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Career Tips & Advice

Three things clients get when they call The Pond.

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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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Beating the 'Summer Slump'

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Let’s be honest, finding freelance work can be difficult during the summer months. It’s a time more commonly referred to by freelancers as the “summer slump”.

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Freelancing Tips. When to leave your job and become a professional freelancer

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For those creatives or designers working full-time, there will come a time when you need to take the plunge and leave your job to freelance full-time. While you may be quite keen to say goodbye to a job you’ve disliked, it is important to leave on a positive note, particularly if your job is in the same industry...

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What to do when those invoices are long overdue

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Last week we had coffee with a designer who went through the ringer of the disputes tribunal twice 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! (Until a bailiff knocked on his...

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