Where to look
Most jobs in NZ are advertised online. Many companies and government agencies recruit using online sites.
Many companies now show vacancies on their own websites. It may be worthwhile for you to search the websites of local companies or preferred employers, especially for IT companies.
Work and income vacancy listings
Applying for one of our jobs
You need to register with us before we can refer you to a job listed on Find a Job. You don’t have to be a Work and Income client. If you want to register contact us
Online job search
When you’re looking at advertised jobs, take the time to consider jobs you might not have thought of. Read more than just the title, and keep an open mind, so you don’t miss anything suitable. If you’re interested, apply for it – even if you think you don’t have all the skills (most people won’t). Often the skills the employer asks for are their wishlist and they know they’re unlikely to get someone with everything.
Trade Me Jobs
Search for jobs by location, category, type and/or keyword.
Search for jobs, get daily job emails and post your CV online.
Careers New Zealand
This site lists over 100 job vacancy websites and recruitment agencies. They are also an excellent source for career and job information and have a tools and templates you can use.
Many recruitment consultants don’t list all their jobs on their websites. When a vacancy arises, they first check their internal database for candidates who have already been interviewed. So, register with agencies any time.
There are many employment databases that you can upload your details to. These services allow you to promote yourself to an employer in your own words. It also allows employers to browse your profile and contact you directly if they are interested in you.
Some government agencies also give you the opportunity to upload your CV into their system, so you could be considered for vacancies before they are even advertised. Check out the websites of organisations you’d like to work for to see if you can do this.