Rowan is very well qualified, with a Bachelor of Commerce from Lincoln University, Majoring in Valuation and Property Management.
He also has Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Electrical Trade Skills from SIT and has also completed Skills Training at CPIT resulting in Combined Site Safe Certification (Building and Civil,) Traffic Controller Level 1, OSH Forklift Certificate and Basic Workplace First Aid. He has worked in Australia as an energy efficiency consultant and also has experience in property market research and valuation. Since arriving back in New Zealand he would like to utilize his electrical skills and knowledge in either an apprentice-level position or in a more customer facing position within the electrical industry, in either a retail, wholesale, or service environment.
Rachel’s aspiration is to start a career in child care. She has done some work volunteering for a local child-care centre, in animal care and customer-service at Orana Park and at a riding school. She has also worked as a house cleaner. She’s friendly and reliable and keen to get any work in childcare.
Jayden is a motivated young man looking for entry into the computer industry or in a role where his computing skills would be deployed. Jayden has recently graduated from CPIT with a National Certificate in Computing which includes training in web-design, database creation and management and MS office suite including Excel and Publisher. He also has excellent practical computer problem solving skills with both hardware and software faults. Jayden is a down-to-earth people person with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. He has experience working in a leadership capacity in a trade industry which has given him great skills when working within a team. With his own reliable car, restricted licence and willingness to learn and upskill, Jayden would make a great asset to any work environment.
Janet has 8 years of recent experience in Administration. Her responsibilities included reconciling accounts, PAYE, GST returns, assisting with funding applications and reports, customer service. She used excel spread sheets and MYOB for accounts. Past jobs have included: Legal Typist and Receptionist. For the last 10 years, she has also been involved in rehabilitating birds and has a DOC permit.
A trained nurse from Africa, Abiyot moved to NZ with his family. Although he is ideally looking for work where he can use his nursing skills, he would like work in a factory or processing plant where he can gain a work history within NZ. He is a reliable family man, who is very keen to work.
Research shows that approximately 80% of people get their jobs through their connections with others in their community. This is documented in many articles on the internet and a search on “hidden job market techniques” in Google will find lots of ideas on how to tap into this hidden job market.
Volunteering can help you increase your chances of making contacts and make you feel a lot better while you are doing the search. Getting involved with something you are interested in, is in your local area, or offers the opportunity to meet new people greatly increases your chance of finding work through your connections. Also, offer your help without expecting anything back and you will see it will come around eventually.