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 […]
As of 7 March 2021 our Auckland writers will be operating at level 2 while the rest of the country will be at level 1. We are open for business, with all of our writers available for face-to-face and virtual appointments.
The idea of retiring at 65 has become “old-fashioned” as more people continue to work past retirement age in the Bay of Plenty. While some are taking early retirement due to the fallout of Covid-19, others in the 65-plus age group are working longer than expected. However, finding a new job at retirement age wasn’t […]
We recommend that you provide a covering letter with your CV when you apply for a job. While some recruiters say they don’t read letters, others consider them a key component of the shortlisting process. Unless you are sure the recruiter is not interested in a letter, provide one. A covering letter is intended to […]
LinkedIn is becoming more important in the New Zealand job market, with recruiters using it to search for desirable applicants for vacancies. Therefore it makes sense to present a professional image on your Linkedin banner which reflects your personal brand. You can create your own by uploading images and photos. Or use tools like Canva […]
Did you hear about the graduate who described his work experience as “Facilitating septuagenarians to negotiate public vehicular accessways, applying mandated guidelines to optimise safety”? It turns out he had been a boy scout who helped old people cross roads. A joke, yes, but try and figure out what these people do from these real […]