Website updates

Teacher with students

We have been making rolling improvements to our website and suite of free online career-planning tools. Find out more about these changes below.

Updates

20 November 2018

MyQ results have been published

MyQ

MyQ is an online graduate satisfaction survey. It gathers feedback from recent graduates about their tertiary and qualification experience. When the minimum response rate has been met, these results are published on each qualification page.

15 August 2018

My Account and Tools page changes

We have released exciting improvements to My Account and the Tools page.

My Account

  • You can now download and email your CV and CareerQuest results directly from your account
  • You can view your job favourites and manage your newsletter subscriptions in one place
  • 'My tools' has been moved to your account page and the 'Advice and tips' page has been removed
  • 'Settings' has been renamed 'My profile' and is now accessed from your account.

Tools page

The Tools page has been redesigned with a new look and feel for a better experience on mobile and tablet devices.

 

22 June 2018

Skills Builder, Career Checker and Compare Jobs changes

On Thursday 5 July we will be making the following changes to our tools. This is to make sure all our tools continue to be relevant and useful.

Skills Builder

Skills Builder will be taken down for review. You can still use Skill Matcher to get job ideas based on your skills or the skills you want to learn. You can also take the CareerQuest quiz to match your interests with job ideas.

Career Checker

We will be releasing a refreshed Career Checker tool. The new tool will have four career stages to choose from and advice and resources to explore.

 Compare Jobs 

Compare Jobs will be re-released with a new look and feel that provides a better experience on mobile and tablet devices.

 

24 May 2018

Regional Job Matcher and Compare Jobs tools to be retired

Two of our old tools, Regional Job Matcher and Compare Jobs, will be retired on 7 June 2018. This is to make sure all our tools are fit for purpose.

30 April 2018

Improvements to Skill Matcher

On Wednesday 2 May we will release some exciting changes to our Skill Matcher tool.

Improvements:

  • better user experience on mobile, tablet and desktop
  • favourite jobs list
  • download or share your results.

There are now two options for using the tool:

  • full version – sign in or create an account to access the new features above, including favourite jobs and sharing your results
  • basic version – use the tool without signing in or creating an account. This basic version does not allow you to add favourites, or download, share or save your results.
23 April 2018

Older web browsers will no longer be supported

Some older browsers will no longer be supported by our website from 28 April 2018. This is because out-of-date browsers may contain security risks. If you are using one of the browsers below, you will need to update it to a newer version to keep using this site.

The affected desktop browsers are:

  • Internet Explorer version 10 and below
  • Firefox version 26 and below
  • Google Chrome version 37 and below
  • Safari version 6 and below for OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and below

The affected mobile browsers are:

  • Internet Explorer version 10 and below
  • Android version 4.4.4 (KitKat) and below
  • Google Chrome version 37 and below
  • Safari version 4 and below

Visit your browser's help pages for how to update it to the latest version:

4 April 2018

CV Builder

It is no longer possible to import a CV created before May 2017 into the new CV Builder tool. Don't worry though, as you can still download your old CVs as Word documents from your account. 

21 March 2018

CV Builder

You can now download all the CVs you made in the old version of CV Builder (before May 2017). Your old CVs are available as Word documents and can be downloaded from your account.

Jobs database

You can now add any job in the jobs database to your list of favourite jobs in your account. To add a favourite, click the heart icon by the job title.

15 February 2018

New improved home page

The refresh of our home page contains a range of improvements that have been sourced from user feedback and analytics. We have:

  • split the main banner to include a main section and two smaller ones, allowing us to display three key messages at once
  • added a search bar under the banner
  • moved 'Plan your career' and 'Job hunting' from the global navigation bar to a career navigation bar under the search
  • improved the user experience for mobile and tablet devices
  • increased visibility of our interactive tools 
  • added links to our most popular pages and resources.
26 January 2018

Key Information for Students

We have improved the courses section of our website. Each qualification page now shows the course details and Key Information for Students (KIS) information together, rather than separating this information into two tabs.

