Tuesday, July 30, 2013


We all think about what we do for a living, even know how to do our living, but what often gets us unstuck is that we don't know WHY we do what we do.

I have a dream ... as Martin Luther King said, not I have a plan.
I believe ... creates inspiration and purpose.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Recruitment and Job Vacancy Sites

New Zealand General Job Vacancy Websites

Portal for NZ online job boards.

NZ Herald Jobs Search The New Zealand Herald's jobs section online.

An extensive list of job vacancies from employers across New Zealand and Australia. Also provides an email notification service and career development resources and training information.

Trade Me Jobs 
Job vacancies advertised on Trade Me.

Work and Income job search database
A large selection of current New Zealand job vacancies and general advice.

Aimed at connecting job seekers with recruiters. Job seekers can create profiles for viewing, and recruiters can list job vacancies.

Specialist New Zealand job vacancy websites 

New Zealand youth, student, and graduate vacancy websites

Defence Careers 
Information about joining the Navy, Army or Air Force.

A website that helps graduates to find jobs in Australia and New Zealand.

Student Job Search 
Listings of temporary job vacancies for tertiary students.

Maori and Pasifika job vacancy websites

A Māori-focused employment opportunities website.

Mana Recruitment
An agency specialising in Māori and Pacific employment.

Māori and Pacific Jobs
A jobs board that lists vacancies with a Māori or Pacific focus.

New Zealand self-promotion websites 

Green Sky
A website that allows you to promote yourself to employers by creating an online profile describing yourself and your skills.

I'm Looking 
An online community that allows employers to connect with job seekers.

A site that matches job seekers' skills with current vacancies in a wide range of fields.

An online open job market where people list jobs they need doing, and registered users submit a price for doing the work.

New Zealand General Recruitment Agency Websites

A recruitment agency that allows you to search for current vacancies by region.

Advanced Personnel
A recruitment agency that places people across a range of industries, including engineering, roading, stores/warehousing, and building and construction.

Frog Recruitment
Browse jobs available through this agency including Accounting, IT, human resources, and sales.

A recruitment agency operating over a range of industries, including business, IT, and sales.

Browse temporary, part-time, and permanent jobs on offer through this agency.

Kinetic Recruitment
Browse temporary, part-time, and permanent jobs on offer through this agency.

Gaulter Russell
A recruitment agency specialising in sales, marketing, and communications talent to the New Zealand market.

Lawson Williams Consulting Group
A recruitment agency with vacancies in a range of industries.

Martin Personnel
A recruitment agency website with current vacancies in a wide range of industries.

A recruitment agency with 10 specialist areas, including communications, finance, and bicultural employment.

A recruitment agency that lets you search for current vacancies in the main centres of New Zealand. Also provides an email address for sending CVs to the agency.

New Zealand Industry Specific Job Vacancy Websites 

Arts, Media, Creative and Culture

The Big Idea
Lists vacancies in the creative industries, mostly voluntary work.

Writerfind.com NZ 
A site featuring local and international vacancies for New Zealand writers and communications professionals.
A recruitment site specialising in freelancers in the creative industry - media, advertising, digital, design, marketing and communications.
Animation, film, interactive media, post-production, television, screen education, and screen development jobs.

(TV productions crew)

Film work, annual fee $200.

Hospitality, tourism, and recreation 

Adventure Jobs New Zealand
Employment vacancy listings for the adventure tourism and outdoor industry.

A website that advertises hospitality vacancies from around New Zealand.

Hospoworld Resourcing
Recruitment agency website that lists hospitality and tourism vacancies.

Business, executive, and professionals

Alpha Recruitment 
A recruitment agency specialising in executive roles.

Connex Recruitment 
A recruitment company based in Auckland, specialising in administration staff, sales, finance, customer service, and other related roles.

A recruitment agency specialising in accounting, finance and supply chain.

Rice Consulting 
A recruitment agency that specialises in finding staff for other businesses in the recruitment industry.

A recruitment agency specialising in accounting, finance, marketing, sales, human resources, production/technical and general management vacancies.

The Ultimate Recruitment Company 
A company that recruits for sales and marketing, support, operations and management roles across a range of industries.

Wheeler Campbell 
A recruitment agency that specialises in providing recruitment and human resource advice to organisations throughout New Zealand.

Wholeoranges Consulting
A company that recruits staff for executive, managerial and administrative business services support positions.

