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IT Salaries up 2%

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The Absolute IT June 2017 Remuneration Report revealed IT salaries has come out of its slump of the last 18 months and has bounced back to its January 2016 levels.   “The national median base IT salary is now $82,000, a 2% increase over the last 6 months. This is the first time in over a year […]

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Making it work for women in IT

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The global challenge to raise the ratio of women working in the IT sector is now recognised industry-wide, and initiatives to tackle the problem are on the increase. Around the globe, companies and education institutions are revising their programme structures and workplace culture to attract and retain more female staff.   In New Zealand the […]

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Report sheds light on contracting & gender diversity

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A definite gender trend has emerged from the latest Absolute IT Wellington Report. Almost a third of IT job seekers in Wellington are contractors (32%) and from the data it is clear that women are far more disposed to contract than men. “Reviewing the Wellington data, we found that 47% of women working in IT […]

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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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