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Job hunting advice from Hays

Thinking about a new job or career change but don’t know where to start? Supporting your job hunt is one of Hays’ areas of expertise and we’re here to guide you on making wiser choices to relieve some of the stress that stems from knowing who to talk to and which questions to ask. 

Finding a job that motivates and excites you should not be rushed or taken lightly, but it requires time and patience to get it right.

In our collection of articles we cover everything there is to know about how to get a job in New Zealand, from performing job searches online, to negotiating your salary, to working with a recruiter to get the best results on your terms. We also explain what to do if you’re unsuccessful in your application so you can remain inspired and on track. 

Brush up on the art of the job search by browsing topics from the experts at Hays.

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Modernise your CV

Find out how to make sure your CV is up to date with what recruiters are looking for.

The hidden job market

Find your dream job in the hidden job market by following these steps to success.

Skills clusters

Identify the collective power of the skills that you possess beyond experience, qualifications or job titles.

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How to apply for a role you’re overqualified for

Have you been job hunting but are getting turned down because of being overqualified? 

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Highest paying jobs in New Zealand

Find out which jobs offer a profitable career outside the medical profession.

18 lucrative professions

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Highest paying jobs in accountancy & finance

Find out which jobs offer a profitable career in accountancy and finance.

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Highest paying jobs in construction

Construction keeps growing in Australia. Find out the highest paying positions with Hays.

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Highest paying jobs in office support

Thinking of pursuing a career in office support? Here are the 5 highest paying jobs.

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LinkedIn profile checklist

Here are our 7-steps for creating a strong and engaging LinkedIn profile.

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Responding to recruiters on LinkedIn

Learn how to respond if you have been contacted by a recruiter on social media.

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How to handle a counter offer

Learn how to handle a counter offer and what to consider when job hunting.

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How to accept a job offer

Job offer on the table? Be sure to follow these steps so you can get started right away.

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How to stand out from other jobseekers

Presenting yourself as a viable candidate comes easier with the right guidance and tips.

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Resign from your job without burning bridges

Best practice tips and advice to ensure a positive resignation process.

Leave on good terms

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Benefits of temporary assignments & contracts

Discover the many upsides of going temp in this online guide.

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Social media mistakes when job searching

Don't fall into the trap of spoiling a job opportunity through how you act on social media.

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Building your personal brand and portfolio

Find out how to mastermind a personal branding strategy with confidence. 

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What to do if you have been made redundant

12 steps to help you put an effective plan in place and start searching for your next role.

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Demonstrating your skills to stand out

How can you stand out in today's market? Find out with tips from Hays.

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Planning your job search

Download your free job search planner from Hays today online.

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Working with a recruitment consultant

Let Hays walk you through the steps of working with a recuiter in New Zealand. 

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What should your desired salary be?

Time to address your salary demands? Learn more in this guide from the experts at Hays. 

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CVs & cover letters

View templates and tips to help you start your job search journey.

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Access expert advice for all stages of the job hunting process.

Interview tips

Master the art of job interviews with helpful articles and tips.

Career development

Discover tips and actions you can take to enhance your career path.


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Salary Guide

Access Hays Salary Guide to discover the latest salary trends.

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