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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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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sam and MegI’m excited to welcome our two new additions to the Potentia Contract Team as we scale our operations.

Sam Nowell joins us as an Account Manager bringing with him a wealth of experience in IT recruitment. Sam has an in-depth understanding of the IT industry and is well networked in the sector. Passionate about people, business and technology, Sam has navigated his way into a career in IT recruitment to further his interests in these domains.

Meg Manjunath recently completed her BA in Applied Science from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology majoring in industrial and organisational psychology. We are excited that Meg is looking at pursuing a career in IT recruitment to advance her passion with regards to all matters IT.

Please join me in welcoming both Sam and Meg to the Potentia Team!

- Abinesh Krishan, Client Strategy Director.


Friday, June 12, 2015

Amy HalliganWe would like to welcome Amy Halligan to the role of Account Manager in Potentia’s Contract Team.  Amy holds two years industry experience from roles in Wellington as well as Auckland.  She’s an enthusiastic new addition to our team who is a self-confessed geek and an extrovert.  Amy enjoys working in the IT recruitment space as she revels in both the technological exposure and being able to build strong lasting relationships.

"I am delighted to have Amy join the Contracting Team at Potentia as an Account Manager. She is a bright, intelligent and a personable individual. On meeting Amy we knew straight away that she would fit in extremely well with our company values and team culture." – Abinesh Krishan, Client Strategy Director.


“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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