Wednesday, 29 March 2017
how to be an exceptional team player
While your individual skills, technical talent and experience are all important, how can you make yourself invaluable in your (new) organization by being an exceptional team player?
If you can fit seamlessly into an existing team and work in ...
Monday, 27 March 2017
want to change careers but don't know where to start?
Feeling it's time for a big change in 2017? This year is a great year to make a big change. New Zealand’s job market is booming, with a 16.4% increase in the number of jobs on TradeMe reported in January this year and the need for skilled ...
Friday, 24 March 2017
how to ensure that job is yours!
There are a number of reasons why people land jobs – but luck generally isn’t one of them. Most candidates that are successful in securing their dream job have worked tirelessly to get there. They have been organized and prepared at ...
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
3 areas in your CV you need to customize
not all CVs are considered equal
The online world has brought a seemingly infinite number of ways to publish your CV. But while posting one CV for multiple jobs might seem like a great way to get your name out, it’s not as good of an idea ...
Friday, 17 March 2017
how to perfect your networking skills
You may not realize it, but almost every day you are involved in some sort of networking activity. Whether it’s socializing with friends at the weekend or chatting with colleagues over lunch. Every conversation you have is valuable and has the ...
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
7 ways to stay motivated at work
Congratulations, you've got the job. Now, you need to prove yourself in the role, which means staying motivated and on-task.
Randstad’s 2016 Employer Branding Research found that New Zealanders are willing to work less and even earn less in ...
Wednesday, 9 November 2016
why happiness is good for your career
In a world where business is driven by competitive advantage, power and wealth, it is easy for happiness to take a back seat. But we know that the ultimate goal of happiness has the power to bring not just well-being, but also career ...
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Be the boss about boss conversations
When initiating a career conversation with your boss, ensure you're well prepared for the discussion.
Career discussions usually only arise once or twice a year during the performance review period. As they are few and far between, make it your ...
Monday, 13 June 2016
5 tips for networking yourself into a new job
Although it can often be considered a shallow tactic for anyone trying to market themselves and land a new role, networking, both online and offline, is pretty much essential for any personal branding strategy.
In her perceptive review of the ...
Friday, 27 May 2016
5 questions job seekers should ask during an interview
You've qualified for an interview, good going!
If you've gotten far enough into the recruiting process that you're sitting down in front of a hiring manager, this is your shot to put the job in the bag.
The pressure is on, you're in the hot ...
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
how to increase your visibility on LinkedIn
Now that you have a stellar profile (be sure to read our LinkedIn Profile Tips post first, if you haven’t already) you are ready to actively increase your visibility and engage. Consider the strategies and techniques below to help find ...
Thursday, 28 April 2016
CV writing: 5 steps to success
As recruiters, we’ve seen our share of resume mistakes. You know, the It professional whose hobbies include “Mushroom hunting”; the project coordinator whose language skills include “Speak English and Spinach”; the ...
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
engaged or just dating? the fear of commitment at work
We talk a lot about employee engagement and what employers can do to ensure optimal production through optimal engagement. That repetition, by the way, is not accidental. The only thing wrong with that approach is it assumes employee engagement is a ...
Thursday, 24 December 2015
how to progress your career in 2016
The New Year is a great time to think about your career and where you'd like your career to be in the future. But how do you decide what your path should be?
If you are looking to make a career change in the upcoming year, there's ...