Get free career advice

Call 0800 601 301 to talk to a career expert.

Talk to a career expert over the phone

You can get advice from a professional career expert for free.

They can help you to:

  • make a personalised career plan
  • gain confidence
  • find work or training.

Call us for more information or to book your first session. We are here from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Visit a career advice pop-up

There are career advice pop-ups in locations across New Zealand from October 2020 to June 2021.

Visit a local pop-up on a weekday to get:

  • quick advice from a career expert
  • resources to help you plan your career and look for a job
  • more information about the over-the-phone career advice service.

See below for a schedule of career advice pop-up dates and locations.

Visit a career advice event

Free career advice will be available from career experts at various community events across New Zealand from January to June 2021.

See below for further details about these career advice events as they happen.

"I found our meetings really informative and useful. I've learnt how to structure my CV and cover letter to fit today's professional environment."
  Career advice customer

Get help with

Looking for job opportunities
Writing and updating CVs and cover letters
Exploring training and study options
Preparing for job interviews

Dates of career advice pop-ups and events

Career pop-up details

Whangarei
Location: MSD Work and Income Employment Centre, Walton Plaza, 4 Albert St, Whangarei
Dates and Times: 
Wednesday 12th May, 1pm to 3pm
Wednesday 26 May, 1pm to 3pm
Thursday 27 May, 2.30pm to 4pm
Wednesday 9 June, 1pm to 3pm
Wednesday 23 June, 1pm to 3pm
Thursday 24 June, 2.30pm to 4pm
Auckland
Dates: Thursdays until 25 June 2021
Location: Mangere Connected Site, 93 Mascot Avenue, Mangere
Times: Walk in 9am to 4.30pm 
Dates: Thursdays until 25 June 2021
Location: Papakura Connected Site, 20/22 Queen St, Papakura
Times: To book email: Connected_Papakura@msd.govt.nz
Dates: Tuesdays until 23 June 2021
Location: Queen St Work and Income Employment Centre, Level 3, 450 Queen St, Auckland City
Times: Walk in 9am to 4.30pm
Dates: Thursdays until 25 June 2021
Location: Takapuna Connected Site, 519 Lake Road, Takapuna
Times: To book email: tak_employment_team@msd.govt.nz
Dates: Fridays until 25 June 2021
Location: Waitakere Work and Income Employment Centre, 36-44 Sel Peacock Drive, Waitakere
Times: To book email: Employment_Waitakeree@msd.govt.nz
Waikato
Dates: Monday 17 May 2021
Location: Ngāruawāhia Community House, 13 Galileo Street, Ngāruawāhia
Times: 10am to 3pm

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays until 25 April 2021
Location: Te Papanui Enderley Community Centre, 66 Tennyson Road, Enderley, Hamilton
Times: 10am to 3pm

Dates: Monday 10 May and Monday 24 May 2021
Location: Te Awamutu Kainga Aroha Community House, 301 Bank Street, Te Awamutu
Times: 10am to 3pm

Dates: Monday 31 May and Monday 14 June 2021
Location: Tokoroa Community Centre, Tulloch House, Gate One, Tokoroa Hospital Campus, 55-75 Maraetai Road, Tokoroa
Times: 10am to 3pm
Bay of Plenty
Dates: Until 25 June 2021
Location: Mount Maunganui Connected Site, 9 Ownes Place, Bayfiar, Mt Maunganui 
Times: Thursdays 9.30am to 1.30pm. To book email: connected_wbop@msd.govt.nz
Taranaki
Location: New Plymouth Connected Site, Dawson House, 160 Dawson Street West, New Plymouth
Dates and Times:
Wednesday 19 May, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Wednesday 2 June, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Wednesday 16 June, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Hawke's Bay
Dates: Wednesdays until 25 June 2021
Location: Flaxmere Connected Site, 8 Swansea Road, Flaxmere
Times: 9.30am to 5pm
Manawatu
Dates: Thursdays until 25 June 2021
Location: MSD Fielding, 110-114 Manchester St, Fielding
Times: 9am to 1pm
Dates: Thursdays until 25 June 2021
Location: MSD Marton, 238-248 Broadway, Marton
Times: 9am to 1pm
Wellington
Dates: Until 25 June 2021
Location: MSD Porirua Work and Income Employment Centre, 4 Lydney Place, Porirua
Times: To book email: eddie.faletutulu004@msd.govt.nz
Otago
Dates: 14 May, 28 May, 10-11 June, 24-25 June 2021
Location: Queenstown Connected Site, Ground Floor, Building 11, Remarkables Park Town Centre, Frankton, Queenstown
Times: To book email: connectedqueenstown@msd.govt.nz

Dates:
 Thursday 13 May 2021
Location: Alexandra Work and Income Service Centre, 57 Tarbert Street, Alexandra
Times: 10am to 5pm. To book email: connectedqueenstown@msd.govt.nz

Dates: Thursday 27 May 2021
Location: Wanaka Community Hub, 34 McDougall Street, Wanaka
Times: 10am to 5pm. To book email: connectedqueenstown@msd.govt.nz
Southland
Dates: Thursdays until 25 June 2021
Location: Invercargill Connected Site, 33 Gala Street, Invercargill
Times: 9am to 5pm

Help for migrants struggling to find work in New Zealand

Work Connect is a free programme to help migrants prepare for the New Zealand job market. It's funded by Immigration New Zealand and is available in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Christchurch and online.