Hard to believe, but another month has passed, which means one month closer to our new life in New Zealand.
During the past month I have been working hard on getting the SA Going To NZ site promoted and busier and not doing as much of my own research as I would like to do, but it is all for a good cause.
The reality is definately setting in though as we tend to think in lasts at the moment. The last time we go to this or that place, the last time we will do this with that person, etc. Sad, but what can you do? We are however rock solid on our decision to move with every crime that makes the news acting to cement our decision even more.
On the 13th Feb I received an email from NZIS. They are in a trial period of helping find work for those with skills and experience in the IT field. The email has a form that I can fill in with some basic info that they will make available to potential employers. We had a good discussion about whether to participate or not, but decided against it. If I was to get a job in New Zealand now, it would leave Mel to sell up everything here alone. Now normally that wouldn’t be a problem, but with two businesses in tow, it becomes a nightmare at the best of times.
Then there is also the issue of having double expenses, in SA and NZ. If I leave for New Zealand, my art studio would have to close which means we can’t sell it and that income would dissappear, so logistically we cannot take up the NZIS offer, even if we wanted to. It does however bode well for everybody in the IT sector though as it means they are still desparate for IT professionals. To us it comfirms that there is lots of work for us when we get there.
I obviously check the NZIS site every single day as you never know….but so far no change. At least we know that somebody somewhere has looked at our ITA info in order to send us the job search email so I suppose it represents progress of some sorts. :
We are now hoping that NZIS will start to process the SA applications faster in order to get as many interviews as possible for when they come in, hopefully, April / May. No date has been given for when they will be in SA yet.
Till next time…..