APPLYING FOR JOBS
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Ready to embark on finding a job in forestry?

Now is the time to tidy up your CV, and make sure you are interview-ready. 

WHAT EMPLOYERS ARE LOOKING FOR

Some jobs obviously require specific skills and experience, but in other cases, employers will be willing to train people who have the right general qualities and attitude.

Having a clear idea of where you want to head within the industry, and how you plan to get there, will help justify why you want the job you are applying for. 

General qualities that employers in the forestry sector are likely to be looking for include:

If you can provide good references from previous employers or someone who knows you well, that will be a big help. 

Note that the forestry sector is a drug-free workplace

PREPARING A JOB APPLICATION

Some of the hurdles you may have to jump before you get a job include: 

There are plenty of on-line resources to help you with the whole process of applying for jobs. 

The CareersNZ website is a good place to start. Have a look at the various tools and resources available here, including an on-line CV builder.

Also, talk to people you know who have had recent experiences of job hunting.