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Tech employers looking for soft skills

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The latest Absolute IT Employer Report found that tech employers rate soft skills as the most valuable skills when looking for new IT talent. “As IT is an integral part of almost all modern business operations, it is not surprising that tech employers are looking for candidates that have more than just the technical skills […]

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Communication is skill #1

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The latest Absolute IT Job Seeker Insight report found that tech professionals rate communication skills as the most important skill to get ahead in the workplace. “It is clear that job seekers are aware that while employers still value technical ability, they place a higher importance on their softer skills, such as the ability to communicate […]

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Auckland employers under pressure

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Absolute IT has released its latest Remuneration Report. The Report captures over 39,000 real-time contract and permanent employees’ remuneration as entered into www.itsalaries.co.nz. “We have seen that on the whole, the IT median base salary ($80,000) in New Zealand has been stable over the past 6 and 12 months. While the national figure has stayed […]

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How to quit your job

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It is the beginning of a new year and you may want to change a few things: Lose weight Get fit Travel to the Amazon in a canoe Find a new job Resign While the first four may take a bit of effort, resigning needn’t be so hard. We put together a short guide that […]

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Happiest IT workforce in New Zealand?

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The latest Absolute IT Hamilton/Bay of Plenty Regional Report found that not only does this region have a fast-growing tech sector, but it in terms of work/life balance it comes out tops in New Zealand. Best in NZ for work/life balance IT employers in the Hamilton/BoP region take flexible working conditions seriously and this may be the reason […]

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Why moving to New Zealand is a great idea for IT techs

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Is the US election results getting you down? Brexit making you nervous? Stop prepping the bunker for doomsday and start planning your happy future in New Zealand. New Zealand is trending as a dream destination for many international job seekers. It offers an intoxicating combination of incredible nature, friendly people, a high-quality First World lifestyle […]

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How to nail a Skype interview

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Many job seekers would rate a Skype interview harder than a face to face interview.  In a Skype interview it can be hard to read the person interviewing you or you are not sure how you are coming across. But it is a reality that in today’s digital world a lot more interviews and meetings […]

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New ownership, absolutely the same company

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Absolute IT announced today that it has accepted an offer of purchase from NZX listed company AWF Madison. The new ownership will come into effect on 1 November 2016. It is business as usual for Absolute IT as there will be no change to Absolute IT’s brand, its management, staff or recruitment operations, it is […]

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Christchurch punching above its weight

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The latest Absolute IT Christchurch Report shows that the IT sector in Christchurch is buzzing, lucrative and set for future growth.   “The Christchurch high-tech sector contributes a total of $2.4bn to our national GDP, of which the ICT sector contributes a massive 71% ($1.7bn).  It is a region that is showing strong year on […]

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We Built This City…Christchurch is NZ’s Newest IT Hot Spot

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Whether or not you lived in Christchurch in September 2010, you know that the city went through one of the largest seismic events in world history. Since 4 September 2010, the Canterbury region has felt over 11,000 earthquakes. While the larger earthquakes have caused massive damage to New Zealand’s second largest city’s central business district, […]

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