Finding a job at an expo

Your move to a better life in a new country could start at a job expo.

Getting a job offer is usually the easiest route to a new life in a new country. Job expos let you get the answers to your questions about immigration, and meet face-to-face with prospective employers, without having to travel halfway around the world.

Job expos are the ideal place to meet top employers and recruitment consultants who want to recruit skilled people. Going to a job expo also gives you the opportunity to speak to a range of companies who can help you make your move a stress-free one.

Tips for finding a job at an expo

  • Improve your chances of getting the job you want – go to an expo that focuses on a specific country
  • Do some research before you go on where you’d like to live in your new country – it will make your expo experience more worthwhile.
  • Start the visa application process – work out which visa you’re eligible for and get the ball rolling.
  • Maximise your time at the expo – some times of the day (and days of the week) are quieter than others – ideal if you want to avoid the queues.
  • Get your paperwork sorted – have hard copies of your CV on hand to pass out to prospective employers (and make sure your CV is well written and well presented), and consider attaching a photo of yourself to jog their memories later on.
  • Brush up your interview skills. Some employers interview at the expos so make sure your first impression is a good one by dressing appropriately – and remember that a smile and a firm handshake go a long way.

So what are you waiting for? If you’re ready for a change of lifestyle, then going to a job expo could be your chance to make your dream of moving countries a reality. Visit www.workingin-newzealand.com now for more information on upcoming Opportunities New Zealand Expos.

Veterinarians needed in rural New Zealand

Veterinarian supply company Agcarm are fearful a shortage of vets in the rural areas of New Zealand will compromise animal health and well being.

Rural vets are vital to New Zealand’s economy and play a key role in maintaining high standards of animal welfare, so we cannot allow the current situation of falling vet numbers to continue,” Grahame Peters, chief executive of Agcarm said.

While obviously animal pharmaceutical companies have a vested interest in ensuring there are adequate numbers of veterinarians, the New Zealand Veterinary Association has also released a report detailing th  term adverse effects of two few veterinarians working in rural areas of New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00144.htm

If you are looking for a job in New Zealand, visit Opportunities New Zealand Expos, or apply direct to employers specifically seeking off shore talent at Working In New Zealand

Get a job before you get to New Zealand

While there are always stories of people arriving in New Zealand, getting off a plane, dropping off a few CV’s and finding a job almost over night, for the vast majority of migrants choosing this method, the time between arrival in New Zealand and finding a job can be longer than expected.

Working In advocates utilising our Expos, (We have expos coming up in South Africa and the UK) and our jobs section in our website as much as you can to secure a position before you arrive in your New Zealand. At the very least, we help you identifiy the companies that recognise the value of your skills and experience.

The article below, written by business journalist Steve Hart mentions the difficulties some migrants from South Africa face if they wait until they get to New Zealand to find a job.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/topic/story.cfm?c_id=353&objectid=10506226

If you have a family or dependants, sourcing a job prior to shifting them all over can save alot of money, time and stress.

One of the points raised in this article was the need for migrants to understand the differences of New Zealand culture to theirs. We have a new section on our website that has articles explaining some of the cultural differences. New articles will be added on an ongoing basis.

You can also check out our forum with plenty of ideas and information about new life in New Zealand. Our forum moderator is happy to help you with any queries.