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. 

Monday, 17 July 2017

when to walk away from a job offer

Tags: job interview, job satisfaction, job search, work in New Zealand

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? Of ... read more

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

how to choose the right references

Tags: career progression, finding a job, job interview, work in New Zealand

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 ... read more

Monday, 1 May 2017

how to get noticed by a recruitment agency

Tags: job interview, job search, recruitment agencies, work in New Zealand

It can be tough to get recognised when you start looking for jobs. However, it's important to know job agencies can miss your application for a number of reasons that are entirely within your control.  As recruitment specialists, we look for ... read more

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

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

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

Thursday, 9 June 2016

preparing for a job interview - how to have a great answer for any question

Tags: career progression, finding a job, interview tips, job interview, job search, recruitment agencies, resume

At last! All your networking, job searching and tireless application writing has paid off and you’ve managed to land an interview for your dream role. However, the hard work doesn’t stop here, and although the interview process ... read more

Friday, 27 May 2016

5 questions job seekers should ask during an interview

Tags: career progression, finding a job, interview tips, job interview, job search, salary, work in New Zealand

You've qualified for an interview, good going! If you've gotten far enough into the recruiting process that you're sitting down in front of a hiring manager, this is your shot to put the job in the bag. The pressure is on, you're in the hot ... read more

Monday, 20 July 2015

application tips for IT jobs

Tags: CV, interview tips, IT, job interview, job search, technologies

IT professionals develop systems and provide diagnostic analysis for technical processes and procedures. It is an educated position that requires candidates to come equipped with a solid academic background along with a proven skill base of being ... read more

Thursday, 16 July 2015

how to succeed at interview

Tags: CV, interview tips, job interview, job search, resume

Basics and Essentials Know your CV The employer is likely to have your CV in front of them. As part of their research they will have read through your CV and potentially marked questions or areas where they want more information and would like ... read more

Monday, 12 May 2014

need to resign? here's part two of resigning & your reputation

Tags: finding a job, interview tips, job interview, job search, recruitment agencies

Continuing from my last blog, Resigning and Your Reputation, I hope to provide a clear outline to work from when composing your formal letter of resignation. Since 2014 is the year of the career, here at Randstad Christchurch we want our candidates ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

resigning & your reputation: part 1

Tags: career progression, finding a job, interview tips, job interview, job satisfaction, job search

It can’t be the year of the career without a few changes. Of these changes, the inevitable resignation is one of the most difficult career challenges to navigate. It requires a certain amount of sensitivity and awareness that may not come ... read more