Originally Posted by FrancisJames
Find out about the working practices too because there's a big difference between NZ and Australia. I've nver heard anyone here being told they can't do a job because they have no Australian experience. Whereas having NZ experience counts for a lot over there, as does who you know, not what you know.
When I worked in Australia, the company I worked for was very particular about hiring immigrants who already had Australian work experience. If you didn't have it, that made it much harder to get employment.
The others who were hired into our company all shared similar stories of having no local experience. One had come to Australia from Canada because they had an extremely difficult time securing a position without Canadian experience, which was the exact same experience I had.
Unfortunately, this happens the world over.