I am job hunting

Ensuring your job hunt is productive and sustainable

Job hunting can take time, energy and emotion.

The following steps will take you through a process to help you feel more in control and ensure that you are tapping into all the possible jobs that are out there.

Who can help?

​Who can help you depends on your situation but the following people can be helpful:

  • Family/whanau, friends

  • Student advisers/liaison officers from training and study

  • providers (map link)

  • Industry Training Organisations (map link)

  • Professional associations (map link)

  • Private career advisers (map link)

  • Employers, Church or community group leaders (map link)

  • Ex-Teachers, Ex-School career adviser, Ex-Gateway Co-

  • ordinator

  • Voluntary work organisations

Who can help?

​Who can help you depends on your situation but the following people can be helpful:

  • Family/whanau, friends

  • Student advisers/liaison officers from training and study

  • providers (map link)

  • Industry Training Organisations (map link)

  • Professional associations (map link)

  • Private career advisers (map link)

  • Employers, Church or community group leaders (map link)

  • Ex-Teachers, Ex-School career adviser, Ex-Gateway Co-

  • ordinator

  • Voluntary work organisations

Who can help?

​Who can help you depends on your situation but the following people can be helpful:

1.

Knowing what you want and what you have to offer is a great place to start. 

 

This information helps identify appropriate jobs, guides  CV preparation, and prepares you for interviews.

  1. Work out what values are important to you.  Careers NZ also has a range of tools to match your interests and skills against job ideas.

  2. Talk to supportive friends, family and previous work colleagues brainstorming ideas 

  3. Producing a CV or Portfolio/LinkedIn profile can be a great way of appreciating the skills, experiences and qualifications that you do have.   Builds confidence too!  There are a range of tools online to help produce a CV and Cover letters:

       and advice on how to write them

   
   4. Talk to a career advisor/case manager 

   5.  Go and look at online vacancies and write down all the different jobs that interest you.   

You will know when you have finished this step when

 

  • you can talk to another person about a range of ideas and talk about how they connect to your skills, values and interests.

  • Know where all the online resources are concerning CVs, and interview skills 

  • You have completed CV, portfolio or online profile

2.

Know where are the opportunities are is the next step.

You will know you have completed these steps when:

  • you have a list of employers whom you want to contact

  • vacancies that you want to pursue

3.

Taking action

Job hunting

The Guardian suggest a 10 step plan to job hunting

Careers NZ have information on job hunting and also offer a ten-step plan

Preparing for interviews

Themuse.com

Careers NZ

Thebalancecareers.com

Negotiating and accepting a job offer

Seek

Careers NZ

Remember this is a time where there can be job rejection. It is important to maintain your interest, relationships and activities.  This will ensure motivation and job hunting is more sustainable.