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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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Easy CV fixes to get you from graduated to hired

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It is a conundrum that many graduates grapple with – they have the degree but not the experience and in order to get the experience, they need to get a job. How do you get an employer to look beyond your lack of experience and give you a chance to prove your mettle? It starts […]

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IT Salaries down 2%, migration link?

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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. “Once again there is a slight dip in IT salary packages in New Zealand after an upward bounce was recorded in January this year. Over the last two years the national median IT […]

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Four checkpoints before you say yes to a new job

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At last, all the interviews and reference checks have been done and they want you. All you have to do is sign on the dotted line, give notice and start a new chapter in your career. But is this the right job for you? “When you are in the middle of all the excitement and […]

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