Our Job Search Service

How can you find a job in New Zealand?

Get expert job search assistance from our team of Job Search Professionals!

Finding a job will most likely be one of the most important stepping stones on your pathway to New Zealand, but looking for employment in a new country is a daunting task.

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.

To provide the best support possible for our highly skilled migrant clients we have developed our successful Job Search Program.
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We will transfer your overseas skills into a format that is fully understood and appreciated in New Zealand

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We will provide you with our specialist local knowledge of all aspects of the Job Application process

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You will learn how you can make use of the vast potential of New Zealand's Hidden Job Market

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We will empower you to be the best candidate you can be on the New Zealand job market

The Challenges of finding a job in NZ

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 job hunting in New Zealand is different in many ways to what you are used to from your home country. At the beginning of your job search you may ask yourself:

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Our Job Search Service covers all core aspects of your job search:

Our Job Search Program:

Our Job Search Service started in 2007, recognising the need for skilled migrants to adapt their overseas professional backgrounds to gain access to the New Zealand employment market.

Over the years our 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.

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.

Working with our Job Search Professionals will make a huge difference for your job search.

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. - K.J
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How will we help you boost your chances of finding a job?

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.

Building your profile

To present your overseas expertise in a format that is understood and valued in New Zealand


Creating a dynamic profile as an important networking tool

Our Job Search Coaches will:

  • Transfer your overseas skills into a format that is fully understood and appreciated in New Zealand;
  • Provide you with our specialist local knowledge of all aspects of the Job Application process;
  • Empower you to be the best candidate you can be on the New Zealand job market.

You will:

  • Learn how you can make use of the vast potential of New Zealand's Hidden Job Market;
  • Benefit from access to local job market knowledge and gain an in-depth understanding of the job application process.

The level of support you will experience during your job search journey in New Zealand is unparalleled.

Our Job Search 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 existing 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.

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.

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.
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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.

Our Job Search 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!

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.

How our Job Search Program will boost your chances of finding a job in New Zealand:

Our Job Search Professionals

Anna Fyfe
Anna Fyfe
Job Search Coach
Mark Beltran
Mark Beltran
Job Search Coach
Judi Lubetzky
Judi Lubetzky
Careers Coach
Jannie Allen
Jannie Allen
Job Search Coach

Will it make a difference for your job hunt if you work with our Licensed Immigration Advisers?

From our experience, having a Licensed Immigration Adviser by your side might improve 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.

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?"

Our Job Search Team will work on getting you through your job hunt as fast and smoothly as possible, starting by getting you ready long before you even arrive in New Zealand.

Building a solid base for your arrival will enable you to hit the ground running and save a lot of time usually necessary for finding your feet in a new environment.  

Our continued support will then give you a further powerful boost for your job hunt, allowing you to get results faster and speed up your job search process. This will not only save you money for hotels, travels to interviews etc, but it will also put you in a position to generate an income in New Zealand within the shortest time possible.

"Can we guarantee you that you will find a job in New Zealand if you are using our Job Search Service?"

Of course not! But we do have a highly experienced team in job hunting, with vast networks and expert knowledge of the employment market.

Migrants who actively follow all the steps and mentoring will benefit the most. The success of your job search will depend on how well we will be able to cooperate with you. We need your help to help you!

Are ready to start your job hunt?

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How can you start your immigration to New Zealand?

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

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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.


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

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The great work done before has surely helped to achieve this quick positive result. NZIC are really professional and know what to do when to do it and how to do it. That is so convenient and efficient! I’m still working with them for the next steps and would like to thank them again for their help and support.  Thank you.  Kind Regards.

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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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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