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Job Seeker Workshops

Sharpen your tools and get that job! Our Job Seeker Workshops can help you to:

  • Hunt for jobs effectively
  • Create top-notch CVs, online profiles and application letters
  • Interview with confidence

Workshops are held at Ministry of Social Development in Linwood and Rangiora. Each workshop costs $115 (funding available for eligible MSD clients).

After your workshop, you'll join the Ara team to explore study options, take a campus tour and get help with study applications. 12-2pm, no cost.

Career Planning and CV Preparation

This workshop will help you to: identify your areas of interest, work values, key skills and strengths; research career areas and make decisions; prepare a CV suited to you and your career goals.

Using Google Docs

This workshop will help you to: set up a Google account (and email if you don’t have one); learn how to use Google Docs; create your CV in Google Docs.

Job Search Tips and Interview Skills

This workshop will help you to: search for jobs more effectively; build your interview confidence; prepare answers for common interview questions.

Online Job Profiles and Job Applications

This workshop will help you to: create job profiles online in Seek, Trade Me and LinkedIn; apply for advertised jobs.  

Rangiora Connected Schedule
Week 1 10am - 12pm Career Planning and CV Preparation
Week 2 12pm - 2pm Course Counseling and Application Support only
Week 3 10am - 12pm Job Search Tips and Interview Skills
Week 4 12pm - 2pm Course Counseling and Application Support only
Week 5 10am - 12pm Digiboost - Google docs, online profiles, and job applications.
Week 6 10am - 12pm One on one meetings (only for workshop participants) and Career planning.
Linwood Connected Schedule
Week 1 10am - 12pm Career Planning and CV Preparation
Week 2 12pm - 2pm Course Counseling and Application Support only
Week 3 10am - 12pm Job Search Tips and Interview Skills
Week 4 12pm - 2pm Course Counseling and Application Support only
Week 5 10am - 12pm One on one meetings (only for workshop participants) and Career planning.

Individual Career Planning

As a workshop participan, you can access one-on-one career planning with Ara's expert Career Centre Staff. This is tailored to your needs, and can include career planning, Career Voyage (with printed report), creation of a CV and cover letters and interview practice. Cost is $115 per hour.

View Dates & Apply
MSD Connected Pilot - Linwood
Start date: 18 May 2021
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MSD Connected Pilot – Rangiora
Start date: 19 May 2021
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