When getting yourself prepared for a job interview, one thing that should be a must have in your toolkit is a 30 second elevator pitch. It’s a quick speech that summarises who you are, what you do and why you’d be a perfect candidate.
We often hear people telling us to follow our heart or our passion when it comes to finding the right career path. But more and more experts are saying we should be trying to match our personality or character traits to the roles we should be pursuing.
It’s really frustrating for people when they get to an interview and realise that the job they are applying for isn’t a great match for their skills. Or when they get to the crunch, they aren’t able to list their skills confidently and risk botching the interview.
Due to New Zealand's ageing population, a vast amount of skills, knowledge, and experience will be lost when employees retire. Discover how professional development can solve this problem.
Who could have predicted that an online social media account would be so important in your job search?
One of the greatest tools in a job seeker's arsenal is a professional and well written resume. However, a poorly crafted resume can destroy any chance of landing a job.
On average, an employer will spend less than 10 seconds looking at your resume. To ensure it does not end up in the trash, remove these 5 sometimes overlooked things.
If you have been watching the news, you may have noticed a significant change in New Zealand's education and training system. Training now comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and is increasingly available with the click of a mouse through online or internet-based learning.
You've decided to invest in yourself, but we all know studying can be a challenge. Learn how you can get the most out of your upskilling efforts as well as top tips for creating the ideal study space.
Are you looking to up-skill? You'll be surprised to learn what type of skills employers are looking for in candidates today.
A common mistake is thinking you can just "wing" interviews. The truth is nothing beats preparation. Put your best foot forward and leave a lasting impression by answering this final interview question confidently.
Don't get caught unprepared. Review our tips for answering all those tricky questions...
Look good, feel good; or so the saying goes. The right attire can make you feel confident and give you the edge in presenting yourself as the right candidate for the job.
Find out how to dress for success with these eight top tips...
Does anyone care who you are as a company, or why you do what you do? The simple answer is yes! Find out how your purpose can attract top talent that will take your business to the next level.
As entrepreneur Richard Branson once said: "Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients."
Whether you lead a small or large team, genuinely praising your staff can have a significant impact on their performance, motivation and productivity.
The Italian philosopher and political strategist Machiavelli famously wrote '[People] are driven by two principal impulses, either by love or by fear.' The best leaders succeed by understanding both.
Ever been asked the question "what are your biggest weakness?" Be prepared for your next interview with our top three tips...
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Are you looking for ways to be a better manager? These 10 tips will help you reach your 'best' manager potential?
With Christmas just around the corner, you may be thinking about bonuses or other ways to thank your staff for work well done during the year.