As the 2023 New Zealand General Election looms only days away, the future job prospects for several well-known politicians are uncertain, regardless of the election’s outcome.
Recent polling data suggests a substantial shift in parliamentary seats, meaning that many prominent politicians might find themselves in search of new employment opportunities after October 14th. Fortunately, Trade Me, one of New Zealand’s leading job portals, has a wide selection of job listings to cater to their needs.
What’s more, the current job market features record-breaking salaries in every region, making it an opportune moment for job seekers to explore their options.
To help them out, Trade Me has launched a hyper-targeted series of billboards positioned next to major political candidate hoardings, showcasing new roles listed on Trade Me that they could embrace if they find themselves out of a job come October 14.
“At Trade Me Jobs we want to make it as easy as possible to help Kiwi find a new job that suits them,” said Shelley Smith, Head of Consumer Marketing for Trade Me Jobs. “We’re always here to support Kiwi when they’re looking for their next step – whether it’s more hourly pay, more flexibility, their current job isn’t working out or they simply needing a change of scene!”
The tongue-in-cheek billboard messages include, ‘It must suck to fight for your job every 3 years. Maybe try something new?’ as well as more targeted billboards such as the one next to Act’s David Seymour’s billboard in Epsom that says, ‘If you’re not still serving Epsom, what about a job serving Epsom?’ with a direction to search for hospitality job listings. Another billboard next to National’s Christopher Luxon’s hoarding says, ‘If you don’t get the job as our nation’s leader, would you consider our nation’s carrier?’; and for Chris Hipkins, ‘If this one doesn’t work out, we’ve got hundreds of jobs for chippies.’
“We wish all of our politicians the best of luck in the upcoming election, but if things don’t go their way, we’ve got their backs with thousands and thousands of vacancies on Trade Me Jobs,” says Trade Me’s Shelley Smith.
The playful billboards are live from today in Auckland and Wellington.