Working in NZ

Old Mar 29th 2008, 2:45 pm
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Currently I'm working in Singapore in one of the star hotel. I've been in Singapore for the last 5 years. I've completed my Diploma study here and started to work full time. I'm holding Nepalese passport.
Could anyone suggest me how should I apply for the job in Hotel Industry. Any idea how much will be the average salary there.
Is there any website that I can visit and apply online? Am I eligible to work in NZ holing Nepalese passport?
Or should I consider applying EOI first???
I will really appreciate your help
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Old Mar 29th 2008, 6:23 pm
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Hi All
I'm new to this forum. Hope to enjoy it!
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Currently I'm working in Singapore in one of the star hotel. I've been in Singapore for the last 5 years. I've completed my Diploma study here and started to work full time.
Congratulations on getting your diploma. Welcome to the workaday world.
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I'm holding Nepalese passport.
OK.

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Could anyone suggest me how should I apply for the job in Hotel Industry. Any idea how much will be the average salary there.
You should be aware that unless you are some hotel industry hotshot you are unlikely to get hired from abroad. Unless you already have permission to work in New Zealand or you have some sort of specialised skill that New Zealand hoteliers are in desperate need of I'm fairly sure that your applications to work in the hotels here will be ignored. Salary is irrelevant if you can't get legal permission to work.

I think your best bet is to come here as a visitor and make the rounds and interview at as many hotels as you can. There's no law that says you can't talk to people. Perhaps you can find an employer who will sponsor you. I think this will be your best chance.
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Is there any website that I can visit and apply online?
For work you may want to take a look at www.seek.co.nz or www.trademe.co.nz.

You should also take a look at www.immigration.govt.nz.
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Am I eligible to work in NZ holding Nepalese passport?
Yes, as long as you have a work visa/permit, work-to-residency visa/permit or permanent residency.
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Or should I consider applying EOI first?
You will likely need a job offer to be selected from the EOI pool.
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I will really appreciate your help
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Old Mar 30th 2008, 1:16 am
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Hi happynz
Thank you for you valuable advise and suggestion. I did tried to look on www.seek.co.nz to find job but each job requires legal permission to work at NZ! So i think its better to find a employer first...
One more question. If I would like to continue my education and obtain degree in hospitality, which university or college is best... Could anyone suggest on education there???
Thanks
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Hi happynz
Thank you for you valuable advise and suggestion. I did tried to look on www.seek.co.nz to find job but each job requires legal permission to work at NZ! So i think its better to find a employer first...
One more question. If I would like to continue my education and obtain degree in hospitality, which university or college is best... Could anyone suggest on education there???
Thanks
Glad to help, mate. Yup, you will find that the job adverts will invariably state that permission to work in New Zealand is required. That is why you would stand a better chance of working here if you come here to make the rounds and find an employer willing to sponsor you. Without a sponsor you may find it exceedingly unlikely to secure residence.

As for hospitality courses you may want to look at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT). I have had some students from my English classes go on to study hospitality at CPIT and they seem happy enough. Of course, CPIT isn't the only hospitality course provider. There are dozens of public and private tertiary institutions throughout New Zealand that offer the diploma. Perhaps a Google search would help you out. Do be aware that international fees are quite high here.

All the best of luck with your plans.
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Hi
Thanks again
I did check the polytechnic website but it only offer diploma cause I was looking for bachelor degree course. I've found one college that offer degree in 6 months time if you have a diploma.
It is pacific international hotel management school http://www.pihms.ac.nz/
Is it recognized college? Is the certificate worth?
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It is pacific international hotel management school http://www.pihms.ac.nz/
Is it recognized college? Is the certificate worth?
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Sorry, never heard of it, but that isn't to say it isn't legitimate. It may be a good idea to make contacts with various hotel human relation departments in New Zealand and see if they are aware of the college. If they haven't heard of it, that may be a cause of concern. If they are enthusiastic about the college you may be on the right track.

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Hi happynz
I did tried to look on www.seek.co.nz to find job but each job requires legal permission to work at NZ!
Yes, that's quite irritating. However, those job listings tagged as requiring eligibility are often lies! A couple of times I've had recruiters contact me to solicit an application (knowing full well from my CV that I'm not eligible to work there). They even tell me they welcome foreign applicants. Then when I find the job posting they referred me to, it's tagged "must be eligible to work in..."

I think recruiters tend not to file the vacancy properly. Of course you must eventually be eligible to work before reporting to work, and they may be thinking in that context when they post the vacancy, rather than in terms of your current status. There are some vacancies on seek that do not mention the eligibility requirement. Look for them. And also post your resume so the employers and recruiters can at least have visibility to you.

You'll also notice that if you trace some of the vacancies back to the recruiter-hosted site, the identical job listing will not indicate the eligibility restriction. So the tags are meaningless, and I'm considering ignoring them and applying through seek anyway. When I mentioned all this to the seek.co.nz admins, there was no response.
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Yes, that's quite irritating. However, those job listings tagged as requiring eligibility are often lies!

Originally Posted by jgombos View Post
A couple of times I've had recruiters contact me to solicit an application (knowing full well from my CV that I'm not eligible to work there). They even tell me they welcome foreign applicants. Then when I find the job posting they referred me to, it's tagged "must be eligible to work in..."

Originally Posted by jgombos View Post
I think recruiters tend not to file the vacancy properly.

Originally Posted by jgombos View Post
Of course you must eventually be eligible to work before reporting to work, and they may be thinking in that context when they post the vacancy, rather than in terms of your current status.
Originally Posted by jgombos View Post
There are some vacancies on seek that do not mention the eligibility requirement. Look for them. And also post your resume so the employers and recruiters can at least have visibility to you.

Originally Posted by jgombos View Post
You'll also notice that if you trace some of the vacancies back to the recruiter-hosted site, the identical job listing will not indicate the eligibility restriction. So the tags are meaningless, and I'm considering ignoring them and applying through seek anyway.
Originally Posted by jgombos View Post
When I mentioned all this to the seek.co.nz admins, there was no response.
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