Posts Tagged ‘immigration’

Websites to find IT Jobs in New Zealand

by Pablo Matamoros - 9 June 2009
Job Hunt
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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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Tips for IT professionals intending to emigrate to New Zealand

by Pablo Matamoros - 28 April 2008

I’ve lived in New Zealand since 2004. Since I decided to leave my homeland, Argentina, I’ve been bombarded with all sort of questions: why New Zealand?, how is life here?, is it easy to adapt?, what is the cost of living?, ….and the list goes on. This article intends to answer some of those questions.

I will leave the economic, geographical, political and other characteristics for your own research. There is no need to write about the beauty of this country, there is plenty documented about it, in articles, books and films. If you are still curious you can start by looking at this site: www.newzealand.com. Alternatively you can leave a message on our forum: www.codespanish.com/forum

Before you continue, I want to make one point clear. The following lines might sound a bit harsh, especially if you are a Kiwi. It is not my intention. I love this country; I don’t regret choosing New Zealand as my adoptive home. But sometimes immigration agencies are a bit too positive. I’m trying to be more realistic.

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