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How to show your positive attitude to employers

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Employers say they like to hire people with positive attitudes. They rate this employability skill so highly that you have a good chance of getting a job if you’re enthusiastic, even if you don’t quite have the required experience.


What 6 common interview questions actually mean

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We give you advice on how to answer the six most common questions in an interview, so you win that job.


School’s back and my son wants out

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Continuing our Q & A series – answering questions from parents about their children's work and learning choices.


Kickstart your career journey with an organisation that's right for you

WOW Trade Me Mike Berry

If, like Mike Berry, you struggle to work out what you want to do, you can read about the steps he took to solve his dilemma and land a super special technical role as delivery manager with Trade Me Motors. 


Work Connect key to getting a job for Fahad Zubair

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Find out how our Work Connect programme helped Fahad Zubair get a job in New Zealand.


Poor NCEA results – does this mean a change of subjects or direction is a good idea?

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If your teenager had their heart set on a particular course or career, but didn’t get the required NCEA results, find out how to help them explore all their options. 


How do I understand my daughter's NCEA results?

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Continuing our Q & A series – answering questions from parents about their teen's work and learning choices.


Help your teen choose a career they'll love

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Continuing our Q & A series – answering questions from parents about their children's work and learning choices.


My teen wants to leave school after bad NCEA results – help!

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If your teen wants to leave school after poor NCEA results, find out how to work this through with them and get ideas of places that can help.


How to talk to your teens about poor NCEA results

Talking with your teen needn't be painful

Unexpected NCEA results can create uncertainty and stress. Find out how to talk to your rangatahi about what next.