Jobs & Internships
To maximize your chances of finding work, we recommend using a combination of job hunting strategies – both advertised and in the hidden job market
- Learn the best way to search for jobs from your go-to guide: Job hunting strategies
- Take the Hunting for Jobs tutorial to help you get to grips with the best job search techniques, strategies to network and deal with recruiters.
Most job vacancies and graduate programmes are listed online, including your UC students' job board NZUni Talent. Here are some of the best ways to search for jobs and internships:
Discover degree-based internships and industry opportunities
Build conversations with employers to discover future opportunities
The Hidden Job Market
In Aotearoa New Zealand, the “two-degrees” of separation works to our advantage - we’re connected and mobile enough to grow our networks quickly. As a result, you’ll notice a significant amount of jobs are found through the hidden job market.
The hidden job market refers to jobs that are not advertised. This strategy to searching for opportunities is particularly important if you are seeking work in an environment where many organisations are relatively small or in highly competitive sectors. You may be familiar with the hidden job market, having successfully gained part-time work through networking or directly approaching an employer.
Informational Interviews as a job-search strategy
An informational interview is a secret tool everyone should have in their pocket. It's a great way to gain insider information on employment trends, skills required by employers, as well as confirm whether it is an area of work you are interested in or not. It’s also an opportunity to network (not to mention a much-needed morale boost). It’s up to you to ask the questions at an informational interview so be prepared.