Careers in focus

The general area in the library for resources on career development and job-hunting is 650.14. This includes books on CV's and resumes. Some additional resources on vocational guidance can be found at 331.702.

Local agencies

  • The Nelson Careers Services office is located at:
    Level 1, NZI House, 105 Trafalgar Street. Ph: (03) 548 1630
  • The Nelson Work and Income Office is located at:
    22 Bridge Street. Ph: 0800 559 009

Online resources

Career Services (Government Agency)
For information about career planning, how to get a job, education and training - plus tools for creating a CV, job matching and career planning and a database with information about the state of the current job market.

Work and Income has helpful information on the following pages:

New Zealand Apprenticeships (Tertiary Education Commission)
Information about the scheme for 16-21 year olds, to get a level 3/4 Certificate and train in their chosen industry. Search by job and region to find out who to talk to.

Industry Training Organisations
This page lists the ITO's active in New Zealand with links to their websites, many of which include a wealth of information about their industry, plus jobs and career advice. Examples:

  • Agriculture ITO eg. bee-keeping, pig, dairy and poultry farming, sheep shearing and wool handling, farm management
  • Aviation, Travel and Tourism: aeronautical engineering, air crew, airport operations, rental car services, tourist operators, casinos, travel agents, tour wholesalers & booking offices, and museums (see their NZSkillsConnect)
  • Community Support Services ITO - the CareerForce site, for elderly care, disability support services, and diversional therapy
  • Infrastructure industries on InfraTrain New Zealand roads:  highways, bridges, water and drainage systems, forestry and rural development and maintenance

Some sectors also have career information on their websites, e.g

Other Links for Job Seekers include:

Rural or farming and seasonal jobs
Websites with advice on job applications and interviews