Author Archive for Matt


Groundline Engineering is sky high with career opportunity

Posted by: Matt

Richi Cleland – Director Groundline Engineering Groundline Engineering is a specialist consultancy with expertise in transmission and distribution asset optimisation including Line Engineering, Asset Condition Management, Testing and R&D. Over the past thirteen years they have developed a strong market position built on quality, innovation and the consistent delivery of complex projects to their expanding… read more

Categorised as: Career Development, High Performance Teams


How To Manage A Narcissist

Posted by: Matt

With selfies and social media comes claims that Millennials are being bitten by the narcissism bug. In the US, diagnoses of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) have risen sharply over the past 10 years. Narcissistic personality traits have risen as much as obesity rates in the last 30 years with fears that the  disorder could now… read more

Categorised as: Career Development, Talent Search & Management


Giving an interview to remember (or how to build competitive advantage)

Posted by: Matt

  Often designers (graphic/industrial) use portfolios to showcase their work. But I’d recommend every candidate compiling a portfolio of their work/projects. It’s an effective way of demonstrating real life experience and will help you keep an interview on track and focused. If you find the interview environment challenging (and most do!) then it can be… read more

Categorised as: Career Development


Career Development – Who’s Got Your Back?

Posted by: Matt

Who is responsible for developing your career? If you think your employers looking out for you, recent research begs to differ. 74% of workers say employers should provide professional-development training 71% say employers should identify job opportunities and career paths 68% say employers should provide career-advancement mentoring And what do employers have to say? 98%… read more

Categorised as: Career Development



Posted by: Matt

The interviewing process can be perilous, which is why all too many employers rely heavily on the past experience of candidates for their ultimate guidance. And while past success is definitely a plus, it’s certainly no cast iron guarantee of future performance. There are better ways to determine whether a candidate is going to be… read more

Categorised as: Talent Search & Management, Uncategorized


Ageism – A New Approach For An Age Old Problem

Posted by: Matt

Compared with previous generations, our ageing population isn’t as likely to hang up their boots when they hit retirement age. Longer life expectancy combined with a more flexible work culture means older candidates are finding it easier to continue working past retirement and beyond. Whether it’s continuing in the job they love, learning new skills,… read more

Categorised as: Career Development, Job Seeker Advice


NK Windows – Global innovation meets local know-how

Posted by: Matt

NK Windows has developed a loyal customer following and an enviable reputation within its niche market. Their window and door solutions utilise robust and stylish profiles and hardware from the finest German and Austrian manufacturers, but benefit from local New Zealand expertise. With proven market, leading solutions this company has a strong brand for quality… read more

Categorised as: Engineering, Uncategorized, Working in New Zealand


Youth knows, if age could

Posted by: Matt

Although figures vary slightly, around the world Millennials now make up roughly one third of the workforce, and will soon be in the majority.  Although this new generation of worker is more connected than ever with their peers via digital technology, their connection with employers appears to be faltering. Often viewed as job-hoppers with a… read more

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