Have you ever been to a party and someone asks ‘What do you do’?  In New Zealand, it is usually the next thing someone asks after you have introduced yourself! How do you feel you handle this question?  Do you feel you have your elevator pitch primed and ready to go? An article by Amanda […]

When it comes to attitudes around workplace diversity, millennials have it sorted. A recent survey by Weber Shandwick and the Institute for Public Relations asked more than 1,000 U.S. adults their perceptions about diversity and inclusion. One of the standout findings was that millennials are more tuned-in to diversity issues at work and more likely […]

South Korea and Samsung, one of the country’s industrial giants, achieved a world-first in the development of militarized robots, and another when South Korea used this technology to protect its borders with North Korea. South Korea have this week achieved yet another world first in relation to robotic technology in courageously announcing their intention to […]

“It’s not what you know but who you know.” Time and again I hear this statement repeated when people are talking about finding work. Indeed it’s certainly been my experience – six of the seven jobs I’ve had since completing my studies have come through my networks. So if the work you do in lectures, […]

I am the worst sick person ever. I whinge. I tell every single person I meet that I’m on my last legs. I cough and snort and splutter. Most people around me are sick with the same thing, but no, I’m the sickest. But this last week, while leaning over a steaming bowl of eucalyptus, […]

What would possess me, a seemingly sensible, well-paid public servant to throw in the towel and take to the road with a new business venture? Founding Welcome Tours means coming full career circle for me. As a teenager I studied at polytech with the aim of becoming a tour operator. A placement with sightseeing legend Wally Hammond introduced me […]

Are you good at networking? Do you approach people at events? Do you only stick to people you know? Do you avoid talking to new people where you can help it? I was reading an article on Stuff this month called New Zealanders don’t mingle well at parties. Why? Even though the article was based around […]