Finishing school or uni this month? This simple tool will get you the job on New Force.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

When you consider what potential employers are looking for when hiring entry level and graduate staff via New Force profiles, there is one thing that stands out more than others. Video profiles. Why are video introductions are important? Video introductions complement your profile as they allow employers to see how you come across. Much of a job is having the personality and drive to do the job. If employers are looking to hire a number of summer or seasonal staff, viewing video profiles is a quick fire way of being able to cut down the shortlist. Not only does it let employers...

Looking for a Grad or Summer Job? Survive being Googled by potential employers.

Tuesday, 04 October 2016

Am I being Googled? Yes, you are.  After you apply for a job, or create your New Force profile, it’s likely that you will be Googled. Short story is that employers and recruiters for government jobs, are increasingly turning to search engines to vet job applicants. Our Tips If you are a job seeker, before you create your New Force profile it’s a good idea to conduct your own search about you. Search your names in search engines and social networking sites, such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. It’s important to use common sense when it comes to using social media. Make sure the infor...

Job interviews aren’t the best way to hire, (and why hiring via New Force is better).

Monday, 26 September 2016

For years one of the last hurdles in assessing a job candidate was bringing that person in for a face to face interview. However according to Psychologist Ron Friedman, “interviews are a disastrous tool for gauging potential”.  In his book The Best Place To Work, Friedman is explains that over 80% of people lie in interviews. That means that if you are trying to gain meaningful insights about a candidate, the information is questionable at the very least. He explains even if the candidate was 100% honest, there are still issues with the interview process. Studies indicate th...

Looking for internships, graduate jobs, and entry level positons? Take a risk.

Monday, 26 September 2016

At New Force we are about trying different things, going out of your comfort zone, and excelling.  With New Force, you don’t need to rely solely on your CV for employers to notice you on your job search, simply create a profile and match with jobs based on your skills and aptitude. The Oxford dictionary defines the word habit, as being a “settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up:” Habit fights risk. Habit is a tool humans use for survival; we stick to the things we know. By walking the well beaten path we minimise risk. Humans are w...

Balancing your finances on a grad wage.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Unless you’re leaving uni with a Doctorate in Medicine or you’re lucky enough to have super wealthy folks, going into your first job as a student or graduate will mean that you are unlikely to have a huge disposable income. Many of us will feel fortunate enough to nab that grad role in the first place. But once you find it (hopefully on newforce.co.nz), it’s a good idea to go in knowing you’re balancing your money. Here’s some key tips: 1. Herne Bay is probably going to be off the cards for many off us for a little bit, but there are still loads of options. You may ...

Graduate Jobs? Tips to stand out from the rest.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

If you’re new to the workforce or a recent graduate, you have reason to celebrate. This group is experiencing a wave of the best job prospects in decades. Though the future is looking bright and jobs are booming, the question arises; how can you make the most of this sunny period and take advantage of these career opportunities? Here at New Force, we are the experts in the graduate employment sphere.  We hope the following tips will help you bring out the in your job search and applications. 1. New Force Profile New Force is a platform developed to work for entry level an...

Do you have a broader degree but you don’t know what path to take?

Wednesday, 07 September 2016

Often when those of us who choose to continue tertiary study, many opt to take on degrees such as a Bachelor of Arts or communication studies. Though these programmes teach valuable skills such as critical thinking, analysis, research and effective communication, they often lead down a rather wide path in terms of career direction. Often many people finish their studies they have gained a new set of skills, however are unsure of where to apply them. Finishing a under graduate degree shouldn’t mean that you need to take on postgraduate studies to make use of it. Nor should it me...

What makes finding a job in 2016 different from finding one in 2006?

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

High School Musical was the best-selling album that year, Helen Clark was the Prime Minister, and to really put this into perspective; the iPhone didn’t even exist in 2006. (The first generation iPhone would go on to be released a year later in June 2007.) One of the biggest things that has changed in the last 10 years is the way people find jobs. Let’s look at 2016 versus 2006 with a focus on job seeking and recruitment.  Mobile It’s no exaggeration to say that the iPhone and Android have changed the world in a major way. Many of us couldn’t fathom the idea of going ...

Communication is crucial to any situation, no less for job seeking. But you might be doing it wrong.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

"Take a step or two forward, lads. It will be easier that way." These were the last words said by Irish Nationalist Robert Erskine Childers. He was being executed by firing squad. Despite the grim nature of the situation it was a genius example of meaningful communication. What Childers displayed so brilliantly in his final moment is that effective communication is about being interested in others rather than just saying things that are interesting. This is a distinction people generally fail draw when they are trying to communicate. A good comparison is on the profiles of th...