12 December 2017

Further improvements to our career-planning tools and My Account 

You can now add favourite jobs to your account, and easily share and download your results from our tools. We’ve been listening to your feedback and have made a number of further improvements.

CV Builder

  • ​You can now download and share your CV as a Word document as well as a PDF, giving you more flexibility with formatting and content.
  • You can now choose to skip sections within CV Builder if they are not needed on your CV.

CareerQuest

  • ​You can now view and edit your answers at the end of the quiz to adjust them and see how that changes your job results. 
  • We've improved the data in CareerQuest to give you more accurate job ideas matched to your interests.
  • You can now filter your job results by industry and qualification level.
  • Your top 25 job ideas will be displayed when you complete the quiz to make it easier to print and share these results. You can also expand this to see your top 100 jobs.   

Skills Builder

  • ​We've reduced the number of questions in Skills Builder, to make the tool quicker and easier to use. 

My Account

  • ​We've made it easier to create an account and get started with our tools, including CareerQuest. When you sign up and activate your account, you can now access all the features and tools immediately without having to complete your profile information. Next time you sign in (after 24 hours), we'll ask you to complete your account.
31 August 2017

The interactive tools Career Checker, Compare Jobs and Regional Job Matcher are still available on our website.

21 July 2017

Renaming the Practitioners section to Resources

On Wednesday 26 July, the Practitioners area of the careers.govt.nz website will be renamed as Resources, to make the function of this section clearer. This part of the website will continue to be the home of career conversation resources and information for employers, educators and whānau.

21 June 2017

Website maintenance – 12pm Thursday 22 June to 5pm Friday 23 June

Careers.govt.nz will be available as usual, with the exception of the following tools which will be unavailable for use and will display a 'down for maintenance' message:

15 June 2017 

Improvements to CareerQuest, Subject Matcher and My Career Portfolio

On Monday 26 June we will release some exciting new improvements to two of our most popular tools, CareerQuest and Subject Matcher, and to My Career Portfolio, which will be renamed My Account. We encourage your students to sign up for an account where they can come back to see their favourite jobs and share their results with teachers, parents and mentors.

My Account (My Career Portfolio)

We will be renaming My Career Portfolio as My Account, and introducing the following new features: 

  • create a list of favourite jobs from your results in our tools
  • keep track of which tools you have started or completed
  • read our recommended career tips and advice for each career stage.

CareerQuest

CareerQuest improvements:

  • better user experience on mobile, tablet and desktop
  • new images for each quiz question
  • favourite jobs list (including favourite jobs you've also added in Subject Matcher).

CareerQuest changes:

There are two options for using the tool:

  • full version – sign in or create an account to access the new features above, including favourite jobs and sharing your results
  • basic version – use the tool without signing in or creating an account. This basic version does not allow you to add favourites, or download, share or save your results.

We have also removed the 'how did I get these results?' feature. We are looking to reintroduce this soon.

We are creating a revised Teacher Guide, and will post a link to it on this page when it is ready.

Subject Matcher

Subject Matcher improvements:

  • better user experience on mobile, tablet and desktop
  • dropdown menus to choose a subject and qualification level 
  • favourite jobs list (including favourite jobs you've also added in CareerQuest).

Subject Matcher changes:

There are two options for using the tool:

  • full version – sign in or create an account to access the new features above, including favourite jobs and sharing your results
  • basic version – use the tool without signing in or creating an account. This basic version does not allow you to add favourites, or download, share or save your results.

Subject Matcher is a simple tool so no Teacher Guide is required.

5 June 2017

Know Your Skills and Know Your CV tools

These two tools have been replaced with videos on relevant pages. You can find the two videos here:

29 May 2017

CV Builder

Our CV Builder tool has been upgraded with new features and is now a better user experience on mobile, tablet and desktop.