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The employability skills that your next boss is looking for

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We all have skills that can help us get work, but what are the most important ones that employers look for on a CV or job application? Employers aren’t just looking for technical or ‘hard’ skills that will enable you to do the job, they’ll also expect you to have employability or ‘soft’ skills that will make you a valued employee and a great fit for their team.


Help your child make the right choice for their future

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The end of high school can be a difficult time for students who are trying to navigate their way into a career. As parents, your advice is important but it can be hard to know when to step back and let your child work things out for themselves. Our top tips can help you when your child needs to make a career decision.


Choose the right subjects for you

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Tips to choose the right subjects to set you on a good path when you leave school.


Get the most out of university open days

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Going to university is a big decision so it’s important to make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed choice. Open days are a great way to find out everything you need to know. 


Women in STEM – where are they?

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Job opportunities in STEM industries are increasing rapidly, but at present only 28 percent of roles are held by women. Take a look at where the opportunities lie and how to get started in a career in STEM.


How to use social media in your job search

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Check out these steps to enhance your employability and make sure you don’t do anything online that could make you look bad to current or future employers.


Inspiring rangatahi with Māia

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Kia Tū, Kia Māia, Kia Manawanui! Be Brave, Be Bold, Be Determined! Careers New Zealand want to inspire rangatahi with the opportunities that are possible for them after school, so we've made Māia – a series of five videos that give them an inside look at the skills they'll need to work in the thriving Māori economy. 


The hottest jobs in IT

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New Zealand's tech industry is on fire! The fastest growing sector in our economy has plenty of jobs on offer. Information technology (IT) has changed our world, with digital products and services embedded in every aspect of our lives. Take a look at the IT roles in high demand.


Aspiring to new heights with Pasifika students

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Involving aiga (family) in career discussions is important for young Pasifika people. So how do you open those lines of communication? The principles behind Careers New Zealand’s Work Inspiration and PAVE programmes can help.


The nuts and bolts of being an infrastructure developer

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Infrastructure developer Colton Vermilyea, who recently participated in Summer of Tech, spoke to us about starting an IT career.