New Force Quick tip: Social media and job hunting.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

95% of graduate job seekers in New Zealand are on sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram every single day. The advice we usually hear is make it private! Don’t let employers get a chance to see what you get up to outside of work. We’ve all been guilty of a few late nights sadly documented on our Facebook and Insta feeds. Our number one piece of advice is be smart. Social media is all about how you use it. You should share content that highlights your accomplishments and qualifications in a positive way. Highlight things such as travel, graduation, family, and achieveme...

Five benefits of hiring a graduate

Tuesday, 02 August 2016

 Whether you’re a small to medium sized business or a global conglomerate, graduates have many valuable qualities that can be beneficial to the success and bottom line of your business. Here are 5 key reasons to take on a grad:1. They are excited. Leaving uni or high school, people are ready to take on their next challenge. For most that challenge is finding employment. Grads usually work their hardest to make a good impression and are keen to make it onto the first rung of the employment ladder. 2. They are open to different ways of working Grads come into their first job without any prec...

What employers are really looking for - And how they are finding it on New Force

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Finding your first job can seem impossible: experience is almost always required, but to get experience, you need a job. That’s all set to change with the introduction of New Force. This platform rapidly qualifies grads with jobs that match them. As a result, the trusty old job board, with in all its endless scrolling glory is set to become a thing of the past.New Force, gives you the opportunity to showcase your skills, aptitude and abilities to potential employers – and enables those employers to quickly choose suitably skilled people like yourself to join their organisat...

New Force June Employment Hacks

Wednesday, 08 June 2016

After years in recruitment, hiring across a range of exciting (and not so much) industries, including advertising, marketing, customer service, finance and engineering, the team at New Force has seen THOUSANDS of cover letters, CVs and job interviews. Whether you’re applying for your first job out of school or uni, or you’re ready to become the next Prime Minister with your own private crown limo, we hope you find the information below helpful! #1 You only get what you put in We all have dreams of where we would like to be, whether it is being the CEO with an executive e...

The Secret to beating Procrastination

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Right amount of time, physical space, equipment, optimal lighting and temperature.... Do you find yourself finding any excuse to stop you from doing the task in front of you? Do you think you work best under pressure (or maybe that’s all you know?) Are you taking care of everything else you’ve been putting off, so technically, (but ironically) productively procrastinating? Many of us convince ourselves that tomorrow will come and we will do it then. Whether you’re putting it off because you’d rather do something less mentally or physically demanding,  you’re just not interested, or...

Video Interview Tips for Student and Graduates.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Your CV Video Introduction is one of the most crucial parts of your New Force profile. It allows your potential as the perfect candidate to come across,  beyond an A4 piece of paper. 1.       Position the Camera If anything position the camera so it is looking down on you. Having the camera looking up is often unflattering and can be confronting. 2.    1.  Eye level contact You want to be looking into the camera and making eye level contact. Imagine you are in a boardroom with an interviewer – this is the context that we want to be creating. 3.       Don’t read from a prew...

Why Attitude is Everything

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Whether you’re applying to be the receptionist or the Managing Director, showing that you are excited about the role is important. Why?  A job interview is an opportunity to sell yourself, and people love passion.  “Faced with two candidates, if one is really excited about the role and the other has a bit of a ‘take it or leave it’ attitude, I know who I’d pick” says Total Event Solutions General Manager, Joanna Baker.  “Experience and skills are important, but there’s no substitute for genuine excitement about my company or the role.” Imagine you’re in a restaurant and ...

Tip of the Week: Be more than a just a name on a CV.

Monday, 02 May 2016

When a hiring manager is looking at a stack of resumes, what is it about you that stands out? Video CV introductions are becoming a popular way for job seekers to showcase their personality and presentation skills in a way that is just impossible on a piece of paper.  Making a quality resume video isn’t difficult, just keep it short and professional.  Check out the suggestions below and let your inner Director shine!  ...

Hello Dream Job, Hello New Force.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

“What counts for me is attitude” says General Manager of Total Event Solutions, Joanna Baker.  “I can train a new person how to run our reception area, so I don’t have to hire a receptionist with lots of experience. I do however want a bubbly personality, and I like that I can get an indication of that from a person’s New Force video.” Joanna’s comments are echoed by a large number of employers in Accounting, Customer Service, Administration, Retail and Hospitality companies.     Creating a New Force profile is a great way to stand out in the job market when you don’t neces...

Automation and intelligence connects skills to employers

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Finding your first job can seem impossible: experience is almost always required, but to get experience, you need a job. That’s all set to change with the introduction of an intelligent service which rapidly qualifies and matches job seeking candidates with companies seeking to employ people. As a result, the trusty old job board, with all its limitations, is set to become a thing of the past. Dubbed New Force, the initiative gives job seekers the opportunity to showcase their skills, aptitude and abilities to potential employers – and enables those employers to quickly choose suitably s...