In a highly interactive industry such as recruitment, good communication skills are crucial to your ability to succeed. Here are some tips from an expert on how to communicate verbally at your best. Human communication specialist Valerie Panayiotou, from Organisational Effectiveness Consulting, writes: Verbal communication makes up the other 35 per cent of any communicative […]
Effective body language is critical to your success in a job interview. Tweak your body language to get interviewers to like you … and offer you the job! The wet fish vs the bone crusher The handshake tells a story about each of us. Do you shake hands softly? Do you come in from the top […]
How to present your overseas experience to potential employers and recruiters and win the job you want.
Job hunting tips to help migrants succeed in applications and interviews and find work in New Zealand.
Selection criteria are most commonly found in Australia in recruitment for government-funded jobs, but sometimes these practices travel across the ditch, so a brief outline will help you understand what is required. Answering selection criteria Selection criteria contained in the job description describe the particular skills, abilities, knowledge and qualifications (if any) that are required […]
Modern CVs do not require photographs – they provide potential for bias by the recruiter and detracts from the person’s skills. There are some exceptions to the rule though. Some recruiters for customer-facing roles want to assess your appearance in addition to your skills and experience, e.g. cabin crew on airlines, models and actors. If […]
Free Job Hunters’ Workbook, with practical tips and activities to get people back into employment – sample content and download link.
Test your job hunting skills by trying our quick quiz 1. Andy is looking for an accounting job in Auckland. How would he go about finding vacancies? a. Visit a job listing site like seek.co.nz or Trade me b. Hope that some friends will find him a job c. Email his CV to accountancy firms […]
Sometimes you will see the phrase’ an understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi’ in job advertisements.’ In this post we will examine what this means, and how you can respond to it in a CV or covering letter. What is the Treaty of Waitangi? The Treaty is an agreement that was entered […]
If an employer begins to consider you seriously for a position, the company representative will ask you for your references. It’s important to choose references who will do a great job of reinforcing the positive impression you’ve already made. Here are tips for picking the best references you can get. It helps to think of […]