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

  • 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 ask yourself the following questions:
  • 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 the typical catch 22 most migrants find themselves in: 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 about our Job Search Service  JOBS4MIGRANTS


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