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Avoiding Workplace Skill Shortages through Professional Development

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.

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The Secrets to Crafting a Stand-out Profile and CV

Who could have predicted that an online social media account would be so important in your job search?

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4 Things You Should Remove From Your CV Today

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.

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Training in the Digital Age

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.

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Our top tips for studying

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.

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The essential skills you need to upskill

Are you looking to up-skill? You'll be surprised to learn what type of skills employers are looking for in candidates today.

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Answering 'do you have any questions?'

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...

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Dress for Interview Success

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...

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Attract top talent by knowing your purpose

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.

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Build up your business's best asset: Your People

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."

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The power of praise

Whether you lead a small or large team, genuinely praising your staff can have a significant impact on their performance, motivation and productivity.

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What makes a good leader in today's world?

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.

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Answering "what are your weaknesses?"

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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How to choose the right employer for you

Reap the rewards of increased job engagement, productivity and satisfaction by choosing the right employer for you ...

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10 ways to be a better manager

Are you looking for ways to be a better manager? These 10 tips will help you reach your 'best' manager potential?

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Ways to reward and motivate your staff

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.