How to get job opportunities and how do I settle in New Zealand? 

Updated on: Aug 1, 2023

To find job opportunities in New Zealand, there are several ways you can go about it:

  • Online job boards - popular job boards in New Zealand include Seek, Trade Me Jobs, and Indeed.
  • Networking - reach out to your personal and professional networks to see if they know of any job openings or can introduce you to people in your desired industry.
  • Recruitment agencies - many companies in New Zealand use recruitment agencies to help them find suitable candidates for job openings.
  • Company websites - check the websites of companies you're interested in working for to see if they have any job openings listed.
  • LinkedIn - create a LinkedIn profile and search for job openings on the platform.

To settle in New Zealand, there are several steps you need to take:

  1. Apply for a visa - you will need a valid visa to live and work in New Zealand. The type of visa you apply for will depend on your individual circumstances.
  2. Find accommodation - research the different neighbourhoods in the city you plan to live in and find suitable accommodation.
  3. Get a job - as mentioned above, there are many ways to find job opportunities in New Zealand.
  4. Get a bank account - open a bank account to receive your salary and manage your finances.
  5. Register with a doctor - find a doctor in your area and register with them to ensure you have access to medical care if needed.
  6. Get a driver's license - if you plan to drive in New Zealand, you will need to get a driver's license.
  7. Get connected - join local clubs and organisations to meet new people and make connections in your community.