Job Hunter

Job Hunter is a free weekly workshop for students studying at Campbell and seeking work in New Zealand. It is ideal for students on a Working Holiday Visa or a Student Visa and who meet the criteria for work rights (ie full time study for a minimum of 14 weeks).

Job Hunter is held each Thursday after regular classes have finished and is open to students with intermediate English and above.

General Overview: This is a course designed to provide students with the basic skills and the confidence to find and apply for a job while staying in New Zealand.

At the end of the course the students will have:

  • A complete professional looking CV
  • A professional cover letter that they can adapt for different applications
  • The skills and language ability to approach businesses and enquire about jobs
  • Developed their awareness of interview skills and behaviour
  • A knowledge of common employment specific vocabulary

Example course outline – this may be adjusted depending on students’ needs. Students may attend as many sessions as they wish while they are studying at Campbell.

Unit 1: Finding a Job

  • Where to look for a job
  • Types of application
  • The language of job adverts
  • Job skills
  • Find 3 job adverts that interest you and decide what skills are required to do the job

Unit 2: CV / Resume

  • Things to include on a CV
  • Layout or format
  • Suitable vocabulary
  • CV writing
  • Discuss and edit CV and cover letter with teacher

Unit 3: First Impressions

  • Importance of first impressions
  • Cold calling language / role play
  • Questions you might face in an interview
  • Practice interviews with teachers to prepare for final evaluation

Unit 4: Final Interview

  • Interview preparation
  • Interview presentation
  • Peer and teacher evaluations