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?
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 ...
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, 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, ...
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?
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Monday, 12 June 2017
10 reasons why you didn't get the job
Whether you have just started to look for a job or you have been searching for months – it’s always hard to hear that sadly you have been "unsuccessful" this time.
The thing is, there might be a number of reasons why you did not get ...
Friday, 2 June 2017
why it’s important to be a passive jobseeker
Are you happy in your job? Would you consider yourself settled? There are a large number of New Zealanders who are classified as passive jobseekers, those who are not actively looking for a new job but would be interested in a new job opportunity if ...
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, 1 May 2017
how to get noticed by a recruitment agency
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 ...
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
when to start looking for a new job
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 ...
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.
Monday, 27 March 2017
want to change careers but don't know where to start?
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 ...