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We’ve put together a list of top tips to help international students find work in Wellington – whether that is part-time work while you study or a full-time job in your chosen career.
The right qualification and a good academic record may not be sufficient to get you short listed for a role. Use your interests outside your academic studies to develop other skills that will help you stand out from other candidates.
Personal contacts can help you find work or act as a referees who can speak to an employer about your character, skills and experience. Personal networks can be developed and extended through
A high level of English proficiency is highly valued by employers.
Research organisations where you would like to work or you think are a fit with your particular skills.
Employers value local work experience.
It can be hard to get a job. Be persistent and put in the time. Be aware that a large number of roles are never advertised and are filled by word of mouth through networks.