Year 13 Careers Booklet 2014
Dreamcatcher portal Career
– What to do …in 2014 (Form
teacher/parent/Dean/careers staff may help)
Career Voyage ‘online career assessment tool’
(Instructions –see separate sheet or intranet)
Create Interest profile report
JOB Suggestions report (Click Top 40)
Select a job then “PROS and CONS” and “SHOW SIMILAR
JOBS” bottom right corner.
to research ‘how to get into 2-5 particular
jobs’/ payetc. (Click ‘Jobs Database’ - top middle of red
Dreamcatcher-enter first part of your email as username, then-------
password ( see Careers teacher). FIRSTLY
YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD by going to ……
b. COPY (ctrl C) and PASTE (ctrl
V) information from Four heading in the careers website.
Copy and paste 2-5 job results to your DreamCatcher file under the
appropriate headings. SAVE AT the bottom of page.
E.g. Consider job opportunities/labour market/pay/lifestyle factors. Go to www.careers.govt.nz ‘Whats Happening in the Job
Market?’ or ‘Jobs Database’ then “Job Opportunities”
3. Attended Careers Expos, tertiary visits &
course planning. Talked to family, friends about their jobs.
4. Investigated scholarship opportunities and
a. View www.fis.org.nz ‘Breakout’ website (accessible only at WSC or
public library) for eligibility. Apply if appropriate.
b. Consider financial scholarships for particular Universities (use
google +areas of study plus scholarship)
Consider an Iwi application for funds if you are affiliated/registered with one or more Iwi. Check your whakapapa and registration.
Other tools you can also try are at the
appendix section at end of booklet.*
2 Year 13 Leaver Information
Open Days –held at Tertiary Provider (Polytec or
Waikato Uni 16th May, Massey Albany 16 Aug, Massey Wellington 29 Aug, Victoria
Uni 29th Aug, AUT Information evening City Campus Fri 6th June, AUT North
Shore Campus 20 May, Auckland Uni Open day Sat Aug 30, Unitec Info evening Aug TBC
Information Evening for Parents and Family 25 June
7.30 Fisher and Payket Auditorium, Owen Glenn Building. Auckland Uni Finance Evening
for PI and Maori Parents 31 July TBC
Careers Expo 8-10 May 2014 ASB
Tertiary Informational Visit (1st)
to WSC in 2014
Tertiary Informational Visit (1st) to WSC in 2014
Thurs 6th March 1.40 – 2.15 Auckland University in HALL
Mon 17th March 1.40 -2.15 Otago Uni in Waiora Camp America Tuesday 1st April Waiora 1.05
Canterbury Uni Wed 19th March 1.40 – 2.20 AUT Tues 8th April 1.05- 1.45 Visit in HALL
Mon 7th April 1.40 – 2.15 Victoria Uni Visit in Waiora
Wed 9th April 1 1.40 - 2.15 Unitec Visit in Waiora
Thursday 12th June 1.40-2.15 LINCOLN UNI visit in Waiora
TBC Massey Uni and Waikato Uni Visit
Planning Visits (2nd) will be in term 3 (times TBC)
Subject and entry Requirements, Accommodation, Study Link
Applying Online - documentation needed (IRD number and NZQA number),
tertiary sites; you are a “Future Student” or “Undergraduate”.
Appendix – Preparation for Work
1. Job Interview Preparation
Click on http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/myinterview for an interactive tool designed for you to trial
answering interview questions.
More Interview tips
How do you answer “Tell me
2. CV and Cover Letter Preparation to match YOU TO the
“Know Your Skills”
“Know Your CV” http://goo.gl/yo2yos/
Write a good cover letter” http://goo.gl/8Cg1e
*Ask a parent/teacher to help
you capitalise on your strengths in your CV. CV
writing can help focus your career goals too; very important to have your CV
checked. It is easy for you to undersell yourself,
especially when using templates.
Applying for part-time or casual work.
This type of work generally requires a
CV, a good telephone introduction and conversation and the right impression
at the interview. Your employer will probably be a referee for your next
job applications; be punctual and respectful.
