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Why Shouldn’t I Hire You? Putting Candidates On the Spot

August 31, 2017 10:34 am

“Why should I hire you?” is a common interview question that’s designed to put candidates on the spot and encourage them to think on their feet. But flipping this question around to ask candidates “Why shouldn’t I hire you?” is a great way to find out what a candidate is...

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9 Facts Candidates Should Know About the Retail Industry

August 31, 2017 10:28 am

The retail industry is constantly changing and when you’re looking to start or advance your career in this fast-paced sector, it helps to have your finger on the pulse. This is especially true when you’re applying for jobs.   As a rule, interviewers are impressed by candidates who can demonstrate...

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Retail Salary Guide 2017/18

August 10, 2017 1:10 pm

Our retail salary guide for the 2017-2018 FY for New Zealand is now available to download. This guide provides a comprehensive review of the latest recruitment trends and salary information in the New Zealand retail industry. What’s in this year’s guide? In this year’s guide, we have included the following...

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10 Ways to Put an Interviewee at Ease

July 26, 2017 11:56 am

When it’s time for the next round of retail interviews at your company, why not try some new ways to put candidates at their ease? Reducing interview stress helps candidates open up and reveal more of their true character. Here are 10 easy ways to help a candidate feel more...

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4 Things to Know About an Employer Before Your Interview

July 26, 2017 11:52 am

It’s easy to get carried away rehearsing potential questions when you’ve got an important interview coming up. But this can distract you from an even more vital task – researching the retail company you hope to work for. Before the big day, it’s worth doing some homework on company goals,...

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5 Tips to Build Rapport in Job Interviews

June 27, 2017 11:36 am

Don’t be discouraged if your resume shows a lack of experience or qualifications. Recruiters can be impressed by candidates who demonstrate their ability to hold a compelling conversation, forging a relationship from the word go. They know that while job skills can be learned, other attributes like strong interpersonal and...

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How to Assess a Candidate’s Soft Skills During Interview

June 27, 2017 11:33 am

Employers are increasingly looking for retail job candidates who demonstrate a valuable range of soft or transferable skills. While a candidate might look good on paper, smart hirers are looking beyond the resume to identify attributes which will help an employee fit in well, work as part of a productive...

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6 Personality Traits to Look for in Retail Candidates

May 23, 2017 10:53 am

As a retail employer, it is important to ensure that you have the right workers in your business with the right personality traits to compliment your business, and bring prosperity & harmony at every turn. Here are 6 personality traits to look for in retail candidates.   Really wanting to...

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What Personality Type is a Good Fit for Retail Jobs?

May 23, 2017 10:47 am

With so many different types of retail jobs to choose from, you may need to consider a few different roles to find the perfect fit for your personality type. Let’s look at the personality traits needed for a variety of retail jobs. Sales assistant A ‘people person’ comfortable around customers...

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5 Retail Recruiting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

March 24, 2017 2:40 pm

When it comes to retail recruitment, the ‘hire now, ask questions later’ approach can create issues. Much of the intensive work needs to be done well before you assess applications and run interviews. With some thought and planning, it’s possible to avoid the following recruitment blunders and snag the perfect...

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