Core Seminar 2: How to find a job | Job search strategies



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Ever thought about how finding a job is like rock climbing?

In this video, Nell (UC Career Consultant) will walk you through various job search techniques. And just like rock-climbing, find out why agility and resilience are vital to finding opportunities that are right for you.

This seminar will cover:
Tahi: The importance of knowing what you want
Rua: The avenues for finding work
Toru: How to create an effective job search kete (basket)
Whā: Can you create your own job?
Rima: Identifying and overcoming potential barriers

Quick links:

• To Core career seminars YouTube Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAPOTgSD-mo&list=PLWeo7FN69zQSDnWhzXRqu3Jjl-Z75VvH6
• UC Careers website: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/careers/
• Love your career by Caroline Sandford: https://loveyourcareer.co.nz/product/love-your-career-from-the-start/
• WDF Top 10 skills of 2025: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/top-10-work-skills-of-tomorrow-how-long-it-takes-to-learn-them/
• UCSA Clubs: https://ucsa.org.nz/clubs/
• Activities recognised by CCR: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/life/co-curricular-record-ccr/ccr-activities/
• LinkedIn Tutorial: https://uccareers.careercentre.me/u/sf7fygbj
• Elevator Pitch Builder: https://uccareers.careercentre.me/u/at4so9yn
• NZUni Talent: https://uccareers.careercentre.me/u/861h50t6
• Indeed: https://nz.indeed.com/
• Jobs.govt.nz
• Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/
• HRNZ: https://hrnz.org.nz/
• Engineering New Zealand: https://www.engineeringnz.org/
• Careers Brochures: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/careers/subjects/
• Canterbury Museum: https://www.canterburymuseum.com/about-us/careers/
• Tesla: https://www.tesla.com/en_NZ/careers/search/
• Recruitment agencies in Christchurch: https://www.topreviews.co.nz/best-recruitment-agencies-christchurch/
• GoinGlobal: https://online.goinglobal.com/
• Job Search Dairy: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/media/documents/careers-internships-and-employment/brochures/CRIN664_CAREERS_Job_Hunting_GDE_8-12.pdf
• Preparing a CV: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/media/documents/careers-internships-and-employment/brochures/CRIN664_CAREERS_Job_Hunting_GDE_Preparing_CV.pdf
• Interview and Assessment Tool: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/careers/get-career-ready/interview-support/
• UC Centre of Entrepreneurship: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/business/uce/
• Business Mentors NZ: https://www.businessmentors.org.nz/?utm_term=business%20mentors%20nz&utm_campaign=&utm_source=adwords&utm_medium=ppc&hsa_acc=5665296025&hsa_cam=15985934344&hsa_grp=132927400775&hsa_ad=576524865838&hsa_src=g&hsa_tgt=kwd-371367191924&hsa_kw=business%20mento
• Ministry of Awesome: https://ministryofawesome.com/
• Workplace Skills programme: https://uccareers.careercentre.me/u/7hq57vfx
• CCR Skills and attributes: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/life/co-curricular-record-ccr/ccr-skills-and-attributes/
• LinkedIn Jobs: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/?src=go-pa&trk=li_sem_namer_careers_jobsgtm_CON-C_NAMER_US_T1_EN-US_SEM_SEM_GoogleAds_NA_ALL_NA_NA_Core_JobsLP_Headterms-Linkedin-Jobs_Brand_Exact_network=g_campaign=15162283135_keyword=linkedin%20jobs&src=go-pa&mcid=68620980
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