Our Job Seeker Service

Are you looking for a job in New Zealand?
Partner with our Job Search Specialists!

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.

Our advice: To be successful in your job hunt


  • use a "toolkit" to guide your job search activities;
  • 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!
  • know the job search techniques that will land you the job.

Mark Beltran, Job Search Specialist at NZIC, 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."

Job Searching with NZIC:  A bespoke, productive and efficient process

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

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

The key to your job search success in short: A partner on the ground and highly individualised and targeted one-on-one support.

One-on-One Job Search Sessions:

By partnering with our Job Search Specialists you will maximise your potential in the New Zealand employment market.

We will provide you with exactly the support you need for your job hunt success.

Our One-on-One sessions with your Job Search Specialist will cover all aspects of job hunting in New Zealand, from becoming the best candidate you can be, to approaching the New Zealand job market and building your professional network.

We will share with you our local expert knowledge on the job search techniques that work in New Zealand, how you can impress New Zealand employers and nail the job interview.

You will become a strong candidate in a competitive job market!

Identify your WOW factor

Mark says:

"By identifying your unique WOW factor we will improve your job application response rate from a depressing 5% to an impressive 80% ."

"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."

Understand New Zealand Work Place Culture

Expectations vs reality -  Why does the traditional job application process not work in New Zealand and what does this mean for your job search?

Tap into the Hidden Job Market

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

Well, this is not how it works in New Zealand. The question here is: Do you know anyone?

A range of topics for your One-on-One sessions

You will be in charge of choosing the topics you would like to cover in your One-on-One sessions.

No session is ever 'set in stone', as the goal of these meetings with your Job Search Specialist will always be to give you exactly the support you need at any stage of your job hunt.

Your WOW Factor!
New Zealand style CVs and Cover Letters
Workplace Culture
Interview Preparation
Your LinkedIn Profile - Update for the New Zealand Job Market
Bespoke Job Application Tailoring
LinkedIn as an important Networking Tool
Our Hidden Job Market - Access to 4x as many Job Opportunities

Interactive Job Search Webinars:

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

Covering key aspects of "How to job hunt successfully in New Zealand" in a more generic manner, they are designed to run alongside your One-on-One Job Search Sessions.

Our webinars are conducted in an interactive format and you will have the chance to ask our Job Search Specialists your job search related questions.

You can watch as other job seekers ask their questions and as our Job Search Specialists  exchange their respective professional views on the subject.

As a result of attending our webinars you will gain an even deeper understanding of the New Zealand job market and increase your confidence in the process.

Current Webinar Topics:

Open Forum

Understanding the NZ Workplace - Workplace culture

webinar topic image, skills focused cvs

Targeted Skills Focused CV's

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NZ Styled Cover Letters that work

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The Hidden Job Market - Networking for NZ Job Search

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Job Interviews in New Zealand

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

Our Job Search Specialist Mark says:

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

No two webinars are ever the same and we encourage you to join as many webinars as you can!

Come, join and participate!"

Meet the Job Search Team:

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!"

F.R (Germany

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.

When Covid hit in 2020, we completely re-designed our Job Seeker Program to meet migrant job seeker's needs during Covid related 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 job hunt and will give you a head start for your arrival in New Zealand.

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

As we are now seeing a gradual opening of the borders, this is of course great news for job seekers and again we are adapting our Job Seeker Program to meet the re-emerging opportunities for migrant job seekers in the New Zealand's job market.

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.  

"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 and closely follow the steps of their job search strategy 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?

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.

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.

"I am currently starting the Job Seeker 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 especially considering overseas job search implications?  

"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."

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. Our Free Assessment Process.

Do you want to migrate to New Zealand?

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