What I’ve Learnt in my First Month at a Recruiting Firm

My first month at a recruitment firm has been quite the experience! In the midst of Covid induced lockdowns and isolations, and the general madness of the world, I was fortunate to score a job at Technical Recruitment Solutions in Wellington.…

Three sites you can use to be seen by recruiters

Let's say you're about to start looking for work. You want all the help you can get. You can approach a recruiter like us yourself, but what if you could alert ALL of the recruiters in your industry at once that you're looking for work? There…

One Year Working at a Recruitment Consultancy

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A year ago today I started working with Technical Recruitment Solutions as their new Marketing Coordinator. As a recent graduate with limited experience in the workforce, I knew very little about the recruitment industry and even less about…

Dealing with Multiple Job Offers

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Having multiple job offers on the table can be a tricky situation to navigate. Generally speaking, it's not a situation you prepare for when you're job hunting, as you don't expect it to actually happen. However, as we've seen throughout the…

Preparing a CV in 2019 for New Zealand's Technical Industries

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Some of the articles to make their way around the internet in the last few years would have you believe that sending CVs/resumes is an outdated practice and that we need to abandon them altogether. This sentiment originates from a generation…

Working Remotely - Don't be too quick to dismiss it

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Working remotely - or 'from home' as is often the case - is an option that is becoming increasingly more available to employees across many technical disciplines. If you're a job seeker who lives a little far off the beaten track, or an employer…

Three things not to say in a job interview

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How many articles have you read about what you SHOULD do in a job interview situation? If you're anything like me, you've probably read your fair share. As such, it's probably now more useful for you to read up on what you shouldn't do rather…

Work Breaks in 2019

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Work breaks - do you know what you're currently entitled to? And if you do, how about in May of this year when the Government enacts changes laid out in the Employment Relations Act 2018? Whether you're currently working in New Zealand, or looking…

The Salary Question

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Firstly, happy 2019 to all of you reading our first blog post of the year. This week, lets talk about something topical. It's the beginning of a new year. Many technical professionals will be considering looking for the next step in their career…

Happy Holidays from Technical Recruitment Solutions

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Just like that, another year draws to a close. At Technical Recruitment Solutions, we couldn't be happier. We've had record-breaking success this year, placing more candidates than we ever have in previous years. The great thing about being…

New Zealand's Engineering Shortage

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It's no secret that New Zealand is a modest country. We're modest in both geographic size as well as the our pool of available talent across many job sectors. Engineering is no exception, with some employers now finding it more difficult than…

December - The Month of Opportunity

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There's a lot going on during the holiday season. You're busy buying gifts, making plans to visit loved ones or arranging to take time off. Perhaps all of the above. It may be that the last thing on your mind right now is hunting for a new job…
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What's the deal with cover letters?

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Do I need one? Do employers even read them? How do I write a good one? Applications comprised of a cover letter and CV are common sights for recruitment consultants - however, we often see applications containing only the latter as well. Every…

The Transformation of Tauranga

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Last week we briefly touched on each of the cities of the North Island and some of their defining characteristics. One of these cities was that of Tauranga - an interesting place with a lot of history and one that has seen incredible growth…

A Beginner's Guide to the Cities of the North Island

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Let's switch gears this week and move away from the recruitment discussion. We're halfway through November, which means it's not long to go until 2019 is upon us. The New Year often inspires a lot of change for people, especially job seekers…