IT Recruitment Specialists, for IT Jobs

Potentia is a multi award-winning specialist ICT Recruitment Company who are 100% New Zealand owned and run. We have teams dedicated to both permanent and contract positions throughout New Zealand. We have built close working relationships with some of the best candidates and contractors working in a wide range of IT roles for global, national and niche businesses.

We are based in Auckland and deliver to roles throughout the country and occasionally offshore. Our key service offerings include permanent recruitment, contract recruitment, organisational consulting and executive search.

Our objective is to be your recruitment partner of choice, whether you're a job seeker or an employer looking to work with an innovative recruitment company. Find out more about us.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

How as an individual can you get paid what you are worth? Watch Josh’s latest video to find out how to get paid what you’re worth.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

De Paul House - Potentia 2014 Unsung Hero Charity

We want to share with you some of the great work De Paul House achieved in 2014!

In 2014 De Paul House assisted a whopping 546 families in our community. This has included helping 162 families with housing and/or social support work, and they packaged and delivered 144 food parcels and 19 full furniture lots to families moving into their own homes.

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“Tell me about yourself” by Livvy

Interview questionThis can be one of the most dreaded questions poised to you in an interview. There is no real right or wrong answer, yet how you answer it will set the tone for the rest of the interview. As it’s such an open question it often throws people, unsurprisingly most people do not prepare for it. So when poised with the question one will think – what exactly do they want me to say here? What do they want to know? And then the panic sets in; some of you will freeze not being able to respond, start reciting every detail in your CV or worse turn into a rambling Michael Scott!

“Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way…” – Michael Scott (from the Office).

Whatever you do, don’t be a Michael Scott. So you ask, “what should I share when asked the ‘tell me about yourself’ interview question?”

My New Best Reference Question by Livvy

Reference questionWe all know the power of a great question right? The quality of the question will dictate the value of the interaction between salesperson, coach, manager or in this instance referee. Why in that case are references often just a boilerplate, and demand cookie cutter answers? Ignoring my mixed metaphors, what I want to stress is that the information you receive in a reference is ultimately ruled by the questions you ask.

There was the brick, the flip, the lipstick, and the smartphone… what next? by Livvy

SmartphonesBack in the early 80’s the cool kids on Wall Street owned the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X (for those too young to know, it was a the first commercial mobile phone the size of a brick). In the 90’s cell phones rapidly shrunk to pocket size and you were pretty fly if you were sporting a flip phone. Then in early 2000, phones rapidly decreased in size with the Nokia 7280 being nicknamed the “lipstick” phone or the “toy for the rich”. In 2007, Apple took a revolutionary bite into the mobile market with the first iPhone. The iPhone was slick, elite, and versatile offering an experience that no other mobile phone could offer.

We're proud to help educate and inspire today's youth about future options in the ICT Industry. We recently upgraded our sponsorship of ICT-Connect to Premier status; one of only three top level sponsors. We believe this clearly demonstrates our commitment to the industry.

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12 Internationally recognised awards