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On an average, an employer takes 30 seconds to read a CV before deciding if they should shortlist your application, and it would even be less for your most experienced recruiters.
Having a CV that effectively presents information that is required by New Zealand employers will also be another factor to consider if you want your application to go through the next stage. Finding ways to adjust your CV to pass the 30 seconds test while being able to customise this for the New Zealand market will be quite a challenge.
"Do not start your job application with a 'Generic' CV.
Your CV is your first impression that could lead you to that perfect job and ultimately realise your dreams of moving to New Zealand.
Take your time in developing a plan of how to write your CV. You need compelling and proven examples of achievements. You need to present these facts in a clear and precise way without over cluttering your CV."
Let's face it; time and money are finite resources that are too precious to waste, and applying for jobs can be a lengthy and demanding process.
Having a strong job search strategy will allow you to secure a role more efficiently, saving you resources both physically and emotionally.
"Searching for jobs can be a challenging and demanding endeavour.
Whether you are just starting out, or you have 20+ years under your belt, the effort is all the same.
Many job seekers take shortcuts, such as sending 1000 generic CV's, templated cover letters, and passively relying on job boards.
Trust me, this kind of activity will get you nowhere. Save yourself the frustration and have a clear strategic plan for your job search.
Don't work hard, work smart."
If you answered yes to all of the questions above, congratulations! You're already well on your way to start your job search in New Zealand.
If you answered no, there is no shame in admitting that! Most job seekers would only have an outdated CV ready, optimised for their home country. The important part is that now you are aware of what you need to know, before you can start your job hunt.
The New Zealand job market is ever changing and strategies that have worked in your home country may not be relevant here. You need someone you can trust, and who knows the ins and outs of the NZ job market.
How can our Job Search Professionals help?
The New Zealand Job market is very small and you might only get one chance at impressing the employer of your choice. Getting this right is of the essence.
Our Job Search professionals will work with you on maximising your potential in the New Zealand job market and expertly assist you in making sure you are optimising your opportunities. Click here to learn more about our services.
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