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Old Jan 14th 2007, 2:54 pm
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How easy is it to find a job before actually making the move?

I've seen quite a few jobs sites for NZ, but are there a lot of employers actually willing to make a job offer to someone who isn't even in the country yet?

Has anyone here been offered a job through any of these sites/agencies before? If so, was it quite a simple process?
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How easy is it to find a job before actually making the move?

I've seen quite a few jobs sites for NZ, but are there a lot of employers actually willing to make a job offer to someone who isn't even in the country yet?

Has anyone here been offered a job through any of these sites/agencies before? If so, was it quite a simple process?
Hello

My husband has been trying to sort out the same thing. He was told by a recruitment agency that the government has been known to offer a job before the arrival of the candidate. Of course you must have your work visa sorted out first. Mostly he's always emailing agencies, so that we when we arrive he can have direct interviews with the employers. Some companies have basically made an offer, but obviously its for Steve to meet them when we get there, because it might not be right for them or us. Some companies have said they'd 'wait' for the ideal candidate, so presumably if the right person didn't come along before our arrival, he'd stand a chance.

Hope this helps you somewhat!

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Mates of ours used an agency to find work.
They leave next week on a work to live.
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Old Jan 14th 2007, 8:52 pm
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We've used an agency too. No fees involved. My OH's new employer pays a finders fee directly to the agency

EOI submitted 19/12/2006 (with job offer)
EOI selected 20/12/2006
ITA received 28/12/2006

ITA is been sent back to london hopefully Tuesday.

Put dates in to show how quickly things can move

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We applied directly (both nurses) to the recruitment department of the hospital we wanted to work at and were offered jobs with telephone interviews.
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Yep i got offered a job in NZ over the phone having been interviewed by a manager in Detroit! Also wanted to know if i could start the following week and was bemused why i couldnt.
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Hi ya,

Bearing in mind the thread topic, could people please post some details of some of the employment agencies they have used (successfully or not) in the Auckland area, and if possible the type of work that these agencies specalise in.

Many Thanks

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Old Jan 15th 2007, 7:12 pm
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Hi ya,

Bearing in mind the thread topic, could people please post some details of some of the employment agencies they have used (successfully or not) in the Auckland area, and if possible the type of work that these agencies specalise in.

Many Thanks

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Beresford, Blake & Thomas (BBT) AKL - Construction

They specialise in other areas too. Also here in the UK so know of their reputation
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I applied for a job via the reed.co.uk website, I didn't get that one but the same agency is going to start sending my cv out to potential employers with the aim of them sponsoring my application.

The agency is called De Winter and it's IT work I'm after but I'm not sure if they place for any other types of jobs.
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I applied for a job via the reed.co.uk website, I didn't get that one but the same agency is going to start sending my cv out to potential employers with the aim of them sponsoring my application.

The agency is called De Winter and it's IT work I'm after but I'm not sure if they place for any other types of jobs.
Thanks. Would you mind posting updates of how you get on with them? I'd be looking in the same field so it would be great to know if they are any good.
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Old Jan 16th 2007, 8:33 am
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Hi ya,

Bearing in mind the thread topic, could people please post some details of some of the employment agencies they have used (successfully or not) in the Auckland area, and if possible the type of work that these agencies specalise in.

Many Thanks

Adie
Debbie Graham and associates and Hudson errrrrrm, can't think of anymore right now! But they have banking/financial services jobs, and they are well respected in NZ. My husband met the Directors in London, and after liasing with different industries, their names always come up!
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Originally Posted by kev&sarah View Post
We've used an agency too. No fees involved. My OH's new employer pays a finders fee directly to the agency

EOI submitted 19/12/2006 (with job offer)
EOI selected 20/12/2006
ITA received 28/12/2006

ITA is been sent back to london hopefully Tuesday.

Put dates in to show how quickly things can move

Sarah
That's pretty quick. What agency did you use?
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Old Jan 16th 2007, 8:50 am
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See My earlier posting above.

Agency haven't assisted with application. My OH's job is with an accredited employer, which IMO has helped speed the process up.

If you need any contact dtails then PM me.
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Thanks. Would you mind posting updates of how you get on with them? I'd be looking in the same field so it would be great to know if they are any good.
So far they're been excellent, they've given me help on creating a kiwi cv and I was on the phone to them tonight to start the actual process of sending cvs out to potential employers.
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I just worked my way through the online NZ yellow pages to get my husband a job and then I emailed the hospital of my choice directly for me and had an interview two days after I landed.
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