Oct 16

Are Recruitment Software Packages Excluding good candidates?

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The emailed rejection came as no surprise to Bill Skibinski, though he believed he was more than qualified for the entry-level job he’d applied for online. After spending two years seeking full-time work, Skibinski is convinced that the computerised screening systems most companies use to hire actually work against job candidates, no matter…

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Jul 11

Economist says older workers taking jobs from young people

Posted by Dave Griffith

BNZ economist Stephen Toplis says older workers appear to be snatching the jobs of young people, and the NZ Government needs to get a better grip on the way the nation’s labour market is working. “There’s a lot of wild and woolly stuff going on that is raising significant question marks over whether…

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Jul 10

Recruitment ad’s boom good news for job hunters

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The employment market is looking up if the latest job advertisiement statistics from Trademe jobs website is anything to go by. The April-June quarter shows a 27 percent on the same period last year. An analysis of over 39,000 jobs listed on Trademe Jobs between April and June found all the main centres…

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Jun 30

The five biggest mistakes that job seekers make on their applications

Posted by Dave Griffith

With a tight job market and candidate pools for individual roles rising fast, it is surprising that so many applicants are making the same old mistakes and a few new ones. As recruitment professionals we process hundreds of applications and the trends in mistakes are alarmingly consistent. It is disappointing that after going…

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Aug 30

Job Hunting Tips – The Interview

Posted by Dave Griffith

The recruiting manager is on the phone. That means you have cleared the application hurdle and made it to the next stage. But they haven’t just rung up to chat, they want to check out your personality and how you express yourself. Words on paper tell only so much. They will ask basic…

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Aug 25

Job Hunting tips – Applications and covering letters

Posted by Dave Griffith

With the employment market still tight getting your application over the first hurdle in the human resources department is a serious challenge. As recently as 18 months ago we only needed a pulse to get an interview. Now we have to find a way to rise above a swag of well qualified and…

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