Do you understand what employers are looking for? Are you a student with a part-time job or a recent graduate in a new job who perhaps feels a ‘disconnect’ between the expectations of your manager and your expectations? Global organisation PayScale has just released an in-depth study of employers asking them how prepared they feel […]

You may have seen the press release put out on Tuesday by the Ministry of Education with regard to salaries for tertiary graduates. Similar to previous reports, graduates with a bachelor’s degree earn on average 40% more than the national median earnings after five years in the workforce with those with post-graduate qualifications earning even […]

I remember approaching a very fancy looking building for an interview one day and was completely intimidated as I stood and watched a combination of well dressed, seemingly ‘with it’ people glide, stride and march towards the gleaming glass doors, swipping their entry cards along the way, immediately branding themselves as ‘Employed’. This feeling intensified […]

Need inspiration? If you’re searching for some inspiration to advance your career, here are quotes to motivate and excite you about your career: So many of our dreams first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. Christopher Reeve The only person you are destined to […]

I was half listening to the radio whilst doing other things when an interview with a bibliotherapist caught my attention. A bibliotherapist? Now that’s a new one I thought to myself. What in heaven’s name is a bibliotherapist? Turns out that bibliotherapy involves the reading of specific books with the purpose of healing. Based on […]

When I graduated in the late ’80s it was all about big hair – now one of the top trends is ‘big data’. According to the survey gurus at Glassdoor, the number one job which is most likely to offer the best earning potential, career opportunities and number of openings for 2016 is Data Scientist. […]

This award winning short film is a satire on the recruitment selection process in the corporate world. Watch and be warned! If you are planning to apply for summer internships or graduate roles in the upcoming Graduate Recruitment Programme, are you prepared? How will you stand out from the crowd? Make sure you visit the […]

Reverse reference: what others say about your potential employer I have a friend who  changed jobs four times last year. You might think that there must be something wrong with her. Did she get fired? No. Why did she leave then? Because she couldn’t find her match. Applying for jobs is a bit like online dating. You go […]

Thinking about a job in the public sector? The latest report from the SSC (State Services Commission) is mostly positive although some imbalances remain. There is a good news for graduates and those early on in their career. For Victoria graduates wanting to stay and work in the Wellington, the Public Service (government ministries and departments) is […]

Thinking about future career plans? Then consider what’s happening in organistions they call ‘digital disruptors’. Are you keeping up to date with the skills required for these types of companies? Digital disruption has already happened and the situation is changing all the time. World’s largest taxi company owns no taxis (Uber) Largest phone companies own no infra (Skype/WeChat) […]