Finding a job in London is going to be different than how we do it in New Zealand. Agencies are more important and they have access to a lot of the roles out there that you may be seeking. That’s not to say that they monopolise the market, but in more cases than not you’ll see agencies advertising roles so it’s your job to contact and get your CV to them.
To find work on our pages, read the main wall at Kiwis in London AND the community posts as well. That is where dozens of great jobs are posted every week.
We advise that you get in touch with agencies before you leave home. We have a comprehensive list of agencies that you can look up. Most of this list is made up of Kiwis and Australians who work at agencies and others are people who want to only hire people from our part of the world. We have a fantastic advantage in the workplace as we’re seen as hard working, reliable, adaptable and it doesn’t hurt that we speak the language!
Please also get your CV ready. Check out our CV tips here. Don’t be too worried about sending emails to as many agencies as you feel comfortable with and keep notes on who you contact. Ask questions as well in your email as any helpful tips from agencies is invaluable. Be realistic too, not every agency is going to reply to you. If your CV isn’t relevant or you’re attempting to get into an industry that you’ve not tried before then you’re not doing yourself any favours. The industry here is competitive so you need to be patient and positive!
You can always contact us if you need any more help by messaging our Facebook page. Good luck with your job search!