Education and social sciences 

Education Personnel 
A recruitment agency specialising in education vacancies.

NZ Education Gazette
Has an extensive list of teaching vacancies.

Oasis Education Ltd
A Ministry of Education-accredited teacher employment agency, useful for teachers seeking employment in New Zealand (especially Auckland), and schools looking for a teacher (relief or full time).

Engineering, construction, and transport 

Automotive Employment New Zealand Ltd 
A recruitment agency that specialises in automotive recruitment within the New Zealand motor industry.

A job vacancy site with a variety of roles for people wanting to work with buses.

Campbell and Partners 
An agency specialising in automotive and heavy automotive recruitment for sales, parts and service-related jobs.

Career Engineer
A recruitment agency specialising in engineering and technical vacancies.

CRS Recruit
A recruitment agency that specialises in engineering vacancies in Auckland.

Dare Contract Services
A company that specialises in recruitment of engineers in the oil and gas, mining and infrastructure industries.

Engineer Network Group 
A recruitment company that advertises engineering jobs in New Zealand, and also in Australia, Africa, and other countries.

Inspirec is a consultancy specialising in the recruitment of oil and gas, engineering, and energy professionals throughout Australasia.

IPENZ Job Hunt
The Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) website provides a list of job vacancies in engineering.

JOBsmith specialises in technical and trade recruitment.

Refocus Recruitment
A recruitment agency that finds jobs for engineers, technical staff, and tradespeople.

Rob Law Max Recruitment
A recruitment agency that specialises in engineering, technical and infrastructure positions throughout New Zealand.

Tandr Recruitment
A recruitment agency specialising in engineering, construction, and infrastructure jobs.

Technical Recruitment Solutions 
A recruitment agency that specialises in engineering vacancies.

Supplies temporary and permanent workers to the trade sector.

Farming, fishing, forestry and mining.

Agricultural jobs in New Zealand and abroad.

Equus Connect
Search for riding and stable jobs in New Zealand, Australia, and the UK in the equine industry.

Fegan and Co
Fegan and Company focus on recruitment for the farming sector.

FRENZ Recruitment
A New Zealand-wide farming employment agency specialising in the dairy sector.

Friday Offcuts
Weekly job advertisements for forestry and wood processing jobs in New Zealand and Australia.

New Zealand Conservation Jobs
A website that advertises job vacancies in the conservation industry.

Pick NZ gives you access to seasonal and full-time work opportunities in the horticulture industry. Government, law and safety.
Job vacancies and advice on careers in local government in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Government's job vacancy website.

The Johnson Group 
A specialist recruitment agency for policy analysts, policy managers and other government professionals.

Health and communityAssociation of Salaried Medical Specialists
A searchable database of senior medical and dental vacancies in New Zealand.

Au Pair Link New Zealand
An agency specialising in the placement of au pairs in New Zealand and overseas.

Register for jobs in childcare, pet care, home tuition, house-sitting, gardening and elderly care.

Do Good Jobs 
A website that lists jobs in the not-for-profit, charity and community sectors.

A recruitment company for voluntary groups, charities, and not-for-profit organisations.

A site that lists job vacancies in the New Zealand health and fitness, sport and recreation, and spa and beauty industries.

Geneva Health
A recruitment service that lists health jobs in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and the Middle East.

Recruitment website that lists public and private health care vacancies. Allows you to sign up for job alerts.

Health ProfessionalNZ
A recruitment agency specialising in health jobs.

Kiwi Health Jobs 
Search and apply for jobs in the public health sector. Candidates can deal directly with employers.

KiwiOz Nannies
A company that fills childcare vacancies in Auckland.

Kiwis STAT 
A medical recruitment company for locum doctors and allied health professionals, offering short and long-term placements in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.

Lanz Recruitment 
A New Zealand recruitment agency specialising in the placement of health professionals.

Life Recruitment 
A recruitment agency for nurses, qualified social workers, locum doctors, home care and community support workers.

Medacs Healthcare
A recruitment agency specialising in health sector jobs.

A free recruitment service from a not-for-profit medical recruitment organisation. It specialises in general practitioner (GP), and nurse practitioner vacancies in rural towns.

A free medical recruitment service specialising in nationwide doctor vacancies.

Psych Recruitment Ltd
A specialist recruitment agency focusing on employment opportunities in psychology, corrections and mental health.

