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Job Searching in New Zealand

As tech recruitment specialists, we’re always speaking to overseas-based candidates who are considering relocating to New Zealand. But how can you put yourself in a great position to secure IT and digital jobs in New Zealand?

Start by speaking to a specialist recruitment agency. Not only will they be able to help you to understand local markets, but they’ll also be able to provide great advice when it comes to preparing for your job search in New Zealand. Be aware that the New Zealand market is relatively small, so it’s important not to engage with too many recruiters – pinpoint a couple that you feel represent your specialism well.

Employers in New Zealand generally still prefer meeting people face-to-face. While coming over on a 1-2 month trip to build your networks and meet recruiters/employers could be a costly exercise, this is a great chance to get your foot in the door. After all, you’re always going to have a better chance of success if you’re on the ground!

It’s also important to get your CV New Zealand-ready. Depending on where you’re coming from, there may be some differences in how you should be presenting your CV. Clearly describe previous companies to help potential employers understand the scale of organisations and projects you’ve worked on (especially if it is a company that is likely to be unknown Down Under).

Want to speak to a tech recruitment consultant about moving to New Zealand? Get in touch with our team – we’d love to chat!