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Hi there,

With 2016 flying by, we reckon it's time for an update on what's happening in NZ's job market.

As anticipated, 2016 has started off with a hiss and a roar, with a 4% increase in ads on Trade Me Jobs compared to this time last year. Job applications have also increased, so this month we want to help you put your best foot forward.
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Stand out from the pack
A great first impression comes with a sensational cover letter, so before writing your cover letter, check out these tips:

1. What experience do you have that lends itself to the job? Tell them.

2. Address your cover letter to the person hiring – it's much nicer to use their name than 'To whom it may concern'.
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How to say 'hire me' on your CV
Make sure your first three lines are engaging, as some recruiters won't read past here if they have a tonne of CVs to get through.

Some recruiters even read CVs before the cover letter, so make it as captivating and relevant as possible.
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Be prepared
Prepare for an interview, no matter what level of role you're going for. Most of the time there's someone else applying for the role you want, so you need to leave the employer with no doubt that you're the one for the job.

We recommend running through different questions you could get asked during the interview with a friend too.
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Want more?
If you're after more job-hunting goodness, we regularly update our Job Hunting Guide so you can find all the handy info in one place.

We also pop lots of interesting stuff up on our Facebook page – have a look sometime!
Good luck with the job hunt!
From Pete & the Trade Me Jobs team
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