carolynbrown

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Tēnā koutou. I’m Carolyn.

When I was an employee, I always seemed to end up having “content writer” added to my job description. I didn’t mind, because I love the written word and I considered it a perk to be asked to do it.

In late 2018, I found myself having to think about what I was going to do for an income, as a favourite job – working for New Internationalist magazine – came to an end. I wanted to continue to live up to my values of doing good and meaningful work, but quickly discovered that those jobs are really hard to get! With the encouragement of wonderful friends, I decided to reinvent myself as a freelance copywriter and turn the ‘perk’ into a full-time occupation.

I enjoy writing stuff that engages readers, makes them feel like they are in a conversation with the screen, and doesn’t require a dictionary on standby to make sense of what I have written.

When I am not creating content, I like to keep busy volunteering for various not for profits; throwing sticks to my step-dog as we walk along North Beach in Christchurch, and enjoying the company of friends. If you would like to know more, head on over to my website www.writecopynz.co.nz or email me at [email protected]

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When interviewing candidates, is it okay to ask…

During a job interview, you’re seeking for the greatest new team member you can find, and the person being interviewed wants to create the best first impression possible. Here are some questions and topics that you should not ask and should carefully avoid in order to safeguard job seekers from discrimination.

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Resigning from a Volunteer Role

When you decide to leave your volunteer role or want to quit, consider these pieces of advice on how to gracefully exit the position. You’re probably wondering how much of a difference it’ll make.

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De-stressing the R-word

How should you deliver the message of redundancy to your employee? This article will discuss ways to minimise the stress caused for departing employees, support them in focusing on the future and reduce the risk of low morale across your organisation.

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How to hire on values

Your organisation’s values are the core principles that direct your team’s culture and priorities. In line with this, hiring employees based on these values helps you recruit employees that integrates faster and are more productive on your team.

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Key Must Have Components for your CV

A winning CV is the way you will get noticed by employers, and land job interviews. But what should you include in a CV? Here’s everything you need to include in your CV to be successful and wow your future employer.

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Capacity Building in 2021

The world and workplace is constantly changing. As an employer, you should not allow employees and their skills to cease to progress. Here are ways on how you can foster and build human capacity in your organisation.

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Collaborate, Merge or……

Some considerations for nonprofits who are figuring out how to survive this year through collaboration or merging. They can join together other organisations and take even bigger strides in improving their community and the world.

The ethics of using social media to recruit

Social media platforms are now being used by employers to assist them with their recruiting and hiring, However, before jumping in, it is important to understand the legalities and risks of social media screening.

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