Career planning and employment resources

The resources listed on this page will be useful in all stages of your career journey, regardless of the type of work you are currently seeking - part-time work while you study, work experience or internships over the vacation, or a graduate job for when you leave.

Resources by category

Choosing a career

  • CareersNZ | Tools
    Find out about where you are in you career journey and possible career options using the Tools section on the CareersNZ website.
  • Health Workforce (MoH)
    Career and employment initiatives for the New Zealand health sector.
  • Job market and key industries
    Find out about skills shortages in New Zealand.
  • Labour market reports (MBIE)
    Find out about the analysis and forecasting of the New Zealand labour market, data on jobs and skills, and reports on Māori and Pacific Peoples labour market participation and other research.
  • LGCareers
    Find out about career opportunities in local government.
  • My future is an Australian career information and exploration service.
  • My Guide is an Australian program designed to help you to explore career suggestions.
  • Prospects Planner
    A web-based package from the UK which uses information that you input on your skills, interests and values to generate career ideas for you.
  • Public Health Workforce (MoH)
    Find out about careers, vacancies, scholarships and training in the public health sector.
  • Skills shortage list checker
    Enter your occupation to find out if your skills are needed in New Zealand.
  • Your career and you
    An Australian resource with exercises that can help you to develop a clearer understanding of your skills and attributes.

Finding work

  • AgCareers.com
    An online job board for the Agriculture, Food, Natural Resource and Biotechnology industries internationally.
  • Be Employed
    Find out about Be.Employed. An innovative employment programme matching talented Kiwis living with access needs to leading New Zealand employers.
  • Careers at Massey University
    Find out about working at Massey and current vacancies.
  • CareersNZ | Find work
    Learn how to increase your chances of finding a job.
  • Education Gazzette
    Career development opportunities for education professionals. Set up notifications for the latest job vacancies.
  • Education Personnel
    Specialists in New Zealand and overseas education placements.
  • FRENZ International
    Specialise in recruiting agricultural graduates and students who are seeking to gain practical experience in farming
  • Frontier
    This organisation is involved in International wildlife development and conservation work projects.
  • Go Overseas
    A community driven website for like-minded people who are passionate about teaching, studying and volunteering abroad.
  • Health Workforce (MoH)
    Career and employment initiatives for the New Zealand health sector.
  • Jobs.govt.nz
    Access job vacancies in New Zealand government sector.
  • Kiwi Health Jobs
    A gateway to all jobs advertised for the New Zealand health sector.
  • LGJobs
    Check out the latest vacancies in local government.
  • New Kiwis
    Access vacancies and resources specific for skilled migrants.
  • NxtStep | Jobs
    Find out about internships, graduate jobs and entry-level employment opportunities.
  • Public Health Workforce (MoH)
    Find out about careers, vacancies, scholarships and training in the public health sector.
  • Science New Zealand
    Vacancies in New Zealand's Crown Research Institutes.
  • Seek
    Find out about the latest job vacancies and get career advice.
  • Sidekicker
    Connecting students to short term jobs; from one hour to a couple of weeks. Choose jobs that suit your schedule, skills and experience.
  • Skills shortage list checker
    Enter your occupation to find out if your skills are needed in New Zealand.
  • Student Job Search
    Find out about one-off and part-time work opportunities.
  • TradeMe Jobs
    Access the latest job vacancies.
  • Tutorly
    Register as a private tutor in your local community.

Applying for work

International students

  • CareersNZ | CV Builder
    Learn about the step-by-step process to building your CV.
  • Discover Data Science
    An in depth look at all of the possible career avenues in the Data Science field.
  • Employment New Zealand
    Find out employment agreements, hours of work, parental leave eligibility, and rights and responsibilities when working in New Zealand.
  • Go Overseas
    A community driven website for like-minded people who are passionate about teaching, studying and volunteering abroad.
  • Immigration New Zealand - Visas
    Find out about visas and living permanently in New Zealand.
  • New Kiwis
    Access vacancies and resources specific for skilled migrants.
  • NZ Study+Work
    Find out about the work rules for students; including post-study rules.
  • Skills shortage list checker
    Enter your occupation to find out if your skills are needed in New Zealand.
  • Working in New Zealand
    Information to help people find a job, get a visa and move to New Zealand.

Internships | Work experience

  • AIESEC
    International work exchanges – student organisation involved in international work experience programmes.
  • FRENZ International
    Specialise in recruiting agricultural graduates and students who are seeking to gain practical experience in farming
  • NxtStep | Jobs
    Find out about internships, graduate jobs and entry-level employment opportunities.
  • Public Health Workforce (MoH)
    Find out about careers, vacancies, scholarships and training in the public health sector.

Professional associations

  • IndexNZ
    This search engine provides links to around 150 professional associations in New Zealand.
  • New Zealand Professional Bodies
    Find links to a range of professional bodies in New Zealand.

