Our Job Search Service

Are you looking for a job in New Zealand?  
Working with our Job Search Specialists will give your job hunt the deciding boost!

Finding a job in a new country is a daunting task.

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.

Frequent concerns of migrant job seekers:

"While the borders are still closed, is this a good time to start my job search?"
"Is my professional background valued in New Zealand? How can i get the assurance of knowing that I am able to work and earn in the local currency?"
"I am concerned about going to New Zealand with no work lined up, because I would burn through my reserves pretty fast.
"What can I do to impress New Zealand employers?"

Mark Beltran, Job Search Specialist at NZIC, says:

To be successful in your job hunt

  • DON'T use a "toolkit" to guide your job search activities!
  • DON'T send your standard CV and cover letter to apply for a job you have seen advertised.


  • Change your mindset to job seeking.
  • Find your WOW factor!
  • Work smarter not harder.

How can you find a job in New Zealand?

Our Job Search Specialist Mark says:

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

This is a bold statement. So what does Mark mean?

A typical conversation between our job seeking client and Mark explains this best.


Tell me, what have you done so far in order to find a job in New Zealand, what was your approach?  

Job Seeker:

I have looked up the usual websites and found job listings that fit my professional profile. I send my CV to the contact in the job advertisement and then wait to hear back.


And what happened then? What was the outcome of that approach? Did you hear back?  

Job Seeker:

In some cases I receive a reply saying something along the lines of : Thank you for your application. Your professional background looks great.
Unfortunately the position has now been filled, but we will keep you in our database/keep you on board/ keep you posted, in case a new role becomes available in our firm.
The reply frequently states that, while my profile looks good, they are unable to offer me the job as I don't have a work permit for New Zealand.
More often than not I get no response at all.  


Yes, unfortunately this confirms my experience from talking to my job seeking clients.
People will ignore your application, they might offer to stay in touch but then disappear.
I would say the response rate to this traditional way of sending out job application lies at 5%.

Job Seeker:

So how can I do this right?
How can I increase the response rate to my job applications and ultimately get a job offer?


My clear response to this vital question is:
Find new ways of job seeking! Do something different. Change your mindset!
This can increase your response rate to up to 80-90%!

Maximise your potential on the New Zealand job market

Our Job Search Specialists will partner 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.

Identify your WOW factor

If everybody does the same, how boring is that? Find your point of difference, think creatively!

Ask yourself: What can you do differently to other applicants?

Together we will identify your individual  “custom pitch”,  the approach that will work best for your job search in New Zealand.

It will make you stand out from other applicants and attract the New Zealand employer´s attention – opening the door for you to be able to get a chance to personally convince the employer that you are the right person for the job.

Tap into the Hidden Job Market

Why the traditional job application process does not work in New Zealand.

Expectations vs reality -  What does this mean for your job search?

Clients sometimes ask us: Why don’t you present me to the employer?

Well, this is not how it works in New Zealand.

New Zealand is a culture centred country.

The question here is: Do you know anyone?

Working with us will give your job hunt the deciding boost.

By partnering with our Job Search Specialists, you will identify your WOW factor, improve the job application response rate from a depressing 5% to an impressive 80% and know how to nail the job interview!

Job Searching with NZIC:  A bespoke productive and efficient process

1. The key to your job search success: Highly individualised one-on-one sessions

There is no 'one-size-fits-all approach to successful job searching and no job search is ever the same.

The success of your job search will depend on many factors, not 'just' your professional qualification and background.

Client question:

"I am currently starting the Job Search Program. After you finish analyzing my profile, will you personalize the coaching so that applying for jobs in NZ becomes a productive and efficient process specially considering overseas job search implications? "

Mark replies:

"Yes. We will work with you one on one.
Our Job Search Support is highly customised and tailored specifically to your personal and professional requirements. No client is ever the same. To give you the most value for your job hunt, we will listen carefully and work with you on taking the approach that will give you the best possible job hunt outcome: Your job in New Zealand."

Your One-on-One Job Search sessions:

Your job search sessions are based on your job search strategy and will be fine tuned along the way.

Topics covered in your job search sessions can include any of the topics below, but will focus on covering the aspects required by YOU.

A range of topics for your one-on-one sessions:

Building your profile
New Zealand style CVs and Cover Letters
Your LinkedIn profile - an important Job Search tool.
Bespoke Job Search and Job Application tips
Interview Coaching
Exclusive LinkedIn Job Search Group
Workplace Culture
Access to our Hidden Job Market - 4x as many Job Opportunities

2. Our Interactive Webinars:

Join our Job Search Specialists during these life panel online sessions.  

