Finding a Job
in New Zealand

New Zealand's job market is small, mostly hidden, and heavily network based. Get all of the information & tips you’ll need for finding work for when you migrate to New Zealand.

In this category:

Our Job Search Service

Our expert, in house migrant job search and career coaches drive your job search success.

Job Searching in NZ

Job searching in a new country is a daunting experience.
Learn advice, tips and pointers recommended for newcomers to the New Zealand job market, view frequently asked questions, and use our regional checker tool.

Job Search Self Assessment

Find out if you are ready to start your job hunt in New Zealand, by doing a quick self-assessment.

Accredited Employers

A job offer from an Accredited Employer can make the visa application process a lot easier for you.

By going through the process of becoming accredited, the employer has already shown an interest in attracting overseas skills.

Critical Workers

To ensure that critical services can be provided in New Zealand and to support New Zealand employers who are experiencing difficulties with filling their job openings, New Zealand is inviting certain 'critical workers' to enter the country, while borders remain relatively closed.

Your Job Search and the Catch 22

Read more about the challenge of finding a job in New Zealand if you do not have the right visa yet, and how to overcome this common migrant catch 22.

The Hidden Job Market

In New Zealand we have a hidden job market. 70% of all job openings are never advertised. Find out what this means for your job search in New Zealand, and how you can access the hidden job market.

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Anna was worth her weight in gold---she was fantastic at helping me format my CV and search for jobs that suited my skill set.  In the end, I got a great job in a great city.  Carsten and his team were very thorough and helpful when it came time to apply for and get our visas. They are now helping us with our resident visas, and I'm certain that the process will be the same. I'd recommend them highly.

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Dr. Hallwass handled our application to immigrate professionally, giving us a clear picture of what was required, updating us along the way and providing excellent follow up service on our arrival in New Zealand. We are delighted with his professionalism and thoroughness. He comes highly recommended.

South Africa
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NZIC guided me all the way through getting my first work visa to permanent residency. Their job seeking support was key when I first arrived in NZ, communication was always easy and clear. I'm very thankful for their help and definitely recommend their services.

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Dear Jannie, just want to drop a note to thank for your everything. Your help is much appreciated! You are a wonderful and professional job search coach! I am so lucky to have you supporting me!

Hong Kong