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Success Stories

Rae

job seekers Permanently Employed

Rae

After being made redundant after 7.5 years on employment, I was nervous about hitting the job market again let alone interviewing. Palmerston North Personnel was advertising the first job that I applied for and they made the whole process so easy for me. Cushla was my Recruitment Specialist during the application process and I found her upbeat, supportive and always kept me in the loop. Within a month of applying for the position, I had a signed contract and start date.

Thanks to Cushla and the rest of the team at Palmerston North Personnel I am now in a job that I absolutely love. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the team to anyone looking for employment.

Rae
Fixed-Term Contract

Anne

job seekers Temporary Assignments

Anne

Having been made redundant for the first time in my late life I considered many options and while I continued to look for a permanent job, met with Robyn and then Christine from Palmerston North Personnel. These two have been wonderful encouragers right from the start and quickly found me two fantastic temp positions. Dealing mostly with Christine, I have found her support, advice and professionalism a breath of fresh air and always felt I could talk about any concerns or thrills with equality and honesty. The blow of redundancy hit hard but I have been lucky to land on my feet again very quickly with a renewed strength and some great references from my temp positions and the agency. I would not hesitate recommending Palmerston North Personnel to anyone seeking work. Keep up the good work!

Anne
Temporary Team Member

Kelsey

job seekers Permanently Employed

Kelsey

From the very beginning my experience with Palmerston North Personnel has been nothing short of exceptional. Within 3 weeks of completing full-time study, Cushla and the team were able to assist me in finding permanent full-time employment. They took the time to listen to my aspirations and what I found important in a career and matched my needs every step of the way. Cushla was able to support me throughout the whole process which made for a seamless and successful experience. I highly recommend the team at Palmerston North Personnel.

Kelsey
Permanently Employed

Mark

job seekers Permanently Employed

Employed by Hynds

Mark

I found Palmerston North Personnel very easy to deal with and very professional in their approach to finding the right position for you.

Mark
Permanently Employed

 

Damien

job seekers

Damien

The team at Palmerston North Personnel have always been there for me when I have been seeking developmental opportunities in career advancement.

They take the time to recognise my own strengths and where these strengths will be best suited with future opportunities.
I have valued their personal touch, guidance and expertise.

Damien

Anne Marie

job seekers Temporary Assignments Permanently Employed

Anne Marie

I contacted Palmerston North Personnel when my position was made redundant in April of this year. From the first initial contact, I found them to be not only highly professional but also encouraging and supportive.

Within the last 8 months or so, Cushla sourced temporary assignments for me. This provided me with an income whilst working with Palmerston North Personnel to find full-time employment. The team provided me with support through the interview process and after being offered a full-time position, they also worked with me to ensure I was happy with my employment contract.

The thing that impressed me about Palmerston North Personnel is nothing was ever a problem, they were always welcoming, friendly and enthusiastic. I would have no reservations in recommending them to anyone seeking either temporary or full-time employment.

Anne Marie
Temporary Team Member, now Permanently Employed

Michelle

job seekers Permanently Employed

Michelle

I want to thank you so much for all your hard work in helping me find not just a job but a career.

My family and I were wanting to relocate back to Palmerston North but first I wanted to secure employment. Palmerston North Personnel were the only company who I contacted which never stopped communicating with me from the very first phone call.

I always found Cushla very friendly, supportive and professional to deal with, and very knowledgeable.

The fact I was living in Tauranga did not slow the process down. I initially had a Skype interview then was put through thorough skills testing and Psychometric Assessments to determine my suitability.

I never thought I would ever be lucky enough to be in a position to receive 2 job offers, but Cushla helped with the entire process.

I truly appreciate all your hard work and time you have put in for me.

Thank you so much!

Michelle
Permanently Employed

Sonya

job seekers Permanently Employed

Employed by Manawatu District Council

Sonya

I volunteer this reference in appreciation of the exceptional work and professionalism of Palmerston North Personnel.

In December I applied for the Business Support Officer position with the Manawatu District Council in Feilding as advertised on the SEEK website at the time.

The process was well detailed and my expectations were that I was likely to receive a call on the week of 5 January. As expected I was contacted on the due date. I was explained what was to happen next and what was expected of me.

