Where to look for a job
Organisations look to recruit new graduates every year. You can start your job search by subscribing to email alerts and looking at new job advertisements every day.
You probably know about some of the places employers advertise jobs, but do make sure you've got all the bases covered and are keeping an eye on all of them.
- A comprehensive list of the places you'll find jobs advertised is available at the Career Development and Employability website section, Finding a job and networking.
- If you have a burning desire to work for one or two particular organisations, it's probably worth keeping an eye on their website too.
- Many organisations run presentations and workshops here on campus to help you learn more about their business, the opportunities available and how to apply. These events are advertised in BizStudent Update.
There is more to looking for jobs than searching job advertisements and applying to graduate schemes. It is estimated that almost half of all jobs are never actually advertised. To find out how to crack this "invisible" job market visit How to find a job: The invisible job market.
Graduate recruitment schemes
Many major employers run graduate recruitment schemes every year. Some employ only one or two graduates a year, others hire dozens.
Most of these organisations advertise through the CDES events and jobs board and some come direct to the Business School Careers Centre. Many run presentations, information evenings and skills workshops here on campus to help you make a good application and learn about their business.
To find out about these opportunities and many other career-related events, make sure you're signed up to Auckland CareerHub, the CDES events and jobs board; read our weekly Bizcareers email newsletter; and check out our events listings.
Graduate schemes - application tips
When applying for graduate schemes, there are a couple of important things to remember:
- Don't be disheartened if everyone you know is applying and competing with you for these jobs. Only graduates can apply, so there are probably fewer applicants for these jobs than others you see advertised on Seek, etc.
- When you attend employer presentations or workshops, you're not just finding out about them. They're finding out about you too. Dress smartly and do some preparation. Read about them online. Think of good questions to ask. Be ready to tell them what you're good at and why you'd like to work for them.
Student and graduate job search websites (NZ)
- Business School student career platform
The Business School Careers Centre has collaborated with EFMD Global Network to offer you your very own career platform, connecting you with global internship and graduate positions from companies around the world including Daimler, L’Oreal, Microsoft, Bayer and Amazon, among others.
- United Nations Careers
Internships available throughout the United Nations.
- Careers New Zealand
We strongly recommend that you check out this comprehensive list of job vacancy and recruitment websites. You can search general and industry specific job vacancy websites, student and graduate sites, sites for migrants and a voluntary work section.
- Do Good Jobs
Jobs at not-for-profits and social enterprises.