Our Job Search Service

New Zealand's job market is small, mostly hidden, and heavily network based.
Our expert, in house migrant job search and career coaches drive your job search success.

Why do you need job search support?

Most migrants will look for a job to earn a living in New Zealand, and a job offer is often needed to meet visa requirements. but looking for employment in a new country is a daunting task.

Job hunting in New Zealand is different in many ways to what you are used to from your home country.
Here, simply sending out CV's can do more harm than good.

It is important to remember that New Zealand is both small and has a majority 'hidden' job market, so you often only have one chance to make a good impression with your preferred employers.

Frequent migrant concerns:

"I am concerned about going to New Zealand with no work lined up, because I would burn through my reserves pretty fast. How can i get the assurance of knowing that I am able to work and earn in the local currency?"

"How do I approach the market?"

"What can I do to impress New Zealand employers?"

"Is my professional background valued in New Zealand?"

"What is appropriate job search etiquette, and what should I avoid?"

Our Job Search Coach Mark says:

You need a good level of knowledge of the New Zealand employment market and a good understanding of New Zealand's work place culture to make the most of your professional potential.

You need a partner on the ground in New Zealand.

There is a lot of research that you need to do to prepare, position yourself and thoroughly understand the New Zealand job market. This can be a daunting task for someone overseas, but our coaches will mentor you and get you set up well to excel in this.

How can we help you find a job in New Zealand?

To provide the best support possible for our highly skilled migrant clients we have developed our successful Job Search Program. You will work with our expert and experienced team of Job Search Professionals.

Since launching in 2007, our unmatched Job Search Service has grown from strength to strength and our Job Search Professionals have continuously developed the program, based on their day to day experience working with migrants and employers.

It is specifically targeted to support and empower skilled migrants with their job search in New Zealand, taking into account differences in overseas job markets and professional careers as well as cultural differences in job search related areas.

What We Do

Our team of Job Search Professionals will work with you on maximising your potential on the New Zealand employment market and expertly assist you with finding a job that matches your skills and expertise.

There are three key elements to our Job Search Service:


Job Search Program

Our team of Job Search Professionals will work with you on maximising your potential on the New Zealand employment market and expertly assist you with finding a job that matches your skills and expertise.

This involves:

Building your profile
To present your overseas expertise in a format that is understood and valued in New Zealand
New Zealand CV and Cover Letter
Crafted professionally and modified to tailor for targeted positions, in a New Zealand style
Creating a dynamic profile as an important networking tool
Job Search, Application and Career Coaching
Bespoke and individualised expert advice across three key areas
Workplace Culture
Coaching and understanding how the New Zealand workplace culture can be different
Access to 4x as Many Opportunities
Support in understanding our hidden job market, and how to to access it effectively
Liaising with Immigration Advisers
Job Search is aligned with visa requirements and both teams work together
LinkedIn Group
Access our interactive LinkedIn group.


Job Search | Interactive Webinars

Join our panel of Job Search Professionals, as they discuss core topics on how to successfully job hunt in New Zealand.

Our Job Search webinars are an important component of our Job Search Program, and reserved exclusively for our clients. You will have a chance to ask our panel of Job Search Professionals your job search related questions, which often leads to a full blown panel discussion, with them exchanging their views on the subject.

Our webinars are constantly evolving, taking into account developments and changes in the job market. Clients can attend these webinars as many times as they wish.  

We cannot stress enough the value you will find in attending these webinars. No webinar is ever exactly the same.

Current Webinar Topics:

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Introduction to NZ Job Search

An introductory webinar to provide an overview of the New Zealand Job Market.

Understanding the NZ Workplace

Understanding New Zealand workplace culture and communication.
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Targeted Skills Focused CV's

Tips on targeting your NZ styled CV and how to write skills statements
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NZ Styled Cover Letters

How to target a cover letter for the position and organisation.
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Networking for NZ Job Search

Understanding how to network and successfully navigate the NZ ‘hidden job market’.
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Interviews in New Zealand

Understanding New Zealand interviews - tips and skills.

Job Search Resilience

Building resilience to help maintain your motivation

Your Employment Rights

An introduction to your minimum Employment Rights once you start work in NZ

Open Forum

An open panel forum and discussion, with live Q+A's.

When is a good time to start attending our webinars?

In preparation for your move, you might want to start attending the webinars while you are still in your home country.

Familiarising yourself with specifics of the New Zealand job search process as early on as possible will help you to become a confident candidate. From our experience the focus of your job hunt will shift as your arrival in New Zealand comes closer, and you will gain more insight as you repeatedly learn about these job search related topics.

We encourage you to join as many job search webinars as you can.


Activate Program

Escalate your job hunt: Ongoing active job search support by our personal Job Search Coach.

On completion of our Job Search Program, and whenever you are ready to intensify your job search onshore in New Zealand, our Activate Program will empower you to escalate your job hunt. This consists of two stages:

One month prior to your arrival in New Zealand:

About one month before your confirmed date of arrival in NZ, Your Job Search Coach will work with you on identifying potential job openings and on intensifying any contacts you might already have made in New Zealand by that stage.

Together you will do some final work on being fully "job search ready" as soon as you land in New Zealand.

On arrival in New Zealand:

On arrival in NZ, our Activate program consists of six weeks of Active Job Search Coaching. This is one-on-one, targeted and fully individualised coaching, where possible face-to-face.

Continuous feedback and guidance to empower and support you as you navigate the job market and fine-tune your job hunt, including interview training and preparation.

Liaising and working closely with your Licensed Immigration Adviser, as appropriate.

Ongoing professional support and encouragement throughout your entire job hunt journey will empower you to reach your goal: Your job in New Zealand.

Meet the Job Search Team:

Our Job Search Professionals are highly qualified and experienced.

Our Fusion Service: How working with our Licensed Immigration Advisers helps your Job Hunt

From our experience, having a Licensed Immigration Adviser by your side improves your chances of securing a job offer.

If you are using our Fusion Service, our Job Search Professionals will liaise with our Licensed Immigration Advisers throughout your job search process.

This will ensure that your job search is aligned with visa requirements and you will only apply for jobs that have the potential to give you points for your Expression of Interest or fulfil work visa requirements.

Having a Licensed Immigration Adviser by your side will give your potential New Zealand employer the reassurance that your visa process will run smoothly, lowering their uncertainty, hesitance and barriers to the job offer.

Find out more about our Fusion Service >

Are NZ employers hesitant to offer me a job ?

Why choose our Job Search Service?

Our quality of our service is completely unique in New Zealand, we aren't just giving premade guides and CV templates.

To really succeed in the small, mostly hidden, and heavily network based job market, you need dedicated experts on the ground in New Zealand.

Our Job Search Service provides highly individualised, active support from our Job Search and Career Specialists, that actually empowers you to find employment and drives success both in your job search, and visa pathway.

What our clients have said:

Our valued, highly rated feedback speaks for itself

NZIC was a great help in getting my family and I to New Zealand. 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 2020 came time to apply for and get our visas. Because of that, once we submitted our paperwork immigration had everything they needed from us and did not have to come back for more information. 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.

“NZIC shows commitment and provide professional immigration service.
At first, Maj kindly explained the whole process and what to expect. I was coached and introduced to New Zealand job market by their Job Search team, and getting assistance until I got a job in the country. The Visa team would also follow me up on my pending documents, so I never felt left out. Truly recommended for those seeking out an option to live in New Zealand. Big thanks from me and my whole family for things NZIC did for us..!”

"NZIC was the only company in New Zealand that we could find with a comprehensive Job Search service!"

"Thank you for your help on that journey! My job hunting has really been improved thanks to NZIC! Anna was always by my side, giving me advice, working on my CV and Cover Letter and even correcting my English! And then, thanks to Carsten, my application for my work visa has been accepted within only 3 days!"

"Dear Carsten, Katrina and all of our friends at NZIC- We can still hardly believe this wonderful event of our residency visas having come through! Thank you so much for all of your guidance, support and encouragement throughout the process; without you, we would have been adrift. J and I are over the moon.
We cracked open a bottle of local NZ sparkling wine last night to celebrate. Thank you for standing by us through this uncertain journey. It has made the world of difference to us having you there."
K.T South Africa October, 2020

How can you start your immigration to New Zealand?

We stand by our word to provide the best level of support you can get for your move to New Zealand, and as we know how important this decision is for you, we want to give you a solid base for your decision making process.

Free Assessment

No matter which visa type might be right for you, to get started fill in the Free Assessment form and let us know your plans for New Zealand.
Our Licensed Immigration Advisers will carefully assess the information you have provided and will give you their honest and upfront opinion on whether you might qualify for a visa.

Free Immigration and Job Hunt Webinar

If we assess your chances as realistically good, we will invite you to our popular free Immigration Webinar, where you will learn everything you need to know about your visa and job hunt to make an informed decision about your next step on your way to living in New Zealand.

No Strings 

The decision of migrating to a new country is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life and we want you to be fully informed at all times during your decision making process.
To prove to you that we actually mean this, we are happy to provide all necessary information for your decision making process to you for free, starting with our Free Assessment.

Ready to get started?

Base your move on solid grounds: Ask us for a Free Assessment first!

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