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Career Guidance

Career resources at our Libraries and links to websites for career advice, resume writing, courses, university or tertiary training and job search.
Updated: 20/12/2019 10:16 a.m.

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Career information in the Library

Carl and Mary Leonard Collection

Carl and Mary Leonard Career Collection (CML) in the Teens area at Whangarei Central Library has books and CDs about careers, training information plus overviews of jobs in different industries.

Tertiary education information

We have latest brochures and course calendars for most New Zealand universities and technical Institutes.

My Career Match

A free online preference based career survey that helps people choose a career that’s right for them. It focuses on what an individual is good at and the careers that match their natural strengths and provides ‘must know’ information to write a winning resume.

You will need to be a member of Whangarei Libraries to access this website using your library card number to login. 

My Career Match 

Career website links

Career advice

Careers New Zealand - Helping you make decisions about work and training in New Zealand

Motor Industry Training Organisation

People Potential - Short courses for people looking to gain employment

PORSE Early Childhood Training

New Zealand Armed Forces websites 

New Zealand Army 

Royal New Zealand Air Force 

Royal New Zealand Navy 

Tertiary education websites

New Zealand university websites

University of Auckland

AUT: Auckland University of Technology

University of Waikato

Massey University

Victoria University of Wellington

University of Canterbury

Lincoln University

University of Otago

Institutes of Technology websites

Avonmore Tertiary Institute

Christchurch Polytechnic

MAINZ - Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand for careers in the music industry

NMIT - Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology


The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

SIT - Southern Institute of Technology

Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Unitec Institue of Technology

Training colleges and schools

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

The Learning Connexion International School of Art and Creativity

Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School

New Zealand School of Tourism

Travel Careers New Zealand

Teach NZ

The University of Auckland's Tai Tokerau Campus Whangarei

Job search websites

Job vacancy and recruitment websites

Looking for a Job at Work and Income New Zealand

Seek New Zealand


Career One Australian Job Search


StarNow - Acting, models, dancers, photography, crew, musicians, etc.

Looking for information and inspiration about a possible job choice? Try visiting TVNZ Just the job.

Just the Job​​



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