As the effects of Covid-19 continue to become more and more widespread, and South Africa enters its 21 day lockdown period, those planning their immigration to New Zealand may feel the need to halt their progress. The reality is, however, that the current situation presents more of an opportunity rather than a problem when it comes to job searches, in particular.
Considering how countless individuals and employers from around the globe are embracing remote ways of working, employers will undoubtedly be more open to other forms of communication now more than ever before. For example, you might be able to organise a meeting or two via Skype and to work on building a rapport and a good overall relationship with potential employers during the period that various restrictions remain in place.
While you might not be able to secure an actual job offer, this relationship building will aid in ensuring that you are first in line when the recruiters and employers are ready to begin hiring again in the coming months.
Use your internet connection to reach out to potential employers and business owners, even if they have not placed any job advertisements. Very few employers will be actively looking for new employees while we are in the thick of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, that does not mean that there is not the potential to ‘plant the seed’.
Remember, while the road ahead is definitely not going to be smooth or predictable, one thing is for certain: there is going to be an increasing need for new and in-demand skills in both the near and distant future. Now is the time to prepare by learning new things and honing your already-existing talents/proficiencies.
Need assistance when it comes to streamlining your immigration to New Zealand? The team at Tri Nations Migration is also open to chatting via Skype and other online platforms to provide you with advice and guidance during this delicate time. Get in touch today for details.