Getting started

Not quite sure what you want to do career-wise? That´s perfectly normal! There are heaps of tools and resources out there to help you narrow down your search. 

Here´s a few that can help.

  • Take the CareerQuest quiz to find job ideas based on your skills. 
  • Check out the Jobs Galore page. It´s like a book of all of the jobs that exist in New Zealand, with information for each job about pay, job opportunities, tasks, duties and the skills and training required.
  • Occupation Outlook app - a great tool for exploring study and career options, which outlines how to enter each role, the costs of studying in related fields, the likelihood of getting employed, and what the average incomes are. Download for IOS or Android. They also have a quick look on their website at around 100 jobs in NZ, showing the comparible level of income, cost of study, and level of job opportunities for each type of job. 


Getting ready for work

There´s a couple of things that are important when it comes to getting that job you want - having a clear cover letter and CV, and being prepared for an interview. Here are some links to help you get those sorted.


Apply for work

There are lots of places where you can look for work, both online and in person. Here are a few to get you started: 

Farming jobs on NZ Farm Source -

Local newspapers - check out the Taupo Times and the Taupo & Turangi Weekender


Manage Your Money

No matter what kind of income you´re receiving, having a budget can be really helpful to not only make sure all of your bills are paid on time, but also so that you can reach goals to save for things like study or a holiday.

Create a budget

If you haven´t done a budget before, the BNZ Take Control of Your Money budgeting guide can help you get one sorted.

By using this guide, you can:

  • Understand what your income and expenses are made up of.
  • Keep track of your day-to-day spending using a spending diary.
  • Work out your needs and wants, and what are fixed or flexible costs.
  • Prepare for big costs and emergencies.
  • Set your own spending plan.