Job Hunting

Tools and advice to support your job search.

Job Hunters’ Workbook

Tertiary Education Commission

The Job Hunters’ Workbook helps you find support to get through. You’ll find tips for your CV, online profiles, finding jobs, retraining and interviews.

What it's about

How to get through redundancy, job hunt, get into work or find study options.

Who it's for

People who have lost work, or finding it hard to get a job due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What it offers

  • Links to organisations that can help with mental health support
  • The job hunting process, CV tips and a template
  • Tips for creating an online profile
  • How to fill in applications and network with employers
  • Interview questions and advice
  • Advice on study and retraining options if you want a career change.

Information on what’s happening in the job market

Tertiary Education Commission

Knowing what jobs are in demand can help you plan your career. Find out the latest labour market information and the industries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

What it's about

Jobs in demand and industries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who it's for

People who are planning their careers, lost work or want to advise someone planning their career.

What it offers

  • Statistics on employment in New Zealand.
  • Immigration skill shortage lists.
  • Information on jobs in demand and where they are in demand.
  • Statistics on industries that have lost jobs, or have jobs, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Information about potential future jobs in demand.

Ministry of Social Development

Work and Income have jobs available now and can help you find one. You don’t have to be on a benefit, but you do need a client number to register with us and use our service.

What it's about

Work and Income have a range of jobs available in lots of different industries and can help you find one that's right for you.

Who it's for

Anyone looking for work. You don’t have to be on a benefit, but you do need a client number to register and use their service.

What it offers

You can get:

  • advice on how to plan your job search
  • tips on where to look
  • advice on how to follow up job leads
  • help to find a job in your area.

Job hunting resources

Tertiary Education Commission

Job hunting's easy with these CV templates, networking tips, interview questions, labour market information and advice on what you need to do when you get that job offer.

What it's about

Everything about finding and applying for jobs.

Who it's for

New Zealanders and recent migrants looking for work.

What it offers

  • A list of job vacancy and recruitment websites
  • Interactive Job Hunters’ Workbook and ebooks for new job hunters
  • CV and cover letter templates
  • How to fill in online profiles, applications and network with employers
  • Interview questions and advice
  • Labour market information on what jobs are in demand
  • Tips for migrants new to New Zealand

How do I write a CV?

Ministry of Education

Learn how to write a CV that is easy to read and shows off your best self!

What it's about

Learn how to write a CV that is to-the-point and that shows off your best self, skills and experience.

Who it's for

All young people who are applying for, or considering applying for employment.

What it offers

This website offers advice on how to promote your best self to an employer through your CV, information on what to include and what to avoid, and handy template resources that make CV-building a breeze! This resource is also translated into both English and Māori.

CV's and cover letters

Ministry of Social Development

Work and Income can help with templates and tips for your CV, cover letter and job application.

What it's about

Your CV and cover letter is vital to your job search. They tell an employer what you've done and what you're good at. These templates and tips will help create a CV and cover letter to support your job search.

Who it's for

People looking for work who want some help with their CV, cover letter or job application.

What it offers

Get tips on how to write a CV or cover letter, or use one of the templates that come in PDF, Word, Open Office or Pages format.

Prepare for a job interview

Ministry of Education

Learn how to prepare for a job interview! Discover how to: research the employer beforehand, act during the interview, how to dress, and how to follow-up post-interview to showcase your best self!

What it's about

This resource can help you prepare for a job interview. Find out how to present yourself, and what to do before, during and after the interview. Learn techniques that can make your interview stand out!

Who it's for

All young people who are applying for, or considering applying for employment.

What it offers

Advice, tips and tricks to present your best possible self to an employer. This website also links to other helpful resources, and is translated into both English and Māori.

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