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Kerrie Gregory

Kerrie Gregory

After working at KFC for seven years, moving overseas to ‘drive what was effectively a taxi service’ and a stint as a primary school teacher, Kerrie joined Madison in 2006, achieving success recruiting in both the Call Centre and Business Support space. She is now the Business Manager at Madison’s Auckland branch, which she describes as ‘a hardworking, social and outgoing bunch of driven professionals’.

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In Part One of this blog post, I told the story of how I found my way into recruitment. The fact is, breaking into the field of recruitment can be difficult and there is definitely no right or wrong route.  What I am aiming to do with Part Two of this blog is to provide you with a little more insight into what skills are required to succeed in the industry that I am so passionate about, and to hopefully ensure success for those who have what it takes.Agency Recruitment – please note that it...
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"How did you get into recruitment? What are the skills that I need to get there?”These are questions that I have been asked several times throughout my career.  To give you the honest answer, I fell into recruitment.  It was definitely not something I had considered, or had even known about, coming from a small South Island town (there aren’t many recruitment companies when the population is only 25,000)! Over this two-part blog series I hope to give you an insight into my recruitment ...
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I’m often asked by high school and university students what they can do to ensure that they have the best chance of getting a suitable job and beginning their career quickly after studying.  Although there is more than just one solution, my first and foremost suggestion is always: GET A PART-TIME JOB!  The permanent job market is tight, especially for youths aged 15 to 24.  In the past 18 months we have seen youth unemployment in New Zealand surge to almost 20%.  With overwhe...
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WAIT...!  Before you let out that big sigh of relief (thank goodness the interview is over!), or bolt straight for the front door, there are a few essentials to remember to successfully close the interview. At the end of the interview The last question is usually “do you have any questions?”  This is your chance to convey your interest in pursuing the opportunity.  Only ask questions where you can’t find the answers for yourself.  Some ideas are: What is the process for induc...
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The day has finally arrived.  You’re five minutes early, and look like you’ve walked off the set of ‘The Apprentice.’ You know your CV, the position description, and information about the company inside and out.  You’ve practised your behavioural/competency based questions and feel ready to take on the world!  Before embarking on what could be the most life-changing hour of your life, check out the tips below to ensure you ace the interview!First impressions count!  It is cla...
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Interviews are nerve wracking, but the key is planning and preparation. The more prepared you are, the more comfortable and confident you are likely to come across! Over the next three weeks, my three part series will cover three stages – before, during and after the interview. PART ONE - HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN INTERVIEW Research – Learn as much as possible about the company you are interviewing with. Research its products or services, people, competitors and current market conditions they fac...
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