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Hey guys,
Feeling a little worried about recieving a job offer from NZ regarding my trade/skill Bricklaying. I really want to move to NZ as ive fallen in love with the place. There seems to be a catch 22 situation as to start my skilled visa application i need a job offer first? yet when i search for jobs ( ie Christchurch ) they all state you must have a right to work in NZ or a Work Visa...
Im currently in contact with NZ Skills in Demand and ive tried contacting a few other agencies.
Was hoping to find people that have had similar experiences that could pass on some knowledge?:fingers crossed:

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Hey Stevepegram,
Obtaining a job from overseas will be difficult.
All employers will state the same text in relation to a person applying for a vacancy. They are only interested in people having the right to work. They do not understand immigration issues and nor do they care to. They don't want to get involved with it.
Educating them by applying regardless is a way to stand out above the crowd but you'll also have to offer some sort of solution for them. Tell them in your covering letter that you have started the immigration process but need a written job offer to progress it. Tell them you are dedicated to the move as soon as possible and that you have all your paperwork ready to go etc etc. Anything that takes the pain away for them and makes you a good prospect.

You are right there is a lot of the catch 22 here. Can't get a job because you have no work visa but can't get a visa because you have no job offer.

Agencies wise it isn't a good idea to sign up with more than one as work wise NZ is small so multiple agencies are trying to find employees to fill the same vacancies all over the country which can mean multiple applications by the same person via different agencies landing on the employers desk.....I suppose it shows you are determined :-)
I was told by a few advisors, both immigration and recruitment NOT to sign up with more than one agency.
I did as I was told but sacked them off after a few months as they were less than useless. Took up the role myself and within a couple of months got myself two job offers.
I also expect that a lot of building companies won't advertise through agencies as they command so much money to find employees. They'll more than likely advertise locally or via a cheaper method like TradeMe or a Facebook page or some sort of forum. Maybe you need to spend some time on Google ;-)

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