Why are these seven skills so important to employers?

Employability skills

How do some people get jobs over others? We tell you about the seven employability skills employers want to see that will get you ahead of the rest.

Website updates

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From 22 June to 31 July we will be making rolling changes to our website,, including improvements to our suite of free online career planning tools and decommissioning some tools.

How can you get experience without a job?

Q & A with Careers NZ

Discover 10 ways for young people without a job to get the kind of experience employers like.

Live, laugh, share – volunteer

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Volunteering creates positive change in our society and is also good for developing your skills and exploring job possibilities.

I don't know what jobs are out there

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Some ideas on how to make an action plan for young people to kick-start their career journey towards the jobs of the future.

Waipuna Hotel gives students behind the scenes view of jobs

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High school students experience the world of hotel work first hand as part of the employer-led Work Inspiration programme.

Career development benchmarks inspiring good practice

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The alignment of the career development benchmarks with the Education Council’s Practising Teacher Criteria makes it easier to demonstrate how career development practice can be considered as evidence.

New beginnings in New Zealand with Work Connect

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Find out about Work Connect, a programme that shows international students, skilled migrants and their partners how to prepare for the workforce and develop their employability skills.

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.

Setting your sights on an environmentally sustainable career

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Do you want to contribute to a sustainable environment through your work? Check out the multiple green career possibilities in our rapidly changing world.