Our Job Search webinars are an important component of our Job Search Service, and reserved exclusively for our job searching clients.

Our Job Search webinars are an important component of our Job Search Service, and reserved exclusively for our job searching clients.

Current Webinar Topics:

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Introduction to NZ Job Search

Understanding the NZ Workplace

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Targeted Skills Focused CV's

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NZ Styled Cover Letters

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Networking for NZ Job Search

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Interviews in New Zealand

Job Search Resilience

Your Life in NZ

Open Forum

During our webinars you will have a chance to ask our Job Search Specialists your job search related questions, often leading to full blown panel discussions, with them exchanging their sometimes differing views on the subject.

As a result you will gain a valuable deeper understanding of job searching successfully in New Zealand, making you a stronger candidate for the job market as you gain confidence in the process.

We cannot stress enough the value you will find in attending these webinars!

Our webinars are constantly evolving, taking into account developments and changes in the job market.

A message from our Job Search Specialist Mark:

Come, join and participate! – Even if you've attended this topic already, attend this one anyway as no two webinars are ever the same."

3. Activate - Our Premium Service

Escalate your job hunt in New Zealand! Get targeted and fully individualised job search support from your personal job search coach!

On completion of your one-on-one Job Search Sessions - and after attending a range of Job Search Webinars, you will be ready to escalate your job hunt.

How can you escalate your job hunt?

On arrival in New Zealand, or as you are ready: 6 weeks intensive Job Hunting.

For the next 6 weeks you will be partnering with your personal Job Search Coach, applying all of the job hunt techniques and skills you have accomplished during your One-on-One job search sessions.

Our Job Search Specialists are fully committed to seeing you succeed with your job hunt and will support you in every aspect, from start to finish.

Client feedback:

"Jannie your support has been just phenomenal. You have provided exactly what I needed, where and when I needed it. Having your precious insights and ongoing emotional support gave me the confidence to push through a really hard time. I cannot give you a big enough thank you!"

Meet the Team:

When can you start your job hunt with us?

Our Job Search Service is tailored to provide a highly efficient service to migrants job seekers, while they are still unable to enter New Zealand due to Covid border restrictions.

Our One-on-One Job Search Sessions can be completed entirely remotely. They are a great way for you to actively promote your chances of finding a job and will make a real difference for your timely move to New Zealand.

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

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

From our experience your focus for 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.

Familiarising yourself with specifics of the New Zealand job search process as early on as possible will help you to become a confident candidate.

Mark says:

"As we are all fine-tuning and improving our communication systems - some of this due to Covid restrictions - remote meetings have become more acceptable to New Zealand employers. Together with our Job Search Specialists you will be able to determine whether this is might be an option for you. "

Some clients have succeeded in securing job offers over the past year, while they were still in their home countries.

Two frequently asked questions:

"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.

You will be working closely with the Job Search Coach. Partnership and mutual trust is the key to your success.

The Job Search Coach isn’t there to do the activities for you. We will not dictate how you need to do your job, nor will the coaches find the jobs for you. Remember this is your job, you need to take charge and the Job Search Coaches will support you in the direction you want to take.

Having said that, we are absolutely passionate about  helping our clients with finding their perfect job in New Zealand and will go above and beyond for you to enable you to reach your goal: your job in New Zealand!"

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

Of course not! But we do have a team that is 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!

How can you boost your job search success even more?

Our Fusion Service will lift your job search to a whole new level.

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 Specialists 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.

Working with our Licensed Immigration Advisers will help your Job Hunt.

Are you ready to start your job hunt in New Zealand?

Check for yourself if you are job hunt ready.

Take the first step to starting your job hunt in New Zealand now:

Register your interest in our free Immigration and Job Search Webinar.

Can you migrate to New Zealand this year?

Find out whether you qualify to come to New Zealand now, while our borders are still mostly closed.

Why choose our Job Search Service?

The quality of our service and the level of job search support we provide are completely unique in New Zealand. We aren't just handing out pre-made job search guides and CV templates.

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

Our Job Search Professionals provide highly individualised, pro-active advice and support. They empower you to drive your migration success, both in your job search and visa pathway.

What our clients have said:

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.

Do you want to migrate to New Zealand?

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