Get free career advice

Call 0800 601 301 to talk to a career expert.

Talk to a career expert over the phone

You can get advice from a professional career expert for free.

They can help you to:

  • make a personalised career plan
  • gain confidence
  • find work or training.

Call us for more information or to book your first session. We are here from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Visit a career advice pop-up

There are career advice pop-ups in locations across New Zealand from October 2020 to June 2021.

Visit a local pop-up on a weekday to get:

  • quick advice from a career expert
  • resources to help you plan your career and look for a job
  • more information about the over-the-phone career advice service.

See below for a schedule of career advice pop-up dates and locations.

Visit a career advice event

Free career advice will be available from career experts at various community events across New Zealand from January to June 2021.

  • Raglan career event at Raglan Community House on 10 April. 

See below for further details about these career advice events.

"I found our meetings really informative and useful. I've learnt how to structure my CV and cover letter to fit today's professional environment."
  Career advice customer

Get help with

Looking for job opportunities
Writing and updating CVs and cover letters
Exploring training and study options
Preparing for job interviews

Dates of career advice pop-ups and events

Career pop-up details

Most pop-ups are open weekdays 9am to 5pm.

Dates: Thursdays until 25 June 2021
Location: Mangere Connected Site, 93 Mascot Avenue, Mangere,
Times: Walk in 09.00am to 4.30pm. 
Dates: Thursdays until 25 June 2021
Location: Papakura Connected Site, 20/22 Queen St, Papakura
Times: To book email:
Dates: Tuesdays until 23 June 2021
Location: Queen St Work and Income Employment Centre, Level 3, 450 Queen St, Auckland City
Times: Walk in 09.00am to 4.30pm
Dates: Thursdays until 25 June 2021
Location: Takapuna Connected Site, 519 Lake Road, Takapuna
Times: To book email:
Dates: Fridays until 26 June 2021
Location: Waitakere Work and Income Employment Centre, 36-44 Sel Peacock Drive, Waitakere
Times: To book email:
Bay of Plenty
Dates: 15 April to 24 June 2021
Location: Mount Maunganui Connected Site, 9 Ownes Place, Bayfiar, Mt Maunganui 
Times: Thursdays p.30am to 1.30pm. To book email
Hawke's Bay
Dates: 10 March to 25 June 2021
Location: Flaxmere Connected Site, 8 Swansea Road, Flaxmere
Times: Wednesdays 9.30am to 5pm 
Dates: Until 25 June 2021
Location: MSD Fielding, 110-114 Manchester St, Fielding
Times:Thursdays 9am to 1pm
Dates: 6 April to 25 June 2021
Location:MSD Marton, 238-248 Broadway, Marton
Times: Thursdays 9am to 1pm
Dates: Until 25 June 2021
Location: MSD Work and Income Employment Centre, 4 Lydney Place, Porirua
Times: To book email
Dates: April 22-23, April 29-30,May 13-14, May 27-28, June 10-11, June 24-25
Location: Queenstown Connected, Ground Floor, Building 11, Remarkables Park Town Centre, Frankton, Queenstown
Times: Please email Connected Queenstown to book:
Dates: 18 January to 25 June 2021
Location: Invercargill Connected Site, 33 Gala Street, Invercargill
Times: Tuesdays 9am to 5pm and Wednesdays 9.30am to 5pm
Dates: 9 February to 16 April 2021
Location: Dinsdale Connected Site, 35 Whatawhata Road, Dinsdale Shopping Centre, Hamilton
Times: Tuesday afternoons, all day Wednesday 9.30am to 5pm, Thursday afternoons

Dates: 9 February to 16 April 2021
Location: Five Cross Roads Connected Site, 5 Fifth Ave, Hamilton
Times: Tuesday mornings, Thursday mornings

Dates: 23 February to 30 April 2021
Location: Te Papanui Enderley Community Centre, 66 Tennyson Road, Enderley, Hamilton
Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 3pm

Career event details

New Plymouth
Dates: 21 April 2021
Location: New Plymouth Connected space, 60 Devon St West, New Plymouth
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Location: All events are at the MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre, Walton Plaza,4 Albert St, Whangarei
Dates and times: 
Tuesday 20 April, Employment workshop for migrants, 2.30pm to 4pm
Thursday 22 April, Post-employment workshop, 2.30pm to 4pm
Wednesday 28 April, Employment workshop for Chinese migrants, 2.30pm to 4pm
Thursday 6 May, Health Care Expo, 11pm to 1pm
Wednesday 12th May, 1pm to 3pm
Wednesday 26 May, 1pm to 3pm
Thursday 27 May, 2.30pm to 4pm
Wednesday 9 June, 1pm to 3pm
Wednesday 23 June, 1pm to 3pm
Thursday 24 June, 2.30pm to 4pm