Discover jobs that would suit you, find and apply for vacancies, and prepare for interviews.
Work out which jobs you’d like to do
Finding a job that matches your skills and interests can take a lot of research. Get some ideas based on your skills and subjects you've studied.
Get information about different jobs
- how you get into each job and how easy it is
- what kind of work it involves
- how much you could earn
- the skills and experience you need before you apply.
The NZ Jobs Database has information about over 400 jobs, video interviews with people in the jobs and links to job vacancies.
The Occupation Outlook tool offers lots of information on over 100 jobs, including how much it costs to train. Visit the website or download the app to sort and compare the jobs you’re interested in.
Search for job vacancies
Job-hunting can take time and planning.
There are many places you can search for work online.
If you're on a benefit
If you have a disability
The Mainstream Employment Programme provides subsidies, training and support to help people with significant disabilities to find, and train for work.
Applying for a job
You’ll probably have to provide a curriculum vitae (CV) or resume, and a cover letter. This is so an employer can see what skills, experience and interests you have, and why you want the job.
If you’re new to New Zealand you need to know what’s different about applying for a job here.
Create your CV
You can use the online CV builder tool to get tips and advice, and make sure you've included everything employers look for. You need to set up an account first, but once you've created your CV you can see it on any computer with internet access, and you can download and email it.
You can also use a template to help you prepare your CV and cover letter.
Getting ready for an interview
When you go for a job interview, you want to show an employer that you’re the best person for the job.
If you don’t have suitable clothes for an interview, there are organisations that can help. You apply for help through Work and Income.
When you're offered the job
When you accept a job, you must agree and sign an employment agreement or contract.