Heather and Tracy from the Tertiary Education Commission have set up their Career and Job advice "pop-up" shop by the coffee cart in the Library.
From Monday 2 November for several weeks Rotorua jobseekers will have access to free career guidance from a Career Advice Pop-up shop, an exciting new collaboration between the Tertiary Education Commission and Rotorua Library, Te Aka Mauri.
This short term, face-to-face initiative has been launched alongside a national over-the-phone personalised career guidance initiative as a part of the Government's response to the impacts of the COVID19 pandemic.
"This service is aimed at people whose jobs have been affected by COVID-19. You might have lost your job and are looking for a new one, or your career path is now limited so you are looking to change directions or retrain," says TEC Chief Executive Tim Fowler.
The pop-ups will focus on supporting people with initial advice from a career expert and direct them to over-the-phone personalised guidance. It is a walk-in service and you don't need to book a time to talk to a career expert. But you may need to wait until a career expert is free. The conversation could include:
- How to transfer skills to other jobs.
- Getting help with writing/updating your CV.
- Getting help with job hunting.
- Talking about how to prepare for an interview.
This pop-up career service will complement the resources, programmes and services that the library offers such as free wifi and computers, access to newspapers and a daily, drop-in service offering advice on CV writing.
Library Director Laura Marshall welcomes this partnership with Central Government as a way to help Rotorua Build Back Better from the economic effects of COVID-19.
Visit the Rotorua Career Advice Pop-up Shop at Te Aka Mauri from 9-5, Monday to Friday for free advice from one of the professional career experts.