What are the main job search challenges?

Finding a job in a new country is a huge challenge. Apart from the Catch 22 Dilemma - can't get a visa without a job but can't get a job without a visa - there are a number of other issues that will affect your job search.

Difficulties our clients face during their job hunt are based on two main factors:

1. Migrants are not familiar with the New Zealand job market and New Zealand's business etiquette; and

2. New Zealand employers do not fully understand and appreciate the professional  background from overseas job applicants and their own role in the visa application process."  

Some of the challenges resulting from being new to the New Zealand job market are:

  • a lack of proven New Zealand work experience
  • a lack of professional networks and social capital
  • a lack of information and a good understanding of their specific industry in New Zealand
  • a lack of recognition of international qualifications and/or the opportunities to upgrade
  • a lack of understanding of how to navigate the New Zealand employment process
  • a lack of New Zealand specific English language terminology
  • a lack of confidence in a new environment

The Solution:

Our Job Search Professionals have the job market experience and the local knowledge to help you conquer these challenges. We will support and coach you throughout this phase of unfamiliarity and open up the New Zealand employment market for you. Our Job Search Professionals will help transform your CV in a format understood and appreciated by New Zealand employers . We have the ability to liaise with recruiters and business owners on your behalf to obtain feedback and improve and fine-tune your job applications.

Our powerful Service Fusion:

When working with us on your job search in New Zealand, you will receive the full benefits of our unique and powerful Service Fusion: Job Search Support and Visa Assistance under one umbrella!

Our Licensed Immigration Advisers will support your New Zealand employer by advising them about their role in the visa application process and taking the hassle out of the formalities for them. While your Job Search Coaches will help build you a strong job market presence by improving and fine tuning your job application activities.

You will experience what we mean when we say that we are taking the term Immigration Assistance to a whole new level!

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NZIC helped me in my way to get a Visa and job search. They were always available to talk to and were open to all sorts of questions. No matter how random they were. Very friendly staff. And even when they had changes in employee and advisors, they always stayed professional and up to date. I can only say good things and recommend them highly.

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“In contrast to another Immigration consultancy that we contacted, your company offered a free webinar and an assessment, warm, approachable staff that communicates openly with potential customers. I found your website and it was very detailed and informative. I understand that your company is a fee for services provider, but that has not been conveyed as a prerequisite during the decision making process.”

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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..!

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Very pleased and satisfied with the service we received from NZIC. They assisted me and my family from start to finish. Always willing to assist, and communicated our progress every step of the way. With their assistance we managed to obtain permanent resident visa status.

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