During the Covid-19 virus pandemic, many people found themselves in the unfortunate position of being made redundant. The employment space is quickly changing and with all these changes it can bring uncertainty and worry. Especially for those seeking a new employment opportunity. The Recruitment Alternative would like to offer some employment ideas and tips to get you back on track after being made redundant.
Review Your Resume
A great place to start is by reviewing your resume. Refresh and refine it with current information and tailor it to each job to apply for. Highlighting how you and your experience make you the right fit for the employment opportunity.
Planning and Routines
After being made redundant, especially if you have worked for the organisation for many years, it may seem like a daunting task to start applying for jobs. Don’t rush into it but instead, make a plan and put a routine in place. For example, you may want to choose 9:30am every day to apply for 10 jobs. It’s important not to just everything for ‘everything’ you see but research the roles and apply for those to which your skills would a match.
Online Short Course
Keep your skills sharp and up to date by completing free or paid online short courses. Many businesses are offering free short courses so why not take advantage of this. Not only will it maintain your currency but will look excellent on your resume. Your new skillset will only stand out and contribute to a future employer.
With many job interviews (and businesses) now being conducted online, you should take some time to familiarise yourself with a variety of online chat platforms. However more importantly, you should take some time to practice and prepare for an interview. This includes both your written, verbal and non-verbal skills. You may want to check out our blog on ‘Over Coming Interview Nerves’ for more assistance in this area.
As a generalist employment agency, we have experience across the board! Head to our ‘jobs board’ to find your next career opportunity. While you’re there pay our ‘job seeker help center’ a visit for some more advice and tips. We also connect to job seekers and clients via our ‘Facebook page’ , give us a like to keep in touch with the most current job opportunities available.
The Recruitment Alternative operates New Zealand wide. Across Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, etc. We can offer you affordable recruitment solutions at a low-cost price point that makes sense. If you would like to find out more about our services contact us today on 0800 587 546.
Is your SME is struggling to attract & target talent, you will need to think about its appeal to candidates. Including whether its employer brand is compelling to others.
Your firm’s ‘brand’ is composed of the values that underpin your business’s culture and how it operates.
A powerful employer brand is therefore vital. And it isn’t just there to lure those who may have never heard of your company before. In fact, there may be many suitable potential employees among your long-time existing customers.
Why you should Attract and Target talent through your brand?
Here are a few reasons to create and maintain a strong employer brand.
- It attracts more candidates – So if you concentrate on your employer brand, you will be able to attract applicants to your future vacancies, website or online campaigns – and it doesn’t have to be too difficult. If applicants have heard good things about your firm or seen an advertisement online highlighting the benefits of working for your organisation, they are more likely to want to find out more. Start a Facebook page, update it often and create a buzz.
- It encourages referrals – An organisations brand is not only about how you market to and handle new candidates. It’s also about how you treat your current workforce, clients and customers. If your employees are happy in their roles at your company, they are more likely to say all of the right things about their brand to their friends, family and jobseekers. The opposite is also true, and they will likely discourage others from applying.
- It helps to find like-minded applicants – An organisations brand should demonstrate the values, ethics and culture behind your business – and by communicating the right messages about what your brand truly stands for, you will be able to better attract likeminded individuals.
By hiring people who understand and identify with your brand
And see your vacant position as more than just a job, also truly believing in the importance of what your company does, you can improve retention and as a result, not have to spend so much time and money on continually hunting out new talent.
Younger employees are attracted to positions that offer a culture of continual growth and instant feedback. Sometimes even valuing these aspects of a role over salary. This age group are also particularly brand-conscious, developing an attractive brand image will encourage them to consider your organisation.
If you are looking to develop your firm’s employer brand, why not take advantage of the employer resources currently available through The Recruitment Alternatives webpage? As well as guides to executing a successful online recruitment campaign, our Recruitment Consultants can work alongside you to ensure that you find the right talent for your business.
In addition, the experienced recruitment consultants at The Recruitment Alternative can help guide you through this process. So check out our Employee or Job Seeker page for more helpful advice or contact us today.
Call: 0800 587 546
New Zealand’s Affordable Generalist Employment Agency – The Recruitment Alternative should be your first stop when you’re thinking about recruitment. In need of staff and don’t have the time to put together an advertisement and create a shortlist from your online ads? The Recruitment Alternative is totally focused on working with you to cater for your recruitment needs.
The Recruitment Alternative can help you find the right staff for your business and the services. Most of all leaving you free to do what you do best ‘run your business’.
The Recruitment Alternative is New Zeland’s leading affordable employment service. And we serve the entire New Zealand area, providing most of our recruitment services with our flat-rate affordable options.
Our team of experienced Recruitment Consultants gain rave reviews from happy customers and our reputation and business is built on word of mouth and repeat customers. It’s the perfect business model – You win / We win.
Some of the roles we recruit for include:
- Sales Executives
- Personal trainers
- IT Help Desk workers
- Project Mangers
- Factory / Assembly Workers
- Operation Managers
- Administration Officers
- Service Coordinators
- Hospitality workers
New Zealand’s Affordable Generalist Employment Agency
The Recruitment Alternative, our affordable New Zealand recruitment services not only make sure you’re able to hire the best and the brightest for these roles. And we make sure that you’re able to do so at a price that your company can afford.
It’s the perfect business model – You win / We win.
Hiring the best individuals for your company is what will set you ahead of the competition. And no role is too small or too big for our recruitment team. The Recruitment Alternative, New Zealand’s Generalist Employment Agency, we make sure that you’re receiving applicants that are truly talented at the job at hand, and the best from the pools currently available.
With our affordable business model the total cost of using The Recruitment Alternative can be less than it would be in-house when you consider:
- Time needed to recruit, write ads, screen candidates & book interviews
- And resources taken away from your key business – Your time, Administration and unwanted phone calls through reception
- The Costs of the Job Boards and Advertisements
Hence our team handles all of that for you and can deliver you a list of talented names that you can both use to find your next great employee. We are NOT a CV screening service. Our consultants pre-screen and interview every candidate that comes through to your shortlist.
The Recruitment Alternative is genuinely the leading choice for New Zealand businesses looking to recruit for any role. If you’re interested in learning more about our affordable recruitment services, please contact us today on 0800 587 546.