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 now for more information on upcoming Opportunities New Zealand Expos.


NZ finance companies optimistic in face of global financial crisis

New Zealand finance and accounting companies are less concerned about the effects of the current financial crisis than are their overseas counterparts.

According to a recent survey by Robert Half only a third of New Zealand finance and accounting professionals are concerned about their jobs compared to over 60% in the UK.

This is being cited as a considerable drawcard for people who have been working abroad, and New Zealand employers are feeling the effects with severe skill shortages in the sector being alleviated by returning expats.

Do you have skills and experience in finance and accounting? Would you like to make New Zealand your new home? Visit now to view accounting jobs and finance jobs. You’ll also find masses of information on how to make the move and how to settle in. It’s all there. Now’s good!

New Zealand’s Midwife Crisis

New Zealand urgently needs more midwives.  According to District Health Board figures the system was down by 85 midwives in April of this year.  As it is estimated that each midwife helps approximately 50 mums-to-be every year, this shortfall of 85 active midwives translates into thousands of women’s needs not being met adequately.

If you have midwifery skills, why not look into migrating to New Zealand where you can be sure of being truly appreciated for your hard earned experience.  Midwifery is on the government’s Long Term Skills Shortage List which means you can score additional points when you apply for a visa.  Check out for details.

Skifields Enjoying Fresh Snow for the School Holidays

New Zealand’s ski-fields are enjoying fresh powder conditions during the first week of the school holidays, putting smiles on many faces, young and old.  After being forced to close during Arctic conditions which swept the country at the weekend, bringing large dumps of fresh snow, all the major fields are now fully operational and today enjoying cold but sunny conditions.  And the cold weather is welcome too, creating the optimum environment to make man-made snow with the legion of guns that are installed at most of the fields.

Skiing is just one of many easily accessible outdoor activities available in New Zealand, with fields on both the North and the South Islands, within easy reach of all the main centres.  Just another reason to consider migrating here….

New Zealand is experiencing a skills shortage in many employment sectors, there are jobs available that may suit you.  Why not check out the options available to you and you could be learning to ski with your children on a New Zealand ski-field this time next year?

Net Migration Up For NZ

Permanent and long term migration numbers into New Zealand have increased, according to Statistics New Zealand, from 4,600 to the year ending February 2008 up to 4,900 to the year ending May 2008.  PLT arrival figures exceeded those of departures by 1000 for the month of May, the highest since December 2006.

‘Net migration inflows were recorded from the United Kingdom (7,300), India (4,300), the Philippines (3,400), Fiji (2,600), South Africa (2,300) and China (2,100) in the year ended May 2008. However, there was a net outflow of 31,200 to Australia, the highest since the net outflow of 31,800 in the year ended May 2001’, the report said.

New Zealand needs skilled migrants.  Your skills could count towards points and put you ahead of the crowd for a Skilled Migrant Visa – take a look at to find out more…

New Zealand’s Man Drought

It is estimated that there are approximately 10% less men than women at age 35 in New Zealand.  This is mainly due to the fact that men stay overseas longer than women before returning to settle in ‘Gods Own’.  This man drought is contributing to skills shortages that are pushing the New Zealand government, as well as businesses, to look overseas for recruitment, particularly as this 35+ age group are coming into the peak earning and tax-paying period of their lives. 

It also means that there are more women than men looking for life partners!  Which in turn means that if you are male, single, aged around 35, highly skilled and looking to migrate, New Zealand and her women will be VERY happy to see you!  Come on boys!! New life, new woman, new job, what more do you want?