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.


Latest Skilled Migrant fortnightly selection

The Skilled Migrant Category offers you the opportunity to move to New Zealand to live and work permanently. If you qualify for enough points under the Skilled Migrant Category, you can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).

The latest selection took place on 3 December and a total of 775 EOIs were selected. 405 of these had a points total of 140 or more.

July changes to the SMC mean that you can gain extra credit for work experience and New Zealand qualifications.

For information on how to get a New Zealand visa, plus loads of ideas on where to live and how to make your emigration plans run smoothly, take a look at

New Immigration Minister Sworn In

Dr Jonathon Coleman has recently been sworn in as New Zealand’s new Broadcasting and Immigration Minister, after the National Party’s recent election win.

The party is hoping to make significant changes to the nation’s immigration policies, including creating a new Silver Fern Visa, which will enable skilled migrants to work temporarily in New Zealand while they find suitable permanent jobs.

National’s Immigration spokesman, Lockwood Smith explains, “National wants to assure potential immigrants, along with all New Zealanders and Kiwi employers, that they will be given an efficient, world-class immigration service that acts with integrity and produces the best outcomes for the widest interests of New Zealand.”

Do you have aspirations to live and work in New Zealand? Do you have skills that may be in demand here? Why not take a look at You’ll find answers to all your immigration questions and masses of information that you may not have considered.

The Top Six Globally Transferable Skills…

Investment site Shelter Offshore is running an article this week listing what it suggests are arguably the most globally transferable skills today.

Top of the list is construction, followed by financial services, IT, teaching, translation services and tourism.

If you have skills and have dreams of relocating to New Zealand, take a look at today to find out how emigrating could be easier than you imagine!  The site lists employer profiles, links to relocation, employment and immigration specialists, plus heaps of information on what life in New Zealand is really like.

More Migrants Choosing to Use Immigration Consultants

Latest research from ‘Destination New Zealand’ shows that more and more prospective migrants to New Zealand are opting to have their applications lodged through migration specialists.  The survey showed that 47.1 per cent of migrants used a consultant to help their application process in the past year.

The two most common complaints of the immigration process by potential migrants are the amount of time it takes for applications to be processed and the plethora of paperwork and bureaucracy involved.  Immigration consultants are the perfect solution to both issues, taking stress and time out of the equation and maximising the chances of a successful application, with as little fuss as possible.

For information and advice on how to emigrate to New Zealand, check out or, if you are based in the UK, why not plan to visit one of the Opportunities New Zealand Exposheld in Leeds and London in October?  The Expos are a great place to offer your CV to prospective employers in NZ or to talk to immigration and relocation specialists.  Easy!