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, 28 April 2017

a video guide to preparing for an interview

Tags: interview tips, job 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 ... read more

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

how to build your social media brand

Tags: career progression, finding a job

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 ... read more

Monday, 24 April 2017

5 ways to find out what the organisation you are applying to is really like

Tags: job satisfaction, job search

It’s time to make a change and look for a new job. You’ve set up your job accounts, refreshed your CV and have started to look at potential employers. But the question is - which employers should you apply to? As soon as it’s ... read more

Friday, 21 April 2017

how to become a standout candidate

Tags: finding a job, interview tips, job interview

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 ... read more

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

interview tips part 2: at the interview

Tags: interview tips, job 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 ... read more

Saturday, 15 April 2017

how to win at Skype interviews

Tags: interview tips, job interview

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 ... read more

Friday, 14 April 2017

interview tips part 1: the preparation

Tags: interview tips, job interview

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 ... read more

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

when to start looking for a new job

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

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 ... read more

Monday, 10 April 2017

the recruiters guide to your CV and cover letter

Tags: CV, resume

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 ... read more

Friday, 7 April 2017

how to write an awesome cover letter

Tags: CV, finding a job, job search

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.  the ... read more

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

10 tips to nail that promotion in 2017

Tags: career progression, job satisfaction

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 ... read more

Monday, 3 April 2017

so you want a new career, now what?

Tags: career progression, job satisfaction

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 ... read more