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#220253 2-Aug-2017 10:27
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Hi Everyone...


It's been a little over a month since I arrived in this wonderful country. I came here under the skilled migrant category, did my research and has a realistic job-search expectations before coming here. Going over some of the rejection emails one have caught up my attention 'no NZ experience'.


I am curious to know what is special about 'NZ experience' from an IT perspective? In other countries, overseas experience is regarded as an added qualification- it can bring fresh and innovative perspective to a company.


I am wrapping my head around this to find some context. Please don't get me wrong. It's a competitive job market and I believe perseverance will get me there in most cases.



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  #1835509 2-Aug-2017 10:33
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Sounds like the typical Catch 22, I assume its just their nice way of saying no. Depends on what "Offshore experience" you have. 
I would see something like virtualization being valuable, but a screwdriver spinner - No.
Keep on persevering, Maybe its a case you start at the bottom and work your way up?

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  #1835544 2-Aug-2017 10:51
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HR bureaucrats "need" to tick all the boxes, which includes being able to verify your experience and check your references. That's harder for them if you don't have someone who can vouch for you in NZ. Unfortunately some countries have some bad rep for faking references and job history.


Anyway your CV and experience is pretty impressive so if a company passed on you just because of the lack of NZ experience the loss is on them.


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  #1835552 2-Aug-2017 11:07
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Lack of NZ Experience really sounds like a "we don't sponsor visa" excuse. 


Intergen is right now hiring a couple of SharePoint Consultants, Wellington-based. If you're interested, send me a PM.

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