Starting your job search
When you’re looking for a new job it’s best to start with a plan. You need to make sure you’ll have everything you need when you start applying for jobs.
Being out of work is tough. Finding a job can also be frustrating and hard. Work and Income can help you turn things around.
There are lots of reasons to work. It’s better for your family and better for your health. You can also earn a lot more working, even if you’re on the minimum wage, than you get on a benefit like Jobseeker Support.
When it comes to finding work some people need a lot of help, others don’t need much at all. No one size fits all.
Work and Income helps in a number of ways. We talk to you about your skills and needs, and put you in touch with the most suitable job opportunities. There are things you need to do to improve your chances of finding work.
Here is practical advice on how to look for work, and tools to help. It tells you what to do when you find work, and how Work and Income can support you entering employment.
Other useful information can also be found on the Careers NZ website.
If you don't have internet access visit your nearest Work and Income office which has a self-service kiosk that accesses all websites listed in here.
If you would like help with your job search contact us