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myGPS helping Ara learners to be work-ready

Ara's roadmap of the eight key focus areas to employability (Image courtesy of Ara)

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.


The hidden job market

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Job vacancy websites and recruitment agencies can only get you so far in your job search. Here's our tips on how to break into the hidden job market.


3 ways to impress when you apply for a job

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If you're applying for jobs, use our ultimate job guide to make your application stand out with a knockout CV and brilliant cover letter.


3 creative ways to land a job

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Employers can receive hundreds of applications from a single ad, so you'll need to think creatively to get your CV to the top of the pile.


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.