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.

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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