Resources

From interview tips, to contract advice or suggested training providers, we’ve put together a wealth of resources. Curated with youth employment in mind, these aim to build knowledge and bridge the gap between businesses and younger members of the workforce.

Forward Planning for Career Success

Wednesday October 5, 2016

When it comes to choosing a job, occupation or career, there's no such thing as a right or wrong decision - your choice may be right for now, but things may change.

Different Generations in the Workforce 

Tuesday July 5, 2016

The workplace can be an incredibly diverse place, with age ranges spanning those in their first jobs through to experienced work veterans. Generally speaking, different generations have different attitudes, behaviors and values as they relate to the workforce.

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...

Tales of Starting Out: Who Gave You Your First Break?  

Friday June 3, 2016

We recently spoke to Darren Jennings of Otago Sheet Metal who reminded us that everyone's career has to start somewhere. Often all it takes to set off a cascade of personal and career success is for one employer to give a young person their first break.

Induction 101: Setting Up Youth For Employment Success

Monday May 2, 2016

Setting up youth for employment success means being prepared, organised and supportive in the initial days and weeks of employment commencement. A good induction ensures the job runs smoothly and ensures new employees to hit the ground running from day one.

Interview Tips & Techniques - For Employers

Sunday May 1, 2016

There's a mass of resources available targeted at up-skilling a job applicants' interview skills, but interviews are two-way conversations; they require skills and preparation on both sides. A skilled interviewer will calm the candidate, relax the atmosphere and extract all critical information needed to make the best recruitment decision for...

Top Attributes Employers Are Looking For When Hiring Youth  

Wednesday April 27, 2016

Whether you're looking to get into the workforce or already in a job, current employers are looking for a specific set of personal qualities from both prospective and current employees. We've identified eight qualities, as recognised by local employers themselves - take a look and see how you weigh up...

Where to Find New Youth Employees

Wednesday April 27, 2016

Looking to employ someone new?  We've put together a quick list of the places they're looking for jobs and ways you can make contact.  

Dunedin Training Providers

Wednesday April 27, 2016

Dunedin has some awesome training institutions to help you up-skill and land that first job. Check them out below! 

Simple and Effective Youth Opportunities That Wont Cost Your Business  

Wednesday April 27, 2016

Giving youth an employment-based opportunity doesn't only mean giving them a job. There are a variety of ways in which you as an established member of Dunedin's business community can give local youth a helping hand into employment.

The Natural Skills Youth Offer To The Workplace.

Wednesday April 27, 2016

Where young people often get a bad wrap from businesses looking to employ new staff,  they naturally possess a lot of unique skills, some of which they may not even be able to articulate themselves. We've put together a skills list to help you better understand what young employees could...

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!  

Tips To Get The Best Out Of Youth Employees

Wednesday April 27, 2016

Youth employees are different from their older counterparts; we know this for a fact. Often viewed as unmotivated, disengaged and easily distracted, we easily forget that they’re equipped with strong technical knowledge, a fresh perspective on your business and a mass of growth potential.  

Interview Tips & Techniques For Youth

Wednesday April 27, 2016

Interviewing for a new job can be incredibly stressful, especially if you are inexperienced or have never had one before. With a bit of practice, you can boost your confidence to help you score that brand new job! We've put together a quick list of tip tips to nail that interview.

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