Whether you're thinking about a specific job or your long-term career, knowing what an employer is looking for and how to prepare for an interview are key to getting the role you want.
Video transcript available for Getting a job
Interviewer to Sam: So, your resume looks really good. Just one thing I noticed... is your reference 'Morgan'. Their mobile number seems to be the same number as your mobile number?
On camera: The interviewer frowns and Sam looks nervous before feigning a relaxed expression.
Sam to interviewer: Eh?! What?
Noise: Sam chuckles awkwardly.
On camera: The interviewer picks up her mobile phone and begins to dial.
Sam to interviewer: That's... a buzzy coincidence. That can't be right.
Noise: A mobile phone vibrates and muffled accordion-style ring tone plays.
On camera: Holding her phone, the interviewer cocks an eyebrow as Sam swallows nervously, jigging his leg.
Sam to the camera: Do I answer it?
Energetic pop music
Text on screen: Job-hunt jitters? Level up on GETTING A JOB.
On screen: The teal title card floats up and off the screen, revealing the logo of the School Leavers’ Toolkit in the middle of the screen with a link to their website.
Text on screen: School Leavers' Toolkit logo and school-leavers-toolkit.education.govt.nz
Skills employers are looking for
Why good communication and teamwork can be essential in your career.
My skills and strengths
How to know which ones you've got and the jobs they could be useful for.
How do I write a CV?
Keep it simple and show off your skills to a potential employer.
Prepare for a job interview
Tips to help you make sure you're ready for the big day.
Choose a career
Thinking about your skills, values and how a job fits into your daily life.
My rights and responsibilities at work
Knowing the rules around your pay, leave and safety are key to enjoying your job.
All the topics
Take yourself through the different sections to prepare for a life of learning, meaningful work and wellbeing.
Tertiary educationMātauranga matua
Know what your study and training options are after school.
Moving out of homeTe wehe i te kāinga
What to expect when you decide it's time to find your own place.
Government and votingTe kāwanatanga me te pōti
Civics and politics newbie? Learn the basics on getting (more) involved.
Money and taxMoni me te tāke
Be great with a budget, pay your tax and grow your money starting today.
Taking care of myself and othersTe tiaki i ahau anō me ētahi atu
Discrimination, sexual health, and other topics affecting your daily life.