Category Archives: Candidate Resources
Well, it’s the start of another year and a new decade. Hopefully you’ve had some time out to relax and enjoy the sunshine but if you’re back at work, your holiday may already seem like a distant memory!
For some of us, the start of a new year means making resolutions – most of which we probably know we won’t stick to! – but if one of those is to find a new job/progress your career, what do you need to consider to make that happen?
Here are some pointers to help.
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.
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 National Staff Turnover Survey by Lawson Williams has once again produced some very interesting findings that will assist participating companies to better understand effective recruitment processes.
The national average turnover for 2015 was 18.4%. This is the highest rate since 2008 showing an 11.4% increase on 2014.