Finding a job in New Zealand is easy enough, especially after doing a Job Workshop with us, but if you feel you need another tool in your New Zealand job search, you could use a New Zealand Recruitment Agency.
In New Zealand, you might hear recruitment agencies being called a “job agency” or “employment agency” but it all means the same thing. A recruitment agency acts as a link between employers and job seekers. Their main function is to find the most suitable person for a job they have been paid to fill.
How do they do this? Usually by selecting potential employees from a pool of CVs (resumes) in their database that will best match a job description sent to them by an employer. The recruitment agency will then send the CVs to the employer for them to choose which candidates they would like to interview. The recruitment agency will then arrange the interview between the employer and employee.
First things first, to be able to sign up to a recruitment agency, you will need to have a valid working holiday visa plus:
Our comprehensive working holiday Starter Pack offers helps with all of the above.
Recruitment agencies in New Zealand either exist online or have an office or branches around the country. If signing up to an online recruitment agency, you usually fill out a profile and upload your CV online, then wait to see if any employers contact you.
For recruitment agencies with an office, you are usually required to meet a member of the agency face-to-face. The agency will conduct an interview with you to see what jobs you are looking and add your CV to their database.
When you arrive in a town or city in New Zealand, seek out the recruitment agencies and their offices and book an appointment to sign up with them. But, for now, here are some recruitment websites.
Recruitment agencies are just another resource for finding a job while on your working holiday in New Zealand, so they can definitely be used to aid your job search, as signing up is usually free for job seekers. However, standing out on your New Zealand CV and acing the interview is what will land you a job in the end! We can help you with that in our Orientation session in Queenstown, just one of the 15 services we offer in our New Zealand working holiday program.