How to find a job in New Zealand

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Thinking of moving to New Zealand? Learn more about what your options are for working in New Zealand, and get tips and advice on job hunting on the following link : CAREERS NZ



Recognition of qualifications gained overseas

If you plan to live in New Zealand, you may need to get your international qualifications recognised so you can work, study or apply to emigrate to New Zealand.

You will find all the information you need on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority Website .

Essentials Skills in Demand List

A skill shortage exists when there are not enough people with a particular skill to meet demand. Skill shortage is a catch-all term used to describe a range of situations in which an employer finds it hard to find a worker with the right skills.

The Essential Skills in Demand (ESID) Lists help to ensure New Zealand's skills needs are met by facilitating the entry of appropriately skilled migrants to fill identified skill shortages.

There are three lists: If you meet the skill requirements on these lists then we will accept that no New Zealanders are available for the position(s). The focus of the lists is to identify skilled occupations where there is a genuine shortage of New Zealand workers. The lists are not designed for lower-skilled or seasonal labour shortages, or to cover shortages caused by recruitment and retention problems.

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How to create a NZ-style CV

You may already have a CV, but its style, length and content may be quite different from CVs in New Zealand. These tips will help you write your CV in a style that New Zealand employers prefer.

Find all the tips you need to create the perfect CV on Careers NZ.

IRD Number Applications

Do I need an IRD number?

How to apply for an IRD number?

Who you should give your IRD number to?


Find out more about IRD numbers

Looking for a job in New Zealand ?

There are a range of seasonal and temporary work opportunities to provide you with extra travel income.

You might want to experience life in one of our bigger cities, or you might want to spend time in parts of New Zealand that are off the beaten 'tourist' track.

To help you find work in New Zealand - either in advance or on your arrival - we have put together a list of websites. Most of the sites on this list are free to use, and they will provide you with more information to help you plan your holiday, find work, get around the country, and enjoy your time in New Zealand.

List of websites : 







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