Information technology and telecommunications

Beyond  Recruitment
A recruitment agency specialising in IT, accounting, marketing and communications, telecommunications and engineering, and government.

Candle New Zealand 
A recruitment agency site specialising in the information technology and communications industry.

A contract and permanent recruitment consultancy working with IT and telecommunications professionals.

An online technology community with an extensive job listing section.

MCC People
Browse for ICT jobs available through this agency.

Pinnacle Recruitment 
An organisation providing a list of vacancies in the information technology and technical electronics sector.

Searchworks Ltd 
A recruitment agency specialising in IT and software engineering jobs.

New Zealand job vacancy websites for people with disabilites 

Association for Supported Employment New Zealand 
Provides links to a variety of supported employment organisations that help people with disabilities.

Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand
Employment consultancy service for deaf people that supports you in your job hunt, including helping you decide on career options and work on your CV.

Ministry of Social Development – Mainstream Employment Programme 
The Mainstream Employment Programme provides subsidies, training, and support to help people with disabilities get work in the state sector.

Helps people with disabilities, injuries and illness find work.

Supports people with experience of mental illness to choose, get, and keep jobs.

Job vacancy websites for migrants 

Search for seasonal job vacancies across the country, in many industries.

A job vacancy site listing a range of short-term work across New Zealand, mainly in hospitality, agriculture and horticulture.

Working in New Zealand 
Find information on employers and recruitment agencies relevant to the occupation and industry you want to work in.

New Kiwis 
A site connected with the Auckland Chamber of Commerce that links New Zealand employers with skilled migrants who are eligible to work, and currently live or intend to live, in New Zealand.

Workhere New Zealand 
Find information on employers and recruitment agencies relevant to the occupation and industry you want to work in.

Voluntary work 

A New Zealand organisation offering opportunities to work as a volunteer helping children in need.

English Language Partners New Zealand
Teach English to adult migrants and refugees in New Zealand.

Go Overseas
Search for international study and volunteer opportunities.

Refugee Services
Volunteer opportunities to help quota refugees as they begin to settle into their new communities in New Zealand.

Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind 
Details of voluntary opportunities with the Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind.

Volunteer Services Abroad (VSA) Aotearoa New Zealand
A list of current vacancies for volunteer work abroad.

Volunteering New Zealand
Information about volunteering in New Zealand, including details of local volunteer centres and jobs available.

Working Abroad
Volunteer, professional and casual vacancies in more than 150 countries.

International job vacancy websites 

CareerBuilder.com (USA) A US site with job listings and the option to post your résumé.

CareerCross (Japan)
Bilingual recruitment resource for Japanese-related jobs. Includes information on living and working in Japan.

CareerJet.co.uk (UK) A UK website that searches for job vacancies across multiple websites.

Eurojobs.com (Europe)
A job vacancy website that advertises English language jobs across Europe.

WORKgateways (UK)
A site for travellers seeking work in the UK across a range of industries.

