Resources and Helpful Tips

Use the following templates to create your own CV and Cover letter – remember to make a copy of the

CV Template

Cover Letter Template

Ultimate Guide To Passing Any Interview: Interview Skills

Job interview checklist

The School Leaver’s Toolkit is a website with advice and resources for finding your way after leaving school.


Job Search sites

Seek: large job search engine with career information

trademejobs: large numbers of jobs across NZ

Indeed: NZ job search platform

jora: free registration to search jobs

Shopless: Searchable jobs section


The following are links to various career tools to help pupils explore potential careers

Careers New Zealand: helping you make smart decisions about work and learning in New Zealand. This site includes interactive tools and a careers database.

Find My Path: Is a tool that has careers catorgorised into vocational groupings that you click on to find out more about and what qualifications you will need

NZ Defence Forces careers: learn more about the different career opportunities within the NZ Defence Forces (Army, Navy and Air Force), recruitment procedures and requirements.

Air New Zealand Pilot information booklet and training process

Get Aheadshowcases the Primary Industry as a viable career path for pupils not necessarily from rural backgrounds, and including areas from business and marketing to science and economics.

Get Real: real stories from New Zealand’s multi-billion dollar building boom, and how you can be a part of it.

Just the Job: showcases over 240 careers in a range of industries.

Maori Future Makers: inspiring stories of movers and shakers in the Maori world.

No Major Drama: learn about NZ university majors.

Construction: Explore a wide range of opportunities in our exciting and dynamic construction industry

PondrPondr is a free app that helps you search compare and discover courses and allows you to search a huge number of tertiary providers including universities, polytechnics and private training establishments. “Pondr explore” is an innovative feature which profiles your likes and dislikes, and then highlights courses to consider.

Will a Robot Take Your Job? – there are now a range of tools available to help us navigate the impacts of new technology on the labour market, such as AI and automation.  This BBC website is one such tool which calculates the likelihood of a particular job/role/vocation/profession becoming automated or continuing into the foreseeable future.  Another similar calculator created with US statistics is   Will robots take my job?

Skills Active Aotearoa is New Zealand’s industry training organisation for sport, recreation, exercise, and performing arts. We look after skill development in the sport, community recreation, exercise, outdoor recreation, dive, snowsport and performing arts industries. These industries are full of exciting and rewarding jobs that will equip you with the skills and confidence you need to enjoy a fun and fulfilling career.