Services for Job Seekers

Services for Job Seekers

Job seekers who work with a job mentor and regularly attend job search information sessions are more successful in finding skilled employment.

How can we help job seekers?
We are here to help you in your search for meaningful, skilled work here in Wellington. Many migrants come to New Zealand with great qualifications and experience but can find it hard to understand the ‘kiwi’ employment culture and the different ways to look for a job here.  There are two main ways we can help with this.

Job Mentoring
We recruit and train volunteer job mentors who work with you one-on-one during your job search. Your job mentor is often from a similar industry background to you and meets you regularly to provide guidance and advice on how to search for jobs in Wellington.  Job mentors can help with anything from writing CVs and cover letters, understanding job descriptions, preparing for interviews or helping with job searching and networking.

To find out more about working with a job mentor please click here.

The Job Mentoring Service also offers regular events that job seekers can attend such as workshops and job seekers’ sessions.  All workshops have regular guest speakers talking about important job search topics. These events are a great chance for you to network and make friends and connections.

Who is eligible for the Job Mentoring Service?

To be eligible for our service, you must be a skilled migrant with a valid work visa to work in New Zealand. You must have at least six months left before your visa expires, or hold permanent residency.

You will also need to:

  • have a good level of written and spoken English
  • be from a non-English speaking background
  • have a tertiary qualification and/or professional work experience in your home country, and
  • be in the country for less than 2 years or be looking for your first job in NZ

If you are unsure whether or not you qualify, please ask.

What next?
To ask any questions or register – please get in touch