Career Development Category

Developing your professional career in the IT or Engineering industry is crucial to maintaining a successful work life. Whether you’re graduating, moving to New Zealand or looking to upgrade your job, here are some effective tips to help your professional career development.

26th
Jun

How Older Candidates Can Overcome Ageism

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

27th
Oct

9 Key Job Skills for the Future

Posted by: Marc

Identifying skills and qualifications that will be the most valuable in years to come Four episodes into HBO’s latest offering, Westworld and I’m hooked. There are so many employment themes running through the show that in addition to calling it a sci-fi, western mash up you could easily throw ‘workplace drama’ into the descriptive mix… read more

Categorised as: Career Development, Job Seeker Advice

19th
Aug

Lessons from a Bad Job Interview: How to Learn from your Mistakes and Perform Better Next Time

Posted by: Marc

If you’ve ever walked away from a job interview feeling like you’ve just barely survived a car accident, you’ll be familiar with that sinking feeling of inadequacy and shame. The sense that you’ve blown a golden opportunity, one that might not present itself again; the nagging doubt that you aren’t as good as you thought… read more

Categorised as: Career Development, Job Seeker Advice

28th
Apr

How can body language be used effectively in an interview situation?

Posted by: Marc

Multiple studies have demonstrated how body language influences our perceptions of each other, with some analysts putting it far above verbal communication in terms of importance. In a job interview situation it becomes even more important, as interacting with strangers tends to increase our awareness of our own and others’ body language. Thinking about how… read more

Categorised as: Career Development, Job Seeker Advice

11th
Dec

How Safe Is Your Job?

Posted by: Marc

The patchy, piecemeal recovery from the global recession of 2009 has fostered an attitude of cautious optimism among economists. But even as the economy slowly regains its former strength, another threat to middle class job security has reared its head: technology. Automation has changed the way large-scale, repetitive tasks are performed; online commerce has caused… read more

Categorised as: Career Development, Job Seeker Advice

22nd
Sep

Insight Series – Engineering Your Career

Posted by: Matt

Finishing full-time education and entering the world of work is a time of uncertainty for anyone. But engineers face a specific set of challenges peculiar to their chosen profession. Each interview situation requires candidates to call on different areas of technical expertise, and demonstrate how they would apply their know-how in real world situations. To help… read more

Categorised as: Career Development, Engineering

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

9th
Feb

Preparing for a Leadership Role

Posted by: Matt

Taking on more responsibility at work is not always synonymous with career or financial advancement. The healthiest approach to  securing a leadership opportunity is to assume there’ll be no monetary or status reward; take on the new challenge for it’s own sake, do it to the best of your abilities and the rewards will naturally follow…. read more

Categorised as: Career Development

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