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Author Archive for Marc

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

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

16th
Oct

Insight Series – Moving to New Zealand

Posted by: Marc

As more and more companies search for highly talented people beyond their own country’s shores, the employment market has truly gone global. But moving to another country for your dream job and a better life style can be a daunting prospect. Fortunately the team at The Talent Hive are experts in supporting Engineering and IT… read more

Categorised as: Job Seeker Advice, Working in New Zealand

28th
Aug

What Role Will Data Play In Measuring My Work Performance?

Posted by: Marc

In just a few years, data analytics has gone from a niche occupation, of interest only to market researchers and IT specialists, to become a driving force behind almost every business model. It’s not just about building a clearer picture of industry and market trends. Analytics is also a powerful tool for assessing the efficiency… read more

Categorised as: Job Seeker Advice

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

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

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