Career Development Association of New Zealand


Gabrielle Riley

Gabrielle Riley

Waikato, Wairarapa/Wellington
Career Consultant
Career Talk
Graduate Diploma in Career Development, BA (Hons), Diploma in Teaching (Secondary), National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) Level 5
Professional Memberships
Professional member of CDANZ, Member of Careers and Transition Education Association NZ (CATE)


  • Career Coaching
  • Career Counselling
  • Career Programme Design and Development
  • Graduate Guidance
  • Group Facilitation and Training
  • Interview Coaching
  • Job Search Coaching
  • Professional CV Preparation
  • Student Guidance
  • Transition Coaching/Outplacement

I have worked in the career development sector for 20 years in a diverse range of organisations. Most recently I am a contractor for central government providing career support to job seekers and the public. I currently also work at Habit Health on the Employment Service in Schools MSD pilot programme and run my own private career consultancy. I have many years’ experience in education - in university career centres, secondary schools and in an industry training organisation. I am a professional member of the Career Development Association of NZ (CDANZ), and a registered secondary school teacher.

In 2019 I established Career Talk, my private practice, in which I assist people of all ages both individually and in groups, with their career development planning and transitions.

I have extensive experience working with young people - one to one, in groups, and through programme development of industry taster courses. For 8 years until 2020 I worked in secondary schools as a career development practitioner. I have a thorough knowledge of tertiary study and training providers both in New Zealand, and universities overseas. I help students consider their interests, abilities, skills, values, and purpose, to assist them in making plans for their first steps beyond school, training or tertiary study.

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