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Returning Kiwi’s: How To Land Your Dream Job in Construction

After years of conquering the OE and finding yourself, be it through travel or work in one of the coolest cities around the world, the thought of returning to New Zealand might not be the most exciting. Think again. A lot has changed since you left. The New Zealand construction industry is booming, construction jobs are

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Linkedin tips: 4 ways to maximise your Linkedin profile

LinkedIn has approximately 500 million users.  In 2017 it was acquired by Microsoft for $26 billion. It’s users hail from over 200 countries and it boasts more than 10 million active job posts.  If you still think your LinkedIn profile isn’t something worth building into your career strategy: think again.  LinkedIn was established as the world’s first

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5 Reasons you should befriend a Recruiter!

The job market is pretty intense. Thousands of recruitment agencies are advertising for similar jobs and it’s overbearing to say the least. A strong recruiter can be your secret weapon in this crazy world of recruitment. A few years ago, I was a candidate in this very recruitment market. I’d left Ireland, deciding to make

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The Recruitment Process … in an R&B Playlist

Recruitment can be heart breaking stuff. It flirts with you, gives you a semi then sinks you quicker than the titanic. Therefore, I get through my day by a blinkered positive approach to everything I do whilst humming old school noughty R&B tunes reminiscing over the pre-recruitment good life of Ja Rule, Choc Ices and

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Don’t waste your young years

Don’t waste your young years. The five words of advice that I will give to any young person I cross paths with. The advice that I wished I heard earlier. The advice that I wished I had of understood earlier. The pressures currently faced by the younger generation is unprecedented. Life in its entirety is

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The millennial male project manager starter pack

Here is my “Starter Pack” for the millennial male project manager. 1. The number one “Must Have” for any 20/30 something project manager is the robust, timeless NORTH FACE JACKET.  An agile and compact piece of equipment that has the ability to command the respect on site that mountains of construction experience couldn’t buy. 2.

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How my mum’s death has made me a better recruiter

No matter where I go in the world; whether it be Belfast, Dublin, London, LA or Auckland; the recruitment industry is viewed by most as being at the bottom of the career and employment pile. I’ve always wondered why. Is it because of bad experience? Or jealousy? Or lack of understanding or empathy? Is it

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