The Careers Hub is located at student services. The Careers team can help with:
Career planning and goal-setting
Job seeking (part-time and full-time)
Creating CV's and cover letters
Job interview preparation
Link with apprenticeship providers for all trades
Year 13: planning for the year and beyond, tracking progress, support as necessary
Parents and Whānau members are the biggest influencers:
As a parent, guardian and whānau member you play a significant role in ensuring your child, our rangatahi, gain the best information, advice and guidance to prepare them for life beyond Wakatipu High School. We encourage you to take an active role in your child’s Careers Education. Understanding the changes in the Labour Market is equally as important as knowing the education providers that are available, as it is this information about the growth and changing dynamics of the workplace and future industry trends that may help develop and support a successful career for your child. Some good sites to consider:
Inspiring Females in Careers: The Female Career podcasts – Listen to New Zealand's trailblazing women sharing the twists and turns of their career journeys with Leadership Coach Anna Johnstone. An inspiring collection of open, honest career conversations with a diverse range of kiwi women. From journalists to lawyers, jewellers to farmers, board directors to entrepreneurs - and everything in between! - their career highlights, challenges, and advice will inspire you in your own career.
Released every Tuesday morning you can listen for free on:
MoneyHub’s Student Jobs Guide – includes useful tips and resources for getting a part-time or holiday job, as well as lists of NZ companies who currently employ students.
YouthHub is like the LinkedIn for young people. The site enables young people to build an online profile and CV which they can enhance at any time with information, photos and videos. They can also record their activities and skills, seek references, learn about new opportunities and apply for training or jobs.
StudyLink helps students make informed decisions about their tertiary student finance, how to apply for it and manage it online. This is where you can find out about and apply for Student Loans and Student Allowances. In order to register, you will need certain information and documentation, such as your IRD number, bank account details and parents’ income details and evidence (for Student Allowance applications).
Careers NZ is one of the most useful websites for anyone exploring potential career options. Here you can find information on over 400 different roles/jobs/vocations, including what the work involves, key skills and aptitudes, earning potential, availability of work, training & qualification requirements with links to different training providers, entry requirements, and so on. There are also lots of useful tools for getting career ideas, creating your CV, tips on finding work, etc.
CareerCentralis an online digital platform that you can log into using your KAMAR username and login that access the CareersNZ jobs database and also has some other useful features. You can build up a personal profile with your own unique skills, strengths and interests, as well as keep track of jobs/careers that interest you in your Job Bank. Jobs are also linked to current advertisements on TradeMe, which can really help you explore the employment prospects in a particular field.
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