Blog

31st
Jul

How To Identify A Good Headhunter

Posted by: Marc

Being contacted by a headhunter with an attractive offer is exciting if not a little flattering. The promise of a new opportunity for career growth is enough to turn even the most loyal of heads. But how can you identify a good headhunter from a bad one? The headhunter’s agenda is to satisfy employers, yours… read more

Categorised as: Job Seeker Advice

24th
Jul

How Important Is My Online Profile To My Career Progress

Posted by: Matt

Twenty years ago, looking for a job meant combing newspaper ads or joining a recruitment firm, submitting your CV, and being 100% certain that the information contained therein was all an employer had to go on. Likewise, the information on prospective employers available to candidates was limited and tightly controlled. The Internet hasn’t just moved… read more

Categorised as: Job Seeker Advice

17th
Jul

The Future For The Jetpack

Posted by: Marc

Martin Aircraft is currently looking for new engineers to help work on the highly anticipated Martin Jetpack. We spent some time talking to Director of Engineering Ulrich Bergler to find out who their ideal candidate is. In Part 1 of the blog, which you can find here, Ulrich spoke about the culture at Martin Aircraft,… read more

Categorised as: Engineering, Martin Aircraft

2nd
Jul

What Next For Martin Jetpack?

Posted by: Matt

Ulrich Berlger is Engineering Director at Martin Aircraft Company, makers of the Martin Jetpack. Named as one of Time magazine’s Top 50 inventions for 2010 the Martin Jetpack is set to be the world’s first commercial Jetpack. As if managing the development of such pioneering technology was not enough to fill his days Ulrich has also… read more

Categorised as: Engineering, Martin Aircraft

12th
Jun

The Subtle Art Of Salary Negotiation

Posted by: Marc

‘Adept at negotiating salary’ is one requirement you’ll never see on a job listing, but the art of negotiation is a sought-after quality among candidates. According to Robin Pinkley, co-author of Get Paid What You’re Worth, people who attempt to negotiate their salary in a constructive way’ are perceived more favourably than those who don’t,… read more

Categorised as: Career Development, Job Seeker Advice

1st
Jun

Preparing For A Career Discussion With Your Manager

Posted by: Matt

The annual performance review is an apprehensive time for any employee, but it also represents an opportunity to take stock of your career thus far and set new goals for the future. To help you prepare for the next one, we’ve assembled a few key questions, and how to go about answering them. Keep your… read more

Categorised as: Career Development

22nd
May

How Valuable Are Soft Skills To Your Employment Prospects?

Posted by: Marc

Good communication. Initiative. The ability to work in a team. So-called ‘soft skills’ such as these have long received short shrift from bottom-line worshiping monetarists who believe the only assets of any value comes with a price tag that can be quantified to the cent. Luckily, those attitudes are on the way out. Increasingly, employers… read more

Categorised as: Career Development, Talent Search & Management

11th
May

Mitigating Risk in a Talent Short Market

Posted by: Matt

  Identifying and securing the top talent in your industry is one of the biggest challenges you face in businesses today. Having the right people in place to lead your organisation through both economic downturns and sudden periods of growth is crucial to long-term success. Studies indicate a real shortage of leadership talent in both New… read more

Categorised as: Talent Search & Management

1st
May

Why Did Someone Less Qualified Than Me Get The Job?

Posted by: Marc

Losing out on a job is always painful, but it’s especially hard when you know you were ideally suited to the position. Whoever got it couldn’t have been more qualified. So what’s going on? There are a few reasons why ability, experience and qualifications won’t necessarily get you hired: 1) Nepotism The old ‘it’s who… read more

Categorised as: Job Seeker Advice

17th
Apr

Why Bad Hiring Costs More Than Not Hiring

Posted by: Marc

The recruiting process is time-consuming and costly. According to MBIE’s (somewhat optimistic) employee cost calculator the average cost per hire for IT workers in New Zealand is just under $7000. To ensure a recruitment drive is ultimately profitable for your business, mistakes have to be kept to a minimum. As expensive as a successful recruitment… read more

Categorised as: Talent Search & Management

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