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Your CV – one size does not fit all.

Your CV – one size does not fit all.

CV length and structure can and do make a difference - so should it be a generic CV with all history included? Or should your CV be laser targeted and with as much punch as triple shot espresso?

The answer may surprise you!

Job hunting 2020: how you can prepare for virtual/online interviews

Job hunting 2020: how you can prepare for virtual/online interviews

Finding a job in 2020 is different.  By using a combination of traditional and new communication methods, you can discuss job opportunities, interview for roles and view a potential new workplace without leaving your home. Whilst ideally face to face contact is preferred, meetings and interviews via technology will become part of your new normal.

Here’s how we think it will look, what is means for you and how we see it working within recruitment.

Fit exercise into your working week

Robyn and Nicola at the finish line of a Manawatu Striders event

Most of us are aware we are time poor.  We are consumed by constant demands on our time, from all areas in our lives.  Scheduling time for exercise has been proven to have many benefits not only for physical but also mental health.

How to create a professional CV

Updating or creating your CV? We spoke to CV expert Jo Hazlitt from CV Edge to understand the elements you need to include in your professional CV.

How to create a professional CV

It’s easy to let your CV become outdated, or you may not even have one. Jo creates professional CV’s for everyone from school leavers, to those returning to work and CEO’s across a wide range of industries.

Her advice is one CV doesn’t fit all jobs; you need to tailor your CV specific to each job application.

“New Zealanders don’t know how to promote themselves, they are quite humble. My job is to promote their personality, experience and qualifications for the job they are targeting.”

Jo recommends the length of your CV should be 2 pages, “keep it short and to the point” and to use bullet points for clarity.

Love your work – the benefits of temping

“If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life,” Marc Anthony

Love your work – the benefits of temping

The workplace is an ever-changing space, the traditional 9 – 5 Monday to Friday work-day has been replaced with more flexible working environments. New technologies make it easier for us to work remotely, but also harder to switch off from work.

People want choice, for their work and for their lifestyle. Temporary work is becoming more than a stop-gap between permanent roles and a fast income. More and more people prefer and consciously choose to work on temporary work assignments or fixed term contracts because of the many benefits it provides.

PN Personnel – we’re the right recruitment agency for you!

PN Personnel – we’re the right recruitment agency for you!

We’re the biggest and best agency in the Manawatu! Yes, it’s a bold statement, but we are proud of what we achieve and the positive impact we can have for our Clients and job seekers.

Job seeking is challenging and it’s hard to know where to start – look no further than PN Personnel, we’re here to help.

Learning from The Adventurous Kiwi – Hollie Woodhouse

Hollie Woodhouse crossing the Greenland Icecap.  Photo: Keith Parsons

It’s always amazing what you can do if you set your mind to it.  The speaker at the recent 3Keys event I attended impressed me with her story.  Hollie Woodhouse is a full-time endurance athlete, adventurer and graphic designer.  Every year she sets herself a goal, a challenge to complete.  In doing this, she has been on some impressive adventures. 

Matt's Q4 Market update

2019 was highly positive for the recruitment team at PN Personnel. The last quarter of the year was no exception as our Client Manager Matt Smout explains in his video update. 

The Living Wage

The new Living Wage rate came into effect 1 September 2019.

The Living Wage

We value the Living Wage rate here at PN Personnel and have been working with our clients to enable all our temporary staff to be employed at or above the equivalent of the Living Wage hourly rate of $21.15.


Matt's Q3 Market Update

From the latest regional activity to upcoming opportunities, our Client Manager Matt shares his thoughts on the 3rd quarter of the year. Watch his video to learn more. 

Should you include your photo in your CV? I have the answer.

Should you include your photo in your CV? I have the answer.

I recently went along to an evening hosted by the Network of Skilled Migrants Manawatu to provide advice and tips on writing a CV. I was asked if you should include your photo in your CV, which sparked a bit of discussion amongst ourselves.

This question recently arose in the office, and from this PN Personnel team poll, the response was unanimous. A resounding NO!

Be Employment Search Ready

It's time to find your first job or your next job...what now?

Be Employment Search Ready

As Recruitment Specialists we often get approached by individuals who want a new role or their first role, but aren't quite familiar with how to get themselves ready.

Here are some simple steps to get you started.

These are simple, easy, and are often not done by all job seekers. 


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