Advertised jobs

Massey CareerHub: If you are a Massey university student or graduate this on-line portal offers you access to full-time; part-time; vacation; voluntary and graduate opportunities throughout NZ and overseas. In addition, you can access archived jobs to research an employer’s previous positions and find out more about career-related activities on all Massey campuses.  This includes information on the annual career expos held on the university’s Manawatu campus. 

From time to time, university departments are approached directly by employers and some will post vacancies on College noticeboards on the organisation’s behalf.

In the media: Some Manawatu employers will advertise jobs in newspapers, particularly the Manawatu Standard; Dominion Post and NZ Herald.  See the Wednesday and Saturday editions of these and for part-time or short-term work community newspapers can be useful too.

On-line jobs boards: A wide range of on-line job boards exist through which you can search for vacancies by location; sector; role and, in some instances, country.  Note that you may have to register with them (free of charge) and may be required to submit an electronic CV before being able to access further details of roles and employers that interest you.

Coupled with this, some jobs boards offer you the option of posting your CV on-line when looking for work.  This may mean that your CV is then accessible by anyone browsing the web so you may want to be cautious before choosing this option.

Whilst some jobs boards are generic, others specialise on role in particular employment sectors – for example:

NZ Government Jobs On-line

People shaping progress – local government careers

Kiwi Health Jobs

Education Gazette

Science New Zealand

New Kiwis

Major generic jobs boards in NZ include:


Trade Me Jobs

My Job Space

Work and Income NZ

Student Job Search (particularly for part-time/vacation work)

Grad Connection - find internships and graduate jobs throughout New Zealand

For links to a range of specialist jobs boards see:

NZ job vacancy websites

Careers NZ job vacancy and recruitment sites

Job aggregators: By using job aggregators you’ll be able to access a large number of job boards in one go.  Additionally, many job aggregator sites allow you set up RSS feeds to have job updates sent directly to you, based on search criteria that you set.  Not all sites offer this – those that do will usually show the orange symbol:

Job aggregators used in New Zealand include:


Simply Hired


Job Geni

Professional Associations:These exist for a broad range of roles and many encourage student membership. By joining relevant professional associations you’ll be better able to network with people working in career areas that interest you; make yourself known to them and access advice about employment; trends in the sector and about roles and potential employers.  This networking can occur on-line or through attendance at local and national events hosted by the association – many have very active branch networks.

Additionally, many professional associations carry ‘job opportunities’ and ‘work wanted’ sections on their websites, sometimes accessible only to members. Coupled with this, some offer on-line journals which allow you to keep up to date with the profession concerned; discussion forums and details of professional development opportunities.

You can access information on many NZ professional associations here.

Recruitment agencies: Recruitment consultancies/ agencies will screen job applicants on an employer’s behalf and will often advertise in the press and on on-line jobs boards some of the roles that they are seeking to fill.

For job-seekers they are of most use if you have some relevant experience and are clear about the type of work that you want.  Many specialise in particular sectors; roles and/or geographical locations.  Those with a presence in the Manawatu region include:

Palmerston North Personnel

Sterling HR

Coverstaff Palmerston North

Allied Workforce

Action Personnel

Adecco Personnel Limited

Drake International


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