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.
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 […]
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 […]
Advice from a CV expert for those dreaming of a new direction with a career change. Select a job or career for which you have a genuine passion. The feeling of job satisfaction remains long after you have spent the money you earn in a lesser job. Look at the pattern in your jobs/careers to date. […]
Personal branding is the relationships an individual has with the public – essentially personal public relations. How other feel about your personal brand determines whether or not they want to have a working relationship with you. Effective relationships are built using communication. Personal branding (PB) is communicating your uniqueness, qualities, strengths, skills and passions. It […]