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    Just wondering if anyone knows of a respected consulting group in New Zealand that recruits trade workers. I have been in contact with many, Tradestaff, Lawson Williams and even the rip off artist (NewJobZor SkillZnz, both GONE w/ peoples money!!). I do realize I could go alone and I do realize recruiters are doing thier job (pushing unwanted work), I do think recruiters will give me a better overview of a job offer vs. searching for work alone, plus saving paper.
    Good News though, a few interesting employers are very interested in my skills which has given me more confidence to do this. So now what to do? One of the recruiters claims filling an eoi(nzqa) wouldnt be necessary, before I get to NZ,, I suppose it may be the work visa route, not sure? it sounds to me like, get here now and work and deal w/ immigration when your here, anyone have any opinons on that?
    And there has been work advertised all over, where to live? My target area was Lyttelton Harbour, but not to sure after a job offer in Blenhiem, and I do see alot of activity in New Plymouth, Dunedin...so a bit confused on location...Is there a location placement survey test for individuals immigrating to NZ anywhere on the net? or something that may help me make a decision where to start, first concern would be my daughte Bailey and her schooling friends and activities. Kate is easy so she would be happy with a yoga mat anywhere, for me, well its everything NZ has to offer, kayak,ski, bike, trekking,scuba, and hopefully someday surfing all in the same day..lol

    thanks for the help, if any

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    Hello all and hope you all are well wherever you may be in this confused and unstable world.
    Ok...not to sound like Im crying wolf, I do plan to give NZ a go, if the offer is still there when the time comes...didnt figure the world would be moving so fast up and down.
    We want a trial run, landing a potential job and leaving for NZ in mid June 2010 but going back to USA in early Sept 2010...yes, Im scared of putting all my eggs in one basket and I do have the freedom to do so...as of right now.
    My ?'s are
    - should I file an EOI (seems pricey for the undecided)
    - does an EOI/ITA give me more freedom
    - or try like hell to receive a job offer again and get a work visa
    - what are the steps in obtaining a work visa in NZ
    - would it be dishonest not to mention my short visit
    - are there any tradesworkers in NZ on this site, heavy engineers? any?

    Thanks for any feedback or higher spirits
    Duke

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    Hi Duke,
    I can't be a lot of help as my only contacts in the heavy engineering industry are long retired and the only local employer that comes to mind in the heavy engineering trade is the obvious Lyttleton Engineering...
    I will ask around though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    We want a trial run, landing a potential job and leaving for NZ in mid June 2010 but going back to USA in early Sept 2010
    Do you mean you want to go on a recce first or that you're only intending to stay in NZ for a couple of months? I'm thinking it would be very difficult to get an employer to offer a job if he doesn't think you'll be staying long. Have I got it wrong?
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    We have been on a recce in 2007 and you may say that in the short time frame planned would be another one but im not interested in traveling the countryside only concerned if I could fit into the working class and survive on a single kiwi wage, we are a family of 4 and a pug( pug staying for now)
    The way it is described on the net, which doesnt seem realistic, is that you can quit a job at lunch and be on a new one after....? it does make sense that they are lacking skilled people to pick up the load on many projects, because its the same here.
    Idealy I would prefer contract work for 3 mo but having NO experience in the NZ workforce that would seem impossible...so Im thinking about taking the first available job without telling the employer the exact truth of my actions...sounds dishonest to me, but how else could I get my feet wet in NZ?
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    Thanks People Space 4 the offer of help... that is the way of the world, "its all in who you know"

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    I was given this person as a contact for you:

    Jason Henderson

    Mainland Personnel Ltd, Industrial Employment Specialists

    I would recommend being straight up with them about being interested in short term work. You don't want it to backfire on you when you decide to come back.

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    Many, many thanks People Space...That is the exact alley that I am looking for, hopefully they can use my help and I can get along well.
    I have never came across this company in my research...again many thanks for the info and advise.
    Lets see if I can open this door and make somethin' happen

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