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Top 10 jobs of 2019

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Check out the 10 jobs we predict will be in demand in 2019.


What were the job trends of 2018?

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Explore job trends, check out which jobs are in shortage, and find out the most popular jobs on careers.govt.nz this year.


Network into a job with the perfect elevator pitch

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Learn how to create your elevator pitch – a spoken summary of the experience and skills you can offer an employer. 


If you’re job hunting it’s time to clean up your social media

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Find out how to use social media as a tool to get jobs.


Boost in confidence helps Bijal find a job

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An email that arrived at just the right time brought Bijal D'souza to Work Connect – and a new job.


Tech leader wants internship system for IT graduates

NZTech CEO Graeme Muller

Employers can help IT students get into the tech sector by creating more work experience opportunities.


Looking for work over summer? Give fruit picking a go!

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The horticulture industry needs 30,000 seasonal workers – could you be one of them?


How do I encourage my daughter to consider a STEM career?

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Continuing our Q & A series – answering questions from parents about their young person's work and learning choices.


Career planning helps prepare for the future of work

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Career guidance at school can help young people prepare for a changing workforce.


Website updates

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Since June 2017, we have been making rolling improvements to our website and suite of free online career-planning tools.