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.
For obvious reasons, New Zealand is one of the most sought-after destinations in the world to live and work. However, when people move here, especially if they work in engineering, construction or industrial industries, they only have a couple of cities in mind. Goals and aspirations of the big city life and endless work opportunities can sometimes overshadow the thought behind WHERE to relocate to. Before you make your decision, find out a little more about the cities that seem to go under the radar a little.
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?
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.
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.
Fully triggered when I read this advert disguised as a news article on stuff. The article doesn’t hide it’s intent to get candidates to check out the newly released Adzuna job board. Fair enough! They need to market to get candidates to connect with employers to sell adverts, but in an attempt to add value to job-seekers they missed the mark. In between the “yeah, no sh*t” advice, the writer sells the idea that you need to simplify the job-seeking process to save time and avoid stress. If your physical input to your job hunt is a few clicks, your chances of landing that dream job are slim to none. Invested time and effort into your job search has better returns than Bitcoin (perhaps a bad comparison given recent BTC performance).
New Zealand is a small country with a big heart. As people, we are renowned for our friendly nature and laid back attitude. We have a unique history and many adventurous outdoor activities, all of which contribute to our 100% Pure New Zealand brand.
In an interview situation, everybody knows how crucial first impressions are. That first handshake, the amount of maintain eye contact you make and your introduction count for a lot, but what happens when you’re not face-to-face? Instead you’ve been invited to attend a phone interview. All that time practicing your handshake in the mirror has gone to waste!
“Exceptional person still wanted for $150k+ salary job in Taumarunui“, I’m sure that you would’ve seen or read this article that has gone viral in the past month. If you’ve been living under a rock, the article covers the story of a high paying General Managers job for ‘Forgotten World Adventures‘ in… now here’s the twist… the King Country town of Taumarunui.
While companies across New Zealand work to tie up loose ends before the end of the working year, recruitment gets put on the back-burner faster than Michael Bublé in January. Hiring new staff is not a priority for many companies as compared to the new year where we see high competition for our best candidates.
We’ll let you in on a little secret… December is the best month of the year to hire!
Civil / Construction
Water and Waste
Industrial / Power / Energy
Oil & Gas/Mining
Food / Dairy / Pharmaceutical
Health & Safety
Manufacturing / Production
Maintenance / Trades
Trade / Services
Boilermaker / Metalworker
Stainless Steel Fabricator
Toolmaker / Fitter Turner
Welder / Fabricator
Multi Skilled Engineers