Monday, 17 October 2016

Finishing school or uni this month? This simple tool will get you the job on New Force.

When you consider what potential employers are looking for when hiring entry level and graduate staff via New Force profiles, there is one thing that stands out more than others.

Video profiles.

Why are video introductions are important?

Video introductions complement your profile as they allow employers to see how you come across. Much of a job is having the personality and drive to do the job.

If employers are looking to hire a number of summer or seasonal staff, viewing video profiles is a quick fire way of being able to cut down the shortlist.

Not only does it let employers see a more three dimensional view of you, but allows shows that you have the initiative to do what it takes to stand out.

At New Force we are disrupting the way graduates, students and entry level workers find jobs. Rather than apply on a job board you can find work or your first job by matching with employers via your profile.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Looking for a Grad or Summer Job? Survive being Googled by potential employers.

Am I being Googled? Yes, you are. 

After you apply for a job, or create your New Force profile, it’s likely that you will be Googled. Short story is that employers and recruiters for government jobs, are increasingly turning to search engines to vet job applicants.

Our Tips

If you are a job seeker, before you create your New Force profile it’s a good idea to conduct your own search about you. Search your names in search engines and social networking sites, such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

It’s important to use common sense when it comes to using social media. Make sure the information you share or make public can’t be interpreted in an inappropriate or derogatory way.

The fact is, you are not going to be asked to defend your content, it is simply going to position you in the mind of your employer. This applies to the photos you have online, things you have written, things you have ‘liked’ and comments you have made.

Your New Force profile is a great way of giving employers all the information they need to know about you upfront. When you apply for a job on a job board, they simply see your CV and cover letter.

Your New Force profile allows you to upload a video introduction, write a bio, and take unlimited skills tests. Essentially employers want to know a) have you got the skills to do the job i.e. You can type fast, or you can use certain software, and b) do you have the personality or aptitude in order to do the job. Using the features of your New Force profile you can tick all these boxes without employers having to guess.

That being said it is still a good idea to monitor your online presence; whether you are looking for a student job, a government job or a role in private industry. Keep in mind what you are telling employers and whether it is line with your goals.

 At New Force we are disrupting the way graduates, students and entry level workers find jobs. Rather than apply on a job board you can find work or your first job by matching with employers via your profile.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Job interviews aren’t the best way to hire, (and why hiring via New Force is better).

For years one of the last hurdles in assessing a job candidate was bringing that person in for a face to face interview.

However according to Psychologist Ron Friedman, “interviews are a disastrous tool for gauging potential”.  In his book The Best Place To Work, Friedman is explains that over 80% of people lie in interviews. That means that if you are trying to gain meaningful insights about a candidate, the information is questionable at the very least.

He explains even if the candidate was 100% honest, there are still issues with the interview process. Studies indicate the more attractive people are seen as smarter, and people with deeper voices are usually considered more trustworthy.

None of these assumptions are necessarily accurate however they direct the course of an interview. Friedman explains “They affect the questions we ask during interviewers. And the way a question is phrased can make all the difference.”

As an example if the interviewer perceives you to be extroverted, they might say, “tell me about your experience leading groups.” However, if they assume you are shy, they might say , “are you comfortable leading groups?”
Both questions are primed to elicit different responses, even before the candidate has said a word. 

Are you happy to take on a graduate who wants to take their first step into the workforce, but not sure whether they have the skill to do the job?
Say Hello to New Force.

You don’t need to look at CVs and guess who’s good and who isn’t. Match with candidates based on their actual skills and aptitude.

Whether you’re looking for an account internship, looking at graduate programs, or looking to get your foot in the door with an entry level role; New Force is the place for you. Match with jobs in New Zealand based on your skills not just experience.

Create a profile today on:

Looking for internships, graduate jobs, and entry level positons? Take a risk.

At New Force we are about trying different things, going out of your comfort zone, and excelling.
 With New Force, you don’t need to rely solely on your CV for employers to notice you on your job search, simply create a profile and match with jobs based on your skills and aptitude.

The Oxford dictionary defines the word habit, as being a “settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up:” Habit fights risk.
Habit is a tool humans use for survival; we stick to the things we know. By walking the well beaten path we minimise risk. Humans are wired to survive. However risk should not automatically be ?
(It’s also something that a nun wears).

Humans process and remember information; they make decisions tackle issues, and approach the unknown with negativity, yet the known with positively – often regardless if it beneficial or counterproductive to that person.

 However as human beings we also have the well-developed psychological ability to realise that we are in fact bound by cognitive biases that don’t always achieve optimal results. This is what makes us intelligent beings, able to critically think, and understand the rudimentary flaws that prevent us from change and innovation.

The people who are able to move from Point A: Habitual risk minimisation to Point B: Risk takers are in essence the leaders in society. These are people who on a range of scales have done things that no people have done before.

This is all well and good for the people who lack the inhibitions to take unmeasured risks, but what does it mean to you right now, what does this mean when you are sitting at your desk drinking coffee looking at your computer tomorrow morning.
It means do something different. Break the mould, do something that is completely out of your habit.

At New Force we are disrupting the way graduates, students and entry level workers find jobs. Rather than apply on a job board you can find work or your first job by matching with employers via your profile. 

