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 ...
Thursday, 15 June 2017
5 ways to stay positive on your job search
Looking for a job can be a long and arduous process. It can seem like you are hitting your head against a brick wall the longer your search goes on, and it’s easy to become disengaged and even depressed. But the last thing you should do is be ...
Monday, 12 June 2017
10 reasons why you didn't get the job
Whether you have just started to look for a job or you have been searching for months – it’s always hard to hear that sadly you have been "unsuccessful" this time.
The thing is, there might be a number of reasons why you did not get ...
Friday, 2 June 2017
work-life balance: achieving the ultimate work goal
In what feels like a sudden shift, the results are in and this year New Zealanders’ priorities are changing. The 2017 Randstad Employer Brand Research revealed a drop in priority for job location, from 31% in 2016 to 26% in 2017, and ...
Friday, 2 June 2017
why it’s important to be a passive jobseeker
Are you happy in your job? Would you consider yourself settled? There are a large number of New Zealanders who are classified as passive jobseekers, those who are not actively looking for a new job but would be interested in a new job opportunity if ...
Monday, 29 May 2017
how to ask for a pay rise: the FAQs
If you were inspired by our article “how to negotiate salary”, why not keep up the momentum and brush up on your pay rise technique, with these pay rise FAQs to really find out if, how and when you should ask for a pay ...
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
7 tips for mature job seekers
Don’t be discouraged from changing careers or looking for a new job if you are over 45, or even over 65. It’s important to remember that there are a number of advantages you have over younger employees, and there are ways you can use ...
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, 15 May 2017
the biggest career regrets of mid-career professionals
When you start to approach the middle of your career it’s often a time for reflection. And when it comes to this time of your career, most professionals will admit to a regret or two about decisions they made throughout their career so far, ...
Friday, 12 May 2017
3 bad habits that can ruin your career
You are basically a pretty good employee. You show up to work every day and work as hard as you can at the task in hand. In fact, you worked hard to get this job, but something isn’t quite right about you…
You might be a decent ...
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
top transferable skills & how to develop them
Regardless of your industry there are three skills you need to develop to stand out as a top candidate. But what’s most interesting about these skills, is that they can be the most difficult to find in an employee and yet the most ...
Monday, 8 May 2017
how to manage holidays and work relationships
Taking holidays are a vital part of maintaining a healthy work-life balance, but they can also seem like a stressful time. Work can build up just before and colleagues often find it difficult to manage without you.
But don’t let this ...
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
the top 3 mistakes jobseekers make on CVs
Looking for a new job can be exciting, and sometimes you can get some early wins that make the time spent on your search seem worthwhile. But it can sometimes be a long, drawn-out process that can get frustrating and difficult, with endless ...
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 ...
Friday, 28 April 2017
a video guide to preparing for an interview
At Randstad, we understand that every interview can be very different, but we do know that all of them require a considered approach and great preparation.
It can seem a little daunting at first, but by preparing for your interview well in ...
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 ...