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New free career advice service available nationwide

New free career advice service available nationwide

Last updated 19 October 2020
Last updated 19 October 2020

An over-the-phone service offering free personalised career guidance from qualified professionals is now available from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) in partnership with the Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ).

The Direct Career Service was launched on Monday 19 October as a key part of the Government’s response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to help New Zealanders get back into work.

The service is designed to support individuals to get back into work by identifying their current skills and how these skills can be transferred to other industries. Job seekers can develop a clear plan and take the next steps into work or education by talking one-to-one with a qualified professional. Job seekers can book an appointment with a career expert by calling 0800 601 301.

Regional career advice pop-ups will increase the reach and accessibility of this service in communities. The pop-ups will support people with initial career advice, provide them with resources and direct them to the personalised career guidance.

The Direct Career Service is available until 12 March 2021.

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