Wednesday, 24 May 2017
7 tips for mature job seekers
Don’t be discouraged from changing careers or looking for a new job if you are over 45, or even over 65. It’s important to remember that there are a number of advantages you have over younger employees, and there are ways you can use ...
Monday, 22 May 2017
10 ways to get your next job
There can be a number of reasons why you didn’t get the job. It might even be that you ticked all of the boxes, but you just didn’t quite “fit” in with the team. It can sometimes be down to your experience level, you might ...
Thursday, 18 May 2017
how to negotiate salary
It can be a scary prospect to negotiate salary. Whether you have just been offered a new job and now it’s time to negotiate your salary, or (as in most cases) you have been in a job for a while now, and feel like you deserve a pay ...
Monday, 15 May 2017
the biggest career regrets of mid-career professionals
When you start to approach the middle of your career it’s often a time for reflection. And when it comes to this time of your career, most professionals will admit to a regret or two about decisions they made throughout their career so far, ...
Friday, 12 May 2017
3 bad habits that can ruin your career
You are basically a pretty good employee. You show up to work every day and work as hard as you can at the task in hand. In fact, you worked hard to get this job, but something isn’t quite right about you…
You might be a decent ...
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
top transferable skills & how to develop them
Regardless of your industry there are three skills you need to develop to stand out as a top candidate. But what’s most interesting about these skills, is that they can be the most difficult to find in an employee and yet the most ...
Monday, 8 May 2017
how to manage holidays and work relationships
Taking holidays are a vital part of maintaining a healthy work-life balance, but they can also seem like a stressful time. Work can build up just before and colleagues often find it difficult to manage without you.
But don’t let this ...
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
the top 3 mistakes jobseekers make on CVs
Looking for a new job can be exciting, and sometimes you can get some early wins that make the time spent on your search seem worthwhile. But it can sometimes be a long, drawn-out process that can get frustrating and difficult, with endless ...
Monday, 1 May 2017
how to get noticed by a recruitment agency
It can be tough to get recognised when you start looking for jobs. However, it's important to know job agencies can miss your application for a number of reasons that are entirely within your control.
As recruitment specialists, we look for ...
Friday, 28 April 2017
a video guide to preparing for an interview
At Randstad, we understand that every interview can be very different, but we do know that all of them require a considered approach and great preparation.
It can seem a little daunting at first, but by preparing for your interview well in ...
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
how to build your social media brand
Social media is officially part of your job profile and personal brand. It’s a key part of our modern existence and it’s difficult to escape not having a presence.
It’s true that many people avoid it altogether to avoid ...
Friday, 21 April 2017
how to become a standout candidate
The interview stage is one of the most daunting stages in the application process. But the first thing to remember is once you’ve made it to the interview stage you’ve done really well to get this far – you’re halfway ...
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
interview tips part 2: at the interview
It’s the day of your big interview and you want everything to run smoothly. Get a refresh on your interview technique by reading these all-important “on the day” tips.
There are some important things to remember on the day ...
Saturday, 15 April 2017
how to win at Skype interviews
As technology develops there are new obstacles to face, and embracing the “Skype interview” is one of those challenges. Skype is one of the major platforms, among other video conferencing tools, that recruiters and employers now use to ...
Friday, 14 April 2017
interview tips part 1: the preparation
When you reach the interview stage of an application process it means you are just a conversation away from securing that job. Getting the job now depends on how well the interview goes, so there’s no pressure!
With the right preparation ...
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
when to start looking for a new job
The Randstad Workmonitor report for March 2017 revealed that only 8% of New Zealanders changed jobs in the last six months; while just 6% New Zealanders were actively looking for a job.
While this may seem like a negative, jobseekers can actually ...
Monday, 10 April 2017
the recruiters guide to your CV and cover letter
As expert recruiters we see thousands of CVs every day. Jobseekers are always asking us if their CV is good enough or if they have the right skills to land their dream role. To really get to the bottom of this issue we have created a one-stop ...
Friday, 7 April 2017
how to write an awesome cover letter
In some instances a cover letter can be more important than your CV. It might be the first time an employer learns anything about you and the reason they decide whether or not to look at your CV at all or consider your for the role.