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At Superior Personnel we have 40 years combined experience specialising in industrial and commercial temporary and permanent placements.  In short, we really know what we're talking about and love to share our knowledge!

Welcome Andrew Gould to our Auckland branch

Welcome to Andrew Gould, joining the Auckland office as our new Recruitment Consultant. Andrew has had may varied and interesting roles since moving to Auckland from Invercargill in 2000. These have included; Manufacturing, Sales, Warehousing, Purchasing, Construction (labourer), Call C… Read more

Superior Personnel acquires Jade Resourcing Canterbury

Superior Personnel is thrilled to announce that we have acquired Jade Resourcing, based in North Canterbury. Now called Superior Personnel | Canterbury, the branch is based in Rangiora and provides staff across Christchurch and North Canterbury. What doesn't change is our a… Read more

Why a Cover Letter is Important

The Cover Letter. It is often one of the most difficult parts of an application. A good cover letter is dependent upon the perfect balance of your ability to sell yourself and a summary of the relevant skills and achievements you have accomplished. Your cover letter is a reflection of who you are an… Read more

It's the little things that count

A job application can often seem overwhelming in the amount of paperwork that needs to be filled out. Whether it is a digital application or a physical form, there are numerous boxes to fill, check and double check before submitting an application. It is important to check the tiny details so everyt… Read more

Make the most of your job application

People like to think they are honest but the reality is that it may not be possible for everyone to be 100% truthful at all times. Many situations require tactfulness, diplomacy and a good judgement of what and how much to reveal. However in job applications, it is best to go with the whole truth. … Read more

Temping - the highs and lows

There are a multitude of reasons of why people choose to engage in temporary working arrangements. For some it may be the best way to maintain a flexible lifestyle and for others it may be simply a stepping stone on the way to permanent full time work. Temporary work involves a three way relationsh… Read more

Reference Checks - a very important step

So you have successfully passed through all the application hurdles, aced the interviews, and are waiting to hear back from the hiring manager regarding the final decision. This wait seems unbearable at times, and often it’s frustrating to not know what could possibly be taking them so long. You wou… Read more

Communication is the Key

Job hunting can be a stressful time. There are so many steps involved starting from reflecting upon your new career interest, doing industry research, updating your resume, searching for available roles, filling applications, writing cover letters and emails, waiting to hear back from the hiring man… Read more

Body Language - Speaking the Unspoken

In an interview, apart from the usual etiquette regarding dress codes, arriving on time and communication before and after the interview, it is also important to pay attention to your body language. The way you present yourself reveals a great deal about your personality and this can be judged throu… Read more

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room: How to ask/answer the Salary Question! Recently a post on Twitter went viral when a woman revealed that her second interview with a company was cancelled after she asked them how much salary she should expect if she was successful for the position. However upon asking this… Read more