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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.

We are Google Compliant

on Tuesday, 14 March 2017. Posted in Our News, News for Employees, Recruitment News

Google made some changes and so have we

We are Google Compliant

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?

2016 Is Here & We Are Trucking Along

on Tuesday, 19 January 2016. Posted in Our News, News for Employees

We've had our breaks and the team are driving new opportunities

2016 Is Here & We Are Trucking Along

Our batteries are recharged after the team has all had a break, and spent quality time with family and friends. New Years resolutions are already being acted on - and for many that means finding your next career role.

Our phones are running hot with enquiries from employers and job seekers alike, so here are some timely tips to help you get that new role.

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.

Employment is about connections

on Thursday, 06 April 2017. Posted in Tips for Job Seekers, Our News, News for Employees, Recruitment News

Employing staff or being employed is about an emotional connection

Employment is about connections

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.

Turn "No" into "Yes"

on Thursday, 16 June 2016. Posted in Tips for Job Seekers, Our News, News for Employees

Applying for jobs and hearing NO or even worse not getting a reply?

Turn

Being a job seeker in any market is tough, you get emotionally committed to applying for great roles. You take the time to research the business and then apply... and then they reply "Thank you... but NO".  How do you turn this around?

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  • Robyn's Spring Update

    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.

  • My key tips for job applications

    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.

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