You hear it all the time if you’ve been job searching or even thinking about getting work. If you’ve been to Vic Careers you would have heard it from us as well. Interpersonal Skills – one of the key set of skills most actively sought by employers. In fact, strong interpersonal skills always appear in […]

It’s that time of year when the Careers team are catching up with employers and looking at recruitment trends for 2014. This morning, Ida and I went to pay a visit to the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment to learn more about the Procurement Graduate Programme currently being advertised on CareerHub. Procurement? What kind of […]

Happy New Year everyone! Summer is officially here (at least in Wellington) and we’re starting the countdown towards Semester One 2013. I know it will be another busy year for all our students but I hope everyone will come and pay us a visit at some point. January is a perfect time to create a […]

A big welcome to all new and returning students – we hope you have a great year here at Vic.  A big hello to all recent grads as well – remember you can still use Vic Careers to help you with your job search. There are 3 very good reasons why you need to come […]

In our office we deal with people on a daily basis who are feeling a little bit lost – either in their study choices, their future study choices or in their career choices.

If you are one of those people there is lots of exploration and research work you can do which can help identify your skills, interest areas and values to match up with potential qualifications and employment options.  Here are some resources you can try:

Career Quest – Career Quest is a good interactive tool you can try to help you match skills you have or would like to have, and personal and study interests, to potential occupations.  It’s free and available to use on the Careers NZ website: http://www2.careers.govt.nz/tools/careerquest/.   We also have a version here at Vic Careers.

Skill Matcher – You might like to try another interactive tool from the Careers NZ website to help match your skills to job ideas:  http://www2.careers.govt.nz/tools/skill-matcher/

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We’re half way through Trimester One and we’ve had a few people coming into the office telling us they aren’t enjoying what they’re studying because they’ve realised it’s the wrong choice or it’s not what they expected. Getting into University and subsequently the job market is so much more competitive these days and it can […]

I recently completed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) questionnaire here at Vic Careers. It’s a self report questionnaire used to measure and describe people’s preferences on how they like to get information and make decisions. After completing the questionnaire you assess yourself to work out what personality type you think you might be – there […]