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How to start a business: Kiwi business owner’s advice for getting the ball rolling

Are you contemplating putting that awesome business idea into action this year but too scared to take the leap of faith? Getting started is often the hardest part, according to Kiwi small business owners.

Tom O’Neil: Mistakes that bin your CV

Your CV is your brochure and should sell you professionally to employers. Sometimes, however, it's not pretty. The following are a selection of some of the worst examples of personal branding in various CVs I have seen over the past few years.

How social media could get you hired

The traditional way to get a job – see a vacancy advertised, send in your CV and cover letter, be interviewed, have your references checked and bingo, you’re hired – is constantly evolving. As the internet pervades every aspect of our lives, the job hunt is no exception.

Develop a career with purpose

Matching your values with a potential employer’s purpose could result in a more rewarding career, even if it pays less.

How to secure a job after study

Waitressing in the summer holidays can teach valuable customer skills.

Progress your career without resigning

There are many ways to move ahead in your career without leaving your current role.

School Leaver: The paradox that comes with getting your first job

Getting a job straight out of school, landing a job once you have done a degree or a training course, getting an apprenticeship, and often even getting a part-time job - the message is simple: having a job makes getting a job way easier.

Opinion: There are more options for teens than tertiary study

What's the most common question you're asked as a teenager?

University not the only way

Thinking about what to do for work or study in 2019? Why not combine work with study and become an apprentice, earning while you learn, writes Dani Wright.

Where you can earn the most money

A career in consulting could pay you the most money throughout your career, with a potential salary increase of $42,000 from starting to final salary.


The Privacy Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 26 June...

Notifiable privacy breaches The main thing to consider is that the legal requirements of responding to a privacy breach are changing. The new Act will...