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I’m often asked by high school and university students what they can do to ensure that they have the best chance of getting a suitable job and beginning their career quickly after studying. Although there is more than just one solution, my first and foremost suggestion is always: GET A PART-TIME JOB! The permanent job market is tight, especially for youths aged 15 to 24. In the past 18 months we have seen youth unemployment in New Zealand surge to almost 20%. With overwhe...
When I was four years old, I wanted to be a professional tennis player and work part-time at Bakers Delight. At ten, I wanted to be a novelist who also just so happened to be an on-call astronaut for NASA. At thirteen, I wanted to work for Donald Trump and compete in The Amazing Race. This year, I’ll be turning eighteen. Although I now have an overarching goal to pursue a career in the film industry, the underlying truth is that I’m still very much ‘undecided’. There are still days when I wake u...