Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sample Cover Letter

Here's the cover letter that I used when I'm applying for a job. Please edit according to your field and circumstances. I start sending application even after the ITA and from there I've started to learn the key skills that NZ companies needs in relation to my background.

Hope this help...

P.s. please help me share this website to your friends and spread the gesture of kindness to everyone...God Bless.

Dear Matthew,

I am writing to express my interest to apply as CAD Draftsman in your organisation.  I believed that my   experience and expertise in the field of engineering matches your criteria and requirements.

I am currently waiting for my Work to Residence visa result and I am optimistic to receive in a month period. In connection with this, I am now seeking for a possible interview arrangement or employment offer to prospective company or employer in New Zealand.

For a brief background of my qualification, I obtained a Level 6 Diploma in Civil Engineering issued by New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) for my education and has 10+ years proven track record and technical expertise in civil/structural engineering from a reputable consulting and construction firm. I also have strong communication skills and works well in a team-led environment.

I attached herewith my CV for your review and consideration. Thank you for your time and I appreciate for your reply.

Very Truly Yours,

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Wage gap across the ditch to increase

The trans-Tasman wage gap is likely to grow this year, a new survey has found.

The study of 250 Australian and 180 New Zealand businesses found that almost 80 per cent of Aussie employers planned to boost wages in line with inflation over the year.

Across the Tasman, just over half of Kiwi businesses would boost pay packets, according to the poll conducted by accounting firm Grant Thornton.

A partner at Grant Thornton New Zealand, Peter Sherwin, said the country "might be on the cusp of another brain drain".

"It is not a good sign to see the skilled younger people leave the country," he said.

Not only will this trigger a skills shortage in New Zealand, but the country will suffer as the result of reduced tax payments.

Mr Sherwin said the reluctance to increase New Zealand wages is a ripple effect of last year's tough economic climate.

"New Zealand went into recession, Australia didn't," he said.

"The impact of that is that there's been more pain and suffering in New Zealand businesses than in Australia through reduced sales and therefore profitability."

Big businesses are moving their headquarters to Australia, forcing highly skilled Kiwis to cross the ditch and take the "greatest financial carrots dangled in front of them".

"A number of higher paying jobs that we used to have have migrated," Mr Sherwin said.

"The last thing New Zealand wants now is to have our recovery stalled by a shortage of talent."

By Nicky Park, 9News