Finding employment

There are many career resources and professional networks that can help students find out about employment opportunities in new Zealand. This page list websites, professional networks and ethnic business associations for students from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Job search and employability

AUT University Career Services runs the New to NZ Employability workshops to familiarise non-native students with New Zealand workplace culture, employer expectations, CVs and cover letters, job search strategies, interview skills, etc. You can also make an appointment to see one of AUT’s careers consultants who can assist with your career planning.

Contact AUT's Career Services

Career resources

AUT CareerHub
An online career and employment portal that gives AUT students and graduates access to current job listings, upcoming career and industry related events, career workshops and career resources.

New Kiwis
An online employment services website managed by the Auckland Chamber of Commerce to connect new migrants with potential employers in New Zealand.

New Zealand Now
An online information service provided by Immigration New Zealand for new migrants to help them settle and work in New Zealand.

Join their Facebook page

Work Talk
Video clips on common situations that migrant workers and New Zealand employers experience in cross-cultural communications.

Careers NZ
This is a NZ government funded organisation that has a jobs database where you can find jobs by industry and interest area.


Any career consultant will tell you how important networking is as a strategy when you're searching for jobs. Sometimes it's not about what you know but whom you know that will gain you access to potential job openings. You can tap into social media or use the face-to-face approach for networking. Below are some avenues to help you create and build your social and professional network:

Build your profile, connect with professionals in your industry, join networking groups.

Young migrants’ professional networks Ethnic business associations

Networking events
AUT regularly holds career and industry related events, as well as sponsors’ seminars in partnership with community organisations and various professional or business associations. These are opportunities for you to connect with key contacts in business and community, and also a way for you to get noticed.

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Last updated: 13-Jun-2016 9.48am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.