Get free career advice

Call 0800 601 301 to talk to a career expert.

Talk to a career expert over the phone

You can get advice from a professional career expert for free.

They can help you to:

  • make a personalised career plan
  • gain confidence
  • find work or training.

Call us for more information or to book your first session. We are here from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Visit a career advice pop-up

There are career advice pop-ups in locations across New Zealand from October 2020 to June 2022.

Visit a local pop-up on a weekday to get:

  • quick advice from a career expert
  • resources to help you plan your career and look for a job
  • more information about the over-the-phone career advice service.

See below for a schedule of career advice pop-up dates and locations.

Visit a career advice event

Free career advice will be available from career experts at various community events across New Zealand until June 2022.

See below for further details about these career advice events as they happen.

"I found our meetings really informative and useful. I've learnt how to structure my CV and cover letter to fit today's professional environment."
  Career advice customer

Get help with

Looking for job opportunities
Writing and updating CVs and cover letters
Exploring training and study options
Preparing for job interviews

Dates of career advice pop-ups and events

Auckland

Dates: Mondays and Thursdays until 28 June 2022
Location: Takapuna Library, 9 The Strand, Takapuna 
Times: To book email: tak_employment_team@msd.govt.nz
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays until 28 June 2022
Location: Connected Centre, Work and Income Service Centre, Level 3, 450 Queen Street, Central Auckland 
Times: 9am to 4pm. To book email: QST_Connected@workandincome.govt.nz
Dates: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays until 28 June 2022
Location: Connected Centre, Work and Income Service Centre, 20-22 Queen Street, Papakura
Times: 9am to 4pm. To book email: Connected_Papakura@msd.govt.nz
Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until 28 June 2022
Location: Connected Centre, Work and Income Service Centre, 93 Mascot Avenue, Mangere
Times: 9am to 4pm. To book email: Employment_Mangare@msd.govt.nz

Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 27 July 2021 to 28 June 2022
Location: Connected Centre, 36-44 Sel Peacock Drive, Henderson
Times: 9am to 4pm. To book email: Employment_Waitakare@msd.govt.nz
Bay of Plenty
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays until 28 June 2022
Location: Connected Centre, 9 Owens Place, Bayfair, Mount Maunganui
Times: 8.30am to 5pm. Walk-ins 9.30am to 2pm. To book email: Connected_wbop@msd.govt.nz

Dates: Thursdays until 28 June 2022
Location: Connected Centre, Ground Floor, 1207 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua
Times: 10am to 1pm. Walk-ins or to book email: Connected_rotorua@msd.govt.nz
East Coast
Dates: Mondays and Tuesdays until 28 June 2022
Location: MSD Work and Income Employment Centre, Tangata Rite Building, 106 Lowe Street, Gisborne 
Times: 9am to 5pm
Taranaki
Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays until 28 June 2022
Location: New Plymouth Connected Site, MSD Service Centre, 160 Devon Street West, New Plymouth 
Times: Wednesdays 9.30am to 12.30pm, Thursdays 1pm to 4pm. To book email: Taranaki_EC_NPY@msd.govt.nz
Manawatu
Dates: Thursdays until 28 June 2022
Location: MSD Fielding, 110-114 Manchester St, Fielding
Times: 9am to 1pm
Dates: Thursdays until 28 June 2022
Location: MSD Marton, 238-248 Broadway, Marton
Times: 9am to 1pm
Canterbury
Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until 28 June 2022
Location: Christchurch Connected Site, 154 Aldwins Road, Linwood, Christchurch
Times: 10am to 12pm. Book at reception outside those times.
Southland
Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays until 28 June 2022
Location: Invercargill Connected Site, 33 Gala Street, Invercargill
Times: 9am to 5pm

Help for migrants trying to find work in New Zealand

Work Connect is a free programme to help migrants prepare for the New Zealand job market. It's funded by Immigration New Zealand and is available in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Christchurch and online.