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.


Opportunities NZ Expo Coming Up In UK!

If you are in the UK, looking for a way to find out about life in New Zealand and to investigate available work opportunities there without the inconvenience of travelling to the other end of the planet, fear not!  The Opportunities NZ Expo is bringing it all to you!

In Leeds over the 11th and 12th of October and in London over the 18th and 19th of October, the Opportunities NZ Expo brings together many of premier employers and recruitment consultants.   These companies will be offering jobs to suitable skilled people right there at the expo!

The event will also be attended by relocation companies, banks and real estate companies.  Every base covered for you to fully explore the possibilities of your emigration to New Zealand.  There will even be representatives of the New Zealand government present to answer all you immigration questions.

OK, so you have two weeks to sort your CV and get your tickets to the Opportunities NZ Expo.  What are you waiting for?

New Law Cuts Out Immigration Sharks – NZ

A new law passed in New Zealand should put an end to shady immigration advisers taking advantage of unwitting hopeful migrants.  The Immigration Advisers Licensing Act means that from 2009 all NZ based immigration advisers will have to be licensed, and all off-shore ones from 2011.  In the past dodgy consultants have sometimes been responsible for really messing up people’s applications, charging them ridiculous fees and even damaging careers.

If you are using an immigration consultant make sure you check their credentials, or click here for a link to respected advice.  Check out for more helpful tips on making a new life for yourself in New Zealand.

NZ Government Recognises Economic Impact of Migrants

In an address to the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment in Auckland, New Zealand’s Immigration Minister, Clayton Cosgrove, has highlighted the economic impact that the country’s immigrants create. 

Citing the Department of Labour’s report on The Fiscal Impacts of Immigration, Mr Cosgrove told the Association that immigrants were worth a net of $3.3 billion to the year to 30 June 2006, a figure which is 80% greater than for the same period in 2003.

On top of this figure is the net contribution created by tourists to the country which was $8.8 billion to year end March 2007.

Mr Cosgrove showed huge enthusiasm for migrants to New Zealand, saying “Migrants drive innovation, give our businesses international connections, and provide a range of skills to transform our economic landscape”.

New Zealand understands the importance of skilled migrants to its economy and its future performance.  If you have skills and are looking for a new country to call home, check out

Immigration Scam – the Hunt for the Missing Pilgrims

It is possible that 35 pilgrims, travelling through New Zealand to attend World Peace Day in Australia have absconded as part of an immigration scam.  Billeted around New Zealand’s Catholic community, awaiting their onward flights to Sydney, the group who travelled from India appear to have made a run for it, even leaving their luggage behind.

An Indian taxi driver who drove some of the group to Tauranga, said the men had told him they had paid $17,000 dollars to someone in India who had promised them they could stay in New Zealand ‘forever’.

The Labour Department is collecting information to help them locate the men but is currently unable to take action, until the men’s visitor permits have expired.

There are easier ways to migrate to New Zealand,  particularly if you have skills which are currently in short supply.  Check out for tips and advice on all the legal ways to relocate.

Aucklanders Moving South

Statistics New Zealand’s internal migration report has shown that between 2001 and 2006 there was a net loss of population in Auckland, with 15,000 more people migrating out of the city than into it.  Many of those leaving are heading to Waikato, the Bay of Plenty and the South Island, the report says.  This is a reversal of the previous trend of northward migration into Auckland from the South Island and other parts of the North Island.

People surveyed disclosed that the main reasons for relocating were to be with family, making a new life after a relationship breakdown and for new jobs.

Why not have a look at to see where in beautiful New Zealand you might like to relocate your life to.

Air New Zealand Expanding Flights Through Beijing for Brits

Air New Zealand has revealed that it is going to expand its routes through Beijing to connect New Zealand and Europe.  Maximising on the rise in China’s profile as a tourist destination and its upcoming Olympics, Air New Zealand is hoping to secure a large portion of the passenger flow through China combined with holding on to to its share of British tourists and migrants to New Zealand.

It is estimated that in the region of 300,000 Brits fly to and from New Zealand every year, as either short term tourists or long term migrants.  If you have ever considered visiting New Zealand, why not look into it today at