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Making young people more employable

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Tips on helping young people develop employability skills so they have better employment opportunities.


5 steps to ace an informal interview

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Having a coffee with a potential employer might help you get your next job.


Limited Service Volunteers armed with the right skills to get employed

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Find out how the LSV programme aims to improve the employability skills of young people to get them into work or training.


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.


myGPS helping Ara learners to be work-ready

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Find out how Ara Institute of Canterbury develops the employability skills of its learners.


Should you put communication skills on your CV?

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Stand out from the crowd with different ways of showing employers you have good communication skills.


What employability skills do rangatahi need to succeed?

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Did you know there are some key employability skills that help rangatahi (young people) have a better chance of getting a foot in the door of a Māori business? Māori businesses clue us into the skills they need from our rangatahi.


Take a voyage of discovery to find a great career

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Getting involved in a range of projects can land you an ace job like Amanda Wood, whose role as head of product at Trade Me motors keeps her on her toes. 


Some IT jobs need your exceptional people skills

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Can you share your vision and bring others along with you? See how Jessica Ellingham landed her perfect role co-ordinating people as Product Manager for Trade Me property - though she started out in a less than perfect job! 


Break through the IT barrier

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Grace Benedek-Rooney's passion for technology helped her overcome the stereotype of IT being just for men.