Category Archives: Advice
Have you applied for or seen a role that you’re really interested in but not sure your CV is up to scratch or you’re lacking interview confidence?
Whether you’re just starting out, new to New Zealand, looking for your next role, being considered for an internal promotion or contemplating a career move, there’s a lot to consider and getting a job that ticks all your boxes is about looking at so much more than just the job description!
Can you remember a time when you were listening to someone speak and somehow, they engaged you? To this day you can remember most of what they said or at least the message they were trying to convey?
It’s more likely than not the person told a story, they made you feel something and that’s why you remember.
As i write this blog the documentary Dancing with Atoms, a tribute to Sir Paul Callaghan is being released. I heard the filmmaker Shirley Horrocks speak about the making of it and about the remarkable and interesting person he was. Tragically Sir Paul passed away in 2012 and for those of us in the New Zealand food industry we are often reminded of him through Callaghan Innovation, the governments agency supporting tech innovation and its support of NZFIN, the Food Innovation Network.
A recent survey of New Zealand business leaders by journalist Diane Clement asked, what was their number one interview question. Almost half of the respondent’s questions focused on change and innovation. This is no surprise with all we know about the current world of work and with what we are being told to expect.
We will all need to look at doing things differently even challenging the status quo with ideas or solutions.
The bench marking of Staff Turnover against other New Zealand companies in the same sector provides a baseline indication of the success of recruitment, induction, retention, performance and organisational culture. The improvement of staff turnover is a competitive opportunity New Zealand employers have, in an increasingly talent and skills short market.
These days, technology is evolving faster than ever and the impact of this on organisations can be huge, with layers disappearing, titles changing and the pendulum swinging from centralisation to decentralisation. In this fast-changing world, what can you do to sustain a career and remain a sought-after candidate? Here are just a couple of suggestions:-
The Power of Firsts
First-time experiences are crucial, so keep your views and options open.