Jun 12

NZ Job ads on the rise

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The number of jobs being advertised in New Zealand is on the rise, according to the Seek New Job Ad Index, which shows a 6.4 per cent year-on-year increase. Seek general manager Janet Faulding says the rise in job ads was nationwide. “This is an encouraging sign for the New Zealand labour market.…

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Jan 10

US job growth good news for Obama

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Four painful years after the Great Recession struck and wiped out 8.7 million jobs, the United States may finally be in an elusive pattern known as the virtuous cycle – an escalating loop of robust job growth, healthier spending and higher demand. The nation added 200,000 jobs in December in a burst of…

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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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