to get a job
Despite demand in many areas, employment in New Zealand
is not overflowing and
lots of determination is necessary to get one. So get ready to
fight. If you would like to be successful, focus on your ideal. Do not be intimidated in receiving many
"no". You may have to send many many Cvs for a
while. It is important not to stay very close with people who do not
want or need to work. One good way is to network and make
Kiwi friends, so it will increase the number of people you
know there and who might be interested in your skills. One of the biggest mistakes is to send
only one CV and keep waiting for the answer. The tip is is not sending one, but try several jobs with several CVs, for example, at least 15 per week and
also do not forget to go back to places where you applied
and received a no before. Kiwis appreciate the dedication and persistence. For those looking for an
job a suggestion is to visit companies, ask for interviews or just talk to the
manager. State your interest and leave your business card with
address and contact details. An old adage says, "he who seeks finds," and is why you should keep in mind when
looking for a job in New Zealand. As the Kiwis themselves say ... "Never give up".
is hard for jobs in New Zealand in any area and industry,
even for those jobs in demand. You
will need to be prepared in order to stand out over any other candidates for the same position.
The knowledge, study, work experience in the role, and
your level of written and spoken English, may be the difference
to get the job or not. After all, would you hire a person in your company who did not speak
your language or speak not properly?
If you have a good level of English, you may plead functions
in various types of organizations,
even without much experience. Of course, the salary for
a non-expert will be much lower than for a specialists. Without
a good level of English, what remains are jobs with lower wages. Remember that it is
ok to speak with an accent . It is impossible to work in a garage for example, without knowing the name of car parts and
tools to fix it.
Another very important item in your quest is to how to be found by your future boss.
In New Zealand, about 80% of first contact for a job is done by telephone. In newspapers, the majority of unskilled jobs advertised or pertinent to a particular industry, will simply have a phone to contact, and probably those who will answer your call, will be the boss himself.
It will depend a lot on your ability to explain you experience or intentions by phone. If this communication is satisfactory,
you may be asked to come for further talks. On that day you should take your CV (Résumé) and
hand to the employer / interviewer. After that, you
will wait for a response, so having a good contact phone number, whether fixed
line or mobile is essential,
(as well as having credit for receiving a message - and do
not forget to leave a nice recorded message). Punctuality when attending an interview
will also counts.
showing your working skills and previous experience in a particular function, are
a crucial point to defeat a competitor. Kiwis are very technical and focused on a single specialization. It's no
use to ask to Kiwi carpet layer to do floor tiles.
In case you do not have any kind of skill or previous experience of work, think about what
you could put on your resume, something that you've already
done in the past. If you have good problem-solving skills, include it, or if you have good sense of humor, enjoy working with the public, or have excellent manual dexterity,
or you are in excellent physically condition and able to lift heavy things, put
them all. Any positive thing that differentiates you from someone else, is a plus
in your favor. Remember that for many jobs university
degree may not have the slightest importance. What is
important is the experience or what skill you could transfer
is very important, despite most kiwis are informal and have total freedom on how to dress or present
themselves, green hair, purple, piercings, tattoos, can
disturb and may not be accepted. It is very different from the way that many Kiwis
wear in various types of work. In some companies and depending on the type of work they
may have strict rules about dressing. A person well cared for, well dressed and with
nice shoes, and especially with good manners, will draw more attention
for most employers, other than a relaxed way. It is a matter of
common sense and judgment, to know what type of clothing would be appropriate for that particular
interview and function. Tip: put a BandAid if you have a very visible tattoo or piercing in
Interviews should be taken very seriously, and
use all your politeness
and good manners. It's a decisive moment to get a job and
you do not want to waist the opportunity. Always Include
in your conversation expressions such as Excuse me, Please, Thank you, May I, Can I, Sorry,
those are magic words that demonstrate education and should be used and abused in
your favor, especially if your competitor is a Kiwi. Try to stay serious and focused, not much gesturing, smiling or not the situation is ripe for such. Kiwis lead the work they perform very seriously, and this is the kind of attitude that will require of you. Try not to talk much, but to think how their work can be useful to that company, and on their attendance to work. Limit yourself to answer the questions with the utmost sincerity. Remember the international fame of the Kiwi "Give it a Go" where a Kiwi asked if know how to fly the plane, probably say no, but that "will" try as best as possible. This is the kind of attitude that will wait for you. Tip: train in front of the mirror.
Looking for work in NZ can be done through newspapers, employment agencies online,
word of mouth, advertisements in shop windows and doors of restaurants, factories,
etc. It is important to know that not all jobs are offered in the newspapers, and
some jobs may be advertised only in their specific
industry publications or agencies. Doctors, IT, Architecture, works on farms, and many others use specific media.
Newspapers sometimes publish few but the bulk of the offers are not always
there. Below is a summary of where to find a listing for your situation, but
be in mind that personal references will increase much
more your chances.
Profissionais and realted suchas Nursing and
online employment agencies specializing in health and regulatory agencies officials (unions) as well as corporate websites. Note: The number of offers in
newspapers are irrelevant.
Engineering, Architecture, IT, Biology, Veterinary, Agriculture, and other
technical or administrative jobs.
online employment agencies and specializing in the
industry. You may find offers in newspapers but the
best is to look for in specialized recruitment agencies.
Technical Areas, Management, Tourism, Industry, Construction.
|To these types of work, the Journal now has more ads, but specialized employment agencies still have a large share of jobs offered.
Administrative and Office Support
newspaper may show most of the jobs but look also in
employment agencies specializing and recruitment
Hospitality - in Restaurants, Cafes,
Bartender, Chef, Retail, Hotels etc ...
newspaper has most of the ads, but look for ads in the windows of stores and shops
Some agencies are specialized in providing hospitality
opportunities. Try alos to cols calls and knocking on the door of establishment and
leaving your CV, it works well.
may contact direclty
for NZ online jobs links in this page.
seems the red light is always broken when I am
late for the interview....