Friday, 21 July 2017
start a blog to get your dream job
Want to start offering more on your job applications? Want to stand out from the crowd with your online profile? Then, blogging could be the answer!
The great news is that blogging is free and easy to do – all you need is motivation, ...
Monday, 17 July 2017
when to walk away from a job offer
You have applied for dozens of jobs, and after all of your efforts, you have finally been offered a role. Congratulations! That's great news! But now it's up to you - how do you know when a job is perfect for you and when you should walk away?
Friday, 14 July 2017
the job application: when to apply for a job
We have given lots of advice about creating the right job seeking tools, but what about when it comes down to the crunch and are ready to apply for the job? How do you know when you are truly ready to press send?
There are few things you ...
Friday, 7 July 2017
real candidate career advice
When it comes to finding your dream job, it’s a good idea to listen to the experts, in this case – the candidates who’ve been there and done that. We asked experienced candidates to impart their knowledge and tell us the career ...
Monday, 3 July 2017
how to make your first week a success in a new job
It can be daunting starting a new job, and the first week on the job is usually the first time you meet your future colleagues and see your future workplace.
You’ll be feeling a mixture of nerves and excitement to get stuck into your ...
Friday, 30 June 2017
8 ways to get that “mythical” job experience
Job experience is one of those things you need but more often than not, do not have. Jobs ask that you have everything – over five years of experience, great qualifications and the skills to do the job. But what if you have the qualifications ...
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 ...
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 ...