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Job vacancy sources

Building your experience while you study

Work experience can be as important as your degree in getting a graduate job. This experience could be:

Through internships

By undertaking vacation work

Through part-time employment

Through volunteering

Or a combination of these

Ideally, it will be relevant to your career goals and you should consider how to make the most of it.

Firstly, decide what it is that you want to do! (If you need help with this, please read through our Get started information. Employers want to know about the type of work that you seek; why it appeals; what you know about it and about the relevance of your skills; knowledge and experience.


  • Consider what you hope to gain from your work experience;
  • Use your experiences to make contacts; develop your skills and knowledge; explore your likes and dislikes and gain a range of experiences;
  • Learn how to negotiate with employers to ensure you make the most of your work experience;
  • Think about how you will articulate the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained placing emphasis on examples of taking on responsibilities and achieving in them.

Where are jobs advertised?

It is crucial that you access job vacancy sites, particularly Massey CareerHub, regularly and that you:

  • Job vacancy Attend career expos and events and employer presentations;
  • Build a network of contacts - and engage with people in the types of work you want to do;
  • Engage with relevant professional bodies. They may have vacancies on their websites; events offering you the chance to network and information on what’s involved in their field;
  • Explore work that could be a ‘stepping-stone’ into the role that you seek - including voluntary and short-term work.

For more information, please read the following guides if you are seeking a graduate job:

Finding a graduate job in NZ.pdf (169 KB) Using social media.pdf (156 KB)
Finding a graduate job overseas.pdf (168 KB) Finding work in the Manawatu.pdf (320 KB)

Job vacancy sites for New Zealand

The links below will take you to a number of job vacancy sites in New Zealand and overseas. With some you can set up RSS feeds but if doing so you should ensure that that your feeds cover sites and job categories you would normally seek out.

Before using these sites please note our disclaimer.

Massey CareerHub – this is our own recruitment website

Seek - job vacancies in NZ

Student Job Search – particularly for part-time work

Trade Me - jobs section

Working in New Zealand - aims to help people find a job in New Zealand, get a visa and move downunder

Science New Zealand – vacancies in NZ's Crown Research Institutes

New Zealand Jobs - NZ job opportunities

Careers at Massey University - current vacancies within Massey

CareersNZ - links to vacancy sites/
recruitment agencies

Health Workforce New Zealand – jobs in NZ's health sector

Kiwi Health Jobs - public sector health jobs

LG Jobs - a resource offered by LGCareers,  an initiative of the Society of Local Government Managers. This initiative promotes the sector as a desirable career choice and showcase the many career options available across local government in New Zealand.

Public Health Workforce – public health careers; vacancies; scholarships and training

FRENZ International - recruiting agricultural graduates and students who are seeking to gain practical experience in farming – an online job board for the Agriculture; Food; Natural Resource, Biotechnology industries internationally

Education Personnel - specialises in NZ and overseas education placements

New Kiwis - access to vacancies;
resources and links specific to skilled migrants.

New Zealand Government Jobs On-line - this is a gateway to the diverse job and career opportunities within New Zealand's State sector organisations.

Be Employed - those registered with Massey's Disability Services, or eligible to be, may find this initiative of interest.

Sidekicker - directly connects students to amazing short term jobs, from one hour to a couple of weeks. You can choose jobs that suit your schedule, skills and experience from events, promotions to hospitality and businesses support.

Tutorly - this is a self-promotion site through which you could advertise yourself (for free) as a private tutor to the local community.

Job aggregators

By using job aggregators you’ll be able to access a large number of job boards in one go.  Additionally, many job aggregator sites allow you set up RSS feeds to have job updates sent directly to you, based on search criteria that you set.  Not all sites offer this – those that do will usually show the orange symbol:

Job aggregators used in New Zealand include the following, with some covering a range of other countries too:


Simply Hired


Job Geni




Job vacancy and further study sites for overseas


Asia - General

  • - vacancies for bilinguals who speak English and Asian languages.
  • A*Star - Agency for Science, Technology and Research - Singaporean vacancies.
  • Global Career Company - Careers in Asia - recruitment of graduates and professionals seeking careers in Asia.
  • - including opportunities in Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.
  • CP Jobs - a comprehensive site for specific searches.
  • - job opportunities in a number of Asian countries.
  • The Standard - China’s Business Newspaper - See in particular its ‘careers’ section.


  • Graduate Careers Australia - An excellent all-round resource.
  • Graduate Opportunities –information on student and graduate recruiters.
  • Gradaustralia - information on graduate job and internship opportunities, including information on culture, salary, work life balance and how to get hired at various top companies.
  • Jobserve - search for positions by location, skills and type of work.
  • Seek - job opportunities in Australia
  • My Career - jobs with employers across Australia.
  • Jobbydoo - a job aggregator that helps you to find job vacancies in Australia.
  • Apply Direct - an Australian employment website that lists thousands of positions across the country, including casual, part-time and full-time positions.
  • Graduate Projects - promotes opportunities for students, graduates, researchers and other early-career professionals to apply their skills and expertise to projects, challenges, innovations or other tasks and activities in the workplace.


South Africa

United Kingdom and Europe

North and South America

Vacancies in the aid, development and voluntary sector

Aid, Development and Voluntary Sector

Teaching English as a second language

  • Dave’s ESL Cafe - a meeting place for ESL & EFL teachers and students and listings of job opportunities.
  • JET Programme - this offers exchange and foreign language education teaching opportunities in Japan.
  • Hess Educational Organisation - English teaching positions in Taiwan.
  • English Language Gazette - job opportunities and careers.
  • Footprints Recruiting - free ESL teacher placement services for native English speakers.
  • Linguistic Funland - a directory of English Language Teaching resources.
  • Top Language Jobs - a specialist language recruitment job portal; a European network of multilingual jobs websites and bilingual jobs available online from leading language recruitment agencies & employers in London, UK & Europe.
  • Travel Bud - an organisation that "helps you plan and organize your teach and volunteer abroad experience with guaranteed job placements, accredited TESOL training, cultural orientation courses and 24/7 support".

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Massey CareerHub is the on-line portal through which you can access job vacancies, details of career events and book a face-to-face appointment with a careers consultant (if you are on, or visiting, a Massey campus).  Access it here.

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