career advice blog

Are you looking for career advice on how to land your next dream job? Randstad's career advice blog is an information hub containing helpful tips and excellent career advice on topics such as: searching and applying for jobs, the latest job search tools, how to network, top interview hints & tips, how to write a resume and cover letters, how to build and maintain your personal brand on social media and general career advice. 

Monday, 24 April 2017

5 ways to find out what the organisation you are applying to is really like

Tags: job satisfaction, job search

It’s time to make a change and look for a new job. You’ve set up your job accounts, refreshed your CV and have started to look at potential employers. But the question is - which employers should you apply to? As soon as it’s ... read more

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

10 tips to nail that promotion in 2017

Tags: career progression, job satisfaction

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 ... read more

Monday, 3 April 2017

so you want a new career, now what?

Tags: career progression, job satisfaction

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 ... read more

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

how to be an exceptional team player

Tags: career progression, job satisfaction, work in New Zealand

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 ... read more

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

7 ways to stay motivated at work

Tags: job satisfaction, work in New Zealand

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 ... read more

Monday, 13 March 2017

5 questions to ask yourself before you start looking for a new job

Tags: job satisfaction, work in New Zealand

Making a career move can be a big decision, and there are many things to consider before pursuing a new job. Before you do, ask yourself these five questions to determine why you're considering a change and if now is the right time. 1. are you ... read more

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

why happiness is good for your career

Tags: career progression, job satisfaction

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 ... read more

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Be the boss about boss conversations

Tags: career progression, job satisfaction

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 ... read more

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

engaged or just dating? the fear of commitment at work

Tags: finding a job, job satisfaction, job search

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 ... read more

Monday, 14 March 2016

the do’s and don’ts of asking for a payrise in 8 easy steps

Tags: career progression, interview tips, job satisfaction, salary

Asking for a pay increase is never as easy. Some people do find it’s an easy conversation to have with their manager because they feel confident in what they have to ask for and have the evidence to back it up. Others might need ... read more

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

developing and growing your leadership skills

Tags: career progression, job satisfaction

“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 ... read more

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

women in the christchurch rebuild

Tags: finding a job, job satisfaction, recruitment agencies

With the rebuild growing in every corner of Christchurch, I hope to debunk the myth that the rebuild is only benefitting the careers of men. There is a talent pool of women available for opportunities to be part of the rebuild and Government and ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

resigning & your reputation: part 1

Tags: career progression, finding a job, interview tips, job interview, job satisfaction, job search

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 ... read more