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Getting Started => Howzit => Topic started by: kforsyth on October 30, 2007, 10:16:07 am

Title: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: kforsyth on October 30, 2007, 10:16:07 am
Hi All  :)

I am a sub-editor from Hilton in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and am planning to move to NZ with hubby and two kids - Jamie (16 months) and Kayla (5). Just begun process and I am going to try to get a job offer first. I see some people are going to NZ to work (getting work permit) and then doing application from there. My job is not on any skills shortage list (I think it falls under future growth area) - could I also take this route if I get a job offer??
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: zatexnz on October 30, 2007, 10:26:37 am
Hi and welcome Kathy!

If your field is not on the skills shortage list, then getting a job offer first is definitely the way to go.  If you have an offer, it gives you more points towards getting PR.  Getting a job offer can be done by looking for work online, applying and hopefully getting a telephonic or Skype interview.  But sometimes you do need to come over to NZ for the job interviews.  There are many topics here on that subject, so take your time and read through the site, you'll find many questions already answered.  But don't be shy to ask though!  We love chatting away here!  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: Didi77 on October 30, 2007, 11:32:13 am
Welcome Kathy and goodluck with the application!
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: Amber on October 30, 2007, 12:08:44 pm
Hi Kathy
Welcome
Amber
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: mikencarmen on October 30, 2007, 03:50:57 pm
Hi Kathy and Family... :gl: and keep us updated.
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: Nolan on October 30, 2007, 05:17:01 pm
Hi Guys, welcome to the site :clap:
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: Gerhardvdb1 on October 30, 2007, 08:02:08 pm
Welcome and  :gl:
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: Rhodan on October 30, 2007, 08:18:58 pm
Howzit and welcome Kathy !  :clap:
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: Feather on October 30, 2007, 09:33:32 pm
Hi Kathy and welcome :clap:  :clap:
 :gl: with your process
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: kforsyth on November 05, 2007, 11:44:10 am
Thank you all for the kind welcome - I have just begun the process and it is all a bit confusing to me ... but I have been reading a lot on this site, and asking questions, and many things have been clarified. I just beg everyone' patience if I ask the obvious ....

Kathy
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: zatexnz on November 05, 2007, 09:26:05 pm
We're very good at being patients... we just need some doctors on this site now..  :2funny:
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: zatexnz on November 05, 2007, 09:26:42 pm
oh yeah... patience... hmmm...  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: Happy Expat on November 06, 2007, 01:48:20 am
Welcome Kathy and family :clap: :gl:
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: dance on November 06, 2007, 04:43:38 am
Welcome Kathy ask away someone will be able to answer your questions we are all becoming   :smart: here ;D
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: Nolan on November 06, 2007, 09:23:06 pm
we have all had to start at the beginning and were all overwhelmed in the beginning, so no stress, you'll soon be an expert too O0
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: SaKiwiBoer on November 07, 2007, 04:35:01 am
we have all had to start at the beginning and were all overwhelmed in the beginning, so no stress, you'll soon be an expert too O0
Welcome "newbie Kathy" - sorry Nolan is that "expert" or "expat"?
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: kforsyth on November 07, 2007, 08:02:06 am
Thanks again

I read one of the threads about risks of going through NZ immigration when on 'holiday' and one contributor (Rayzaman, I think) pointed out that NZ immigration officials are very, very sharp and work 'behind the scenes'. Anyway, got me thinking and I am now worried that using my name on this site may be risky - can I changer my username, Nolan??? Maybe these clever immigration officials are keeping tabs on such sites??

I see everyone else uses pseudonyms (no guesses that I am new to this online chatting thing)

If they are keeping tabs, may be too late for me ...

Kathy

Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: Rhodan on November 07, 2007, 08:49:31 am
They would never do that, but if you feel more comfortable changing your nickname then go for it.

I expected much worse when I got to passport control at Auckland airport, I was all geared up for CIA interrogation, yet it couldn't have been more of a breeze, it was quite pleasant.
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: Nolan on November 07, 2007, 09:08:20 am
Nico, it's expert, but expat sounds better O0

Kathy, you can change you username if you want, but NZIS doesn't hang around the site looking for folks to nab. Most folks use nicknames because they don't want their boss to find out ;)
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: kforsyth on November 07, 2007, 10:21:32 am
Nolan, Rhodan, howzit

Not worried about boss - he is cool, knows I want to go.  O0

Gonna change username, please, how do I do it?  ???

Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: Nolan on November 08, 2007, 08:29:16 am
go to your profile and change it from there. Just remember that your display name will then be different to your registered name for next time you need to login.
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: kforsyth on November 08, 2007, 11:12:26 am
Ta, Nolan
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: KD on November 13, 2007, 08:44:16 am
Nolan, hi

kForsyth here,
I could not seem to change my username  :uglystupid2:so I deleted my account and opened new one with this username. Prefer to use pseudonym ... Hope this works O0

K
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: Nolan on November 13, 2007, 08:57:39 am
that's fine O0
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: zatexnz on November 13, 2007, 10:50:52 pm
cool, that means I can welcome you again!  Welcome KD :clap:  :2funny:
Title: Re: Newbie looking to NZ
Post by: KD on November 15, 2007, 08:04:37 pm
 :2funny:Thanks, Colleen, great to be back ... :clap: