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Appendix 1

Job search methods definitions

Category definitions

11 Looked at Job Advertisements

Definition; Reading job advertisements.
Inclusions; Reading the newspaper, reading noticeboards, reading job advertisements on the Internet.

12 Contacted an Employer

Definition; All methods of contacting an employer to enquire about getting employment. Inclusions; Writing to an employer, phoning an employer, visiting an employer, faxing an employer, emailing an employer.

13 Contacted a Private Employment Agency

Definition; All methods of contacting a private employment agency to enquire about getting employment.

14 Contacted Work and Income New Zealand about a Job

Definition; All methods of contacting Work and Income New Zealand to enquire about getting employment.

15 Placed Advertisements About a Job

Definition; Placing an advertisement(s) to get employment.

16 Contacted Friends or Relatives About a Job

Definition; All methods of contacting friends or relatives to enquire about getting employment.

17 Taken Steps to Set up Your Own Business

Definition; Making preparations to set up own business. Inclusions; Getting a business loan, getting a business development loan, attending a course on running a small business

18 Contacted Career Advisors or Guidance Officers

Definition; All methods of contacting Career Advisors or Guidance Officers to get advice about careers and courses to get employment.

19 Other Job Search Methods

Definition; Job search methods not elsewhere classified.

55 Refused to Answer
77 Response Unidentifiable
88 Response Outside Scope
99 Not Stated

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