IT candidates in New Zealand tend to approach job-hunting differently than other professionals. After all, nearly 68 per cent of developers worldwide are employed full-time1, meaning IT workers aren't just looking for any job, they're looking for the job.
Finding the dream IT job is far easier with the industry insight of an experienced recruiter. So, how can a recruitment consultant make a difference to your search for a dream IT job in NZ?
1. Personal service and understanding your needs
An IT recruiter has the chance to sit down and determine the precise requirements for a job that will suit you.
If you have external commitments, like another temporary employment role, you may only want part time work. If you have a family, you may want flexible working arrangements that fit in with your home life. If you plan to travel, a short-term contract role is perfect. Similarly, a recruitment consultant can gauge your personality and determine what kind of work environment would suit you.
Knowing your situation and personal traits helps a recruiter to tailor their job searches to your requirements and find a business that can not only meet your employment conditions but is also a culture fit.
2. Access to industry contacts
In October, IT was the only New Zealand industry that posted a decrease in online job postings2. That doesn't necessarily indicate jobs aren't available – it simply means finding them requires a bit more networking. Not all of the employment opportunities end up online, as many are held back for internal promotions or private recruitment.
Recruitment consultants offer candidates access to a whole new pool of jobs that aren't publicly-available. This is one of the main benefits of using a recruitment consultant when looking for an IT job in New Zealand – the industry, while expanding, is still relatively small, and recruiters tend to have knowledge of all available positions.
3. CV and interview tips
The IT industry in New Zealand is full of talented people. You need to make sure your CV is the best it can possibly be – else you may not even make it past a provisional reading. A recruitment consultant can sit down with you and work through your CV, identifying information you should include or exclude and offer advice on layout.
Similarly, they can offer tips on excelling at the interview stage. Everyone has their own way of managing this stress – but recruiters have direct experience with the traits employers look out for.
Finding the dream IT job is far easier when you consider the industry know-how of what employers are looking for a recruiter has.
Expert recruitment can make the difference between failure and success in identifying and securing that dream job. Contact the team at 920 today to talk about your options.
1– Stack Overflow worldwide developer survey.
2– Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment online market update.