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News For Job Seekers
I often get told "I never heard back from employers after applying". Is this why?
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.
We often speak to people from outside of Manawatu - this interests them
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.
Economic Development is alive in Manawatu
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.
Employing staff or being employed is about an emotional connection
Applying for a new job is not just about sending in a CV, it's about making the employer feel connected, and when employing a new staff member employers don't want to feel like they are hiring a robot.
Employers need to build a connection with prospective employees, and employees need to connect with their potential employers.
Yes this can sound "fluffy", but read on to see what you can do.
MBIE Occupation Outlook
Applying for jobs and hearing NO or even worse not getting a reply?
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It's becoming more obvious every day - employment is booming in Manawatu
Not all recruiters are created equal
There is data - this is not just a feeling
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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Google made some changes and so have we
Our website is the window to our business. It's where we share amazing jobs for awesome people. It's where we share what the team are doing or has done.
Recently the smart people at Google made some changes to help keep people safe on the net, and naturally we are on board with it...but what changed?
We get asked about CV's a lot... here's a secret tip!