"If we pay you for your services, will that guarantee us a job offer in New Zealand?"
Our response: "No professional adviser can guarantee or promise you a job offer in New Zealand."
We think that that would be entirely unprofessional.
This is a realistic view on what we can achieve for you:
Our Licensed Immigration Advisers can provide you with a wealth of knowledge of New Zealand´s visa policies and our Employment Specialists can share their knowledge of the local employment market with you and make a real difference for your chances of success for your job search in New Zealand.
Ultimately however, the success of your job search will depend on a number of further factors that are beyond our control.
A few numbers to show what it takes to find a job:
From our experience with assisting skilled migrants from all over the world with finding employment, we would say that, considering that you are new to our country and will need a work visa to be able to start working, the success of your job search in New Zealand will depend on a combination of factors that we would quantify as follows:
- Qualifications and work experience: 60%
- Solving the Catch22 dilemma: 20%
- Your involvement in the job search process: 20%
What we can do for you to improve your chances:
Qualifications and work experience
We can provide you with our local knowledge to transfer your overseas qualifications and work experience into a format that is understood and appreciated in New Zealand and enable you to present yourself as the best candidate you can be.
Solving the Catch22 dilemma
We can help you overcome the Catch22 dilemma by providing the combined skills of our Licensed Immigration Advisers and Job Search Specialists.
Your involvement in the job search process
We can guide, coach and encourage you throughout the process and give you the best support you can get to make the most of your job search.
On another note: Needless to say that you cannot buy a job offer!
Over the years cases have emerged which paint a picture of how desperate immigrants are, paying thousands of dollars to rogue immigration advisers and companies to validate their applications for work or residence visas.
For further reading you might be interested in an article released by RNZ (Radio New Zealand) on 15 September 2016:
As an RNZ investigation reveals evidence of migrant workers being scammed thousands of dollars for fake jobs, cases of suspected job-selling for visas are emerging.
Immigration New Zealand has made a clear statement that they will decline applications for a work visa where it considers that the employment was offered as a result of a payment made by the applicant to the employer in exchange for securing that offer of employment.
Our advice to you: Make sure that you are working with a Licensed Immigration Adviser. Licensed Immigration Advisers must adhere to a strict Code of Conduct and are under ongoing surveillance of the Immigration Advisers Authority.
Read more about working in New Zealand
Are you eligible for a resident visa under Skilled Migrant Category? Find out by using our Quick Self-Check Guide.
Will you be able to claim points for your qualifications?
How many points will you need to have a realistic chance?
Ask our Employment Adviser
If you want to find out more about finding a job in New Zealand, contact Katrin Schottke, Employment Adviser at NZIC.Ask Katrin for a Free Assessment