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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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5 Reasons You Should Consider Contracting

Whenever we embark upon a new career move, the vast majority of us hope for a permanent position complete with benefits and a greater sense of stability. In today’s economic climate, however, employers are becoming increasingly aware of the skills and experience that self-employed contractors can bring to their companies. From helping a head-contractor reach

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Auckland Construction Boom: There is still time to get this right!

To an outsider, New Zealand appears to have everything. Beautiful beaches, a perfect climate, some of the world’s most stunning landscapes, a young female Prime Minister, and a booming economy. On the surface, New Zealand might be just three small islands in the South Pacific, but it packs a punch. Immigration statistics over the last

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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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Tips for Grads: How to break into the construction industry

I recently wrote a post on LinkedIn with some advice I would give to graduates who are trying to break into the construction industry. As someone who’s confronted the cold face of the construction employment industry for the past six years, I’ve noticed a number of common traits when it comes to particular employment groups. My LinkedIn

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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 secret to life…

“Half of me is filled with bursting words and half of me is painfully shy. I crave solitude yet also crave people. I want to pour life and love into everything yet also nurture my self-care and go gently. I want to live within the rush of primal intuitive decision, yet also wish to sit

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Fuck obedience, you are not a dog!

Back in the day, to be an obedient employee was the norm. Obedience that is, obeying the law, following the rules, colouring within the lines and being controlled by a person, belief, process or organisation. Obedience is knowing your place and abiding by whatever system of control someone else has decided to enforce. Obedience is

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What is the biggest threat to the recruitment industry?

Thank you to everyone who has joined the group; Think then Find, especially any of those from a recruitment background. As there are many recruitment and hiring experts within this group, one question I am keen to get people’s opinion on, is the biggest threat and challenge to the recruitment industry. I have summarised some

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Rip it up and start again… A business mentality

Rip it up and start again. A Business Mentality. I am the type of person, and always have been, to do and ask for forgiveness later. I developed this mentality in my teens when my art teacher pressured me to be the most expressionist form of myself possible, in my thinking, my vision and the way

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