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. 

Friday, 31 March 2017

5 ways to steer your career conversations

Tags: career progression, finding a job

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 ... read more

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

how to be an exceptional team player

Tags: career progression, job satisfaction, work in New Zealand

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 ... read more

Monday, 27 March 2017

want to change careers but don't know where to start?

Tags: career progression, job search, work in New Zealand

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 ... read more

Friday, 24 March 2017

how to ensure that job is yours!

Tags: CV, interview tips, job interview, resume

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 ... read more

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

3 areas in your CV you need to customise

Tags: career progression, CV

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 ... read more

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

Friday, 17 March 2017

how to perfect your networking skills

Tags: career progression, job search, work in New Zealand

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 ... read more

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

7 ways to stay motivated at work

Tags: job satisfaction, work in New Zealand

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 ... read more

Monday, 13 March 2017

5 questions to ask yourself before you start looking for a new job

Tags: job satisfaction, work in New Zealand

Making a career move can be a big decision, and there are many things to consider before pursuing a new job. Before you do, ask yourself these five questions to determine why you're considering a change and if now is the right time. 1. are you ... read more