Welcome to Wellington City Libraries' page of resources on Careers and Job hunting. Here you'll find a cross-section of what the library holds with some quick links into our online databases and the library's catalogue, and links to websites selected by our subject librarians. The Dewey Decimal call numbers for Careers as a subject are 650.1 and 331.
Risk/reward : why intelligent leaps and daring choices are the best career moves you can make / Anne Kreamer.
"We entertain ourselves with modest risk-- the scary movie, the party full of strangers, the weekend in Vegas. But when it comes to our careers, when self-identity and security hang in the balance, most of us don't like to play the odds very aggressively. While some of us are natural born thrill seekers, the majority of us are hardwired to avoid risk. But, Anne Kreamer argues, in the current workplace, that very avoidance could be putting us in a far more precarious position than we know. Consider these startling facts: The average job lasts 4 years-- or less. If you are in your 20s... you will have 11 jobs over the course of your working life. If you are in your 40s... you will have to change careers 2 more times. If you are in your 60s... you will likely have to work for another 10-20 years. Kreamer makes a compelling case that we all need to think and act more like entrepreneurs on our own behalf and become practitioners of the art of risk. Through proprietary research and her own keen record as a trend spotter, Kreamer convinces us of the necessity to embrace risk as a healthy and forward-thinking attribute and a way to improve the quality and longevity of our working lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Own your future : how to think like an entrepreneur and thrive in an unpredictable economy / Paul B. Brown ; with Charles F. Kiefer and Leonard A. Schlesinger.
This book helps you apply the simple model used by successful serial entrepreneurs--Act, Learn, Build, Repeat--to reinvent the way you maneuver in an unpredictable job market.
What color is your parachute? guide to rethinking interviews : ace the interview and land your dream job / Richard N. Bolles.What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Interviews: Ace the Interview and Land Your Dream Job
"The first interview book from thenbsp; What Color Is Your Parachute?nbsp; career guru Richard Bolles. Interviews instill fear in many a job-hunter, but this empowering guide from legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles reveals that interviews are really just conversations to determine if the work--and workplace--is a great fit for both parties.nbsp; For the first time, Bolles combines his decades of experience with the latest studies and job-market research to create an all-in-one guide for the whole interview process, from pre-interview research to elevator pitches, "tell me about yourself" questions, and salary negotiation. This slender handbook provides just the essentials: the three most important things you need to know about interviews, the five questions you must have answers for, and an ingenious summary of how to succeed. With this guide in hand, you'll walk into interviews with confidence, armed with the means to impress--and hopefully land your dream job." (Syndetics summary)
Do over : rescue Monday, reinvent your work, and never get stuck / Jon Acuff.
You already have everything you need for an amazing career. In fact, you've had it since day one. If you've hit your career ceiling or hit a bump, Acuff shows you how to call a Do Over-- how to reinvent your work and get unstuck. You might get a jump to a new role, or a surprising opportunity to a new career. It takes relationships, skills, character, and hustle-- and now is the time to apply them.
New rules of the game : 10 strategies for women in the workplace / Susan Packard.
"The co-founder of HGTV shows how women can achieve their career goals using techniques of gamesmanship. New Rules of the Game provides insights, tips and direction to women in business, based on experiences from author and HGTV co-founder Susan Packard's own 30 year career, along with a dozen other prominent executives. Packard advocates for a revolutionary new perspective for businesswomen, which she calls "gamesmanship" -- a strategic way of thinking that cultivates creativity, focus, optimism, teamwork, and competitiveness. These strategies are seen in the gaming and sports worlds and often among men, but women can utilize these skills as well to learn to: compete outwardly instead of inwardly, take loss in stride, provide the emotional distance necessary to succeed at work, think tactically, step up with more grit to get the next win, level the playing field by understanding how male colleagues think and win at work, and, add excitement to their careers."-- Provided by publisher. ..
SEEK Employment site.
The advice & tips page has some great information.
The Riley Guide Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the net
Included in this free guide is information on using the internet as a tool in the job search process and links to hundreds of job resources, and information guides.
- Tips on How to Find a Job Over 50 in a Competitive Market
- Careers New Zealand cv and cover letter templates.
