the core of a healthy working life
Career FocusNZ grew from a genuine desire to help Kiwis with their career development options. Our passion lies in guiding students, graduates, those looking for a change in career and those just needing to get their foot in the door – we love what we do, and we love taking a personal interest in the ongoing career development of those we work with. With our experience, professionalism and expertise, we support clients who come to us from all walks of life, at all stages of their career development.
Muriel Willem, Career Focus founder & Director
With over 30 years of experience in New Zealand’s education sector, Muriel Willem is passionate about the importance of people of all ages gaining quality career advice.
With professional qualifications in career guidance including a Graduate Diploma in Career Development, membership to the Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ) and of NorthCATE, Muriel continues to upskill in this industry. With a large network of employer connections and in-depth knowledge of available courses, pathways for learning and employment opportunities, Muriel is able to help a wide variety of clients with their career needs.
Muriel has a natural empathy for those wishing to improve their future options, and is dedicated to ensure that her clients receive the best possible advice and guidance.
Muriel’s personal experiences, her qualifications and connections are all very much a part of Career FocusNZ where you and your needs are her focus. Focus. Act. Grow.
Growing New Zealand’s future – professional career development
Career development begins with our school students, where their subject choices become the building blocks to creating an educational pathway.
Career FocusNZ is able to provide comprehensive tailored school career guidance programmes, assisting schools with the roll out of their programmes and providing ongoing support.
We are also here to help parents support their children as they consider their post-secondary options: the workforce, apprenticeships, practical courses or higher learning.
Employers’ expectations, tomorrow’s workforce and skills shortage areas should be an integral part of young people’s career pathway development.
Contact us today for Northland career guidance – professional advice you can trust.