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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. 

Be a positive co-worker...

Be a positive co-worker...

It’s often the case that you spend more time with your co-workers than your family. The way you interact with your co-workers and approach your work contributes to the overall work environment. If you are motivated and positive, you are more likely to also be successful in your work and business.

There are some simple ways in which you can be a productive, amiable and liked co-worker.

How many of these can you tick off your list?

Dress the part - make a positive first impression

Dress the part - make a positive first impression

How should you present yourself to a potential new employer?

You want to make the best first impression possible when you are going for a job interview, which includes dressing the part – how do you know what to wear so you are presenting yourself in the best possible way?

Create A Transferable Skills-Based CV

Create A Transferable Skills-Based CV

We meet a lot of people with fantastic experience, but aligned with one specific industry. If you have worked only one job most of your life, how do you break the mould and find something new? The first step in a career change is creating a transferable skills-based CV.

How to write an effective cover letter

You no longer need to Google it, simply keep reading!

How to write an effective cover letter

Did you know writing a cover letter is one of the most searched “How-To” questions on Google? Not only globally, but in NZ it was ranked at number 5.

So, we thought it was worth discussing further...

 

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.

Pitch yourself to a future employer

Pitch yourself to a future employer

Highlighting yourself, your skills and talents can be hard, after all, most of us Kiwis are quite humble about our abilities. When going for a job, you need to be able to promote your strengths, in written form as part of your personal summary in your CV.

Preparing for your interview

Congratulations, you have made it to the interview stage. This is your chance to shine in front of a potential employer.  How do you best present yourself?  PN Personnel’s Recruitment Specialist can help you with this and assist in preparing you for an interview, so you walk in confident and prepared.

Stay or go? Find happiness in your role

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…

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(06) 356 6091 Fax: (06) 356 6071

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PO Box 594, Palmerston North 4440

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