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Entries from April 2007

Is long Service worth Anything?

April 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Often as our time with a company increases the true value of what we bring to the party is swept under the table. You may wonder what I am on about so let me explain. Employee Tom is a fictional report writer for company CA. He has worked there for 3 years and knows the [...]

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Working, Studying and trying to make it Work

April 27th, 2007 · No Comments

For many of us education is an ongoing part of our lives. When work takes up most of the week and family time the rest, how can one find the time to study? This article takes a look at a few methods that can help. When looking at making a studying commitment it is better [...]

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Jobs Without a Degree

April 26th, 2007 · No Comments

How often do you see a position advertised that reads something along the lines of.. “A tertiary qualification is expected..” I do actually wonder why sometimes, after working in IT for several years now I have seen people that hold a Degree in IT and cannot fix a simple problem ( or even approach a [...]

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Job Interview – How to give a great one

April 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Once you have applied for a job that interests you the next step is normally a recruitment consultant or hiring manager of the company that you have applied to will want to interview you (if you are a match for the position they are aiming to fill). From a job interview a potential employer is [...]

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Time to Change Jobs

April 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

The idea for this article came from one of the topics in the jobhunters forums, basically the forum talks about when the time is right to move on from the job you are currently at. You can check out the original forum posts here. Some of the answers to when is it time to move [...]

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Tags: Employment Help · Working Conditions

Quit your Job now – show your commitment

April 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

After reading an excellent article by the Asia Pacific headhunter regarding people from abroad trying to get work in NZ, (you can view the article here), thoughts started to run through my head about showing commitment. What I mean by this is that often when we are looking at making a major change in our [...]

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When a few employees ruin things for the rest

April 20th, 2007 · No Comments

For many employees having time off work can be a hassle, e.g forms to fill out, managers to approve and other obstacles to overcome. What happened to good old give and take? I’ll tell you what happened, once again as is so often the case, trust has been eroded by a few lazy employees that [...]

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Tags: Working Conditions

Trademe Jobs – A Quick Review

April 19th, 2007 · No Comments

NZ’s most popular website is now in the job market. Trademe makes up approximately 68% of NZ’s web traffic, and is around the 411th (Ranking fromĀ Alexa ) biggest website in the world. A quick check of the jobs available returns 6196 results from all corners of the country – certainly a large selection. and [...]

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How much is your Job Worth?

April 18th, 2007 · No Comments

This is a question that I often ask myself, and it is not an easy one to answer. I have always been of the mindset that if I got another job paying more and my present employer offered to match it, I would be upset and in fact even more eager to leave. Why? you [...]

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Tags: Salarys

Overtime – Working Long Hours for Little Return

April 17th, 2007 · No Comments

Today’s working environment appears to accept working overtime as the norm, rather than the exception. In the company I work for you can apply for time in lieu if you are asked to work overtime by your Manager. The problem with this is that the conscientious employee who wants to get something finished (maybe because [...]

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Tags: Working Conditions