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and Grants Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) Community Action on Alcohol Fund (CAAF) The objectives of the CAAF are to support community action projects that reduce alcohol-related harm. Due date for applications: Usually 31 August for the current year More info: http://www.alcohol.org.nz/ScholarshipsAndGrants.aspx AMP Scholarships AMP General Scholarships (general public) Available for individuals who can demonstrate that they have the passion and determination to achieve their chosen goal will be awarded AMP Scholarships. Due date for applications: Usually 31 May for the current year. More info: http://www.amp.co.nz/templates/Page.aspx?id=7113 Foundation for Research, Science and Technology (FRST) The Foundation provides opportunities for emerging researchers primarily through the following areas: Te Tipu Pūtaiao Fellowships (TTP) Support students to develop their science and Māori knowledge research capability. The Foundation provides opportunities for emerging researchers primarily through the following areas:Support students to develop their science and Māori knowledge research capability. For more information about closing date for applications visit: http://www.frst.govt.nz/funding/students. Funding Information Service The Funding Information Service is a not-for-profit organisation collecting and distributing information about funding by way of three separate searchable computer databases, FundView, BreakOut and CorporateCitizens. FundView FundView is New Zealand's primary source of information about funding for voluntary organisations and contains over 600 different funding schemes. It includes funding from the government, local authorities, statutory and philanthropic trusts, gaming trusts and some service organisations. To access the FundView searchable database visit: http://www.fis.org.nz/index.php?page=FundView BreakOut BreakOut is New Zealand's primary source of funding information for students, researchers, sports people, artists and those wanting professional development. BreakOut holds details of over 2200 funding schemes. To access the BreakOut searchable database visit: http://www.fis.org.nz/index.php?page=BreakOut Hauora.com (National Maori Health Workforce Development Organisation) hauora.com is a Maori-led organisation supported by Maori health professional associations, Maori health providers and Maori health workers. Hauora offers the Hauora Maori Scholarships. For more information about closing date for applications visit: www.hauora.com/CAREERS/SCHOLARSHIPS/tabid/20485/Default.aspx Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand (HPF) The Health Promotion Forum offers a limited number of scholarships for the Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion Course (Short Course) in Auckland and Whakatane on May 24-27 & June 21-24, 2011. Details of the courses are on the HPF website: www.hauora.co.nz. The closing date is early May. For more information about closing date for applications visit www.hauora.co.nz or contact Sal Stevens, sal@hauora.co.nz. Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) HRC is the major government-funded agency responsible for purchasing and co-ordinating health research and fostering the health research workforce in New Zealand. HRC offers the following funding opportunities: General Partnership Initiatives - Joint venture initiative contracts as well as grants from major external funders Research Contracts (Annual Funding Round) - Investigator initiated research funded as emerging researcher first grants, project and programme Career Development Opportunities - A range of studentships, post-graduate and post-doctoral awards Seeding Grants and Grants-in Aid - Support for development and pilot proposals and results dissemination Maori Health Research The Research Contracts Annual Funding Round Career Development Awards Seeding Grants and Grants in Aid Māori Knowledge and Development Research Fund Pacific Health Research Funding Opportunities for Pacific Research and Roadshow Pacific Scholarships Pacific Conference Travel Grants 2010 For more information about closing date for applications visit: www.hrc.govt.nz/index.html Ko Awatea Health Scholarships Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) in partnership with South Auckland Health Foundation have been helping people in our community to study health through awarding health scholarships. You may be someone who is currently studying or someone who is working and looking for a career change. Our scholarship recipients have come from a variety of backgrounds. The scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents who live in the Counties Manukau district (including Papakura and Franklin), $5,000.00 is available for tuition fees only. Apply now and start your journey towards a rewarding career in health! Click here for more information and to apply or contact Hanali Curtis on 276 0044 ext 8483. Lottery Grants The Lottery Health Research committee funds research projects that will improve the health status of New Zealanders. It distributes grants to fund: research into the cause, prevention and treatment of disorders affecting the health of New Zealanders research that will lead to advances in health and bio-medical science for the ultimate benefit of all New Zealanders the development, maintenance and retention of a highly skilled workforce of health and bio-medical researchers in New Zealand. There are two applications you can make: Research Projects and Shared Equipment PhD Scholarships The Lottery Health Research committee meets once a year in November. For more information see www.dia.govt.nz/diawebsite.NSF/wpg_URL/Services-Lottery-Grants-Health-Research?OpenDocument National Heart Foundation Project Grants Project Grant applications are considered at the meeting of the Scientific Advisory Group around July of each year. Fellowships and Scholarships Applications for Overseas Training & Research Fellowships, Research Fellowships and Postgraduate Scholarships are usually considered in July of each year. Limited Budget Grants Small Project Grants Grants-in-Aid Travel Grants The closing dates for next year will be available on the below link next year. For