I enjoyed the whole process and this I believe was solely due to the extremely open and friendly personality of the consultant I dealt with. She made me feel comfortable really quickly. She asked me to provide further details of my employment history of which I forwarded as soon as was practicable. She kept me up to date with any changes that occurred and dates of appointments.

The upside for this is that I was fortunate enough to receive an offer for the above role. I was so impressed.

My esteem of Palmerston North Personnel is such that I would be happy to receive any follow up call to chat further about this reference.

Sonya
Permanently Employed

Andrea

job seekers Temporary Assignments

Andrea

After arriving in New Zealand on a working holiday visa, I spent a frustrating month looking for work on my own before deciding to give Palmerston North Personnel a try. Knowing I had local, knowledgeable professionals in my corner sharing the load of job seeking was a relief.

Shortly after our initial meeting, Christine found me a job that not only assuaged my financial concerns but also included fun, easy going co-workers that made the job more enjoyable. Moreover, I always knew that if any questions arose, Christine was only a phone call or email away. Her diligent work made my experience with Palmerston North Personnel a positive one.

Andrea
Temporary Team Member

Jenny

Outplacement Services / Redundancy Assistance job seekers

Two colleagues and I had the opportunity for a day with Claire to address writing CV's and interview preparation tips, tricks and skills.

I found the two sessions to be invaluable, insightful and worthwhile. I had a one-on-one session to write an up to the minute CV in the current style. It's been a while since I had updated my CV and I thought Claire grasped my situation quickly and confidently, and by the end of our time we had a finished product that I am happy to use. Claire offered email follow up time with the reassurance my CV wasn't finished until I was happy.

We had a shared session for the interview tips and tricks – Claire pulled together a short, sharp, focused session with practical ideas and thoughts for our situation.

Jenny
UCOL Whanganui

Adrian

job seekers Temporary Assignments

Adrian

Palmerston North Personnel has been the best agency that I've ever used. They were pro-active in contacting me and placed me at Toyota New Zealand and Massey University for the 2 months that I temped in Palmy. Payments and paperwork were handled with precision timing and I didn't need to worry much about anything.

Adrian
Temporary Team Member while on his O.E from the UK

Wouter

job seekers Temporary Assignments

Wouter

After recently been made redundant and applying for jobs with no success, I was referred to Palmerston North Personnel by my employer.

I contacted Christine and after a phone conversation and meeting with her in person, I knew and felt that there was a light at the end of the tunnel. It was like she knew and understood exactly where I came from and where I was heading in my future. I have never experienced such professionalism in my working career. It has been an absolute pleasure to have Christine on my side and could recommend her and the Palmerston North Personnel team to anyone.

I've always heard other people say "I love my job" and "it's my dream job" and could never really understand or grasp the concept, thinking that it was a Hollywood myth - until now that I'm in that position thanks to Christine and her team.

Wouter
Temporary Team Member

Marilyn

job seekers Permanently Employed

Marilyn

Sometimes job hunting can be a lonely experience. Once I was registered with Palmerston North Personnel I felt that I had people on my team - people who knew who I was and remembered my name. I stopped being invisible.

With the New Zealand economy needing all the skilled people it can get to grow. The attitude of Palmerston North Personnel to older workers is perfect. They have respect for skills and experience and they are honest with you about your options and also about your barriers to employment. Being taken seriously and being made to feel that "my fabulous career" could still add value to my country made me feel relevant.

Marilyn
Fixed-Term Contract

Daniel

job seekers Temporary Assignments

Daniel

Being thousands of kilometres from home, as an international student, I found Palmerston North Personnel very supportive and professional. Once I was introduced to the team I felt the warmth of welcome like at home. Then, after I had "registered", I was carefully tested and interviewed by highly experienced recruitment staff where my strengths and weaknesses, professional and personal qualities were perfectly identified.

I believe this benefits both, employees and employers to get a perfect match for a position. Palmerston North Personnel were in regular contact with me, in order to have my up-to-date employment status and give temporary solutions, while having in mind my ultimate aim.

As a result, within a short period of time I was lucky enough to have an interview for a position of Accounts Receivable Officer at a reputable Tertiary Institute. Robyn Bills helped me to prepare for the interview and overcome my stress. Hence, I passed the interview smoothly and have been enjoying my new job since February.

I must admit that without Palmerston North Personnel Recruitment Specialist's hard work and experience, this mission could be almost impossible for me.

