Get out of my life!

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When I was navigating the trials and tribulations that comes with raising teenagers, a well meaning friend lent me the book, ‘Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager”, by Anthony E. Wolf. I laughed at the title, because it represented the heart of...

The Art of Networking

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I was recently reading an article about networking and how technical skills and knowledge accounts for 15% of the reason for getting, keeping and advancing in a job, and 85% of success is about people skills! A big number I know, and yet a similar statistic is continually repeated in different ways – 20% jobs are found through traditional...

What can we learn from NZ Creatives

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Love Your Career and get good advice from Caroline Sandford
What can we learn from NZ Creatives It’s NZ Music Month this May, and we have so much to celebrate for the amazing talent we have here. Along with many others, I am a big fan of Lorde, and have followed her career closely – from the release of her first song – Royals – to her latest performance at...

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,...

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...

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...

Why we need to stay current with technology

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The world is moving at a rapid pace and unless we keep current and stay up to date with what is going on, we are in danger of being left behind. This can be a very scary concept, especially for those who are not digital natives, and all technology is new learning. So how can you keep pace without...

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....

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 I would be doing. I had spent the last six years studying hard whilst my friends were off doing their OE. My hard work was now going to pay off, and I was recruited as...

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...

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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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