TIPS & FAQ's

Here you can find FAQ’s & Tips on the Career Spot E-Books including CV tips and working with CV Templates.

TIPS ON WORKING WITH TEMPLATES

Working with CV Templates

  • Download as WORD
  • Save the document onto your device: e.g. Joanne Ostler CV 2018
  • If you are new to Word, you may find the standard CV formats easier to manage
  • Two column CV formats are quite straightforward but a little fiddly in terms of working with text boxes
  • If you want extra help for working with text boxes you’ll find lots of short and free tutorials on YouTube – e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slateuunUhY
  • If the template has a footer, remember to add your own name
  • (Note that the PDF downloads are simply examples to show you how the file ‘should’ look)

TIP #1

In NZ we’re lucky to have some great sources of online information. The information is generalised – and will never be as good as visiting in person and talking to people in jobs of interest – but it’s a good place to start to find out more about jobs, career paths and prospects. E.g.

https://www.careers.govt.nz/
http://occupationoutlook.mbie.govt.nz/
https://www.victoria.ac.nz/careers/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree

TIP #2

Everyone knows to look for jobs on the big job websites like Seek and TradeMe, but not everyone knows some of the other sources such as:

https://jobs.govt.nz/

https://www.careers.govt.nz/job-hunting/finding-work/job-vacancy-and-recruitment-websites/

TIP #3

Different devices open Word files differently. Sometimes a Word document will look fabulous on your screen but if you send to someone else, it shows up differently and perhaps with pages misaligned. This is obviously a problem! To avoid this problem, convert your Word file into PDF before you send. There are several free PDF converters (and lots of paid ones too). For example, here’s one that I use: https://online2pdf.com/#

WHERE TO START LOOKING FOR JOBS

We direct most of our clients to these websites to look for what’s available on the job market.

Seek Logo

Do you need more help?

https://www.worklifecareer.com/