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...

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...

The time for change is now……

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How have we nearly got to September – the first day of spring so quickly? I don’t know about you, but time seems to be going by faster and faster. Some of the ideas I had at the beginning of the year – the ones that I was going to put aside to think through and implement – are...

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,...

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...

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...

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 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...

Spring is here – and it is time to take stock!

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Wow – we have made it to Spring! The season of new beginnings and opportunities! This is a great time to take stock and reflect on what is spring all about. It is the season of sheading off the cold and darkness of winter, about new growth, about renewal, about activity and about planning new beginnings. So let Spring be...

When Motivation Is Hard To Find…..

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When you feel unmotivated
I love what I do. But sometimes, like many of you I am sure, my motivation can be lacking. And I struggle because I am doing what I love! When the energy, excitement and creativity that I had is waning and I start questioning myself and wonder whether maybe I have got it wrong, and all the work that...

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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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