Jobseekers – Ngā Kairapu Mahi

Whanganui District Library has a range of information, resources and services to help you in your career.

Resources in the library collection

Click on the subject headings below to find books and other items in the Library collection to help with your job search.

Services the library offers

Photocopying, printing and scanning for a small charge

  • Free wifi
  • Free computer use
  • Free Book-a-Librarian appointment to help with:
    • Registering on RealMe, MyMSD, and job websites
    • Setting up an email address
  • Free Justice of the Peace services to certify copies of documents and witness signatures. Contact the Library ahead of time to make sure our JP is available. To prepare for your JP visit, see this checklist.

LinkedIn Learning courses

LinkedIn Learning has many courses to help with job-hunting and adding to your skills.

Log into LinkedIn Learning free with your library card and PIN. Then search for skills you would like to learn.

For job-seekers, there are courses on CVs, cover letters, job interviews and other relevant topics.

CV and cover letter templates

Training Providers in Whanganui

Check out the list of local training providers on our Learning Resources page.

Useful websites – a central place for information from the Government about employment, education and training.

Careers NZ – advice and tools to help with your job search

Job search websites

See our Job Search Websites page for a list of sites advertising job vacancies. Some of these sites specialise in different kinds of jobs or job seekers.

Many of these sites let you apply for the job directly on the website. If you need help registering and applying for a job on a job search website, make a free Book-a-Librarian appointment.

Online resources

Job Hunters’ Workbook – includes advice about the job hunting process, CVs, job interviews, links to organisations that can support you, and more.

School Leavers’ Toolkit – the Getting a Job section includes advice about identifying your skills, choosing a career, CVs, job interviews, and more.

Volunteer Opportunities

Voluntary work can help you to build your skills and experience.

These websites list volunteer opportunities.

For more organisations that may be looking for volunteers, see our Volunteer Opportunities webpage.

Other Services

  • Talent Connect – connects you with Whanganui businesses who are looking for your skills
  • Workbridge – supports people with disabilities, injury or other health conditions into employment
  • APM Employment Services – free support to gain employment

Financial Support

As well as jobseeker support and other benefits, WINZ provides the following ways of supporting people into work: