Construction Industry News, Articles and Jobs

An Insiders Guide to Recruitment Agencies

Applying for roles at a recruitment agency is another great way to find a job in New Zealand. A good and reputable recruitment consultant may just help you to find your next job! Either way, we will definitely add value to your job search and long-term career aspirations with the connections we can provide you with.

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Hiring Tips: Cultural Fit, Important or Not?

First things first. Any candidate needs a fine balance of cultural fit and technical skill. Without a suitable cultural fit, how is the candidate going to work with others? and without relevant technical skills, how will the candidate do the job? My issue is that a lot of companies can be blinded by education and qualifications, but if the employer wants the longed-for “perfect” candidate, then they must look beyond their education and see the bigger picture.

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Woman in Trades – Building Success

When you imagine what a skilled trades person looks like, you probably picture a guy with a beard wearing a hard hat, work boots and dirty jeans. But what about the women?

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All You Need To Know About Transmission Gully

Good progress is being reported on the 27 km, four-lane motorway being constructed from Mackays Crossing to Linden through Transmission Gully, with large-scale earthworks currently the major focus of the project.

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Don’t Judge a Book By its Cover, Nor a Job by its Title

Many candidates can get fixated on job titles, where in reality, a job title is just a thin blanket covering a detailed and interesting role. However, job titles can become confusing when the same title means different things at different organizations and don’t always represent the same level of seniority. The purpose of a job title is to describe an entire day-to-day role in three words or less… as you can imagine this can lead to some inaccuracies.

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Recruitment Trends in 2017

Is it a good time to be looking for jobs in New Zealand? Outlined below are a few areas of growth and concern that we have seen in the job market over the past year.
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Recruiting a Recruiter

Who do you trust with your career? Is the question every job-seeker needs to be asking themselves when working with an external recruiter. Having a great recruiter can truly be life change whilst a crappy recruiter can burn your career with only few sloppy actions. But how can you determine who is good and who is garbage? It’s tough when they all say the right things and make big promises.
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Job Advertisements for Construction Increase

The New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment reported last week that online job ads were up 9.2% this year compared to previous years, presenting good news to job seekers. Especially in construction.

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Construction Industry New Zealand

NZ Construction Industry Needs Workers!

According to industry group, CCNZ (Civil Contractors New Zealand), the construction industry in New Zealand will require another 30,000 workers by 2019 as the construction industry is expected to grow 4.7%, which is twice the national growth rate, by 2019. Read more

Watercare $1B Project

Project Director Required

This is a major role in the Auckland market and is the biggest project that Watercare has undertaken in the region. The NZD$1B project will see a 13km, 5m diameter tunnel, bored under Auckland City along with a NZD$150M pumping station constructed at the Mangere end. I’m after a Project Director/ Leader with an appropriate and relevant skills set to instigate and oversee this 5-year project. Check our website www.trs.co.nz or contact me directly at jk@trs.co.nz or 04 472 6558 for more detail.