Job Seeker Advice Category

The Talent Hive are specialists in IT and Engineering recruitment. We recognise the need for candidates to stand out from the crowd to show potential employers your unique skills. We offer great job seeker advice for professional candidates including interview skills, job security, salary negotiation and much more.

1st
Aug

How To Make Your CV Tell A Story

Posted by: Marc

  Modern bullet-pointed, concise CV styles don’t seem suited to storytelling. But some recruiters, particularly those making direct hiring decisions, appreciate a CV that opens a window to your personality as well as highlighting your achievements. Hiring managers use the information in a CV to construct a story and image of the person applying for… read more

Categorised as: Job Seeker Advice

26th
Jun

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

15th
Jun

Do Resumes Encourage Hiring Manager Bias?

Posted by: Marc

Putting together a cover letter and CV is one of the most dreaded aspects of searching for a job. Adjusting the contents for each position applied for – and knowing in some cases those contents will never even be read – can be a dispiriting process. Employers don’t exactly love wading through stacks of applications… read more

Categorised as: Job Seeker Advice, Uncategorized

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

18th
Aug

Reduce Energy – Optimise Your Career

Posted by: Matt

DETA Consulting is a young, dynamic and responsive organisation working with some of New Zealand’s largest businesses to identify, develop and deliver optimisation services. Deta Consulting was born out of the engineering filed of ‘energy efficiency’ but now Deta delivers services across a much broader spectrum from process and mechanical design through to HSE and… read more

Categorised as: Engineering, 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

20th
Nov

Seeking Job Security & High Wages?

Posted by: Marc

Since 2013, New Zealand’s unemployment rate has been bouncing between 5-7%, settling bang in the middle at 6% at the end of Q3 in 2015. In most industries, it’s an employers market, with hiring managers able to pick and choose from a large pool of job seekers. There is a notable exception. The digital/ICT sector… read more

Categorised as: IT, Job Seeker Advice

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