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 ...
Monday, 31 July 2017
how to apply for jobs after being made redundant
Whatever your age or career stage, being made redundant can be one of the most discouraging experiences you will face in your career. It feels unfair and is often an unexpected change in your career projection – after all who chooses to be ...
Friday, 28 July 2017
6 tips for dealing with customer complaints
Whether you work in a shop, an office or even from home, the chances are your job will involve dealing with an upset or unsatisfied customer or client at some point or another.
The challenge is how you handle a complaint. Your goal is to not only ...
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?
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Thursday, 18 May 2017
how to negotiate salary
It can be a scary prospect to negotiate salary. Whether you have just been offered a new job and now it’s time to negotiate your salary, or (as in most cases) you have been in a job for a while now, and feel like you deserve a pay ...
Monday, 15 May 2017
the biggest career regrets of mid-career professionals
When you start to approach the middle of your career it’s often a time for reflection. And when it comes to this time of your career, most professionals will admit to a regret or two about decisions they made throughout their career so far, ...
Friday, 12 May 2017
3 bad habits that can ruin your career
You are basically a pretty good employee. You show up to work every day and work as hard as you can at the task in hand. In fact, you worked hard to get this job, but something isn’t quite right about you…
You might be a decent ...
Monday, 8 May 2017
how to manage holidays and work relationships
Taking holidays are a vital part of maintaining a healthy work-life balance, but they can also seem like a stressful time. Work can build up just before and colleagues often find it difficult to manage without you.
But don’t let this ...