Wednesday, 28 June 2017
what exactly is the gig economy?
You may have heard the phrase “gig economy” in your job search – or even in your work environment – but do you know what it actually means?
It has become one of those buzz phrases that techs and startups love to use, but ...
Monday, 26 June 2017
how to write a resignation letter
It’s never easy to write a resignation letter. You have to ensure you cover all of the essential points, as well as consider the point of view of your current employer. Remember, that despite your reasons for leaving the job you may still need ...
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
how to choose the right references
Your choice of references can sometimes really make or break your chances of employment, so it’s important that you choose them carefully.
In some instances, such as if you are new to the job market, you may not have many options when it ...
Monday, 19 June 2017
should you add your work colleagues on Facebook?
This is a tricky one. Of course, there are some colleagues you might consider to be more like real friends than work colleagues, but how do you distinguish whether or not you should be virtual “friends” on Facebook?
There are a few ...
Monday, 22 May 2017
10 ways to get your next job
There can be a number of reasons why you didn’t get the job. It might even be that you ticked all of the boxes, but you just didn’t quite “fit” in with the team. It can sometimes be down to your experience level, you might ...
Thursday, 18 May 2017
how to negotiate salary
It can be a scary prospect to negotiate salary. Whether you have just been offered a new job and now it’s time to negotiate your salary, or (as in most cases) you have been in a job for a while now, and feel like you deserve a pay ...
Monday, 1 May 2017
how to get noticed by a recruitment agency
It can be tough to get recognised when you start looking for jobs. However, it's important to know job agencies can miss your application for a number of reasons that are entirely within your control.
As recruitment specialists, we look for ...
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, 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, 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 ...
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 ...