The process

Specialising in matching international candidates who demonstrate the right attitudes and behaviours for New Zealand employers, New Zealand Skills in Demand recruitment process is robust.

How it starts

It starts with an online form where you provide the first necessary information for us to organise an initial screening process.  This is normally a phone call and we are not just interested in you CV or experience!  We are interested in the reason you are wanting to come to New Zealand and what your expectations and aspirations are.   Along with your qualifications, skills, and experience.  

New Zealand employers need certainty with retention; we live in an awesome country, but it is far away from most countries.  Our nearest neighbouring country is a 2.5-hour airflight.   If you were to fly to London it would take more than a day to get there.  Read more about New Zealand.

Pre Interview

It is a drawn-out process, but we are with you every step of the way! Once we move through this part of the process the next part generally takes up to six weeks.  We need to check your eligibility to obtain a New Zealand Visa and then pull together a lot of documentation so you can be interviewed for the job.  This includes:

  • Database Registration
  • Immigration Report / Licensed Immigration Advice Obtained
  • Candidate Information and Declaration
  • CV (in the NZ Skills in Demand format)
  • Written Work Reference #1
  • Written Work Reference #2
  • Verbal Referees Form
  • Qualification/Certificates
  • Passport (photo page)
  • Driver’s Licence (front & back)

Immigration New Zealand

New Zealand Skills in Demand look after the employment side of things, but the visa and immigration advice is separate.  Only a Licensed Immigration Advisor can provide immigration advice.  It is essential you engage with a Licensed New Zealand Immigration Advisor.  They will help you understand your eligibility, what the requirements are and provide valuable assistance in applying for a visa. 

Our strategic relationship with a leading New Zealand Immigration company, Migration Associates, means we have this already setup for you.  Like us Migration Associates has a robust process, which starts with the completion of an online form.   They will then arrange a phone call and step you through the process.  

We will help you every step of the way!

This includes preparing liaising as needed with Migration Associates and prepping you for the interviews.  Most often there are two Zoom interviews conducted.  

Upon Job Success

When you are successful, we will help you through the entire process to re-locate to New Zealand.  When you arrive in New Zealand we will be there to support you for at least 90 days while you setlle in.  

Looking for a great country for an awesome experience then start your journey today start the initial screening process now!


Your CV is an important tool in your application for New Zealand positions. By using a New Zealand style template you are showing the employer that you’re serious about a New Zealand life, and improving your chances of success by offering a familiar style of CV to the employer.

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What's it like to live in NZ?

What's the process like?

“New Zealand Skills in Demand arranged job interviews for me & Migration Associates helped me obtain my visa.
All I had to do was follow their instructions! It took all the stress & hassle away from me & I 1000% could not have got here without their help. Awesome company awesome people. My advice is do not hesitate to contact them!”