The best time of year for job seeking in New Zealand is late February to November. If you can, we recommend visiting New Zealand for a 2-4 week holiday to explore the country and meet with the Absolute IT team prior to your move.
Keep track of where you’re applying for roles, and who you’re applying with. We will always ask you if you’ve applied for a role directly or through another agency so as to avoid you being represented twice.
When applying for roles you only need to apply once, we get in touch with all applicants within 48 hours so you will definitely hear from us!
New Zealand employers expect a high level of information and evidence of results in your CV. You’ll need at least two references covering your last five years of employment so make sure you secure a few referees before you leave.
It is appropriate for your CV to be 2-5 pages long and include:
You can download the Absolute IT CV Template here
For further assistance and feedback contact the Absolute IT team.
It is unusual for employers to offer a role without first meeting you, unless you have a high demand or specialist skills.
Generally, 2-3 interviews, personality profiling and competency testing are required before a job offer will be made; some of these interviews can be conducted using Skype. The team at Absolute IT can help prepare you for this.
Once a job offer has been accepted, employers will generally expect you to be available within 4-8 weeks, if not sooner.
New Zealand interviews are often:
It is important to do background research on the organisation you are interviewing with and to highlight your relevant experience.
If you require further assistance, the Absolute IT team are happy to help with further example questions and interview testing.
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