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Kia ora! Welcome to SMITHELLS®NZ!

Slip your shoes off, come on in and sit down.

Who are we?

  • We are the Smithells® Professionals.
  • We are New Zealanders and family people.
  • We are all qualified, experienced, independent career professionals.
  • We are all members of CDANZ, the Career Development Association of NZ.
  • We live and work throughout New Zealand/Aotearoa.
  • We all use the same highly accurate career planning system

What do we do?

  • We work with teenagers, school leavers, tertiary students or trainees and young adults aged 15 to 30 years.
  • We change lives by helping young people understand themselves better and develop clear career directions. This encourages them to take ownership of their future.

Why come to us?

You get results

  • 90% of young people who see a Smithells® Professional end up in a course or a job that's right for them.

    Only 30% of school leavers do.

  • Two years on from school, 90% of Smithells® Professional clients are still doing what they planned.

    Up to 70% of all school leavers have changed what they are doing.

You get personalized service

  • We focus on you.
  • We help you learn more about yourself and what matters to you.

We work with you

  • To find career paths that suit you well.

You gain from our knowledge and experience

  • We have been working in the career counselling field for well over 20 years.
  • Smithells®NZ and the Smithells® System are 100% New Zealand owned, operated and created.
  • Tim and Juliana Smithells founded Smithells®NZ and trained the Smithells® Professionals.

You take ownership of your future

Over 18,000 young people have benefited from doing the Smithells® Questionnaires