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Your guide to applying for jobs

Hey there, student adventurers! 

Navigating the job market can feel like trekking through uncharted territory, stirring up a whirlwind of emotions and uncertainties. It's natural for stress levels to soar, but fear not—this is just the beginning of an exciting journey toward your career dreams. So, take a deep breath, center yourself, and let's embark on this adventure together! 

Here's your guide to finding jobs in New Zealand:  

Polish Your Resume and Cover Letter: Your resume and cover letter are your tickets to the job interview. Make sure they shine bright like a diamond! Highlight your skills, experiences, and what makes you unique. Tailor them to each job application to show employers why you're the perfect fit.  English not your first language?  Get a native speaker friend or colleague to check your documents through to make sure they make the best possible impression. 

Network, Network, Network: They say it's not just what you know, but who you know. So, get out there and start networking!  Join professional groups and connect with professionals on LinkedIn and at facilities. You never know when a casual conversation could lead to your next job opportunity. 

Embrace Online Job Portals: The internet is your oyster when it comes to job hunting. Explore online job portals like Seek, Trade Me Jobs, and LinkedIn Jobs to discover a treasure trove of job listings. Set up job alerts to stay updated on the latest openings. You can also reach out to recruitment agencies like Adecco, Randstad, Drake New Zealand, etc.  

Stay Positive and Persistent: Job hunting can be a rollercoaster ride with its ups and downs. Don't get discouraged by rejections or setbacks. Stay positive, keep refining your approach, and remember that every "no" brings you one step closer to a "yes." 

Consider Internships and Volunteering: Sometimes, the best way to get your foot in the door is through internships or volunteering opportunities. Not only do they provide valuable experience, but they also help you expand your network and showcase your skills to potential employers. 

Stay Legal: Ensure you're legally allowed to work in New Zealand. This depends on your citizenship and visa status. Familiarize yourself with the immigration requirements and seek guidance if you’re unsure. 

Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither is a successful career. Take each step with confidence, determination, and a sprinkle of optimism, and you'll be well on your way to finding your dream job in New Zealand. Here’s to you finding the light, here’s to you growing your potential. 


Ngā mihi 

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