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Getting a new job is like competing in an Ironman

on Friday, 29 June 2018. Posted in Tips for Job Seekers, Our News, News for Employees, Recruitment News

Getting a new job is like competing in an Ironman

Our newest recruit to the Palmerston North Personnel team Jason Belcher has done both. In 2014 he competed and completed a full Ironman, prior to this he completed a half Ironman.  Whether it be tackling the Ironman or tackling your approach to a job, Jason says there are many similarities in the preparation to get to the finish line.  Read on for Jason’s tips.

Stay or go? Find happiness in your role

on Friday, 06 April 2018. Posted in News for Employees

How do you know when it is time to leave your job and look for a new one?

Stay or go? Find happiness in your role

I find that many people will get in touch with us to explore new job opportunities, but what is the driver behind their decision. Do you really need to be looking for a new job, or have you simply momentarily lost your mojo? Here’s a few simple ways to tell…

My key tips for job applications

on Monday, 18 September 2017. Posted in Tips for Job Seekers, News for Employees

I often get told "I never heard back from employers after applying". Is this why?

My key tips for job applications

I was recently on a phone interview with someone who made the statement "I have applied to roles with employer ABC 4 times and have never heard back".

I looked at their application and was suprised at what I saw. They lived in Auckland and had not even taken the time to read that the role was a Manawatu opportunity. I'm not kidding and they were one of many!

I hope the tips I'm about to mention help you when applying for any future roles.

CEDA June 2017 - Economic Pulse

on Wednesday, 28 June 2017. Posted in Our News, Reasons to live, work and play in Manawatu, News for Employees, Recruitment News

We often speak to people from outside of Manawatu - this interests them

CEDA June 2017  - Economic Pulse

When choosing where to live, work, play or even invest, a little bit of research goes a long way. We are very lucky that our Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) coordinate and share some of this for the region's benefit.

Here is something that really shows why people are escaping expensive metro locations (like Auckland and Tauranga) to move to Manawatu.

Making tough choices - the easy way

on Monday, 22 May 2017. Posted in Our News, News for Employees, Recruitment News

Make great choices by learning from others' experience/knowledge

I have been lucky enough to get back from leave to a new destination where I knew no-one and had little local knowledge - think white sands, coral reefs, turtles and unknown restaurants, cafes and attractions and you'll understand.

Each day our group reviewed multiple restaurants and suppliers before choosing who to invest money and scarce time in and who to avoid...and we found a system that worked well for us.

It got me thinking how few Manawatu businesses are using these tools.

Robyn's Spring Update

on Wednesday, 20 September 2017. Posted in Our News, News for Employees

I'm getting the hang of blogging.

Robyn's Spring Update

Spring is now here and it's hard to believe that we are starting to think about the upcoming festive season already. I have been talking with local employers about their needs over this time and making plans to have them covered.

Manawatu needs 700 jobs over five years as transport and logistics grows

on Friday, 30 June 2017. Posted in Our News, News for Employees, Recruitment News

It's becoming more obvious every day - employment is booming in Manawatu

Manawatu needs 700 jobs over five years as transport and logistics grows

Our team have been busy recruiting lately, and if you follow our updates you'll see us sharing what we are seeing and how you can either get a great job or find a great employee. 

CEDA have been conducting regional research and they shared some news recently...

Manawatu and Horowhenua are on the up

on Friday, 02 June 2017. Posted in Our News, Reasons to live, work and play in Manawatu, News for Employees, Recruitment News

There is data - this is not just a feeling

Manawatu and Horowhenua are on the up

We have recently been working with CEDA (and still have some great roles there for people who really love the economic development space), and are aware of some research CEDA had commissioned in 2016. Recently, I heard David Clapperton (CEO Horowhenua District Council) share whats happening in neighbouring Horowhenua.

It was pleasing to get an email today with data showing this Horowhenua trend too.

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    Our newest recruit to the Palmerston North Personnel team Jason Belcher has done both. In 2014 he competed and completed a full Ironman, prior to this he completed a half Ironman.  Whether it be tackling the Ironman or tackling your approach to a job, Jason says there are many similarities in the preparation to get to the finish line.  Read on for Jason’s tips.

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