Volunteering

  • Bamboo
    Volunteer opportunities in community projects throughout the world.
  • Go Overseas
    A community driven website for like-minded people who are passionate about teaching, studying and volunteering abroad.
  • Love Volunteers
    A non-profit organisation providing volunteering opportunities in developing countries.
  • Projects Abroad
    Find out about a variety of teaching and other voluntary projects in a range of places across the world.
  • Raleigh International
    A youth development charity that run three-month expeditions 12 times a year to Ghana, Namibia, Chile, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Malaysia.
  • UN Volunteers
    Information on volunteer work with the United Nations (UN)
  • Volunteering NZ
    An association of New Zealand organisations that have a commitment to volunteering, such as volunteer centres, national and other organisations.
  • Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA)
    Find out about volunteering overseas, current opportunities, and the rewarding experience.
  • Youth Challenge International
    Find out about opportunities volunteer for community development, health education and environmental work in adventurous projects.

Resources listed A to Z

A

  • AgCareers.com
    An online job board for the Agriculture, Food, Natural Resource and Biotechnology industries internationally.
  • AIESEC
    International work exchanges – student organisation involved in international work experience programmes.

B

  • Bamboo
    Volunteer opportunities in community projects throughout the world.
  • Be Employed
    Find out about Be.Employed. An innovative employment programme matching talented Kiwis living with access needs to leading New Zealand employers.

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D

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E

  • Education Gazzette
    Career development opportunities for education professionals. Set up notifications for the latest job vacancies.
  • Education Personnel
    Specialists in New Zealand and overseas education placements.
  • Employment New Zealand
    Find out employment agreements, hours of work, parental leave eligibility, and rights and responsibilities when working in New Zealand.

F

  • FRENZ International
    Specialise in recruiting agricultural graduates and students who are seeking to gain practical experience in farming
  • Frontier
    This organisation is involved in International wildlife development and conservation work projects.

G

  • Go Overseas
    A community driven website for like-minded people who are passionate about teaching, studying and volunteering abroad.

H

I

J

K

  • Kiwi Health Jobs
    A gateway to all jobs advertised for the New Zealand health sector.

L

  • Labour market reports (MBIE)
    Find out about the analysis and forecasting of the New Zealand labour market, data on jobs and skills, and reports on Māori and Pacific Peoples labour market participation and other research.
  • LGCareers
    Find out about career opportunities in local government.
  • LGJobs
    Check out the latest vacancies in local government.
  • Love Volunteers
    A non-profit organisation providing volunteering opportunities in developing countries.

M

  • My future
    An Australian career information and exploration service.
  • My Guide
    An Australian program designed to help you to explore career suggestions.

N

  • New Kiwis
    Access vacancies and resources specific for skilled migrants.
  • NxtStep
    NxtStep is a website that promotes employment and tertiary career opportunities for students around New Zealand. Search for career inspiration, internships and graduate jobs.
  • NZ Study+Work
    Find out about the work rules for students; including post-study rules.

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P

  • Projects Abroad
    Find out about a variety of teaching and other voluntary projects in a range of places across the world.
  • Prospects
    A web-based package from the UK which uses information that you input on your skills, interests and values to generate career ideas for you.
  • Psychometric Success
  • Public Health Workforce (MoH)
    Find out about careers, vacancies, scholarships and training in the public health sector.

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R

  • Raleigh International
    A youth development charity that run three-month expeditions 12 times a year to Ghana, Namibia, Chile, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Malaysia.

S

  • Science New Zealand
    Vacancies in New Zealand's Crown Research Institutes.
  • Seek
    Find out about the latest job vacancies and get career advice.
  • Sidekicker
    Connecting students to short term jobs; from one hour to a couple of weeks. Choose jobs that suit your schedule, skills and experience.
  • Skills shortage list checker
    Enter your occupation to find out if your skills are needed in New Zealand.
  • Skills Transformer 
    Skills Transformer provides science (i.e. subjects related to biology, chemistry and physics), technology, engineering and maths students with a structure to help them recognise, write and talk about their skills.
  • Student Job Search
    Find out about one-off and part-time work opportunities.

T

  • Target jobs 
    Find out about career opportunities in the UK for graduates.
  • TradeMe Jobs
    Access the latest job vacancies.
  • Tutorly
    Register as a private tutor in your local community.
  • Typology Central
    Typology Central is a discussion forum that was created in 2007 as a place to learn and share information about personality types.

U

  • UN Volunteers
    Information on volunteer work with the United Nations (UN)

V

  • Volunteering NZ
    An association of New Zealand organisations that have a commitment to volunteering, such as volunteer centres, national and other organisations.
  • Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA)
    Find out about volunteering overseas, current opportunities, and the rewarding experience.

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Y

  • Youth Challenge International 
    Find out about opportunities volunteer for community development, health education and environmental work in adventurous projects.
  • Your career and you
    An Australian resource with exercises that can help you to develop a clearer understanding of your skills and attributes.

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