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 ...
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.
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, 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 ...
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 ...
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
top 10 reasons why you didn't get the job
Regardless of whether you’ve been searching for a job for months, or only just begun your search for a new employer, it always hurts when you finish up the interviews process only to find out that you’ve been unsuccessful in your ...
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
7 ways to stand out from the job hunting crowd
In today's tough job market, where the number of jobseekers exceed the number of roles on offer, it's never been more important than now to make sure you stand out from the crowd during the interview process.
Here are our 7 top tips on how ...
Monday, 20 July 2015
application tips for IT jobs
IT professionals develop systems and provide diagnostic analysis for technical processes and procedures. It is an educated position that requires candidates to come equipped with a solid academic background along with a proven skill base of being ...
Thursday, 16 July 2015
how to succeed at interview
Basics and Essentials
Know your CV
The employer is likely to have your CV in front of them. As part of their research they will have read through your CV and potentially marked questions or areas where they want more information and would like ...
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 ...