What do I do when I am really unhappy in my job?

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unhappy in your career
What do I do when I am really unhappy in my job? We often start the new year with new energy, revived from having some down time at Christmas and think this year will be MY year! I have had many conversations with friends and clients who were so relieved to get to the end of last year. They were...

Is the CV dead?

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Your CV is your marketing document to get the interview for the role that you are applying for. There is no one “correct” format, and most people will have their own preferred way to put one together. But with the digital age upon us, is the CV dying? Not yet! But with the increased use of technology, it is predicted that...

Career TV Bootcamp – How to make good decisions about your future

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Career TV Episode 1
Career TV Bootcamp - How to make good decisions about your future In the first bootcamp in the series for career changers, Caroline shares how the world is changing, how this will affect your career and how you can prepare yourself for these changes. Watch On Facebook

Why do we celebrate Labour Day?

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We hang out for Labour Day in New Zealand – it is months since the last public holiday which seems an eternity when facing the winter months! However, Labour Day is nearly upon us, with a long weekend and hopefully settled weather. I thought it would be a great opportunity to understand why labour day is a public holiday...

How to stay positive in the job search

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Looking for a job can be very disheartening and frustrating - you may apply for many roles, often not getting to the interview stage or even an acknowledgement that you actually applied! However, it is very important to work on staying positive throughout this stage. Not only will your positivity keep you motivated in the search, but how you...

Beating the Winter Blues

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The winter is really upon us, having just passed the shortest day. With the cold and fewer sunlight hours, we can naturally feel down. There is even a disorder called “Seasonal Affective Disorder” which some people experience as these days grow shorter and darker. But we don’t have to accept these winter blues – there are many things that we...

Graduates – Help is here!

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love your career who are you
Graduates – Help is here! It seems so long ago since I graduated (well it is!), but having 2 children recently in the same boat, I have come to the conclusion that not much has changed! I graduated with a Master of Arts (Hons.), and expected that my 5 year’s study would open up doors. I believed that when I...

Why is LinkedIn important when looking for a job?

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using linkedin for job search
Why is LinkedIn important when looking for a job? LinkedIn is the go to portal for professional networking, and yet so many people I talk to still don’t have a profile, or started a profile that they began some years ago and have never looked at it again. Yet with the membership of LinkedIn being over 465 million + worldwide,...

Time to stop the busy-ness

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I have just come in from a meeting that went longer than intended – this is after an early morning client, before which I managed to get a quick walk in. But now I am returning client calls, doing last minute preparation for an important meeting before I will rush into Auckland traffic to attend a 3 hour class....

Job search tips from Recruiters

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I recently had the opportunity to attend an event with a panel of three recruiters from three very different industries. The first organisation has over 30,000 employees, and is New Zealand’s largest retail grocery company. The second is one of the world’s largest hotel tourism groups, and the third is a leading global super premium wine company. The information...

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The great expectations of graduates

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When I secured my first full time ‘serious’ job after completing my Master of Arts in Industrial Psychology, I had great expectations of what...

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