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Topic # 58000 4-Mar-2010 05:31
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Hi,

I intend to come to NZ in October 2010 and still do not know which city to try to find the job in. Since I like rock climbing I would rather be more southerly located (more climbing crags there), therefore I would rather stay in Wellington, however it seems more java related jobs can be found in Auckland....

What is your opinion about that?
Is Wellington comparable to Auckland in a matter of number of jobs offered?

Thanks for your responses:)

adam



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  Reply # 304259 4-Mar-2010 08:07
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For starters, don't live in Wellington.... why would you? It's cold, windy and small!

Be a real man and get a job in Auckland.

Auckland is NZ's largest city with the highest population and the most jobs.

Wellington is NZ's capital and is pretty much comprised of government departments... with a few tourism shops, trains stations and Te Papa - that's pretty much it!

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  Reply # 304276 4-Mar-2010 09:31
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simon14: For starters, don't live in Wellington.... why would you? It's cold, windy and small!

Be a real man and get a job in Auckland.

Auckland is NZ's largest city with the highest population and the most jobs.

Wellington is NZ's capital and is pretty much comprised of government departments... with a few tourism shops, trains stations and Te Papa - that's pretty much it!


And Auckland is a rather average international airport with an unfortunate city attached to it :P. There are a lot of Java jobs around wellington, particulary through service providers - its also a great ferry ride to the South Island. Wellington is compact and has, for New Zealand, a great public transport system. The city is walkable, we have the arts, and fringe festivals and there is always something going on. Wherabouts in the Czech Republic are you and what Java Experience do you have?




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  Reply # 304293 4-Mar-2010 10:04
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If you check the major online job listing sites here, Auckland will have slightly more listings but not a huge amount more.

Basically there are plenty of jobs for skilled developers/programmers in both Wellington and Auckland.

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  Reply # 304297 4-Mar-2010 10:14
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These guys are in soft launch, but they have a great URL: www.jobs.co.nz (they are the ones supplying the jobs for our jobs forum).






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  Reply # 304522 4-Mar-2010 19:20
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...thanks for the answers guys...

I can imagine Wellington is a bit smaller than Auckland however I do not mind it (what more...I appreciate it:) On the other side...getting a job is my priority and since I am coming to NZ with my girlfriend as well, who will try to get a job more or less in a bar or as a receptionist I need to consider this as well. May be I can try wellington for a couple of weeks, see whether we can get a job there and if not then move to auckland.

@ScottStevensNZ: Currently I stay and work in Prague. I have 2 years commercial experience in java + masters degree in  Computer Science (precisely my field was Cybernetics and later on Biomedical engineering). When I say java I mean java SE, J2ee (or JEE nowadays), jboss related stuff and some common knowledge as sql, svn, ant...etc... Mostly I can see companies are hiring senior guys with more years of experience, but I still hope the demand after IT/java jobs is strong enough I can fit in as well:)


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  Reply # 304958 6-Mar-2010 08:10
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If you use one of the job sites like www.seek.co.nz you can select Auckland or Wellington and see how many jobs you get. Don't worry about these guys who say Auckland is great and Wellington is cr@p or the other way around. I found when I visited NZ that everyone in Auckland hates Wellington and everyone who doesn't live in Auckland hates Aucklanders. It's the same in the UK - Londoners think that everyone who lives in 'the country' i.e. not London, is by definition stupid and everyone who lives outside London thinks Londoners are overpaid snobs. It was ever thus! Smile

The reality is that Auckland and Wellington (and the rest of New Zealand) have something different to offer. You'll find when you're there which you prefer.

(BTW I prefer Wellington - Bl**dy JAFAs! Wink)

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  Reply # 304959 6-Mar-2010 08:16
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MarkR1: If you use one of the job sites like www.seek.co.nz you can select Auckland or Wellington and see how many jobs you get. Don't worry about these guys who say Auckland is great and Wellington is cr@p or the other way around. I found when I visited NZ that everyone in Auckland hates Wellington and everyone who doesn't live in Auckland hates Aucklanders. It's the same in the UK - Londoners think that everyone who lives in 'the country' i.e. not London, is by definition stupid and everyone who lives outside London thinks Londoners are overpaid snobs. It was ever thus! Smile

The reality is that Auckland and Wellington (and the rest of New Zealand) have something different to offer. You'll find when you're there which you prefer.

(BTW I prefer Wellington - Bl**dy JAFAs! Wink)


Yeah, I think its more a case of Auckland v the rest of the country, rather than Wellington in specific.

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