Looking for a job?
Tararua District Library has a range of things to help jobseekers. Free high speed broadband via the Aotearoa Public Network Kaharoa (APNK) computers – they have the Microsoft Office suite of programmes, Skype, etc. You can use this resource to update your CV, do remote job interviews, apply for jobs online and more. Our computers are FREE to use – the only cost is printing (20c per sheet).
We also have free unlimited wifi available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So if the library is closed, you can still use our high speed broadband from outside.
Dannevirke Library also has a scanner, which is free to use – scan documents to a flash drive or to an email address, ready to upload to an online job application when needed. Pahiatua, Woodville and Eketahuna Libraries may be able to assist you with this in other ways.
We also have books that can help you decide what path to take next, how to write your CV, interview techniques, or even how to start your own business or create a website. There are plenty of handy ideas on the internet too:
Careers NZ – advice on job-hunting, CVs, job vacancies
Seek jobhunting site
Jobseeker jobhunting site
Work and Income job bank
Nailing your CV and cover letter are essential if you want to get an interview. Check out how to write a cover letter. There are lots of other tips in Trade Me’s job hunter’s guide to kick you off too.
The library is also a good place to do online course work, or expand your computer skills, or enrol in a MOOC (massive online open course), or simply read. Through the APNK computers, you can also access Press Display (which offers digital newspapers from all around New Zealand and the world) if you want to scan for job advertisements.