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Considering Self Employment


Will a career aptitude test help you decide what you should do with your life?
Why are they so appealing? Do they actually help us figure out what to do with our lives or find our dream job?    If this is a question that you are pondering then read this blog written by Sophie Miller on the Escape the City blog.

The website for Careers NZ. Jobs Database takes you to an extensive list of accurate job descriptions found in the New Zealand marketplace.  
O*Net online
  • This US website has comprehensive links to Careers, Industry groups, Bright Job Outlook, New and Emerging Jobs, and the Green Economy Sector.  It also includes Hollands codes. 
  • A British site.  Jobs and Work Experience provides approximately 650 job descriptions. 
  • A very comprehensive list of degrees and job opportunities for new graduates.  Look under jobs and work experience / Types of jobs. - link
The Princeton Review
A US site for school leavers and graduates.  Also has a brief "Day in the Life of" description of a wide range of jobs.
Robert Walters Salary Data 2015
Scroll down – NZ is on pages  273 to 298 - link
Hays Recruiting – Salary Guide 2014
To receive a free pdf copy of the Hays Salary Guide for 2014, you need to provide your details and the guide will be emailed to you - link
  • Business Profiles of New Zealand's Top 100/500 etc Companies. 
Ideo is an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow.
An enormous site of digital slideshow ideas across all industries -  -

Jora NZ

My Job Space

Global Career Link
Great service to access if you are a young professional in New Zealand wanting to get to the front of the job seeker queue in the UK or  Australia.  
  • Specialises in finance, accounting, banking, IT, law, marketing & communications, human resources, engineering and teaching roles.  
  • Enables you to be 100% ready to work in your destination job market on arrival.   They offer a Resource Centre, Job Portal and Marketing Support services.
Career Jet
A selection of jobs, trainee roles and internships. 
Local Government Careers
Job vacancies and advice on careers in local government in New Zealand.
Job vacancy website for the New Zealand Government
One Shift
Here you will find jobs in Australia if you are looking to move.  

The New Way to Work
An excellent 16 min TedTalk  which will help you to think about a new way to find work by Charlie Hoehn - link
Getting a first job
Tips from career specialist Jim Bright - video

Everything I Knew about the College Job Hunt Was WRONG 
Universal excellent advice to school leavers and graduates anywhere -  link
Top 10 telephone tips for calling about a job
From CareerFAQs - link
Interviewing Tools
Sound advice written by Career Dynamic about how to successfully interview for a job - download

Optimising your profile - link1  link2
Under “How to get a job” use “Job vacancy and recruitment websites” to access an extensive range of link sites.  

Agriculture and horticulture
Defence Careers
Automotive and transport
Engineering, industrial and manufacturing
Health and community
Hospitality and tourism
Retail World Resources -  job vacancy website in the retail industry
Information technology and telecommunications

Everything to do with home businesses
Franchise New Zealand
The “Buy Your Own Business” site
Resources from New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED)
Local councils typically provide free advice and support for businesses.