Job Market

Making her own career

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The Dominion Post

Fifi Colston can make cleverness out of almost anything.

Xero out to woo British recruits

Xero

Xero is looking overseas to fill 160 vacancies for software developers and has outlined its relocation offer.

Skills gap worsening

Writing

Engineers top a mixed top ten list of the hardest jobs for employers to fill.

Sign of the times

HANA

Hana Maguire is at home on the stage or in government offices working as a sign language interpreter.

More in work but jobless rate stuck

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A total of 83,000 more people are in work than a year ago, but unemployment remains high and wages are barely moving.

It's cold, it's cool and it's hot

It's all sweet for Meyer

NATHAN

The Dominion Post

Nathan Meyer has found the recipe for success, but he's not sharing all the ingredients.

Hooked on fishing

MATT

Matt Dobson has been hooked on fishing all his life.

Getting the message out there 24/7

For this social media specialist, being online is just another way to stay on-message.

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Elliot Bird is constantly online at work and at home.

Job market improves marginally

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The job market has improved marginally with more than a quarter of a million positions advertised during 2013.

Power Up for work

DEB TAPP

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It's all about good communication for news and media specialist Diana Burns.

Dedicated to his art

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For Michael Cox, life has been a blend of graphic design work and fine artistry.

A career that rocks

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When she first moved to New Zealand, seismologist Caroline Holden used to go to Te Papa for a simulated earthquake. She doesn’t have to now.

Holding on to the future

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An unusual choice of a varsity paper gave Leon Toorenburg a unique insight of the business possibilities of science.

A cop on the case

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There isn’t much mayhem detective sergeant Shane Dye hasn’t seen, but he still gets a kick out of being a cop.

Always looking after the members

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Upper Hutt Cossie Club manager Dean Candy says innovation and teamwork keeps it at the top of its game.

Driving the music

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Peter van Drimmelen has driven buses almost as long as he has played the viola professionally.

Nailing the quality factor

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A couple of broken bones turned out to be lucky breaks for Scott Feasey's building career.

Helping out at the pumps

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Tony Albano has filled thousands of cars, cleaned countless windscreens, and mixed with all kinds of folks down at the petrol station.

Faith lost in job security

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Employees are less confident of finding a new job and more likely to stay in their present role in the next six months.

Making magic with physics

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Andreas Markwitz and his team at GNS Science are harnessing the marvels of physics to give New Zealand industry some leading-edge technology.

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