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 ...
Friday, 21 April 2017
how to become a standout candidate
The interview stage is one of the most daunting stages in the application process. But the first thing to remember is once you’ve made it to the interview stage you’ve done really well to get this far – you’re halfway ...
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
interview tips part 2: at the interview
It’s the day of your big interview and you want everything to run smoothly. Get a refresh on your interview technique by reading these all-important “on the day” tips.
There are some important things to remember on the day ...
Saturday, 15 April 2017
how to win at Skype interviews
As technology develops there are new obstacles to face, and embracing the “Skype interview” is one of those challenges. Skype is one of the major platforms, among other video conferencing tools, that recruiters and employers now use to ...
Friday, 14 April 2017
interview tips part 1: the preparation
When you reach the interview stage of an application process it means you are just a conversation away from securing that job. Getting the job now depends on how well the interview goes, so there’s no pressure!
With the right preparation ...
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 ...
Monday, 10 April 2017
the recruiters guide to your CV and cover letter
As expert recruiters we see thousands of CVs every day. Jobseekers are always asking us if their CV is good enough or if they have the right skills to land their dream role. To really get to the bottom of this issue we have created a one-stop ...
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.
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
10 tips to nail that promotion in 2017
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 ...
Monday, 3 April 2017
so you want a new career, now what?
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 ...
Friday, 31 March 2017
5 ways to steer your career conversations
The phrase ‘career conversation’ doesn’t always inspire enthusiasm in everyone. In fact, it often inspires a collective groan. They may not sound fun, but career conversations are an integral and ongoing part of your career. They ...
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, 24 March 2017
how to ensure that job is yours!
There are a number of reasons why people land jobs – but luck generally isn’t one of them. Most candidates that are successful in securing their dream job have worked tirelessly to get there. They have been organized and prepared at ...
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
3 areas in your CV you need to customise
not all CVs are considered equal
The online world has brought a seemingly infinite number of ways to publish your CV. But while posting one CV for multiple jobs might seem like a great way to get your name out, it’s not as good of an idea ...
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 ...