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    Quote Originally Posted by BaggiesFans View Post
    Have you been in touch with Christchurch City Council? Not sure what type of IT experience you have and if its right for the vacancies they have but I do now that there are some vacancies in the IT Department at the moment.

    I know people in CCC, what makes you think there are vacancies?

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    i have just been on the website and i cant see any jobs listed,

    i will put together a cover letter and a CV and send it into them anyway incase there is anything.]

    so far this week i have been told there is limited work at most of the fast food places round here, plus i cant even find any factory opening.

    still been applying for IT jobs, 2 support jobs came on Seek yesterday for 1st and 2nd line support which are jobs i would easily be able to walk into no probs at home, (i have been working as an infrastructure engineer for the last 5 years, and been in IT support for 10).

    is sunday the only day for job listing in the christchurch papers? i normally look in the careers section in the press on a sunday but it would be good if there were other resources like that.


    cheers for all the replays and the IT networking sites

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    Hi

    Hope you get a job soon, fingers crossed I think the Press also has jobs on a Wednesday, not 100% sure but worth a look tomorrow.

    If I hear of anything locally I will send you a message.

    Georgina

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    Its the same in Auckland mate - I've been out of work for 7 months now. The place is a disaster zone for IT people out of work..

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    cheers a&g i will take a look when i am in the libary tomorrow (in there most days using the free wifi ) and thanks for the lookout

    Paul & Rach - i was thinking i made a mistake coming to christchurch because i thought all the IT jobs would be in aukland and wellington, guess its the same anywhere you go.

    we have applied for a few more today, even saw a store position advertised in a window which may be ok for my gf!

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    Hi, We own 3 small retail businesses. While our businesses are fine, I can tell you that in general retail (other than the big box stores) just aren't hiring now.

    Our experience when we arrived was that Kiwis did not much respond to applications...you had to try to get in face to face. In the US, often written applications are very effective. Possibly this is not other people's experience...but it was ours.

    Good Luck....

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    Quote Originally Posted by james17602 View Post
    i have just been on the website and i cant see any jobs listed,

    i will put together a cover letter and a CV and send it into them anyway incase there is anything.]
    You haven't actually said what field of IT you are in. I work in the CCC IT department and I wouldn't expect any vacancies to be advertised there for a month or two, when the new financial year kicks in. Other companies may be in the same position.

    Depending on what you are after Gen-i might be worth a shot. The DHB has quite a large IT department too.

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    i am a 2nd & 3rd level support enginner so anything desktop/server/network (cisco)

    i got turned down for a job yesterday because of my WH visa, they said they couldent take me on because i could only work 3months on my visa. i did explain to them that i can simply apply for a work permit for up to 3 years if i got an offer of employment but she still said they wernt allowed to do that.

    pretty annoying...

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    Sympathy - that must be maddening.

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    Ugh there are virtually no IT jobs in CHCH right now...

    There are are few specialist jobs in programming and the like but thats normal.
    Almost every other subcategory of IT seems dead.

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