Thursday, 10 August 2017
culture fit: what is it and where do you fit in?
You may have heard the phrase “culture fit” used throughout your job search. It might have appeared in job descriptions, applications, during an interview and even as part of a rejection from a job. But what does it really mean?
Monday, 7 August 2017
working in New Zealand city profile: why Wellington?
Wellington: you can’t beat it on a good day! If you are new to New Zealand then you may not know much about Wellington, the coolest little capital in NZ and one of the best cities in the world to live and work.
Wellington has a ...
Wednesday, 2 August 2017
4 ways to get your first job
Whether you have just graduated or have recently decided to take the leap and find a job you love, landing your first job is an exciting and a scary prospect.
Not everyone knows what they want to do with their career, or what jobs they would ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...