The Catch 22 dilemma and how you can solve it!
You need a job to get a visa, but you need a visa to get a job.
So you ask yourself: 'How can I get a job if I do not have a visa yet?'
Does this sound confusing? Let us explain the Catch 22 dilemma and how we can help you solve it.
You need a visa to get a job
Job listings will often say:
"Only applicants with the right to work in New Zealand may apply."
Or: "Unfortunately we are not able to consider your application if you do not possess a valid work permit or working visa."
Recruiters will respond along the same line:
"Please get back in contact with us once you have obtained either residency or a work permit and we would be only too happy to assist. Good luck in your job search."
You need a job to get a visa
Whether you want to apply for a work visa or a resident visa under the Skilled Migrant Category, you will need a job:
- to apply for a work visa you will have to provide a job offer with your work visa application;
- to obtain a resident visa under the Skilled Migrant Category you will have to claim points for a job in New Zealand.
Our Licensed Immigration Adviser explains: Why you cannot apply for a visa if you do not have a job.
The bottom line is:
- You will find it very difficult to get a job if you do not have a visa;
- Your work visa application will be declined and your Expression of Interest has no chance of being selected as long as you cannot provide evidence of a job offer.
The Catch 22 dilemma really is a tricky position to be in, a vicious cycle.
If you are looking for a job in New Zealand or want to apply for a Skilled Migrant Visa you will probably sooner of later feel frustrated as a result, stuck in a dead end and unable to take your migration plans further.
You need to unravel the knot!
How we work with you to overcome the 'Catch 22' or 'Hen and Egg' dilemma:
Our Licensed Immigration Advisers and our Job Search Professionals will coordinate and align your visa application process with your job search and your job search with your visa application.
Your Licensed Immigration Adviser will
- take care of all visa related aspects of your migration and - at the same time -
- work hand in hand with our in-house Job Search Professionals on a daily basis, here in our office in New Zealand;
- advise you and the Job Search Team to ensure that your job search stays in line with visa requirements at all times;
- liaise with your New Zealand employer to educate them about your visa status;
- facilitate the swift processing of your work visa application.
Your Job Search Team will
- take care of all job search related aspects of your migration and - at the same time -
- liaise with your Licensed Immigration Adviser throughout your process to ensure that your job search is aligned with your visa application at all times;
- ensure that you are only applying for positions that fulfil visa requirements and will eventually provide a base for your visa.
By approaching your migration process from both ends - visa application and job search - and constantly adapting both processes as you go through the journey, you will be able to unravel the Catch 22 dilemma!
Find out more about how we work: Powerful Immigration Assistance.
Read more about working in New Zealand
- Find out how our Job Search Professionals will boost your job search.
- Can we guarantee you that you will find a job in New Zealand?
- What is the next step once you have a job offer?
- Are your skills in demand? Skill shortages in New Zealand.
Are you eligible for a resident visa under Skilled Migrant Category? Find out by using our Quick Self-Check Guide.
Get Job Search Assistance
If you want to find out what it takes to find a job in New Zealand ask our Job Search Coach Laurence Bell for a Free Assessment.Free Assessment