Monday, 12 September 2016

Balancing your finances on a grad wage.

Unless you’re leaving uni with a Doctorate in Medicine or you’re lucky enough to have super wealthy folks, going into your first job as a student or graduate will mean that you are unlikely to have a huge disposable income.

Many of us will feel fortunate enough to nab that grad role in the first place. But once you find it (hopefully on, it’s a good idea to go in knowing you’re balancing your money.

Here’s some key tips:

1. Herne Bay is probably going to be off the cards for many off us for a little bit, but there are still loads of options. You may know people looking to flat where you are, in which case it’s a good idea to get a good number of people together to keep costs down. Otherwise, there are plenty of great websites such as and NZ Flatmates. Also check out Facebook flatmate groups that are popping up all the time. It’s a great way to be across everything and places you may have never considered.

2. Your travel cost will vary depending on where you live and where you work. But there are heaps of options and it’s only getting better. If you live more than walking distance to work like most people one of the better options is now public transport, particularly in Auckland. With your AT Hop card you can hop straight onto any bus, train or ferry. The cool thing is they’ve also made the zoning cheaper than before, so if you go across the city it’ll probably cost you much less than you expect.

Otherwise if you live and work  in Central Auckland or other main centres like Hamilton and Christchurch, cycling is a great option. New cycle ways are opening up all the time in Auckland and Christchurch and it’s becoming ever more popular. Check it out:

3.Saving. Yes it sucks, but the earlier you start this habit the better. At the very least you should look at the state of your Kiwisaver and the contributions you are making. You might not know this,  but you can change how much you are contributing each week, plus you can change the kind of investment fund your money goes into, i.e. Conservative low return vs. High Risk.  Get started early by making your student job work for you.  It’s a great idea to discuss your options with your Kiwisaver provider (usually the people you bank with).

While you’re getting everything in order, make sure you’ve completed a  profile at to help in your job search.  It’s the best way to match with employers who are looking for students, graduates and career starters in government jobs, administration, call centre, IT and more.  

Plus, it’s free so no need to worry about your finances! 

Graduate Jobs? Tips to stand out from the rest.

If you’re new to the workforce or a recent graduate, you have reason to celebrate. This group is experiencing a wave of the best job prospects in decades. Though the future is looking bright and jobs are booming, the question arises; how can you make the most of this sunny period and take advantage of these career opportunities? Here at New Force, we are the experts in the graduate employment sphere. 

We hope the following tips will help you bring out the in your job search and applications.

1. New Force Profile

New Force is a platform developed to work for entry level and graduate job seekers. Rather than be assessed simply based on your CV and experience, you can present employers a much more 3 dimensional view of yourself as a candidate.

Your New Force profile allows you to fill out your details and bio, and upload a video introduction so employers can see you right away.

Plus adding unlimited skills tests to your profile lets employers see that you can hit the ground running, and actually do the task at hand.

2. Social Media presence.

There is a big difference between having social media profiles that simply exist and social media profiles that act as a promotional tool  to aid your job search.

It is a ritual for many employers now to conduct an informal audit of a potential employee’s social media presence. A Google search, Facebook search, Twitter LinkedIn….. etc

Be creative, brand yourself, and keep your personality consistent over all your social platforms. Giving the impression that you are one thing on your Twitter feed can send mixed signals if you are something completely different on your LinkedIn profile. Though they are completely different social networking tools that serve different purposes, it will act to serve your personal brand better if you can maintain a sense of connection between them all.

3. Don’t Hide

This is something we don’t believe that entry level job seekers hear enough: Give potential employers as much opportunity to see you from as many angles as possible. If it’s your CV, add a photo, if it is your social media profiles let employers see information that portrays you in a positive light.

We know that entering the job market after uni can be tough. Landing your first job is not just about the qualification or degree you have, it’s about your knowledge, skills and attitude you’ve developed.  Personality counts for a lot!

Match with employers who are looking for graduates and entry level workers. 
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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Do you have a broader degree but you don’t know what path to take?

Often when those of us who choose to continue tertiary study, many opt to take on degrees such as a Bachelor of Arts or communication studies. Though these programmes teach valuable skills such as critical thinking, analysis, research and effective communication, they often lead down a rather wide path in terms of career direction.

Often many people finish their studies they have gained a new set of skills, however are unsure of where to apply them.

Finishing a under graduate degree shouldn’t mean that you need to take on postgraduate studies to make use of it. Nor should it mean that you should be landed in a position where you scroll through every job ad on every job board, casting your net wide for any employer who may be interested.

What you really need to be looking for are jobs that match the skills and knowledge you have picked up over your time studying.

New Force matches you with the jobs that are suited to your personality and your skill set.

When you create a profile on New Force you can take as many skills tests as you like, add them to your personal profile so employers are able to search for people like you based on their criteria. If you fit the brief, they can send you an expression of interest and you can choose to take up the offer or decline.

By creating a platform where graduate and entry level job seekers can match with jobs, it removes the need to apply for hundreds of jobs on job boards, and hope that employers notice you out of a massive pool of CVs.

If you’re interested to see which employers are currently looking for people with your skills, create a FREE profile today on Who knows, you could find the job you’ve always been looking for.