Placing an Ad


Once you have drafted the position description, you can draft your advertisement.

Using colour can be very effective and will make your advertisement stand out from others.


Writing your advertisement

The following are some tips for writing your ad:

  • Keep it short and sweet, don’t put the full job description in the advert, focus on the key areas of responsibility
  • Be clear on what skills the applicant needs to have
  • Add information promoting what you offer as an employer
  • Set out contact information clearly, (who to email the CV to, phone number, website and closing dates)


You cannot specify

In accordance with the NZ Human Rights Act, you cannot specify any requirement in your advertisement directly related to the following areas:

  • Sex, pregnancy and birth
  • Marital status
  • Religious beliefs (or lack of)
  • Ethical beliefs
  • Colour, race
  • Ethnic or nationality origins
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Political opinion
  • Employment status; being unemployed or being a recipient of the benefit


Online advertising

The most effective way of advertising a role these days is online. The most viewed websites are:

We recommend you open an account with both of these companies and advertise your role(s) through both. You place your advertisement online and take it off whenever you want. You will receive applications directly via email.

Our experience is that around 60% of applicants for this type of position will come via the Web.