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Understand your skills and boost your career with Skills Builder

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Knowing your skills is vital when thinking about your next career move. Our online tool Skills Builder can help you understand your abilities and how they relate to the world of work.


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.


Skills, knowledge and employability… straight out of school

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We asked principal careers advisor Pat Cody how young people can increase their chances of gaining employment straight out of school, in the ever-changing and competitive world of work.


The secret to being a software developer

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Ellie Coyle, a software developer who recently participated in Summer of Tech, tells us all about starting a career in IT.


Hacking the average job: a software developer talks

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New Zealand’s IT industry is growing fast, and jobs are in hot demand. We spoke to Jaymesh Master, a software developer who recently participated in Summer of Tech, to find out more about getting started in an IT career.


How to land a job as a television presenter

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Have you dreamed of becoming a TV presenter but aren’t sure how to get there? We spoke to Sonny Ngatai – TV presenter on Hahana, who shared his story, some realities of the job, and gave us some great tips on how to get into the industry.