It is every migrant’s dream to be able to find a job in their country of choice. I’d like to share how I was able to find mine in New Zealand.
I was one of the typical people you find driving along EDSA who suffered the daily traffic. One normal day, while driving home, my wife and I thought that there should be a better way. It wasn’t just the traffic. It was the situation in the PH at the time that was only getting worse in every aspect that we care about. So we thought of trying to look for a job abroad. We tried our luck first in Canada. Sadly, our application was returned as the cap of our National Occupational Classification (NOC) has been reached by the time it was received. The following year, the Express Entry Program, which I believe has stricter criteria, was implemented. I thought it was impossible for us to be selected unless we had a job offer. They have this so-called Job Bank where we submitted several online job applications hoping that one would notice us. But months have passed and nothing has progressed.
Then, I thought of trying our luck in New Zealand. I created accounts on some of NZ’s biggest job sites, and sent applications for job posts that suit me. Here are some of the job sites:
- www.seek.co.nz – most popular job site in NZ (world’s largest too)
- nz.indeed.com – another global player here which caters NZ jobs
- www.workhere.co.nz – job site which focuses on people overseas finding work in NZ
- www.newkiwis.co.nz – caters both local and global applicants
Finally, one employer contacted me, and the rest is history!