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Get the Edge with a tailored CV

Get the Edge with a tailored CV

When it comes to job seeking, one CV does not fit all jobs.  You need a tailored CV that cuts straight to the point of why you want the job you are applying for and what you can bring to the role.

Jo Hazlitt is a CV specialist who has helped hundreds of job seekers improve their CV and prepare for interviews.  “Many people will tailor their cover letter for a job application but forget about their CV. 

Your cover letter will set the scene for why you want the role and what you can bring to it. When your CV also reinforces your skills and abilities in line with the role, you greatly increase your changes of progressing through the recruitment process. Don’t undersell yourself.”

Engage specialists for your executive and senior management positions

Engage specialists for your executive and senior management positions

To appoint an executive or senior manager to your team, your recruitment requires specialist attention.  You need a strategy based on the requirements of the role, the values and goals of the organisation and the industry your business operates in.  Your recruitment needs to effectively assess applicant’s specific qualities, capabilities and most importantly how they are going to add value to your organisation. 

PN Personnel are proud of our outstanding local reputation as recruitment specialists, we bring an ethical and strategic approach to recruit the best for your business.   In the last three years we have placed over 30 executive and senior positions, including our recent successful CEO and General Manager appointments.

Read our employer testimonials from Kauri Healthcare and the Manawatu Golf Club.

Starting out on LinkedIn - Part 2

Starting out on LinkedIn - Part 2

You’ve recently set up your new LinkedIn account, now it’s time to add the detail. Whilst parts of this will be taken from your CV, your LinkedIn profile should include more about you and your personality. This starts in the About section. 

Similar to when you wrote your headline consider your choice of words. Listing titles, specific skills and achievements help to be found online.

Recruitment teamwork working for you

Recruitment teamwork working for you

When you partner with PN Personnel to assist with your recruitment for your business or to secure your next job you don’t just have one person working for you, but the whole team collaborating behind the scenes to provide the best recruitment solution.

Here’s a recent example of our recruitment teamwork…

Health & Safety assistance for your business

Health & Safety assistance for your business

Health & Safety is an essential part of all business strategies, but for smaller – medium businesses the implementation of policies and procedures are often the responsibility of the business owner, who can lack the time to prioritise this and expertise to implement effective protocols.

If this sounds familiar to you in your business, read on!

How to be memorable for a positive lasting impression

How to be memorable for a positive lasting impression

In the Manawatu, business networks and connections are strong.  If you are job seeking, being memorable will open doors for you.  Word of mouth is a powerful tool in your job search.

Reflecting on the many job seekers I have spoken to over the years, seven specific attributes stand out as memorable to me. These attributes may not secure you the first job you apply for, but it will set you up as a highly desirable candidate. 

Is your CV short, sharp and to the point?

Is your CV short, sharp and to the point?

Recruiters and employers cast their eyes across a multitude of CVs every day, so they know what to look for. Your CV needs to be short, sharp and to the point otherwise your application may be discarded.

Our local CV Expert Jo Hazlitt from CV Edge says CV’s need to be targeted to the job you are applying for and easy to read.  “Your CV is often an employer's first impression of you, make it your best one.”

Many common CV errors are easy to fix. Jo shares her advice on how to set your CV up for success.

Staffing Solutions made easy with PN Personnel

Staffing Solutions made easy with PN Personnel

Employment in the Manawatu is moving at speed, with Clients needing timely staffing solutions to meet their growing business needs and goals. 

I have found this to be true for both permanent and temporary staffing, with demand for quality workers across a wide range of industries. To meet an immediate need temporary staff can be engaged for short or long-term assignments.

Three steps to successful staffing - Step 1: Attraction

Three steps to successful staffing - Step 1: Attraction

The current job market is tight, job loyalty is high and employees are hesitant to make a move.  More than ever, businesses need to be savvy and consider all the elements of their business are aligned to attract the best possible person to your team.

When you recruit for a job vacancy, the job seeker is not only looking at your job description, they also want to know about your company and brand.  Your business reputation and brand is an important part of this decision making process. 

Sara Towers, Talent and Skills Manager at CEDA suggests businesses need to be aware of how they are represented in the market. “Businesses need to understand their reputation and brand and be able to articulate this as part of their approach to attracting talent.”

Starting out on LinkedIn - Part 1

Starting out on LinkedIn - Part 1

In August last year over 2.2 million New Zealanders were registered on LinkedIn. This is an increase from the 1.5 million Kiwis registered in 2016.*

LinkedIn is the social media platform designed for professional networking, career development and recruitment. LinkedIn users come to find employees and to be found by employers. If you are looking for work, a LinkedIn profile is what you need.  Let’s get started.

Is 2021 the year for a new career path?

Is 2021 the year for a new career path?

The new year is coming, ready to be welcomed for all the new possibilities it can offer. 
Is now the time to make the move into a new career? 

Before you consider a change, consider the factors influencing your decision.  Balance these out with some market knowledge (you can talk to your friendly recruiter for that) regarding opportunities in the industry you are interested in.

Why we all need to PAUSE

Why we all need to PAUSE

We can all benefit from mindfulness. The opportunity to clear away the “noise” in our head and approach life with a calm and focused perspective.  To acknowledge and manage your emotions and be present in the moment.

As the festive season is upon us, take a mindful approach to appreciate the celebrations and the people surrounding you, to manage your tasks more effectively.

It all starts by taking a PAUSE.

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