The one skill that every jobseeker in Rotorua should have is knowing their way around a computer.
A Rotorua recruitment specialist said specialised office staff were in demand in Rotorua but there was a lack of jobs for school leavers.
However, another recruitment leader said to make yourself more appealing, jobseekers of all ages should at least be computer literate because computer skills were essential for most jobs.
Personnel Resources Rotorua team leader Angelique Tizard says she has seen an increase in listed jobs – for both temporary and full-time permanent roles.
"Which is definitely a good sign for Rotorua.
"You can see the market's changing slightly – if we're really busy with temp roles then there's more movement in the workplace."
The specialised office staff recruitment firm was always looking for accountants, marketing and HR staff, Ms Tizard said.
However, there were not enough roles available for entry-level staff.
"There's so many people who come through my doors and unfortunately I can't help everybody – there's just literally not enough jobs for the amount of people who come through looking for work."
Ms Tizard advised school leavers to do a one-year business administration course.
"You'll then be one year older and then you've got that experience and can go into an administration role."
Mandy Pol of Talent ID agreed it is vital that job seekers, of all ages, are computer literate.
"Computer skills are essential in this day and age for almost every job. The higher computer skill level the better. If you can work with different packages and have the ability to pick things up quickly."
Ms Pol said school leavers who did well on computer tests and had the right attitude were most likely to pick up the jobs.
Source: The Daily Post
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