Preparing for, deciding and taking action on employment.

You will find information about pathway and employment options in the career information section of this site.

​​​​​​​This section includes writing CV's, interview preparation, and finding employment.

Writing a CV

Your CV should shout out "Choose ME"

Your CV needs to highlight your strengths, skills, attitudes and achievements.

Check out the information below. Ask Mrs Green for any help or to edit your CV.

What are employers looking for?

Employability skills

​​​​​​​There are seven skills that make up the ‘employability skills’. These are:

  • Positive attitude
  • Communication
  • Self-management
  • Thinking skills
  • Teamwork
  • Willingness to learn
  • Resilience

Other employability skills include

  • Computing skills
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • A driving licence

Interview preparation

Be prepared, know your skills and strengths, make a good impression, answer with confidence.

​​​​​​​Mrs Green can help with interview preparation.

Be clean and tidy, well groomed

Be on time


Be prepared

Finding employment

Where can you look for employment opportunities?

Personal contacts, recruitment websites, recruitment agencies, cold calling, volunteering

Personal contacts.

Tell everyone you know, friends, whanau etc that you are looking for work.

Work is often gained through friends and whanau


If you don't have a current job or are under 16, try volunteering to gain experience which will lead to paid employment.

Company Websites

If there is a company you want to work for check out their website for employment and approach the company directly

Managing your money and wellbeing while being employed at school or after school

Budgeting, Kiwisaver, tax, staying well and staying positive