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    Roshini is offline Junior Member
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    Unhappy Desperately looking for work :(

    Hey all,

    I am so frustrated looking for work in NZ. I have tried all the mediums - job websites and recruitment agencies but nothing yet. Did anyone else have problems looking for work? Am I not doing it right? I will do anything for money lol

    Roshini

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    It does seem quite difficult to find a job these days because of the recession and the amount of kiwis who have returned home after they lost their jobs overseas. We have had similar posts like yours over the last year so it is a problem. This is just one thread from Damy who was also having difficulty finding a job. Not sure if he has succeeded yet or even if he is still in NZ because we haven't had an update recently. Hope he is OK.
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    Roshini, what's your field of work?

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    Hey faredoon,

    I have a degree in IT and I specialize in CRM Siebel. Also good working experience in IBM

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    Thanks Roshini. I was asking because it would be very helpful for people in the same field to know how things are in the market. I too am in the IT field, and even though I have I have been accepted in principle, I am yet to receive a WTR and would consider myself in the same boat as you once I get there.
    So, do keep us posted on your progress.

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    Default getting work is not easy

    even for NZers...

    important thing is to maintain a stable immigration status until you secure your job...

    maybe studying a further IT course in NZ could improve the chances??

    probably depends a lot on your networking and people skills

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    Thanks @mr33. Could you post your personal experience in this regard? It would be nice to know what other work options one can open up. For e.g. a job that is not in the skills shortage list, would that be ok for furthering the PR application?

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