Browse our news section for all things relating to Youth Employment Success. Here you will find updates on the campaign, news from employers and our youth.

We Provide Opportunities to Youth that Won't Cost Anything!

Thursday June 7, 2018

Here at Youth Employment Success, we want to help youth out as much as possible with getting in to their desired industries and to do so, we offer a wide range of opportunities that won’t cost you (the employer) or the youth anything other than a little bit of time!

How to Follow up After an Interview

Monday December 18, 2017

Have you ever had an interview for a job and hadn’t heard back but thought that you wouldn’t have been able to do any better? 

What Employers Look for in a Job Interview

Monday December 18, 2017

Have you ever wondered what is going through the employer's mind when you're sitting in an interview? We can’t tell you what they're thinking but we can give you some handy hints to what employers are looking for throughout the interview process.

Hiring Youth Employees 

Wednesday November 8, 2017

Are you looking to advertise a vacant role for a youth? Lose the traditional forms of advertising (newspaper and word of mouth) and be on the channels that youth are looking within.

Industry Showcase: Retail - Bedpost Dunedin 

Tuesday October 17, 2017

How do you make a start in the retail industry? We spoke to the owners of Bedpost Dunedin, Alan and Denise about what they look for in their employees. 

Taking up Opportunities

Monday October 16, 2017

Opportunties avaliable for young Dunedin job seekers, and the benefits of applying for them. 

Industry Showcase: Social Work - Pact Dunedin

Monday October 2, 2017

Ever considered social work as a career path? We spoke to Pact Dunedin about what types of personal qualities and skills the industry requires. 

Christmas Casual Employment - Retail 

Wednesday September 20, 2017

While working over your Summer holiday break may not sound appealing to some, scoring a job as a Christmas Casual could be the best thing you do this year! 

Industry Showcase: T&G Global

Thursday August 31, 2017

T & G Global are an exporting company that works with local fruit growers and works to get the product to where it needs to be in the quickest time possible. 

Industry Showcase: Interior Design - Oreily Design 

Tuesday August 22, 2017

What does it take to become an interior designer? We spoke to Donna Gibbons of Oreily Design about her journey. 

Youth Employment Success Celebration 2017 

Friday June 23, 2017

A fantastic evening to celebrate an incredibly successful 12 months of YES. Now 67 endorsed employers offering over 700 opportunities to Dunedin youth. 

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Friday February 24, 2017

A question asked of us from primary school through to adulthood.  For some of us who've been in the workforce for 30+ years, we still can't answer it, so how does a young person?

Youth Employment Success Otago Chamber of Commerce Business After 5

Thursday January 26, 2017

A fantastic evening at Innov8HQ to celebrate Youth Employment in Dunedin. 

YES Opportunities: What's on offer?

Sunday September 4, 2016

From a CV review to business walkthroughs and mock interviews, Dunedin's YES employers are happily offering all local youth a number of different employment-based opportunities.  

Certificates and Celebrations All Round at Latest YES Event! 

Sunday July 10, 2016

We couldn't have asked for a better turn out to our Youth Employment Success Celebration event - we received over 100 RSVP's! We even got a bit of press coverage from TVNZ to boot!

We've registered almost 40 Businesses & created 400+ Employment Based Opportunities!

Friday July 1, 2016

Since launch, Youth Employment Success has seen and heard some amazing success stories come from Dunedin's local community.

July 7th YES Celebration Event - RSVP Now! 

Friday July 1, 2016

We're celebrating YES's successes to date, taking the time to say thanks, well done and congratulations to all the amazing businesses on board with the initiative - and you and your team are invited!

Hindsight Advice: Stories for Employment Success 

Tuesday June 28, 2016

We recently reached out to our Facebook following and asked the question 'What piece of career advice would you give your younger self if you had the chance?' We had such an amazing response that we couldn't help but share - Check out below for some words of wisdom as told...

YES Campaign Launch Event a Resounding Success!  

Friday May 13, 2016

With over 65 attendees,  Youth Employment Success has officially launched, ready to engage and supporting locals working towards a Dunedin that doesn't accept disengaged youth. 

How to Write a Great CV

Wednesday April 27, 2016

Your CV is the first thing a future employer will look at when hiring new people. In order to get that all-important interview, we've put together a few tips and tricks to help you build a polished CV to help you get a foot in the door!  

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