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    Default How long does it take to get an IT job??

    Dear all,
    How long it takes to find a job as an IT/software developer , technical support , testing etc for an experienced person these days for people with Work Permit or Residence Permit ?
    Does one need to make any changes in CV to suit new zealand format and nz recruiters?

    How much time on an average does it take , so that one comes with proper finances to New Zealand to survive for that time period of job hunting?
    Any information highly appreciated!!
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    This is a difficult one, Damy. With the recession and hundreds of kiwis returning home after working overseas, there appears to be a job shortage. The government is trying to help returning kiwis get into jobs in NZ, probably in the hope that they will stay. It might be better to try to get a job before going to NZ although this can be difficult when potential employers prefer to meet you face to face.
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    What if someone comes to NZ on a permanent Residence , but does'nt get any Jobs for may be 5-6 months , and is running short of funds to support himself. Does NZ government may provide benefit/support ?


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    This is a difficult one, Damy. With the recession and hundreds of kiwis returning home after working overseas, there appears to be a job shortage. The government is trying to help returning kiwis get into jobs in NZ, probably in the hope that they will stay. It might be better to try to get a job before going to NZ although this can be difficult when potential employers prefer to meet you face to face.
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    I believe that you wouldn't be able to claim any benefits, like unemployment benefit, for the first 2 years you are in the country.
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    So do people who come to NZ stay without jobs on PR , have to survive on their own finances for 2 years , which may be around 24000 NZ $ , quite a big amount
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    Unemployment Benefit and Sickness Benefit: a person must have lived continuously in New Zealand for two years.

    From here.
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