How does the Covid-19 pandemic affect your Job Search?

We all came to accept that our economy has definitely taken a huge dip since the pandemic started. Companies struggled to keep the business afloat, and work has now gone from office based to remote work. A lot of changes had happen in these past months and definitely there would be a more in the future.

In these unprecedented times and no one can predict what will happen and you'd probably be asking... "Should I continue my job search?" Simple answer, YES! But you might want to read further as things aren't simple as before.

A snapshot of the recruitment process


  • The job market is filled with roles but only a few candidates are qualified to take the job.
  • Recruiters are scrambling to find the right candidate. Often it would take a bit more work from them to convince people to show up for interviews.


  • The job market has totally changed. There are now an influx of candidates but with only few roles available.
  • Some roles are placed on hold until things becomes a bit more certain for the company.
  • Recruiters are now at their limits trying to work through their inbox full of candidates applying for a single job.
  • Candidates will now have to exert more effort to make their applications stand out. Unappealing CVs and cover-letters will often be ignored as recruiters would need to be quick to be able to respond to all applications.
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What should I do to increase my chances of getting a job?

Job searching doesn't only mean the physical action of submitting a CV. This involves a much complex process where most of your time will be spent in preparation. The best way to increase your chances of getting a job down the line is to prepare. Understanding how the hiring process has changed will give you an idea of what should work in these unprecedented times.

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What can NZIC do to help?

Preparation is TODAY dictates your success TOMORROW.

Things may be uncertain at the moment, but we do know that it will get better soon. When? We don't know... However, what we do know is that job searching in this unprecedented times gets harder and harder, and if you pass this chance to improve yourself now, the more harder it will become for you once the border opens.

“It's better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.”
- Les Brown

How does Covid-19 affect your Visa?

While the world is waiting for the pandemic to recede, New Zealand is safe guarding its borders by restricting entry into our country and limiting the number of visas granted accordingly.

A lot of work can be done before the borders open. Ask us how you can get ready for your move. We work with our clients on being ready for their move as soon as that will be feasible, and beating the growing queues.

Want to get A JOB SEARCH ADVIcE?

Ask our Licensed Immigration Advisers and our Job Search Professionals for a free assessment.

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