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?
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.
Read more about becoming a New Zealand resident through the Skilled Migrant Category:
- Are you eligible for a resident visa under Skilled Migrant Category? Find out by using our Quick Self-Check Guide!
- How many points will you need to have a realistic chance?
- Will you be able to claim points for your qualifications?
- Will you be able to claim bonus points for your professional expertise?
- Is your profession on one of the Skill Shortages Lists?
- Do you have to be registered in New Zealand?
- How can you get help with finding a job?
- Will you meet the English language requirements?