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, 20 March 2017

how to cut through the recruitment marketing jargon when looking for a new job

Tags: finding a job, job search, recruitment agencies, work in New Zealand

We've all been there. You find a job description that's perfect for you. It says there is fantastic career progression. It says the company is world-class and cares about its employees. It sounds like a dream, so you apply. The first interview ... read more

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

personal branding: 7 ways to build yours & use it to score your next job

Tags: career progression, finding a job, job search, recruitment agencies, resume, work in New Zealand

Not just a buzz-word used by marketing professionals to wow their target audience, ‘branding’ – and in particular your own ‘personal brand’, is the perfect way to differentiate yourself when you are up against other job ... read more

Thursday, 9 June 2016

preparing for a job interview - how to have a great answer for any question

Tags: career progression, finding a job, interview tips, job interview, job search, recruitment agencies, resume

At last! All your networking, job searching and tireless application writing has paid off and you’ve managed to land an interview for your dream role. However, the hard work doesn’t stop here, and although the interview process ... read more

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

how to increase your visibility on LinkedIn

Tags: CV, finding a job, job search, recruitment agencies, resume, work in New Zealand

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 ... read more

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

top 10 reasons why you didn't get the job

Tags: finding a job, job search, recruitment agencies

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 ... read more

Thursday, 18 December 2014

merry christmas!

Tags: recruitment agencies

Santa is almost here, the Christmas party has come and gone and the summer holidays are so close. My team and I are feeling ready to take a quick break before what is shaping up to be an exciting year of recruitment in Christchurch. We've spent ... 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

Monday, 12 May 2014

need to resign? here's part two of resigning & your reputation

Tags: finding a job, interview tips, job interview, job search, recruitment agencies

Continuing from my last blog, Resigning and Your Reputation, I hope to provide a clear outline to work from when composing your formal letter of resignation. Since 2014 is the year of the career, here at Randstad Christchurch we want our candidates ... read more