JobXcareer sample resumes
This site has some great industry specific samples
Job Bank - Work and Income NZ
This is the job vacancies site of Work and Income NZ. Choose your region, then click on the industry or type of work you are interested in.
For Maori focused employment opportunities. The site is independent of all recruitment consultancies, so jobs are listed from a variety of sources.
Neuvoo is a job search engine that indexes jobs directly from companies' career websites, placement agencies and job boards
An employment project by the Auckland Chamber of Commerce and funded by the NZ Immigration service.
NZ Government online
Information and vacancies in the state sector, and Local government careers
Job vacancies from within NZ, and Australia. Includes a virtual interview section.
Student job search
Free employment service for students. Year-round part-time, casual and summer vacancies.
- Trade me Job vacancy site.
- Big Idea creative industry job opportunities.
Upgrading your skills
- Open Polytechnic
Wellington High School Adult and Community classes.
Either view the course index online or pick up a brochure at your local library.
- Modern Apprenticeships
English Teaching College Stepping Up Programme
The programme is sponsored by Microsoft and is a free internet and computer training for adults. It is designed for anyone with basic computer knowledge to develop their skills a step further in areas of direct relevance to their work and life.
Wellington Institute of Technology (Weltec) 2015 prospectus
Weltec provides an extensive range of nationally and internationally recognised qualifications, including certificate, diploma and degree programmes, including business focused courses, and a number of free computer courses, as well as summer semesters
New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Here you can search for unit standards and qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework, as well as search for accredited providers
Key transferable skills
Auckland Business School Skills Audit
A great site which provides a tool for assessing your skills
- Careers New Zealand: skills gained outside the workforce
- About.com transferable skills
Networking and the hidden job market
Although there are many employment sites on the internet, it is useful to remember that growing numbers of people find their new job through the hidden job market - i.e. through contacts. This is one area where experienced workers have an advantage through years of connections, both personal and professional. Volunteering is a good way to enlarge your network of contacts, whilst allowing you to help a cause.
Networking: Build and use professional networks to kick-start your career
University of Otago Career Development Centre
- About.com articles on networking
A unique social venture dedicated to researching, understanding and addressing the needs of all professional working women in New Zealand
- Do you want to be a more effective networker
- New Zealand Trust for Conservation Volunteers
- Successful resumes: navigating the hidden job market through networking
Volunteer Wellington, is an independent non-profit organisation and provides the essential voluntary workforce needed to maintain and sustain the work of more than 250 community based and not-for-profit organisations in the greater Wellington region
Volunteering New Zealand
This is the National Association for the Promotion of Volunteering in the community, with links to many agencies who use volunteers
WWF New Zealand
Volunteers are encouraged to initiate and participate in education, public awareness, practical conservation and fundraising events
- Australia's Graduate Jobs directory 2015
Debt Payoff Calculator
This useful tool is produced by Simple dollar.com and although American will be relevant to New Zealand students.
- NZ Graduates site
New Kiwis - NZ Job search strategy - what you need to know to find a job in New Zealand
Neon National Equal Opportunities Network
The Commission has recorded the voice of young New Zealanders in its latest resource meant for radio and internet broadcast. Five audio stories examine the youth employment issue in New Zealand. The voice of marginalised youth such as Māori, Pacific, disabled and migrants is covered by the resource
Dress For Success Wellington
Part of a international not-for-profit organization which enables 30,000 low-income women in over 70 cities world-wide each year to make tailored transitions into the workforce by providing interview suits, confidence boosts and career development
The company addresses the unemployment issues of the over 40's/baby boomers whilst at the same time providing a quality home service to homeowners using their tradesmen and handymen
Where to start first
Careers New Zealand
Careers New Zealand is a government site that has everything you need to help you make smart decisions about work and learning in New Zealand. The home page of Careers New Zealand links to a whole toolbox of useful pages, including:
Selected online articles
Our online databases
Articles available through our online databases
Note: NOTE: The articles below are from the EBSCO database, part of mygateway.info and can be accessed full-text online. If you have not accessed Ebsco within the last thirty days, you need to login to our online databases here first with your library card details.
This page is written and maintained by Marilyn Domney, our Libraries' Business Customer Specialist. I'd be pleased to hear from you about this page - contact me with any feedback.