en

Jobs

Our industry specialists will listen to your aspirations and share your story with New Zealand’s most prestigious organisations. Together, let’s write the next chapter of your career.

See all jobs

Exclusive Recruitment Partners

Explore the opportunities from a range of organisations that exclusively partner with Robert Walters for their hiring needs.

Learn more

Contact Us

Truly global and proudly local, we’ve been serving New Zealand for over 25 years with offices in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.

Get in touch
Jobs

Our industry specialists will listen to your aspirations and share your story with New Zealand’s most prestigious organisations. Together, let’s write the next chapter of your career.

See all jobs

Exclusive Recruitment Partners

Explore the opportunities from a range of organisations that exclusively partner with Robert Walters for their hiring needs.

Learn more
Services

New Zealand’s leading employers trust us to deliver fast, efficient hiring solutions that are tailored to their exact requirements. Browse our range of bespoke services and resources.

Read more

Capability Statement

We offer a range of services that we have perfected over time, yet we embrace all challenges without exception. Share your talent challenges with us and together we will find the solution.

Learn more
About Robert Walters New Zealand

Kia ora. For us, recruitment is more than just a job. We understand that behind every opportunity is the chance to make a difference to people’s lives.

Learn more

Work for us

Our people are the difference. Hear stories from our people to learn more about a career at Robert Walters New Zealand

Learn more
Contact Us

Truly global and proudly local, we’ve been serving New Zealand for over 25 years with offices in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.

Get in touch

Successful networking in NZ

When it comes to networking in New Zealand, you may already be more connected than you realise.

Six degrees of separation

Six degrees of separation refers to the idea that everyone is on average six steps away from any person on earth by way of introduction. With a small but highly mobile population, six degrees is effectively reduced to two degrees in New Zealand. In a small market, how should you use your networks to when job-seeking?

Social networking sites

A profile on LinkedIn supports active business networking and provides a platform for you to ask for and receive referrals and recommendations. Make sure that your profile has a professional tone and that your accompanying photograph is businesslike.

To build your networks using social media, search for groups and discussions that are relevant to your profession and industry. Be prepared to share your knowledge and expertise and in return you may find yourself connected to key influencers who can help with your job search.

Your personal networks

Never underestimate the power of your personal networks. Ask your friends, family, neighbours and former colleagues for introductions and referrals. If you are going to ask your personal networks for a favour, be specific about what you are looking for to enable them to help you more efficiently. The more you help them to understand what it is you need, the more likely it is that you will receive their help.

Robert Walters' networks

You and your Robert Walters consultant can work together to identify which of our clients you would be well suited to in terms of experience, culture fit and location.

Other networking tips

  • Before attending a networking event do as much research as possible about who will be there and who you would like to be introduced to. Think about common interests, current events or anything else relevant that can help you to start a conversation.
  • After you have successfully connected with someone, make the time to follow up with them. If you have their contact details, send them a note thanking them for their time. Alternatively, send them a tailored note on LinkedIn asking to connect so that you can stay in touch.
  • Be prepared to help others within your network. As well as leveraging off your networks to assist with your job search, you should equally be prepared to assist them should they require anything.
     

Being able to confidently network can make all the difference to your job search and career. 

Share this article

Useful links

Sign up for job alerts
Salary survey
Career advice
Get in touch

Find out more by contacting one of our specialist recruitment consultants

Related content

View All

Boost your internal profile

Are you starting to feel like you are ready for the next career opportunity, or would like more responsibility in your position? Sometimes all it takes is a little extra work to catch your employer's attention. These quick and easy tips will boost your internal profile and help progress your career.

Read More

Market yourself to employers

Today's business climate has changed and there is an increased number of people jostling for jobs. So how can you set yourself apart? Put on your sales cap Think of yourself as a sales person whose livelihood is dependent on the sales of your product, except in this case, you are tasked to market an

Read More

How to progress your career without resigning

If you’re feeling unmotivated at work it could be time to take some steps to progress your career. It doesn’t always have to be a resignation. Here are 4 tips to boost your career without resigning. 1. Develop a professional development plan Your professional development plan should have reasonable

Read More

Find your incredible

Robert Walters and New Zealand Rugby invite you to find your incredible. When people and businesses find their incredible, icons are created, and the world's best teams are formed. Find your incredible with Robert Walters.