The Importance of Reference Checking
There appears to be a growing number of people in the recruitment industry who believe reference checks to be a waste of time. A view that OCG Consulting Manager, Paul O’Donovan, couldn’t be more opposed to. Find out why time spent checking references is time invested wisely, here.
Overcoming the ‘Local Experience’ Stigma in the IT Industry
With a lot of Kiwi employers holding the view that candidates must have ‘local experience’ before being given a shot, it poses certain challenges for overseas-based professionals. OCG Consulting Manager, Paul O’Donovan, discusses what you can do to stand out and succeed Down Under, here.
Job Searching When You’re Unemployed
Trawling through job boards and waiting for the phone to ring just won’t cut it in today’s competitive job market, especially if you’re out of work. OCG Consulting Manager, Paul O’Donovan, discusses how to make the most of your job search, here.
Future Proofing Your Project Management Career
With New Zealand’s dynamic project management market, it’s important to ensure you are taking active steps to future-proof your career. For some ideas on how to achieve this, join OCG Technology Manager, Paul O’Donovan, as he provides some great advice on doing just that.
The Future of Christchurch’s Business Analysts
What does the future hold for Christchurch’s Business Analysts? OCG’s Technology Recruitment Manager, Paul
O’Donovan, shares his insight into the changing role of a BA and what professionals need to do to stay relevant.
Don’t Jeopardise Your Job Application with a Poor Cover Letter
We all know that having a strong CV is important to showcase your skills, experience and achievements but what about your cover letter? Paul O’Donovan, Manager OCG Technology Christchurch, takes a look at how a cover letter is a vital component of your job application.
Plugging the Leak in Christchurch's IT Graduate Talent Pool
A war is being waged between employers and graduates. A war of retention and value. Whilst working alongside the Christchurch IT market over the last few years, I have noticed a number of issues with the employer-graduate relationship.