Job search methods

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.

See also ‘Actively seeking work’ in this definitions group.