Get recruitment ready with CDES

Ready, set, go! Get recruitment ready with CDES

Are you dreaming about a job up ahead, but just not quite sure where to start in the search to secure yourself an awesome role? Now is an ideal time to take stock of where you’re heading, and plan the steps that will get you there. Your career future could depend on it.

At CDES, we aim to ensure you have the confidence, skills, direction and CV that will impress so you stand out from the rest. Get recruitment ready with us!

The CDES team of expert Career Development Consultants are based right here on campus with loads of tools, resources and expertise to help you ace your next career move.

Here’s your career checklist:

  • Understand what you are looking for
  • Strengthen your CV and LinkedIn profile
  • Practice interviewing

Learn what you're looking for

Philippa Jaffrey came to CDES before she started meeting with recruiters.

I honestly had no idea where to begin, so I signed up for a two-part workshop
with CDES, hoping to build a foundation of knowledge about analysing myself,
roles and companies. I found the resources incredibly helpful - the exercises
helped me to see that management consulting would be a great fit for my
interests and allow me to do creative problem-solving in a fast-paced environment.

We run a wide range of workshops that can help you to clarify what matters most to you in a career. We want you to find a role you love and we can help you get there.

Strengthen your CV for the world of work

Your CV is usually your first impression to potential employers; it’s important to make it professional and reflective of who you are and the skills you bring, but it needs to stand out! Your CV might be part of a large pile, and you want it to be at the top.

To help you get started, we’ve created an online module that you can access through MyCDES: How to create a CV. Then, drop in and see one of our Career Development Consultants: they have years of experience and know what employers are looking for in your CV.

Drop in sessions

Every weekday between 10.30-11.30am or 3 – 4pm
Kate Edger Information Commons, Room 151, Level One
No bookings needed.

The CDES team helped me to target my CV, get a good sense for what employers are looking for, and know what to expect from the interview process here in New Zealand and it made a difference. 

International PhD student Ahmed Zaki

Book your space now for one of our practical workshops to learn how to write an effective CV, cover letter, and update your LinkedIn profile. These popular, career-oriented workshops are designed to get you (and your CV!) prepared and primed for the world of work.

Showcase your skill set and nail that interview!

Interviewing can be nerve-wracking, but practice makes perfect!

Lucia Tan came to CDES to help prepare for her own interview process with Auckland Transport:

When I landed the interview, the CDES Career Development Consultant led me through mock interview questions and helped me understand what recruiters
were looking for. She also connected me to an alumnus working in finance who
was a huge help in preparing for the specific components of the interview. By
my interview date, I felt confident and prepared, and was delighted when
Auckland Transport offered me a job as a graduate accountant. Getting involved with CDES early set me up for success in my job hunt!

We have the tools you need to walk into your job interview feeling confident and prepared. Interview Stream is a free tool available through MyCDES that lets you practice questions anywhere, anytime. Plus, our Career Development Consultants specialise in a range of study disciplines, so we can help you based on your degree and where you’re interviewing. Don’t miss the chance to connect with them for a one-on-one chat.

We can’t wait to see the future you create and, at CDES, we’re committed to doing all we can to help you on your career path.

Jump right into MyCDES now, and sign up for a workshop (or all of them!). Trust us; your future self will thank you!