Yes. A job offer would allow it to be successful.
Even though you may have 165 points, if your application does not include a job offer, NZ work or NZ study experience your application will not be approved. The best you will get is a job search visa for the principal applicant only.
If you subsequently get a job offer then you need to update your application by informing Immigration and you should then be 'more' eligible for application approval......obviously there's other criteria and requirements you have to meet with regards to partnership, qualifications, medical & police reports etc.
EOI submitted Jan 2010. ITA Jan 2010. ITA submitted Apr 2010. RV approved June 2011. Passports stickered and returned Aug 2011. Secured job Dec 2011. Arrived Mar 2012. PRV Mar 2014..........Citizenship applications submitted June 2020!!!