more information and to download the 2010 application forms please see: www.nhf.org.nz/index.asp?pageID=2145824381 Back to top New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) NZNO offers several sources of funding in the form of scholarships and grants to NZNO members which are available through our National and regional offices. Book grants Undergraduate study Post-graduate study Research Short courses/conferences for qualified nurses/midwives Travel Conference organisers and/or speakers Special projects Emergency grants Mary Lambie Memorial Scholarship Margaret May Blackwell Travel Study Fellowship Hazel Florence Johnstone EN Award Catherine Logan Memorial Scholarship Effie Redwood Endowment Fund Centennial Scholarship Wellington Education Trust Scholarship For more information and to download the 2010 application forms please see: www.nzno.org.nz/services/scholarships Back to top Maori Education Trust (MET) The MET is financed from private bequests and trusts set up from individuals or businesses. A primary function of the Trust is to provide and administer scholarships in education for Māori students. In addition to MET funded awards, the trust is also contracted to administer scholarships on behalf of the Ministry of Education and other agencies. Undergraduate Michael Campbell Scholarship Norman Kirk Memorial Scholarships Postgraduate Eric Hall McCormick Scholarship Queen Elizabeth II Post-Graduate Fellowship Rangiriri and Whiwhi Martin Winiata Scholarship Roy Watling Mitchell Prestigious Professions Scholarship Ti Maru Māori Trust Prestigious Scholarships For further information on scholarships, closing dates, applications please see: http://www.maorieducation.org.nz/sch/under_grad.html NZ Universities - Vice Chancellors' Committee Scholarships Scholarships and fellowships provide significant recognition and monetary reward for students who continue to strive for academic success. The Scholarships Committee of the NZVCC administers a wide range of nationally available undergraduate and postgraduate awards. For more information please see www.nzvcc.ac.nz/scholarships Pacific Islands Polynesian Education Foundation On behalf of the Ministry of Education, the Pacific Islands Polynesian Education Foundation promotes and encourages the better education of Polynesians and provides financial assistance for Polynesian people undertaking tertiary study in New Zealand. For more information please visit: www.pipef.org.nz/ South Auckland Health Foundation Scholarships The health scholarship programme is a partnership between the South Auckland Health Foundation and Counties Manukau DHB to support local students wanting to study health. The scholarships are for one year and are up to $5000 for tuition fees only. A number of scholarships are awarded each year and the key criteria for these scholarships relate to academic achievement, community involvement and financial hardship. Maori and Pacific studentsre strongly encouraged to apply as we would like our workforce to better reflect the community we serve. Applications close around October each year. The scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents who live in the Counties Manukau district (including Papakura and Franklin). For more information please visit: www.cmdhb.govt.nz/Careers/scholarships/default.htm Te Tapuae O Rehua Each year Te Tapuae assists Māori tertiary students to achieve educational success by managing a number of scholarships and grants. The majority of 2011 Scholarships for tertiary students will be open early next year. Ngāi Tahu Kā Pūtea Scholarships and Grants There are a total of 40 Ngāi Tahu Kā Pūtea Scholarships valued at $1500 each available to registered Ngāi Tahu tertiary students. The three scholarship categories are General Scholarships, Targeted Scholarships and Papatipū Rūnanga Scholarships. The 2010 Ngāi Tahu Kā Pūtea Scholarships will be open from 01 March - April 30th. The Ngāi Tahu Kā Pūtea Grants available to registered Ngāi Tahu tertiary students are administered by Te Tapuae. For fulltime first year tertiary students these grants are valued at $250. For fulltime second and subsequent year students these grants are valued at $500. The 2010 Ngāi Tahu Kā Pūtea Grants will be open from 01 March until 10 December. For more information please visit: www.tetapuae.co.nz/scholarships-and-grants/for-tertiary-students or phone 0800 WHAI RAWA (0800 942 472). The Maurice & Phyllis Paykel Trust The Maurice & Phyllis Paykel Trust offer funding for: Project & Equipment Grants Travel Grants Conference Support Grants Scholarships & Fellowships The grants-in-aid are provided for assistance with the costs of travel by research workers in health-related fields. They may be used for travel to scientific meetings, visits to research institutions or participation in short-term laboratory work / training of relevance to an applicant's research in New Zealand. For more information visit: www.paykeltrust.co.nz Scholarships from Education Providers Universities Auckland University of Technology Lincoln University Massey University University of Auckland University of Canterbury University of Otago University of Waikato Victoria University of Wellington Polytechnics and Institutes of Technology Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology Eastern Institute of Technology Hawkes Bay Otago Polytechnic Manukau Institute of Technology Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Northland Polytechnic Southern Institute of Technology Telford Rural Polytechnic Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) Wellington Institute of Technology (Weltec) Colleges of Education Christchurch College of Education Wananga Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiarangi

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Crowd Financing

I have attached information about crowd financing. Other resources include Eventbrite, Kickstarter, Artsicle, and Socialbacking. Online fund raising site GiveaLittle.

Working the Crowd by

Monday, May 13, 2013

Short Film Suggested Budget Template

For those who wish to gain funding from the NZ Film Commission I have attached a template for preparing your own budget to submit to NZFC.

Fresh Shorts Budget Template

Wednesday, April 24, 2013