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...

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...

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 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...

Questions to help you to reflect on your year

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Christmas is so close. The festive spirit is well and truly alive and productivity is definitely not at its peak. Many of you will be hanging out for a break, the extra days off and the chance to recharge after another long year. Some of you will have had your best year yet (lucky you!) and others will have been...

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

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...

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...

The effect of job stress on your health

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I have worked with hundreds of clients who are looking for help because they are unsure of what they want to do, they are currently unhappy in their work or they are facing a major transition, which often they did not see coming. Any of these situations can cause stress. Stress can adversely affect psychological wellbeing, physical health, quality of...

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...

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