Finding work

If you’re thinking of coming to New Zealand to work for a few years, or maybe even to settle, you’ll need a work or resident visa. To get that – you’re likely to need a job.

Job vacancies haven’t quite regained pre-global crash levels, but they’re are at their highest since mid 2008. Unemployment was down to 6.2% by September 2013, well below the OECD overall average of 7.9%. And business confidence is at a 20-year high. Being overseas isn’t a major handicap if you’re looking for work in New Zealand.

In this section:

  • Getting job-ready

    See how a little forward planning and preparation will save a lot of stress.

  • Finding & applying for jobs

    In most cases you'll need a job offer to support your work visa - so your first task will be finding a job.

  • Tips for success

    Tips to make your job search as successful and speedy as possible.

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Page last updated: 29/10/2014

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