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8 steps to choosing school subjects

Practical tips

Choosing school subjects can be tricky, but with these eight steps your young person will have them sorted in no time.


Conversation tips for subject choice time

Conversation tips

We've got some conversation tips to help you support your young person to make the best subject choices for their future career.


Why it’s important to take STEM subjects

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Learn more about the special subjects that can take your young person anywhere from building bridges to creating beauty products.


Choices if your school has limited subjects

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Discover how to access the subjects needed for your young person’s future career if their school doesn’t offer the right ones.


Use Subject Matcher to help find your ideal job

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With Subject Matcher you can see how the NCEA subjects your young person chooses can influence their possible career path.


Match subjects to jobs in demand for future success

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Our guide to choosing subjects that will give your young person the right skills to get into jobs in demand in New Zealand.


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.


What skills do employers really want from young people?

Q&A with Careers NZ

Tips on how to develop employability skills that will increase job opportunities for young people in the future world of work.


Going for a job interview? Just be yourselfie

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Applying for jobs or going for a job interview? Our advice: just be yourselfie. Find out why it's important to be courageous and true to yourself.


Exciting careers in the primary industries inspire rangatahi

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A visit to a milk powder processing site opens up primary industries career ideas for rangatahi.