Our Job Seeker Service

Are you looking for a job in New Zealand?
You need highly targeted one-on-one Job Search support and access to New Zealand's job market.

Maximise your potential on the New Zealand Job Market.

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.

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.
  • tap into the Hidden Job Market by making full use of our Job Portal and its snowball effect for your networking activities.

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 process.

Pro-active and 100 percent tailored towards your individual job hunt success.

One-on-One Job Search Sessions:

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

Our One-on-One sessions with your Job Search Specialist will cover all aspects of job hunting in New Zealand, from building a professional profile that is understood and appreciated in New Zealand, to approaching the New Zealand job market and establishing a strong professional network.

We will share with you our local knowledge of the New Zealand job market and of job search techniques that will work for you, here in New Zealand.

As a result you will impress New Zealand employers, confidently nail the job interview and convince the employer that you are the best candidate for the job.

"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."

Identify your WOW factor

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

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

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 attention of the New Zealand employer.

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

Understand New Zealand Work Place Culture

Expectations vs reality -  Why might the job application in New Zealand be different from what you are used to in your home country and what does this mean for your job search?

What is appropriate behaviour in the New Zealand workplace?
Formal or informal? How will you get the balance right?
How might New Zealand cultural values be displayed in the workplace?

Tap into the Hidden Job Market

In New Zealand only about 30% of all jobs are advertised.

To access the vast potential of the remaining 70% of job openings that are never advertised you have to gain access to the Hidden Job Market.

The question here is: "Do you know anyone?"

The NZIC Job Portal

Our Job Portal will be one of the most effective tools you can use to get you started on accessing the Hidden Job Market.

Not only will you have full access to all job opportunities in the Job Pool, but we will also publish your profile in our Candidate Pool.

Showing your professional profile in the Candidate Pool will connect you with New Zealand employers and give you a headstart for building your own professional network, helping you to not just find your first job in New Zealand, but to establish yourself firmly in your profession for the long run.

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.

Covering key aspects of "How to job hunt successfully in New Zealand" in a more generic manner, they are designed to run alongside our 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.

Current Webinar Topics:

LinkedIn & Social Media

Understanding the NZ Workplace - NZ Workplace culture

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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

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:
Mark Beltran
Job Search Specialist
Tanya Derrett
Job Search Specialist
Jannie Allen
Job Search Specialist
Judi Lubetzky
Careers Coach

What our Job Seeker clients have said:

"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)
"This job search team was extremely supportive. Thank you Mark for helping me with interview preparation and so much more.
I now have my dream job secured in New Zealand. I couldn’t do it without your teamwork effect. I recommend anyone to take their advice if you don’t know how to start finding a job in NZ and for visa application." Zoey C. (Taiwan) - 5 star Google review  
"Hi Mark, Thank you, much appreciated!
Looking back, it seems strange now to think that for every job I've ever had, all I did was send in a CV and cover letter. Obviously it makes more sense to open a conversation with someone first. However, never having done it before, I've got some catching up to do! Very best wishes, Antony"

Our Fusion Service

Our Fusion Service will lift your job hunt in New Zealand to a whole new level!

Working with our Fusion Service will demonstrate your full commitment to your migration to New Zealand.

Your Licensed Immigration Adviser will give your potential New Zealand employer the reassurance that all legal requirements of employing you, a migrant, are met and your visa process will run smoothly.

The powerful fusion of job search and visa assistance will help you overcome the Catch 22 hurdle.

Working with our Fusion Service during your job hunt will give your job search the deciding boost.

Find out more about our unique and powerfulFusion Service.

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. You will save a lot of time while trying to find your feet in a new environment.  

"Can you guarantee us that we will find a job in New Zealand if we are using your Job Seeker Service?"

Of course not! But you will have the strong support of a team of Job Search Professionals by your side, all highly motivated to help you, with expert knowledge of the employment market and extremely well connected. You will not find a higher level of Job Seeker and Immigration support.

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.

Find new ways of job seeking!

Your WOW factor:

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%!

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!