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. 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

is it time to re-brand yourself for the future workplace?

Tags: CV, finding a job, job search, resume, work in New Zealand

Have you ever thought about what your CV might look like in five years’ time? If not, maybe it’s time you did. Jobs are evolving so rapidly that some experts are saying there might not be job titles on CVs in the future… While ... read more

Friday, 14 July 2017

the job application: when to apply for a job

Tags: finding a job, job search, resume, work in New Zealand

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 ... read more

Friday, 30 June 2017

8 ways to get that “mythical” job experience

Tags: finding a job, resume, work in New Zealand

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 ... read more

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

the top 3 mistakes jobseekers make on CVs

Tags: CV, resume

Looking for a new job can be exciting, and sometimes you can get some early wins that make the time spent on your search seem worthwhile. But it can sometimes be a long, drawn-out process that can get frustrating and difficult, with endless ... 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, 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

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

personal branding: 7 ways to build yours & use it to score your next job

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

Not just a buzz-word used by marketing professionals to wow their target audience, ‘branding’ – and in particular your own ‘personal brand’, is the perfect way to differentiate yourself when you are up against other job ... 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

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

how to increase your visibility on LinkedIn

Tags: CV, finding a job, job search, recruitment agencies, resume, work in New Zealand

Now that you have a stellar profile (be sure to read our LinkedIn Profile Tips post first, if you haven’t already) you are ready to actively increase your visibility and engage. Consider the strategies and techniques below to help find ... read more

Thursday, 28 April 2016

CV writing: 5 steps to success

Tags: CV, finding a job, job search, resume, work in New Zealand

As recruiters, we’ve seen our share of resume mistakes. You know, the It professional whose hobbies include “Mushroom hunting”; the project coordinator whose language skills include “Speak English and Spinach”; the ... read more

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

7 tips to turn a good LinkedIn profile into a great one

Tags: CV, finding a job, job search, resume, work in New Zealand

Let's start with some edits and “fixes” to help you go from good to great. 1. customize your url Why? It makes you look professional, gives you a clean url to direct people to and helps you come up in Google searches. ... read more

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

7 ways to stand out from the job hunting crowd

Tags: CV, finding a job, job search, resume

In today's tough job market, where the number of jobseekers exceed the number of roles on offer, it's never been more important than now to make sure you stand out from the crowd during the interview process.  Here are our 7 top tips on how ... 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

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

how to use technology to land your dream job

Tags: CV, finding a job, job search, resume

Your dream job is out there, somewhere; you’ve just got to find it. Figuring out how to separate the wheat from the chaff in the job market can seem like a task of biblical proportions for your average job seeker, but for those willing to ... read more