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Old Sep 8th 2009, 12:23 am
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Hi everyone, we arrived nearly a year ago in the thick of the recession and I have been applying for work since I came (Trade me and Seek) OH has got work....alas with no luck In the past I have worked as a accounts assistant and administration clerk...but all I do is get knocked back on all I apply for. I have a three year work permit (now only 2) but in this time we hope to get a sponsor from our son who has just got his residency...but mean time I would love to work...do anything...any suggestions
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Old Sep 8th 2009, 2:23 am
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Originally Posted by JackandE View Post
but mean time I would love to work...do anything...any suggestions
Here in NZ, similar in Oz I hear it is often who you know that gives you an entry into the market. Also door knocking may help, some companies do not advertise all of their jobs. Often you can come across a job by chance. Best of luck with the job hunting, can totally empathise with you it is no fun looking for work and often not even receiving a rejection letter or ackowledgement that you exist.

Maybe someone one on the forum will have a lead for you.
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Why don't you register with some of the agencies and for temp work. I would be stunned if you got nothing within a few weeks. It may not be exactly what you want to do but often it's also a door in.
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Old Sep 8th 2009, 3:32 am
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I,m also struggling to find work but a phonecall or a nock on the door seems to go down well here
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Old Sep 8th 2009, 8:11 am
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where do you live in nz?
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Originally Posted by Cheesehead View Post
where do you live in nz?
Good point - I manage a department full of admin staff, but thats not going to help you if you live near a different beach to me.
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Old Sep 8th 2009, 8:26 am
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I'll be doing the door-knocking etc too next week.3 weeks in the UK & we are skint . If all else fails, I'll have to resort to High Class Tart
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Good point - I manage a department full of admin staff, but thats not going to help you if you live near a different beach to me.
Excuse me for butting in, but she like me lives on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula in Rodney District.
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I manage a department full of admin staff, .
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I'll be doing the door-knocking etc too next week.3 weeks in the UK & we are skint . If all else fails, I'll have to resort to High Class Tart

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Originally Posted by JackandE View Post
Hi everyone, we arrived nearly a year ago in the thick of the recession and I have been applying for work since I came (Trade me and Seek) OH has got work....alas with no luck In the past I have worked as a accounts assistant and administration clerk...but all I do is get knocked back on all I apply for. I have a three year work permit (now only 2) but in this time we hope to get a sponsor from our son who has just got his residency...but mean time I would love to work...do anything...any suggestions
I thought a work visa went hand-in-hand with having a job? No job no visa?
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Old Sep 9th 2009, 12:40 am
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Why don't you register with some of the agencies and for temp work. I would be stunned if you got nothing within a few weeks. It may not be exactly what you want to do but often it's also a door in.
Hi...Yes after I put this post onto the site I had a couple of agencies e-mail me...I have a meeting at one tomorrow...so that is the first step...I did notice there are a few more jobs being advertised...but the door knocking may help thanks...
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I thought a work visa went hand-in-hand with having a job? No job no visa?
Hi there, I came over with my husband who had a job (contract) to go to with a company, so as his wife I also got a work permit that allows me to work for any company here for the same duration. I will just have to keep trying and maybe look for something different from the norm.
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Excuse me for butting in, but she like me lives on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula in Rodney District.
Hi Vital......Hows about us going busking I could play the Jaw's Harp and you could tap dance.........or I could get some bongo's....what instrument could you play
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Same here...

Oh has a work visa, qualification & experience... Yet no luck! no job, hardly any interviews...

I blame the damn recession... It's best for her I never meet her in person....

Any job lead in mechanical engineering within AKL??
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