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What do you want to do?

My friends in PR tell me it’s good for business to write a blog more often than every two years. So here I go. Anyone who knows me knows I'm honest, upfront, what you see is what you get. I get a lot of calls from candidates wanting a new job. After we’ve got...

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How is your salary set?

I talk about salaries all day. How much candidates want, and how much clients are willing to pay. As such, I have very strong opinions (and many frustrations) about how we approach setting salaries in this market. Years of experience When meeting with clients and...

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Little Black Poem …

Little Black Poem The who’s who and what’s what of 2017   Kate Daly left Fletchers and went to BNZ, My goodness what a career this woman has led.   James Walker left Countdown for the Ministry of Environment, This lad is so young and far from retirement....

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Are you confident or arrogant?

We all love to see confidence in people, particularly in recruitment, but too much of it can be off-putting. On the job hunt, I appreciate it’s a delicate balancing act. You want to come across as knowledgeable without being a know-all, proactive without being a pest,...

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Internal communications – the poor cousin?

  Internal communications wasn’t even a ‘thing’ when I studied communications in 2001 (I know, I look so young for my age). By 2007, we’d started to talk about it, but it was definitely the poor cousin of the communications family. Internal comms people wrote and...

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Do you really want a new job? Or are you just money hungry?

Recruitment is like any industry - it's cyclical. Trends come and go as the market moves. Client and candidate behaviour evolves as a reflection of this. At the moment, there is a wave of candidate behaviour that is, quite frankly, driving us to drink (as if we needed...

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Why your CV sucks and how to fix it

Let’s guess, you're a communications professional and you're an excellent writer? Wow, that’s a good one. Never heard that before! Here's an idea: How about you actually take some time to strategically create the content in your resume instead of sending us through...

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Where is all the intermediate talent?

Universities are churning out the graduates year after year. There are nowhere near enough jobs, not even close. As a consequence, juniors are approaching employers in their dozens, banging down the doors for opportunities, working for free and taking on extended...

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Communications and PR Salaries in NZ

We are all curious about salary. We know it's not polite or socially acceptable to talk about money and as a result there's always an area of mystery around the subject. Most of the major recruiters release salary guides (which can be quite helpful) - but how accurate...

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What do you want to do?

My friends in PR tell me it’s good for business to write a blog more often than every two years. So here I go. Anyone who knows me knows I'm honest, upfront, what you see is what you get. I get a lot of calls from candidates wanting a new job. After we’ve got...

read more

How is your salary set?

I talk about salaries all day. How much candidates want, and how much clients are willing to pay. As such, I have very strong opinions (and many frustrations) about how we approach setting salaries in this market. Years of experience When meeting with clients and...

read more

Little Black Poem …

Little Black Poem The who’s who and what’s what of 2017   Kate Daly left Fletchers and went to BNZ, My goodness what a career this woman has led.   James Walker left Countdown for the Ministry of Environment, This lad is so young and far from retirement....

read more

Are you confident or arrogant?

We all love to see confidence in people, particularly in recruitment, but too much of it can be off-putting. On the job hunt, I appreciate it’s a delicate balancing act. You want to come across as knowledgeable without being a know-all, proactive without being a pest,...

read more

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