Want to chat to an independent person? Try
the online chat with Careers NZ at Chat
online http://goo.gl/4NUZI OR phone their hotline on 0800
Stay flexible and open-minded but try
to narrow your choices
Adopt a Plan A but have a Plan B or C
(if circumstances change)
Investigate funding course fees, accommodation,
travel, demand for qualifications. Refer to www.studylink.govt.nz Calculators for loans & students allowances.
TALKS TO LOTS OF WELL-INFORMED PEOPLE
TO GATHER INFORMATION.
Remember it’s OK to change your
mind. However, this can be more
expensive and time consuming.
Consider apprenticeship schemes too http://www.careers.govt.nz/education-and-training/workplace-training-and-apprenticeships/modern-apprenticeships or check out Unitec/MIT.
MAKE THE DECISION THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU
NOW BASED ON RESEARCH AND YOUR SITUATION.
Other Careers Assessment tools you can
CareerQuest: A New Zealand tool that suggests jobs based on your
MyGuide: An Australian career guidance program.
Planner: A UK program which helps you generate new jobs
TypeFocus Personality Type Profile https://www.typefocus.com/
MAJOR DRAMA www.nomajordrama.co.nz
enables users to create their own personalised rankings in 181 subject areas, provides subjects summaries
in each area, online articles and career opportunities.
www.myworldofwork.co.uk My World of Work (MyWOW) is a Scottish
website. It has GREAT INTERVIEWS,
Quizzes and TIPS!
Comparing two or more
Try this new tool comparing
levels/fields of study..
comparing jobs http://www.careers.govt.nz/tools/compare-jobs/
Check Intranet (Student Support… Careers... Year 13...)
A copy of this booklet will be posted under “Student Support” “Careers” “Year 13” “Careers Booklet” on
the Intranet to make access to links easier for you. Where to find this booklet
Accessible to parents and students.
your Career Options DUE DATE 1st APRIL
Career Voyage is an Australian/NZ online program that will help
you identify types of work that match your interests & preferences.
- produces an interest profile and list of job suggestions for you to
- broadens your horizons by looking at a wide range of occupations
- helps you by confirming (or otherwise) your existing ideas
- provides back up suggestions
- suggests types of work not previously heard of or considered.
Instructions for using Career Voyage
Click on link http://www.careervoyage.com.au/nz/Login.cshtml (Or Google “Career
Voyage NZ” for Career Voyage for New Zealand)
Create New client account and enter 001823
(WSC Organisation ID)
(LOGIN Troubleshooter – Problems
logging in? Check you’re on NZ, not Australian site)
Click “Next” (See bottom
right of your screen) “Next” again
Enter Details Create username (firstnamelastname eg.
annwhite) and password (save in your mobile/email). Choose an adviser who accesses your results then SAVE
Preferred Level of Study CHOOSE CAREFULLY
Choose “5” if going to
University (if a degree is your final
Choose “4” for
trade,polytechnic, work, Polytech (Cert or Diploma)
Interest Guide (answer 20 pages) click NEXT, Job Factors (15 pages)
Click “Top 40” Select Jobs of interest. Choose 2-5 Click “Add to notepad”
Click “Generate Report” then print your report (*suggest
copy and save to personal doc).
Below - Here where
this tool is personalised for your
personal likes etc.
Choose a job you like, Click “Pros and Cons” Section for you in a
job- This could save you years of doing a job you don’t like. It lists
things you will and won’t enjoy in the job you chose. The pros and cons are based on your
personality and are very useful at looking at advantages and disadvantages of you
choosing particular jobs. Print/Save.
Show Similar Jobs -shows similar jobs to those
suggested. Worth a look!
Career Research on NZ websites eg. www.justthejob.co.nz www.careers.govt.nz
– optional, Resume writing – use as guidelines for CV writing.
1. Interest Guide - personal likes/dislikes.
2. Interest Profile - work related interests
3. Job Factors - preferred working environment?
4. Job Suggestions - a list of suggested occupations is provided in
order of suitability.
5. Report Centre-print your report of job suggestions (Save in Google
You and your username and password have
only two attempts. You can copy
and save your results to your email or google.docs. (30 minutes of quiet,
uninterrupted time needed)
Year 13s Your adviser can access completed reports for your careers
Samples of AWARD WINNING SCHOLARSHIP
ESSAYS ARE FOUND HERE