health professional David has held significant roles in government relations, advocacy, professional bodies, the media and medical publishing. David also has advanced knowledge of immigration matters so he has a comprehensive generalist understanding when coaching and supporting our international clients. David is famous for being meticulous at delivering a comprehensive and detailed CV with many of his clients signing off at draft stage! David is a huge researcher and prides himself in understanding even the most complex of roles. He is also known as one of the workaholics in the team who never says no to an urgent turnaround, even if it means working all night. David assists a broad cross section of our clients but tends to focus on the more academic, technical and scientific roles, especially at senior level.
David has vast expertise in understanding different cultures from all most any country so he works with many of our immigrants and has tremendous success in supporting them through the employment process.
Ben – Senior CV Consultant & Coach
Ben brings extensive expertise to the Global CV Solutions team with broad HR generalist knowledge and in-house recruitment experience gained in London and New Zealand. Having worked in many high profile corporate sectors including telecommunications, banking, insurance and health industries, he brings strong commercial acumen, coupled with a down to earth, personable approach.
Ben holds a Diploma in Business majoring in HR, as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Career Development. Ben is passionate about delivering a professional and unique client-centric experience to all his customers. Ben is also actively involved in our outplacement and coaching services including offering his time after hours and during the weekends for those with busy schedules.
Ben is actively involved with mentoring and helping our Indian client base focus on a career path in New Zealand as well as conducting comprehensive Skype interview coaching sessions.
Carmen – Career Coach
Carmen joins the team with over 13 years international experience within the human resources field, including 8 years working at senior HR level. As a professional and qualified human resources generalist, she has developed extensive industry experience in hospitality, training and HR spanning the UK, Australia and New Zealand. With a proven ability in the operational and management field of hospitality coupled with a specialisation in training and development and HR, Carmen offers a wealth of expertise at all levels.
A Post Graduate Diploma in Business and a Certificate in Training and Development support Carmen’s wide ranging experience. With a passion for these sectors combined with further studying in coaching, Carmen thoroughly enjoys working with clients one-on-one to assist in successfully achieving career aspirations and dreams.
Phillippa – Proofreader
Every CV that comes through our system is proofed so Phillippa is the one who will cast her eye over every word! A life-long bookworm, who will dip into a dictionary or encyclopaedia at the slightest pretext, Phillippa is our main Proofreader. Passionate about words and very sensitive to their use, she describes proofreading as ‘probably her ideal occupation’, with correct spelling, punctuation and grammar as her mission. She has three decades’ experience of working with words, from public relations and ghost-writing guidebooks to proofreading and editing. With six languages, a university background and an insatiable curiosity, Phillippa brings perfectionism and an obsessive attention to detail to her work, to ensure your CV is free of errors.
Read what some of our global client base have to say about us. We are extremely proud of our reputation in the market and we constantly strive to streamline our processes to deliver the highest level of customer service.
I am very satisfied with the professional, fast and efficient service. Pleased with the end result – a cutting edge CV which targets my top skills
Thank you for your guidance and helping me in preparing a perfect CV and cover letter. It is really impressive and I am thankful to you and your team for putting so much effort. I am very happy and now I will start applying for jobs. Thanks a lot.
I got a job! I got your CV, sent it to the advertiser the next day and two days later I had an interview and the following Monday I started work. I am so happy! It was the job I had on the top of my wish list and I got a higher salary than expected. This is after nearly 80 unsuccessful applications I have sent out so thank you so much! You gave me the confidence back I really needed to do a good job during the interview. I have already recommended your service to my friends. They shouldn’t waste time applying without a proper CV so thank you again and all the best!
After reading through my CV and cover letter, I was very impressed. They are absolutely wonderful! Thank you very much for your great work.
I am very pleased with the work you have done for me. My CV and Cover Letter are well written; I have been represented in a totally new way! I was also impressed with your working efficiency and attitude – you delivered a timely and precise service. Thank you again for your effort.
I am so glad I stumbled upon you. My CV and cover letter are as good as they have ever looked and this gives me great hope . I will keep you posted on my job applications and will not hesitate to recommend my friends to you. I wish you all the best in everything you do. Asante for such great work and also for the extra tips. You have no Idea what this means to me. I know you might think you are just doing your job but it is not every day you come across people like you. Asante Sana.
As a new graduate, I had applied for about 12 jobs and did not get one single response. Global CV Solutions did my new CV and cover letter and within a few days I had two interviews from four applications. They also did phone interview coaching and role playing the day before my interview and this was very helpful. The company said there would be panel, buddy and group interviews so I had no idea what to expect and I was very nervous. Global CV predicted virtually all the types of questions they asked including about 20 behavioural questions so I went in feeling well prepared. I feel genuinely lucky to have found Global CV Solutions to help me.
I am one of your previous customers – you helped to re-write my CV in April last year, along with a cover letter. Well, I secured a work visa and arrived here August 2011 with no job, no home, nothing. I had applied for this job outside of NZ, using the CV you had worked on for me and here I am! I got my residency in July 2012 and can now breathe a big sigh of relief and make future plans. So many thanks for your help – it definitely helped give me a competitive edge!
Thanks a ton for the interview coaching sessions. It really built my confidence and prepared me for the various interviews. First you guys changed my ordinary CV to a professional one and now with the interview coaching I have finally got a great job. I would recommend everybody should take advantage of your quality services to get their dream job. Thanks again!
Since my graduation from university and going through ups and downs with jobs, I have been advised by Jack and Harry, Jane and John how to apply for jobs and what to do. I have even used online sources and samples to write my CV and cover letter. I paid several companies to do my CV but every single time I applied for the job I had exactly the same outcome, “Your application was not successful” and was never advised what went wrong. I came across Global CV and I received straight up feedback. They told me what was wrong with my CV and gave me 3 out of 10 which made me laugh as I had the feeling that it was the actual problem. I applied for 8 positions and by Tuesday had 5 phone interviews. My wife, my friends and colleagues did not believe it and said it was just luck so a week later I applied for another 5 positions and had 3 interviews. I could not believe it. I have finally started to feel like I am worth something and am now in the situation where I can choose what I want to do rather than just sitting and waiting. I 100% recommend the service and the reality check.
Thank you very much for my new CV and I really appreciate it. I will recommend you to many of my friends I know. This is outstanding. Awesome and good stuff
Your team has done a wonderful job with my CV which has helped me get to where I am now. I will definitely come back to Global CV solutions for any help with my CV or cover letter in the future as I need it.
I wanted to personally thank you for my new CV and letter which has already produced results! Before you did my CV, I used to receive a rejection email straight away. I am pleased to say that I have sent my new CV off to about 30 applications and so far, not one rejection letter. For the first time I have progressed to the second stage with two large companies and I am now feeling really confident. I heartily appreciate your efforts and I really want to recommend Global CV solutions to family and friends.
My CV helped me secure a job in less than 4 weeks. I have been in the position almost a year now. I had been out of the workforce for 16 years and I know for a fact that the Manager granted me the interview because her boss had pointed out my CV to her. There were 40 applicants and 4 selected for an interview so my CV gave me an edge. Thank you. I highly recommend your services to others.
Firstly, a sincere thanks for working on my resume. You have completely changed my CV and now it speaks so much about me both professionally and personally. I am really happy with the way the cover letter is highlighting my HR competencies and experience. Thank you once again. I wish I had come to your organisation three 3 years back.