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    Default Is Rudeness common in NZ

    I have sent over a dozen CVs in the last 2 weeks and got no replies, Are all Kiwi companies this rude?

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    Have you sent them all by email? Kiwis are renowned for being a bit lax at replying to emails, so you may need to chase them up, either with a reminder email or a phone call

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    I've heard of people sending out emails to companies and getting a reply months later . Things could be worse job-wise now because of the cutbacks due to the current sad financial state of the world.
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    Some companies acknowledge your application, others don't.

    I sent of dozens of CVs and covering letters, and probably heard back from about half of them.

    Also, NZ companies do tend to take their time over recruitment ... one company I had an interview with, was still deliberating 4 months later, so it might be a case of no news is good news?

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    When we were applying I'd probably get 1 response for every 10 applications or so. It also depends on how you are wording it.

    Also, with the recession companies are a bit shy about hiring. A lot have freezes on hiring staff and my company has retrenched a lot of staff.

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    Thanks for the positive replies, i will just keep sending out the CVs and cross my fingers

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    I wrote like 50 emails with my CV. I got acouple of calls from head hunters but that's it. I never received an email. Luckily one call was the right one
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