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    Hi there.

    My wife and I are emigrating to NZ but it hangs on me securing a job offer. I am a vastly experienced Analyst Programmer with over 20 years experience on IBM's AS400 (I-Series) mid-range machines using RPG in all its variants.

    I am a frequent visitor to Seek.co.nz and have seen a few possibilities there. We're using a New Zealand-based migration specialist for the visa application side of things and they are helping us with the job search, but I was wondering if there are any other resources I might use to find job opportunities in the AS400 environment.

    Due to market conditions, we're not selling our house in the UK yet so that won't hold us up. Therefore once I secure a job offer we're good to go.

    If you can help with advice or contacts do please reply to this post.

    Many thanks, Steve.

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    Steve,

    for anything you need in NZ, always have a look on TradeMe - New Zealand Online Auctions and Classifieds

    You ll find most companies advertise on there, as well as real estate, cars etc etc etc

    here is a list of websites worth looking at ( I put ads for my company on those)

    seek.co.nz
    search4jobs.co.nz
    TE.co.nz
    recruiting.co.nz
    GOjobs.co.nz
    TradeMe.co.nz/Jobs
    google.co.nz

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    As a 30 year veteran as a S/38 & AS400 developer I think I can shed some light. There is some AS/400 demand here. Wellington and Auckland will be your best markets. You know the demand is decreasing but so is the supply.

    If you have some good experience I don't think you will have an issue in finding a job.

    You won' find much if anything in the smaller places. If you do it won't pay much.

    Feel free to ask any questions you might have.

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    Try looking on Yellow Pages . Search for companies that are likely to employ people with your skills and contact them to ask if they need staff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    As a 30 year veteran as a S/38 & AS400 developer I think I can shed some light. There is some AS/400 demand here. Wellington and Auckland will be your best markets. You know the demand is decreasing but so is the supply.

    If you have some good experience I don't think you will have an issue in finding a job.

    You won' find much if anything in the smaller places. If you do it won't pay much.

    Feel free to ask any questions you might have.

    Cliff
    Hi Cliff.

    30 years? You beat me. I have 23 years of mostly AS400, before that S/38, S/36 and I even still proudly brag about having done a small piece of work on an old S/34.

    Tell me, did you have much trouble finding an AS400 job? I've also noticed that Wellington and Auckland seem favourite, and I have a couple of possibilities in Auckland which are developing painfully slowly. Fingers crossed here.

    Is there an equivalent to the Computer Users Year Book there in NZ? When I was contracting that was invaluable to me in finding AS400 users. I've checked innumerable agencies looking for AS400 jobs, mostly without success. Maybe approaching one or two directly might bear fruit as well, but how do I find out who they are?

    It's good to hear from another IBM mid-range veteran. I'll let you know how things develop.

    If your company finds itself suddenly in desperate need of an experienced A/P, do get in touch.

    Kind regards and thanks for getting in touch.

    Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiaora!! View Post
    Steve,

    for anything you need in NZ, always have a look on TradeMe - New Zealand Online Auctions and Classifieds

    You ll find most companies advertise on there, as well as real estate, cars etc etc etc

    here is a list of websites worth looking at ( I put ads for my company on those)

    seek.co.nz
    search4jobs.co.nz
    TE.co.nz
    recruiting.co.nz
    GOjobs.co.nz
    TradeMe.co.nz/Jobs
    google.co.nz

    Good luck!

    Hi there Kiaora.

    Thanks for those. I've seen two or three of those, and Seek has actually produced one or two good possibilities. However I will certainly check out the others.

    Many thanks and regards,

    Steve.

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    30 years? You beat me. I have 23 years of mostly AS400, before that S/38, S/36 and I even still proudly brag about having done a small piece of work on an old S/34.

    i go back to the ystem/3 if you want the truth.

    Tell me, did you have much trouble finding an AS400 job?
    No but that was 11 years ago.

    I've also noticed that Wellington and Auckland seem favourite, and I have a couple of possibilities in Auckland which are developing painfully slowly. Fingers crossed here.

    Is there an equivalent to the Computer Users Year Book there in NZ?
    Not that I know but it may be there.
    When I was contracting that was invaluable to me in finding AS400 users. I've checked innumerable agencies looking for AS400 jobs, mostly without success. Maybe approaching one or two directly might bear fruit as well, but how do I find out who they are?

    I guess everyone in the as/400 space knows who they are.

    It's good to hear from another IBM mid-range veteran. I'll let you know how things develop.
    Thanks.

    If your company finds itself suddenly in desperate need of an experienced A/P, do get in touch.
    No I got out a few years ago and went into project management.

    Kind regards and thanks for getting in touch.
    I something is there most all of the brokers have the same jobs. As I said there are fewer as/400's but fewer knowledgeable people to fill the jobs. They aren't making any new ones.

    A friend at baycorp in Auckland (some as/400 stuff as well) said the demand was increasing in Auckland. Most of the bigger companies (hence the need for an as400) will be greater.

    Just look on seek and try a couple of the headhunters. Some companies will give an exclusive but others will give it to the marketplace to find someone.

    Just know it is not a dead fish. They don't grow on tree but are not as rare as hounds teeth either. They pay will be likely ok.

    Cliff
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    Default So, who has an AS/400 finally?

    Steve and Cliff,

    Can both of you tell me who has AS/400's in Wellington? I might be moving there in a few months and have about 6 years of experience on AS/400 and would be looking out for a job there. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    Hi,

    Thats quite an old thread. Cliff is still posting but steve44 hasn't posted for quite a while. A PM might be able to contact him if he doesn't get a thread update notification.

    Reading through some of the older messages, Steve got a job in Auckland in Sept 2008. Cliff has been back in the US for a while.

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