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Websites to find IT Jobs in New Zealand

by Pablo Matamoros - 9 June 2009
Job Hunt
Image by Jhayne

Almost a year ago I wrote an article on my experience as an immigrant in New Zealand, in particular as an IT professional. That post has been since its publication among the most popular of CodeSpanish.com.

When I created my website, the design included a forum to discuss this and many other topics. Unfortunately the forum hasn’t been as successful as I expected. As a result a discussion on resources to find jobs in New Zealand has been often overlooked.  To compensate for this, I decided to republish the list under my lists series, and at the same time, updating the original list.

The following is a list of jobs search websites:

  • http://www.immigration.govt.nz: yes, I know. This is not a job search website. Nevertheless, it is the first place you should look to know if you will be allowed to work in New Zealand.
  • http://www.seek.co.nz: by far the most popular job search engine of New Zealand (UK and Australia). It includes a specific section for IT professionals that can be accessed through http://seek.co.nz/it-jobs/. It also provides access to a wealth of online resources and tools to upgrade your skills.
  • http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-me-jobs: trademe is the local equivalent to eBay. This website created a lock-in effect thanks to being the first popular online auction website in New Zealand. Since then, they have added other services to the system, one of them is their job search. Trademe.co.nz is the most visited website after Google.co.nz in New Zealand. Most employers publish their classifieds in trademe and seek.
  • http://myjobspace.co.nz: similar to seek, but not as popular.

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CodeSpanish monthly lists

by Pablo Matamoros -
Web 2.0
Image by Ludwig Gatzke

I always find lists useful. They allow me to have access to resources that others found useful, therefore saving hours of research. So I thought, why not start my own series of lists?

I won’t be able to write as many lists as I would like, as fast as I would like to write them.  I will do it monthly to make sure that they are seriously useful to you.

I will add links to all the lists that I’ll publish on this post for future reference.

CodeSpanish monthly lists:

 

 

 

The Problem With Defining Information Requirements

by Tim Bryce - 29 April 2009

Business AnalystAs many of you know, I have been active in the Information Technology (IT) industry for a long time now. It’s a strange business and, frankly, sometimes I wish I had never gotten involved with it. There are a lot of problems associated with IT, such as computer performance, capacity planning, security, networking, disaster recovery, but probably the biggest problem is requirements definition. In other words, accurately defining the information needs of the end-user. The industry is actually quite good at designing and writing software, developing data bases, and acquiring hardware, but after all these years they still have trouble understanding what the user needs to run his or her part of the business. Consequently, the wrong solution is inevitably delivered to the user, thereby causing a lot of wasted time and money reworking the solution to fit the need.

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