Job search methods (total responses)


Job search methods are all the methods used by a person aged 15 years and over to look for paid work in the four weeks before the census. They include:

  • looking at job advertisements
  • writing, phoning, sending email, or applying in person to an employer
  • contacting Work and Income New Zealand to look for a job
  • contacting friends or relatives for help in finding a job
  • contacting a career adviser or a vocational guidance officer
  • other methods that might result in finding a job, for example:
    • contacting a private employment agency
    • placing advertisements to find a job
    • taking steps to set up a business.

The job search methods are also available for each separate field in the classification eg as a 'yes' or 'no' response to 'Contacted Work and Income to Look for a Job'.

See the ‘Actively seeking work’ definition in Individual definitions.

For classification see Aria.