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Old Mar 27th 2013, 8:52 pm
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21938085

Seems New Zealand wants / needs all of the top 20 professions according to this.
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Old Mar 28th 2013, 4:34 am
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You can never have enough healthcare .

What strikes me as very odd is that we have many graduates who can't get jobs in their professions and yet the skill shortage list suggests we need more people in those professions. It's pretty misleading and silly, they really should come up with a better way of measuring shortages. Wages for example, a profession truly in short supply will command a high wage and if it's not in the top 50 it shouldn't be on the list.
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You can never have enough healthcare .

What strikes me as very odd is that we have many graduates who can't get jobs in their professions and yet the skill shortage list suggests we need more people in those professions. It's pretty misleading and silly, they really should come up with a better way of measuring shortages. Wages for example, a profession truly in short supply will command a high wage and if it's not in the top 50 it shouldn't be on the list.

Maybe experience doesnt come with a bachelors?
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How do graduates get experience?
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Graduates get experience once all the major positions are filled and an assistant is required to help, bear in mind the company needs to have a strong order book over the next 12 months plus to justify. Ive been through this myself and its frustrating but true. So in my view a graduate needs to lower their sights and sit tight. This is in a construction/civil engineering background but assume its like this in accountancy as well? or any other career..
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So in my view a graduate needs to lower their sights and sit tight.
I think this is very good advice for all levels of education in most jobs.

Whilst educational qualifications are good, experience is king.
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Im job hunting in Wellington, so I'm never quite sure what to make of these articles. There was another one recently in the herald and another on stuff.co.nz and they all agree about the ongoing skills shortage.

So far though I'm not getting the impression that it's real in my sector (IT), with only one interview after 5 weeks! Still, hoping that something will turn up soon.
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Graduates get experience once all the major positions are filled and an assistant is required to help, bear in mind the company needs to have a strong order book over the next 12 months plus to justify.
Yes, provided you have constant growth. Which is what markets are famous for for aren't they? Providing that constant, linear growth that keeps people employed and companies hiring. To my knowledge unfortunately New Zealand keeps no official statistics on graduate employment rates.

A lot of it doesn't bother me that much personally, I have a job and likely won't need the services of many of the sectors being so poorly managed in the near future (health for example). What I'm saying is that a little more strategic thinking now about how we allocate employment could save us a lot of money in the future through lower social welfare payments, higher taxes collected from professionals who are spending more of their life working as professionals and savings made in the future by averting shortages of staff in key areas.
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