"Hi Katrin, Excellent, you have just made my day... thank you very much for the attached job application material!!"
W. S. from South Africa

Finding the right job is often an essential part of your migration process.


  • You will have to find employment to earn a living for yourself and your family, and
  • a job offer will most likely be an essential part of your visa application process if you are applying under Skilled Migrants Policy: you will need a job offer to apply for a work visa and your will also need an offer of employment to claim points for your Expression of Interest to apply for a resident visa.

 But job hunting in New Zealand is very likely to be quite different from your home country.


You will probably ask yourself:

  • Is my occupation in demand in New Zealand?

  • Do I have the skills and experience New Zealand employers want?

  • Is my qualification recognized and my work experience acknowledged?

  • Do you know if your occupation needs registration in NZ?

  • What does a New Zealand CV look like?

  • Where and how do I apply for jobs in New Zealand?

  • Do you find that potential employers are reluctant to deal with overseas applicants because of the complex visa application procedure?

  • How do I prepare for interviews?

 The Catch 22 Dilemma

If you have started looking for jobs in New Zealand, you will probably have come across the following statement:


"Only applicants with the right to work in New Zealand may apply!"


You have experienced a typical catch 22 situation: 

You will need a work or resident visa to apply for a job and you need a  job offer to be able to apply for a work or resident visa.


Don´t worry, at NewZealand Immigration Concepts we are experienced in helping our clients to overcome this hurdle and apply for the work and resident visas you will need to find a job and start working in New Zealand.


 Find out more about our Job Search Assistance Service  JOBS4MIGRANTS  

Are you eligible for a resident visa under Skilled Migrant Category?  

Find out by using our Quick Self-Check Guide!

Read about the job market in New Zealand 
Find out if your skills are in demand in New Zealand
You will need a Work Visa - Catch 22
Find out which employers are looking for skilled migrants  

Read more about becoming a New Zealand resident through the Skilled Migrant Category:


Ask our employment adviser Katrin Schottke how we can help you to find a job in New Zealand.

Send Katrin an email:   Katrin Schottke <info@jobs4migrants.co.nz>


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