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About Us

Who We Are. What We Do.

MYNEWJOB supports businesses through the delivery of cost-effective, end-to-end recruitment services, including fully managed career landing pages.

We provide permanent recruitment services across a wide range of industry sectors, including hospitality, tourism, customer service, finance, trades & services, warehousing, manufacturing or transport & logistics. Our team will leave no stone unturned to help you find the right hire for your business, because we are passionate about connecting motivated jobseekers with employers who value them.

As a boutique agency, we emphasis process improvement, efficiency, and getting a great result for our clients. In doing so, we routinely evaluate business productivity tools, sharing insights on their performance, and the potential efficiency gains and benefits those tools could achieve for your business.


  • Trusted advice and service

  • Confidentiality is paramount

  • Up-to-date industry best practice


  • Integrity at the heart of our operations

  • Every interaction is meaningful

  • Embrace empathy, always


  • Dedication in every task

  • Do it once, do it right

  • Always striving for the best outcome

Our Recruiters

Karen Forsman

Meet Karen Forsman, Founder, and Managing Director of MYNEWJOB. Karen has over three decades of experience working in various sectors, including insurance, import/export, banking, tourism, and hospitality.             

As an Accredited Recruitment Professional and RSCA member, Karen brings extensive recruitment and project management expertise to the table. She works closely with a diverse range of small and medium sized businesses across New Zealand and Australia.  

Karen firmly believes that thriving businesses are key to building resilience into our local communities. Her passion lies in delivering an affordable and effective recruitment service and creating connections between employers and jobseekers.

Marcel Smith

Marcel is an Accredited Recruitment Professional and RSCA member who has achieved considerable success as a Recruitment Consultant for our Transport & Logistics and Mining clients. Her expertise in these sectors allows her to identify top talent and match them with the right job opportunities.

With a focus on building strong relationships with both clients and candidates, Marcel works closely with employers to understand their specific recruitment needs and develop tailored solutions to meet their requirements. 

Marcels commitment to delivering personalised service and exceptional results has quickly earned her a reputation as a trusted and reliable recruitment consultant.


Our Support Crew.

Lee Forsman | Co-Founder

Co-Founder Lee provides strategic support for the business as well as recruitment support during our busier times.

Drawing on the highs and lows of owning and operating businesses across the automotive, agricultural, horticultural and hospitality sectors, Lee brings a unique perspective to our services.

Steven French | Admin Support

Steven is a passionate software developer who actively works on his own projects, which require a commitment to innovation, problem-solving and outside the box thinking. 

Steven assists with administration, technical & trouble shoorting support on an as needed basis to the MYNEWJOB team.

Introducing Layla Dowthwaite of Freedom HR. Based on the West Coast, NZ, Layla works with clients across a range of sectors nationwide.

With extensive Human Resource experience, Layla is available to provide HR & Leadership coaching,  staff resilience & wellbeing, workplace HR issues , including how to improve employee relations.


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