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 ...
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 ...
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
10 tips to nail that promotion in 2017
Are ready for a promotion but aren’t quite sure how to achieve it? Stop thinking about it and start taking action. This year is your year - it’s time to make your career a priority and reach that promotion. To help you achieve that ...
Monday, 3 April 2017
so you want a new career, now what?
The process of taking a new direction in your career can be very exciting. Anticipating new responsibilities, renewed energy, and a fresh perspective can be thrilling, but figuring out what you want to do next can also be overwhelming. If you're at ...
Friday, 31 March 2017
5 ways to steer your career conversations
The phrase ‘career conversation’ doesn’t always inspire enthusiasm in everyone. In fact, it often inspires a collective groan. They may not sound fun, but career conversations are an integral and ongoing part of your career. They ...
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 ...
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
3 areas in your CV you need to customise
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, 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 ...
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 ...
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
newly qualified accountant career advice
People looking for newly qualified accountant jobs who have recently qualified after years of training, swotting and exams may be tempted to sit back and take it easy, perhaps believing that all they have to do now is gain a little more ...
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
developing and growing your leadership skills
“I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow” – Woodrow Wilson
As the leader of a small, but growing and dedicated team, I find that in order to effectively manage the goals and expectations of others, I must draw ...
Friday, 21 March 2014
resigning & your reputation: part 1
It can’t be the year of the career without a few changes. Of these changes, the inevitable resignation is one of the most difficult career challenges to navigate. It requires a certain amount of sensitivity and awareness that may not come ...