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When you decide to work in New Zealand, you’ll need to not only have the right visa to do so. For that to happen, you need to have a job offer waiting for you.

Sadly, this is easier said than done.

The good news is that Auckland Immigration is here to help.

Below are some of the most in-demand skills in New Zealand right now, along with advice for landing the best job for you.

Highest median salaries for jobs advertised on Trade Me in 2017:

  • Information architects (IT) – $135,000
  • Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence (IT) – $115,000
  • Cybersecurity Specialists – $105,000.
  • Construction Project and Contract Management – $105,000
  • IT Sales – $105,000
  • Finance Managers & Controllers – $100,000

Tips for Finding Work in New Zealand

1. Find out which industries are in demand.

The first thing you need to find out is whether or not there are job openings in New Zealand for your industry.

The best way to find out is to check the Skills Shortage List.

Currently, those that have work experience in jobs within the IT, Science, and Engineering industries have the best chances of being able to work in New Zealand. Of course, that doesn’t mean that other industries are closed.

2. Get feedback from others.

If you got some friends or family members that are already working in New Zealand, talk to them to find out what’s it like working here. Doing this will help dispell any false expectations you may have.

At the same time, you’ll know what skills and qualifications are essential to land a job in your chosen industry.

More important, if the company your friend or a family member has a job opening, you can send your application and add them as your references. This will help increase your chances of getting short-listed.

3. Write a stellar CV

Your CV will make or break your likelihood to work in New Zealand, so make sure that it’s eye-catching and well-written.

When writing your CV, make sure that you only include professional work experience, skills, and education details relavant to the job that you want. Don’t forget also to add any awards or certifications you also received.

Different countries observe specific CV guidelines. In New Zealand, CVs should be between two and three pages long. It should also be written in English English. If you’re not familiar with this, it would be best to get a CV writing service experienced in writing CVs following the New Zealand format. Some companies worth considering include:

4. Do your research.

When you’ve got all your documents and credentials in place, it’s time to do your research to find available job opportunities in New Zealand.

Here are some places where you can do your search:

  • Your personal network. That includes your family, friends, and even your neighbours.
  • Job vacancy websites
  • Recruitment companies
  • Ads in your local newspapers. Believe it or not, there are some multinational corporations posting job opportunities for you to work overseas.
  • Employers directly in your industry

5. Prep for upcoming interviews.

After sending out applications, prepare yourself for possible interviews. Think of possible questions an employer might ask you. That way, you can start organising your thoughts, think of the answers you’ll give, and practice how you’ll deliver them.

Also, research the company. Pay attention to the kind of culture and type of people working there. This is critical because companies prefer candidates that have the personality and character that fits their corporate culture.

Don’t forget to also come up with questions to ask the interviewer. This goes a long way towards demonstrating that you are prepared for the job and excited by the prospect of working for them.

Here are some websites that have valuable resources for finding and securing work in New Zealand:

6. Be patient.

Even the most successful candidates have to wait a minimum of six months to secure work in New Zealand. So, if you don’t hear back immediately, don’t lose heart. Just keep at it, and you’ll eventually experience success.

Good luck!