The Truth About Employment In NZ.
The employer is most likely to give preference to applicants who are already in New Zealand and available for a quick start.
Other migrants you are competing against will have taken the initiative to either come to New Zealand to explore opportunities in person or will have made arrangements to move straight to a Work Visa as soon as they have the job offer. Being available immediately or at short notice is a big incentive for the employer to take your application seriously. Getting a job offer while you are overseas is close to impossible unless your skills are in high demand locally.
Getting help with a job search can be fraught with pitfalls and traps that catch the unwary. When facing a strange country and with the need to solve problems at a distance, it can be tempting to pay someone who offers to help you “get a job”.
Be very careful. Such offers may be legitimate and sometimes lead to good outcomes, but this is also famous for scams and exploitation.
Job offers could be “for immigration purposes only” or at below-market pay rates. Take independent advice and avoid becoming a victim.
When you want help with immigration, don’t forget to come back to us!