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Career Tips & Advice

Three things clients get when they call The Pond.


As New Zealand’s premier recruitment agency for creative, digital and marketing talent, The Pond is here to help you find the right people for your agency or business. All of our talent have been extensively vetted by senior agents who understand our industry and recognise the qualities you need in a hire.

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Creating a Killer CV


Recruiting managers spend less than 15 seconds scanning your CV, so you want to do everything you can to ensure yours makes a good impression.

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How to Get Started as a Freelancer

Freelancer Options

With freelancing in the Creative Industries the biggest it has ever been in New Zealand, with no signs of stopping, it's no wonder many creatives are thinking of dipping their toes in. The Pond bills out over $300,000 in freelance bookings alone every month – that's a lot of briefs.

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Struggling to Get Paid as a Freelance Creative?


Imagine this sad scenario: Dressed to the nines, you are treating yourself and your other half to a fancy candlelit dinner at the bougie restaurant normally reserved for anniversaries, sharing a bottle of fine wine and a menu with names you've never been able to pronounce.

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Contemplating a change in your creative profession?

Greener Grass

You’ve made it through highs and lows, but you may be sitting there asking yourself if it may be time for a new challenge. 

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Is 2017 the year you pull the trigger on your freelancing career?


Here are 3 things most people forget before taking the plunge. It’s more than likely you have had a lot of downtime over the past few weeks, and it’s more than likely the idea of giving up your full-time gig to follow your freelance dream played a bit on your mind...

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Freelancing with payment problems?

Freelance Payment Problems

We recently caught up with a designer who went through the ringer of the disputes tribunal in order to recover a five-figure sum owed to him. Amazingly the client freely admitted to using his work on stationery and signage but cried poor! Right up until a bailiff knocked on their...

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8 Must-Dos to Land Your First Web Developer Job

Young Dev Picture

You’ve already conquered the hardest part by getting those essential skills. But if you want to be sure you’re at least an 8/10 candidate, there’s plenty you can do to prepare...

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Tech Downsides For Freelancers

Tech Downsides for Freelancers

Some of our problems stem from tech itself. While the digital revolution has spurred the creation of many new jobs in media, technology itself is also one of the top culprits in our creative job crunch.

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UX Design For Short Attention Spans (A quick read)

Goldfish Tips Advice

Unless you smartly optimize your app and website for declining attention spans, your business will suffer.

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