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Offline Acid0

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Just saying Hi
« on: April 14, 2008, 07:42:05 am »
Hi guys and girls.
Just saying Hi.
I am new to the site and am looking forward spending alot of time here.
My wife and I decided to give NZ a try.
I am a Software analyst for the past 7 years and my wife is in the Airport industry we decided to make the move to NZ to make a better life for us.

It is a big step and I am dedicated to make it work and are very positive that we will find work.

I am at a cross road deciding if I need to apply for work first or just pack up and leave and hope for the best.

Keep up the good work here and I will be chatting to all of you soon.
Cheers :)

Offline PMDENEKE

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Re: Just saying Hi
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2008, 07:55:54 am »
WELCOME to the sight, you would easly be able to get a job here, send out some cv first to get interviews lined up.And do your EOI, i am sure you will have enough points to apply for PR.

I am also in the airline industry and battling to get work. Airnz wants PR. and they control most of the airport handling.But not all hope is lost.If you get a job your wife can apply for an open work permit.

keep contact, i would love to see how it goes. I am In auckland at the moment, been your for two months, and no job offer yet.Only a few interviews. It is tuff if you dont have a trade. But IT is easy :clap:cheers
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Re: Just saying Hi
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2008, 07:55:54 am »

Offline Nolan

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Re: Just saying Hi
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2008, 10:41:32 am »
Welcome to the family AcidO :clap:

:gl: with the job search

Offline Eileen

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Re: Just saying Hi
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2008, 10:44:39 am »
 :clap: welcome AcidO



Offline !!DV!!

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Re: Just saying Hi
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2008, 11:01:31 am »
Welcome and  :gl:

We ( Wife and myself) also my the call to give NZ a try...
Well more than a try  ;D we are seriously looking when we will be able to travel and see what NZ is all about  :heeha:



Offline ANTONK

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Re: Just saying Hi
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2008, 04:39:24 pm »
Hi Acid0 welcome to the family  :clap: and  :gl:

Offline LimboCraft

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Re: Just saying Hi
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2008, 05:19:13 pm »
Hi Acid0  :clap:
I'm also in IT but not so much experience - 3years - I've got a phone interview tonight!  :heeha: Still in SA - flying on 28th - to further the jobhunt. Decided not to wait it out here in SA till all migration stuff is sorted and rather go over and start working there proactively  :)

 :gl: mate
Done with SA

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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2008, 06:23:43 pm »
Welcome Acid0 and :gl:

Offline El

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Re: Just saying Hi
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2008, 06:56:40 pm »
Welcome and good luck with the job search!   :gl:



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Re: Just saying Hi
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2008, 07:02:30 pm »
Hi and welcome. Ask away on anything that is unclear. There are plenty of  :smart: here.
When life throws you a lemon - make lemonade!

Offline zatexnz

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Re: Just saying Hi
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2008, 04:36:56 am »
Hi and welcome... and best advice I can give you is READ.... READ.... .bookmark the important threads and READ.... did I say read? ;D
lekker sweet as, y'all
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Offline Hill

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Re: Just saying Hi
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2008, 06:14:01 am »
Welcome and  :gl:
Regards

Hill




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Offline Acid0

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Re: Just saying Hi
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2008, 09:11:45 am »
Thanks for all the comments.

Just a quick question from anybody that works in NZ in IT.
How difficult is it to get a position there. I am an OCP (Oracle Certified Proffesional) and been programming in Oracle for the past 7 years.

Will I be  :uglystupid2: just to pack up and leave SA on a visit trip and look for work in NZ or rather try to get a offer from SA before hand?

Where will be the best place to look Aukland or Wellington?

Does these agencies that sort all the paper work worth the money spend?

Sorry lot of questions.

Offline janvs

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Re: Just saying Hi
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2008, 11:52:57 am »
Thanks for all the comments.

Just a quick question from anybody that works in NZ in IT.
How difficult is it to get a position there. I am an OCP (Oracle Certified Proffesional) and been programming in Oracle for the past 7 years.

Will I be  :uglystupid2: just to pack up and leave SA on a visit trip and look for work in NZ or rather try to get a offer from SA before hand?

Where will be the best place to look Aukland or Wellington?

Does these agencies that sort all the paper work worth the money spend?

Sorry lot of questions.

One simple answer : www.seek.co.nz will tell you how much you are in demand
Try and get an offer before you go over
Auckland offers the most IT jobs

Agency ? NO
EOI drawn on 04/06/2008
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Offline Shaz

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Re: Just saying Hi
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2008, 11:58:29 am »
Welcome to the family!  :gl: with all the decisions and keep us posted