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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...