Thank you Palmerston North Personnel very much!!!

Proud to be in the team!

Daniel
Temporary Team Member

Katherine

job seekers Permanently Employed

Employed by Property Brokers

Katherine

Thanks to Cushla and her belief in my skills to be able to do the job, I started with Property Brokers as Senior Admin Support back in November.

I returned to Palmerston North, from Dunedin where I’d spent the last 10 years working in hospitality, to be closer to family. My first port of call the day after I moved back to town was to register at Palmerston North Personnel. Within a week of the interview with Cushla and doing the computer tests, she had an interview lined up for me at Property Brokers. I was offered the role of Senior Admin Support within a couple of days of the interview and started work the following Monday! It has been a huge learning curve and challenge for me, but one that I have been more than happy to take on, and I haven’t looked back since.

I was totally impressed with the Palmerston North Personnel team and their service, and follow through after I started at Property Brokers also. Especially loved the cake! Thanks again!

Katherine
Permanently Employed

Sue

job seekers Temporary Assignments

Sue

Christine was my first consultant I met at Palmerston North Personnel when I moved across into temporary work back in March. I was placed at a National Support Office which really was a treat and a great learning curve to work there. I thoroughly enjoyed the work and twice I got offered permanent contract roles. Recently I was successful in having another short term temporary opportunity given to me in Levin, which not only is close for my travelling but at an organisation which I am very passionate about. I have been fortunate enough to have been offered a permanent role and therefore no longer require the services that Palmerston North Personnel can and have offered me in the past. You never know, our paths may cross again in the future and I'm sure going to miss not working with Palmerston North Personnel. Thanks for everything.

Sue
Temporary Team Member

Mike

job seekers Permanently Employed

Mike

I would like to thank the team at Palmerston North Personnel for their wonderful commitment with respect to finding me temporary work, and eventually securing me a full-time permanent position. During my period of unemployment I had approached every single recruitment agency in Palmerston North, Hastings and Napier. With only a few exceptions, Palmerston North Personnel were the only company who actually took the time to fully read my CV, gave me a one on one personal interview and maintained regular contact with me. They provided me with two appropriate temporary jobs that kept me solvent in a period between two applications for full-time positions. I was accepted for the 2nd of these applications and am now dutifully employed.

So, I would like to tip my hat to the great people who are responsible for the best news I have had in a long time.

Thanks very much Palmerston North Personnel!!!

Mike
Permanently Employed

Sue

job seekers Permanently Employed

Sue

Thank you so very much for all that you have done. It has truly been a pleasure to work with you. Over my years of experience there are only a few agencies and recruiters that I feel are truly at the top, professionally, sincerely care about their candidates and can come up to the mark. I believe in giving credit where credit is due and you are definitely at the top of the list.  I truly appreciate everything you have done to get me working again; you are one of the best.

I am fully aware that I wouldn't be where I am today without your help. I know in your shoes your job can be tough at times and helping people get their career on track and into permanent positions is the most rewarding part so you really do deserve every ounce of thank you!

Sue
Permanently Employed

Demelza

job seekers Permanently Employed

Demelza

I have recently had the pleasure of working with Cushla and wanted to feedback the amazing and professional service she provided. Cushla took a genuine interest in me as a person and the direction my career was moving in. She was outstanding to deal with, friendly, helpful and genuine; I was impressed.

Palmerston North Personnel has always had the best reputation in Palmerston North and it is wonderful staff like Cushla that help make this so.

It has been an absolute pleasure working with her.

Demelza
Permanently Employed

 

Rebecca

job seekers Temporary Assignments

Rebecca

After returning from working in the UK for 2 years, I needed to find temporary work while I waited to hear back about my permanent job applications.

I contacted Palmerston North Personnel and even before I had arrived for the first meeting Christine had the perfect assignment lined up! I was able to work for the precise time I needed to and in an environment that suited my skill-set whilst giving me the opportunity to learn a few new tricks.

I have worked with temping agencies before, but I'd never experienced such support, flexibility and enthusiasm. It was an absolute pleasure to work for Palmerston North Personnel – I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for temporary work because of their professionalism and the exceptional way they value their job seekers.

If my situation required it, I would definitely be using their services again.

Rebecca
Temporary Team Member

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