Looking for work
Now that you’ve thought about the type of job you’d like, it’s time to see what’s out there. You can look at individual employers or search on job seeking sites such as:
- TradeMe Jobs
- Youth Employment Success (YES)
- Mahi.co.nz, for Māori-focused employment opportunities.
- Student Job Search, if you’re a current tertiary student or recent graduate.
Some larger organisations also offer internship programmes or mentorships that can give you experience and a ‘foot in the door’ for a full-time job.
Once you’ve found a job you want to apply for, have a look at what’s required for the application. Remember that applying for a job is like a ‘test’. Employers want to see that you’ve taken the time to study the job description and have written a cover letter and CV that reply to the job description.