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Student Job Search (SJS) was established way back in 1982 and has been FREE to use for both employers and our member students ever since. Initially SJS was created to help students earn some extra money and minimise student poverty. Today we are still helping students get rich as well as gain critical work experience.

We have a whopping 31 years worth of experience at bringing together employers and students for all types of jobs around the country!

Student Job Search Aotearoa Incorporated is a not for profit, incorporated society and is 100% student owned. This means we work hard with all the Students' Associations around the country to support students in their job hunt and deliver quality service to all employers.

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Summary: Student Job Search is a specialist job board for students in New Zeland, but it originally started offline, with 20 locations across the country in 1997. It went digital in 2001. 10 years later, the offices closed and the business has grown online ever since. The site is owned by 18 student organisations. You can visit the ‘Members’ page for the full list. When you actually start using the site, you won’t be surprised to discover 398 350 visits are recorded each month (mostly from New Zealand). Two years ago, there were twice as many visits but that numbers are still good. On social media, there are 603 followers on Twitter (nothing new since 2018), 998 on LinkedIn, 81 on YouTube and 2 989 on Instagram.

Design: Student Job Search has an attractive design, with a dominant red and grey colour. The focus is on the image of a girl in a workshop next to the words ‘Get experience. Get paid.” The search engine (regions, categories, job type) appears very low on the homepage. In the listing, the offers appear in large boxes, which display all the essential information. This includes the pay, the publication date, the start/end date, and even a short description. When you open a job offer, you can see the application, screening and question requirements. This covers the information recruiters want to know, essential documents (like a licence) and questions recruiters will ask. As for the filters, you have keywords, job location, work category, pay rate, hours, job duration, as well as a few boxes you can tick: start date ASAP, start date negotiable, exclude job requiring a driver’s licence, exclude job requiring access to a vehicle and exclude job requiring an extra language.

The job board objective: Student Job Search is all about searching for students to fill jobs. Easy!

Recruiter observations: To register, recruiters must provide an address, the type of employer (charity, household, business) and a phone number. When creating a job offer, you must include a salary (or salary range), which is above the minimum wage. You can choose the number of candidates you wish to hear from.

Jobseeker observations: The jobseeker account requires a phone number, a date of birth, gender, ethnicity, the type of student you are and the school attended.

The job offers: There are currently 1 475 job offers online.

Reactivity: The team answers within 24 hours.

Special features: The history of the company; the YouTube videos; the page-loading message; the press section; the guides; the shielded site link (with information about fleeing a dangerous situation); the board members;

Verdict: The great thing about this site is that all types of recruiters can use it: businesses, but charities and families as well. If you want a nanny, even just for the night, you can post the offer here. Say goodbye to agencies. We definitely recommend checking it out.

Written by Ali Neill

As the job board tester and blog editor for the Jobboard Finder, Ali works on job boards from all around the world and keeps a close eye on the recruitment trends thanks to a number of sources, including the website's social media pages.

New Zealand recruitment market status

New Zealand has a strong market for jobs with good opportunities and long term careers. Construction, hospitility and utility industries are expected to have high demand which will require highly skilled workers. New Zealand is in need of skilled workers 


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