Employability Blog

NZ's Fastest Growing Jobs in 2020, according to SEEK NZ

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What sectors, industries and roles are showing signs of positive growth as we near the end of this Covid ridden year? SEEK NZ offer a picture of what is happening in the job market and the industries that are showing growth. Useful information for new graduates!

Looking for Work - Tips from Creative Employers

Hustle sign

Be creative, hustle, get in front of people, give anything a go and do your research. That was the advice from 6 creative young employers who attended various sessions at AUT this semester. They’ve all experienced rejection and success. They may even be hiring. See what they have to say

Graduates and Interns wanted, despite Covid

Graduate in new job

Optimism is high for on-campus recruitment service AUT Internz after a record placement of interns and graduate candidates last month, despite the impact of Covid-19 on recruitment earlier on the New Zealand economy.

“Students and graduates were scared there would not be any jobs, but there are jobs out there, and some businesses are expanding ,” says AUT Internz Candidate Manager Jade Bradley.

Conquering the final reflection


Volunteering - tick! Leadership - tick! Employability workshops - tick! You'll be feeling good. Just the final Edge reflection/Beyond interview to go and you'll have completed the award you've put many hours of free time into.

So don’t ruin it all now by not allowing enough time to work on your Final Reflection/Interview. Typically, it can take from 2 to 8 hours to draft, refine, polish and complete

Why would you want a career .... dealing with grotty feet?

Diabetic podiatrist working on a foot

Smelly, spongy or gangrenous – whatever condition feet are in – diabetic podiatrist Ramona Frost finds it a challenge and a puzzle to make feet better. It's a career she loves because of the difference it can make to people's lives.

LinkedIn & Job Search Tips from Recruiter

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Online networking through LinkedIn is massive, says BDO internal talent acquisition manager Phillipa Dale who has worked in recruitment since 2004. As someone who receives torrents of invitations to connect on LinkedIn, she is well placed to share advice and insights on using LinkedIn appropriately and well.

Co-op, internship, lockdown - more than was expected!

Kirria Person

When Kirria Person approached Spacetime managing director about a co-operative placement, she had no idea it would turn into an internship. Nor then she know she’d spend a good amount of her time working remotely at Spacetime because of lockdown.

Hiding in bed or preparing to job search?

Sheets hiding

So are you ready? Are you ready to put your best foot forward and get out and get a job? Or you not even bothering to answer because you are too busy applying for heaps of online jobs expecting a recruiter will read your generic CV and give you the job? Or do you simply want to hide under your sheets whenever job search is mentioned? Find out how to become Match Ready for job search.

Why bother with LinkedIn?

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I bet you’ve been told again and again that a LinkedIn profile is an essential part of your job search. Yet, how often do you think, “Why should I bother?”

Internships still happen during Covid-19

Tip - you got this

When everything is so uncertain, is there any point in applying for an internship? Definitely, says AUT business and information systems student Kirria Person who was in her second week of a placement with Spacetime in March when Covid-19 shut the country down.

Kirria says Spacetime adapted quickly, setting up on-line meetings and creating slightly different roles and activities for her. There was no suggestion of the placement not continuing. As a result her time with Spacetime was a much richer experience..So what are internships?