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The IT skills shortage in NZ – A recruiter’s perspective

Lisa will look at what roles recruiters in the technology sector in New
Zealand is finding particularly hard to fill, and explore why there seems to be a shortage in these areas. Following on from this, what does she think are possible solutions to ease this skills-shortage here in New Zealand as demand for IT and digital talent continues to grow. Finally, she will look at why so many people still struggle to find work even in a skills-short market and offer some top tips if you are job hunting from creating a great cover letter and CV to preparing for an interview.

Lisa Cooley – Business Manager at Absolute IT

Lisa has been working in Recruitment for over 17 years. She started her career in London recruiting for some of the world’s leading organisations and moved to New Zealand in 2009. Lisa has been specialising in IT recruitment for nearly 9 years now, all of which have been with Absolute IT. She manages a team of 7 high performing consultants and candidate managers, as well as still recruiting for her own clients across many sectors from start-ups to large enterprises. As well as day to day recruitment, Lisa is involved with a number of initiatives to give back to the technology industry in New Zealand. These include employability workshops for new migrants, employment readiness events at universities, and she sits on the IT advisory board of a well-known tertiary organisation. In her spare time, Lisa can be found sailing the waters around Auckland or indulging in her passion for good food and wine.

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