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Old Apr 2nd 2013, 11:14 am
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Hello,

Been off the site for a wee while.

Realised halfway through Quron gate my use of the site was getting excessive in realation to the type of threads I was getting myself involved in; i.e. threads that were pointless and were a waste of my personal time just now, as I've got weeks left in the UK (at what point does it become days?).

Anyway, although I don't arrive in NZ until the 1st of July and am probably not looking to work until August, I leave the UK on May the 6th, so thinking I should get my CV out there sooner rather than later.

Any general tips on impressing recruiters and prospective employers would be appreciated.

Can anybody recommend decent recuitment companies?

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Wow, is my answering your question a waste of my personal time?

Put yourself in the shoes of a recruiter, you wont be available for face-to-face interviews for quite some time and possibly <may> be available for skype(?).

I expect you might get some general interest from recruiters, suggestions to come in once you are in-country etc but roles dont seem to hang around for months so in general you will only be in the market for jobs that aren't yet on the recruiter's books....

No harm in starting those discussions but that would be my expectations, expect interest to hockey-stick upwards as you get closer and into the country....

I would recommend any agency that has suitable roles listed when you are looking, dont limit yourself to any shortlist, seek is good in that regard.
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Cheers.

Your know what I mean on the waste of time front.

I was getting embroiled in threads about all sorts and none to do with my move over!!
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Cheers.

Your know what I mean on the waste of time front.

I was getting embroiled in threads about all sorts and none to do with my move over!!
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A recruitment agency might ask you to re-write your cv. You might be frustrated by this, however, it might just work.

By re-write I mean give more detail about what you did in your job/s. Also, you could put the contact details of your referees on the last page of your c.v. If you are not comfortable with this, fair enough, it's just a thought. It's what I've done with my cv for better or worse !
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Thanks for the heads up Snap Shot.

I'm happy to make changes if necessary, certainly if it required for tailoring to a specific role.
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Register on the site newkiwis.co.nz

Then insert your UK cv and they'll amend it to a NZ standard cv

Probably best to wait till your here since no one will be able to contact you whilst you are on your travels. Enjoy them by the way - arriving just in time for hot chocolate
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Cheers Tom, I have registered.

I assume the Hot Chocolate reference is to do with being a sex thing and believing in miracles?
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On a similar vein to the above, what's the employment prospects like in NZ?
I've always said to the wife I'd never go without a job set up (I'm conservative that way) but am thinking bollocks to it, just go.
We could bring about 100k NZ to tide us over and I'm prepared to do anything to get an income.
Unfortunately my experience is all prison service and police.
Can I easily get a job in a bar or supermarket etc just to get an income?
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Cheers Tom, I have registered.

I assume the Hot Chocolate reference is to do with being a sex thing and believing in miracles?
Um, not quite sure what was on your mind when you wrote that Tommy, but, just in time for hot chocolate probably meant by the time you get to NZ in May it will be winter and a warm drink is nice on a cold day. (Unless you are one of those people who thinks NZ has 12 months of summer, current drought notwithstanding. Apparently there are people who live here who think that. Oh, maybe they don't live on the South Island of New Zealand.)

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Cheers Tom, I have registered.

I assume the Hot Chocolate reference is to do with being a sex thing and believing in miracles?
Everyones a winner

As Snap Shot said, it'll be hot chocolate time as winter will have arrived and no doubt the country will face being covered in snow again

Get your antarctic clothing on unless you mind paying high bills to heat the house
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Kiwi CVs are quite different to UK ones. It has taken more rewrites than I care to think about to get my CV to a point where it's regarded as being 'good' by any Kiwi recruiters.

As for recommending recruiters... Kiwi recruiters tend to be specialised so knowing your area of expertise would help. There are more general recruiters too, of course.

I'm a little disillusioned about the Kiwi job market at present - I've been looking for work as an IT Project/Programme Manager, IT Manager, or similar for well over 6 months now, with no success. Telecom recently laid off 120 staff which has not helped - they have flooded the market at a time when there is a lower than usual requirement for IT professionals. Development roles seem to be in good supply, though.

The worst bit is the amount of money we've burnt through since being here. Basically, we'll be starting again... So it is a good job we didn't move for money!

We don't regret moving. It is beautiful here and we love it. I'd just like some work and income, please!
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I'd just like some work and income, please!
+1, comin' right back at ya !
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Kiwi CVs are quite different to UK ones. It has taken more rewrites than I care to think about to get my CV to a point where it's regarded as being 'good' by any Kiwi recruiters.

As for recommending recruiters... Kiwi recruiters tend to be specialised so knowing your area of expertise would help. There are more general recruiters too, of course.

I'm a little disillusioned about the Kiwi job market at present - I've been looking for work as an IT Project/Programme Manager, IT Manager, or similar for well over 6 months now, with no success. Telecom recently laid off 120 staff which has not helped - they have flooded the market at a time when there is a lower than usual requirement for IT professionals. Development roles seem to be in good supply, though.

The worst bit is the amount of money we've burnt through since being here. Basically, we'll be starting again... So it is a good job we didn't move for money!

We don't regret moving. It is beautiful here and we love it. I'd just like some work and income, please!
gcr - where are you located? i'll see if we have any project management roles gonig where I work if your interested. Its Wellington or Christchurch though
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gcr - where are you located? i'll see if we have any project management roles gonig where I work if your interested. Its Wellington or Christchurch though
Tom - I'll work pretty much anywhere! We're south of Auckland at present, having been assured prior to moving that Auk and W'ton were the centres where I'd easily find work. To be fair, we've visited W'ton and I was personally unimpressed, but perhaps I've not given it a chance? Perhaps we could live on the east side of the harbour and I could get the ferry to work!

If you are able to come up with anything, please let me know.
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