Date
22 February 2024

Develop job hunting skills

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Practise skills employers value

Practise skills employers value

Discuss with students the seven essential employability skills and how they can develop them.

Posters and more information is available on the Careers NZ website.

  1. Positive attitude
  2. Communication
  3. Teamwork
  4. Self-management
  5. Willingness to learn
  6. Thinking skills (problem solving and decision making)
  7. Resilience

Source: Careers NZ (opens in a new tab/window)

Practise self-advocacy skills

Practise self-advocacy skills

Ben talks about the self-advocacy skills he uses to request and explain the supports he needs to be successful.

Video hosted on Youtube http://youtu.be/UN7dDBCmxxE

Create CVs and cover letters

Create CVs and cover letters

A CV or Curriculum Vitae showcases a person’s work experience, achievements, awards and qualifications.

A cover letter accompanies a CV when you apply for a job.

The School Leavers’ Toolkit and Careers NZ have tips and tools students can use.

Prepare for job interviews

Prepare for job interviews

To prepare for job interviews, research the place of employment, discuss appropriate dress code, and practise interview questions and techniques.

The School Leaver’s Toolkit and Careers NZ have tips and tools students can use.

Check the job offer

Check the job offer

Help students to understand their rights and responsibilities at work and to check job offers.

Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Prepare students with future-focused skills”:

Return to the guide “Preparing students to leave school”

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