In 1992, Successful Resumes founder John Little identified a need to support jobseekers create resumes that professionally analysed, articulated and marketed their strengths, skills and achievements. Through his experience developing and managing a successful advertising agency, John found that resumes were often treated as a simple typing exercise. Most resumes he saw contained boring lists of historical information that completely lacked a marketing focus and consequently were ineffective at selling the applicant. Using his extensive business knowledge, experience employing and managing people, and creative marketing expertise, he set to change the way resumes were written.

After significant growth within Australia, Successful Resumes opened its first international office in London in 2007. Since then, the organisation has grown to include a network of offices, writers and career consultants in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, UK and USA

Our team of experienced writers come from a variety of human resource, management, education and industry backgrounds to offer
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Extensive experience across all professions, industry areas and trade occupation

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Vast experience meeting private, commercial and government sector requirements

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Valuable insight into the recruitment, employment and selection process

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Information and advice to help you to succeed in interviews

We are specialists in working with people to overcome unique employment barriers. Our caring team work with clients of mature age, new migrants, people with disabilities and anyone else who is challenged by the complex and competitive job search process

Our management team want you to succeed
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SAMANTHA SAW

CEO Successful Resumes Australia
Founder Successful Resumes Hong Kong |

With a passion and enthusiasm for helping people navigate a journey to success, Samantha has worked across corporate, not-for-profit and government sectors to create better outcomes. With expertise in management, finance and business development, Samantha specialises in working across the APAC region to support senior managers identify their next opportunity or transition to Board placements.

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SUZANNE COLBERT

Director Successful Resumes Australia |

Suzanne has built a career on creating opportunities for people to succeed. As a leader in Australia’s disability employment sector, Suzanne has been awarded an AM in the Australia Day Honours list, inducted into Disability Employment Australia’s Hall of Fame, and was included in the AFR/Westpac 2013 100 Women of Influence. Suzanne is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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JOHN LITTLE

Director Successful Resumes Australia |

John established Successful Resumes in 1992 after ten years developing and managing a successful advertising agency. Using his creative marketing expertise he set to change the way resumes were written. After more than 30 years in the business, Successful Resumes is now an international organisation with an expanding network of resume writers and career consultants, in Australia the USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, and New Zealand.

We believe in supporting our community

Successful Resumes is committed to supporting people achieve the career success they aspire for. Through direct involvement and joint efforts made with non-profit associations and community groups, we aim to provide access to this to all Australian’s regardless of this personal circumstances. These are some of the institutions we are currently supporting.

ALIVE | Alive is a community-driven organisation of people and partners committed to ending youth suicide. They inspire and support young Australians at risk of suicide to feel alive and choose life through their suicide intervention services and initiatives. Successful Resumes offers advice and guidance on how young people can write their resumes, succeed at interviews and build career paths they are proud of.