For those who are looking for new job opportunities and do not mind traveling far, New Zealand is a good destination. We offer some tips for finding a job there.
More and more people decide to go live in another country in search of new opportunities or experiences. If this is your case, and you are thinking of finding a job in New Zealand, the information that we are going to offer you may be of interest to you. We want to give you some tips that will be of great help to you. Do you dare to meet them?
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Before you launch your search for a job in New Zealand, you have to make some decisions, such as what kind of experience you want to have in the country. Are you interested in working and studying at the same time? Are you simply looking to improve your level of English? Your resolution will also determine the type of visa that suits you.
It is also very important to select the city in which you are going to live. The main ones are Wellington –the capital–, Auckland, Queenstown, and Christchurch. Each one has its peculiarities, charms, drawbacks, and professional possibilities. It is about choosing the one that best suits your needs and preferences.
Once you are clear about the type of work you would like or could do, you should keep in mind that some sectors require special titles or permits (alcohol sales for the hotel industry, food handler…). Therefore, find out if you need them for your position or not and, if so, ask for them.
You have already taken the first steps. Now begins the effort to reach your goal: find a job in New Zealand. For this, you can go different ways.
In the famous social network, there are several groups in which job offers in New Zealand are published every day. To find them, you just have to access Facebook and insert the combination of CITY NAME + JOB in the search engine, such as Auckland Jobs. Simple, right? You can, do not doubt about doing it.
Another way to find a job in New Zealand is to use a job agency. Some of them are AWF, Manpower, or Trade Staff, which mostly offer jobs related to the construction sector. Other possibilities are Can staff, Kellyservices, or Latinrecruitment, which specialized in the Latin market.
In addition to those of the job agencies that we have just seen, you can access other interesting websites: Seek is a specially qualified employment page; at Trademe you can also buy second-hand items, and backpacker board.co.NZ is ideal if you want to develop your activity in the field or in the hospitality sector.
Each country may have a different resume style and New Zealand is no exception, so changes to the document will need to be made accordingly. There are pages that help you do it, such as Careers NZ.
This document is called a ‘resume’, it does not include any photographs and simplicity prevail. That is, it is preferable that you condense the information on a single page. And, in case there is any doubt, it must be written in impeccable English.
The resume must be accompanied by a cover letter, with content aimed at satisfying the interests of the job offer to which you aspire. It will depend on her that the person in charge of hiring bothers to know your professional experience and skills.
If you are lucky enough that a friend or acquaintance of yours is living in New Zealand, you can contact him directly to help you in your search and advise you on the actions you can carry out. Or, directly, get him to recommend you to the staff of a certain company.
After these tips, you are ready to find a job in New Zealand. We can only wish you all the luck in the world and remind you that, in addition to building a future for yourself, you should not stop enjoying what this wonderful country offers, which is a lot.