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Jobs in New Zealand – Useful Websites for your job hunt

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Finding jobs in New Zealand doesn’t have to be overwhelming. We have created a nifty little list of the most useful job searching websites to get you started on your job hunt! It starts with the most popular websites through to recruitment agency’s based here in NZ that can help you land that dream role. Don’t forget to check out our article on how to create the perfect C.V kiwi style!

Happy Hunting!

A good place to start to find your ideal job in New Zealand:

A job vacancy site where job seekers can set up a profile and online CV.

An extensive list of job vacancies from employers across New Zealand and Australia. Also provides an email notification service and career development resources and training information. Very similar to the Jobsite website in the UK.

Trade Me Jobs
Trade Me Jobs is New Zealand’s most visited jobs in New Zealand site, and provides a wide range of vacancies.

Work and Income job search database
A large selection of current New Zealand job vacancies and general advice.

If you are a graduate:

A website that helps graduates to find jobs in Australia and New Zealand.

New Zealand self-promotion websites (If Linkedin is not enough!)


For self-employed individuals, you can advertise your services to kiwis looking for skilled individuals in specialised fields.


If you are in the building trade, for company’s and those self employed this is a very well known website where individuals come to find a tradie in their local area.

If you are in New Zealand on a Working Holiday:

Search for seasonal job vacancies across the country, in many industries.

A job vacancy site listing a range of short-term work across New Zealand, mainly in hospitality, agriculture and horticulture.

Directed at new migrants trying to find jobs in New Zealand:

Working in New Zealand
Find information on employers and recruitment agencies relevant to the occupation and industry you want to work in.

New Kiwis
A site that links New Zealand employers with skilled migrants who are eligible to work, and currently live or intend to live, in New Zealand.

Workhere New Zealand
Workhere New Zealand connects skilled migrants and expat Kiwis from around the world to New Zealand-based companies with jobs in demand.

Recruitment Agencies (there’s many!):

Able Personnel
A Hawke’s Bay general recruitment agency.

GBL Personnel
A Wellington recruitment agency that specialises in placing people in permanent, temporary and contract positions in the Wellington region.

A recruitment agency that allows you to search for current vacancies by region.

Advanced Personnel
A recruitment agency that places people across a range of industries, including engineering, roading, stores/warehousing, and building and construction.

Beyond Recruitment
A recruitment agency specialising in IT, accounting, marketing, communications, telecommunications, engineering and government positions.

Enterprise Recruitment
Enterprise Recruitment is a New Zealand recruitment and human resources agency, servicing all industry sectors

A recruitment firm focussing on providing HR and Recruitment services to South Island-based technically orientated companies

Frog Recruitment
Browse jobs available through this agency including Accounting, IT, human resources, and sales.

A recruitment agency operating over a range of industries, including business, IT, and sales.

Browse temporary, part-time, and permanent jobs on offer through this agency.

Kinetic Recruitment
Browse temporary, part-time, and permanent jobs on offer through this agency.

Lawson Williams Consulting Group
A recruitment agency with vacancies in a range of industries.

Martin Personnel
A recruitment agency website with current vacancies in a wide range of industries.

A recruitment agency with 10 specialist areas, including communications, finance, and bicultural employment.

A recruitment agency that lets you search for current vacancies in the main centres of New Zealand. Also provides an email address for sending CVs to the agency.

Salt is a recruitment agency that provides flexible and permanent positions from entry level to management.

Alpha Recruitment
A recruitment agency specialising in executive roles.

Greenlight Recruitment
A Christchurch-based job vacancy and recruitment agency that specialises in sales; accounting and finance; office and administration; and insurance.

Parker Bridge
A recruitment agency specialising in professional roles.

Rice Consulting
A recruitment agency that specialises in finding staff for other businesses in the recruitment industry.

A recruitment agency specialising in accounting, finance, marketing, sales, human resources, production/technical and general management vacancies.

Wheeler Campbell
A recruitment agency that specialises in providing recruitment and human resource advice to organisations throughout New Zealand.

Wholeoranges Consulting
A company that recruits staff for executive, managerial and administrative business services support positions.


Education Personnel
A recruitment agency specialising in education vacancies.

NZ Education Gazette
Has an extensive list of teaching vacancies.

Oasis Education Ltd
A Ministry of Education-accredited teacher employment agency, useful for teachers seeking employment in New Zealand (especially Auckland), and schools looking for a teacher (relief or full time).

Engineering, construction, transport, manufacturing and logistics

Agoge Recruitment
A recruitment agency specialising in transport, logistics, infrastructure, and manufacturing industries across New Zealand.

AWF Group
New Zealand-wide suppliers of temporary staff to industry.

CRS Recruit
A recruitment agency that specialises in engineering vacancies in Auckland.

A company that specialises in the recruitment of engineers in the oil and gas, mining and infrastructure industries.

Greenlight Recruitment
A Christchurch-based job vacancy and recruitment agency that specialises in logistics.

JOBsmith specialises in technical and trade recruitment.

Refocus Recruitment
A recruitment agency that finds jobs for engineers, technical staff, and tradespeople.

Rob Law Max Recruitment
A recruitment agency that specialises in engineering, technical and infrastructure positions throughout New Zealand.

Solutions Personnel
A recruitment agency focussing on the warehousing, transportation and warehousing industries.

Tandr Recruitment
A recruitment agency specialising in engineering, construction, and infrastructure jobs.

Technical Recruitment Solutions
A recruitment agency that specialises in engineering vacancies.

Supplies temporary and permanent workers to the trade sector.

Government, law and safety:

Job vacancies and advice on careers in local government in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Government’s job vacancy website.

The Johnson Group
A specialist recruitment agency for policy analysts, policy managers and other government professionals.

Health and community

Association of Salaried Medical Specialists
A searchable database of senior medical and dental vacancies in New Zealand.

Au Pair Link New Zealand
An agency specialising in the placement of au pairs in New Zealand and overseas.

Register for jobs in childcare, pet care, home tuition, house-sitting, gardening and elderly care.

Do Good Jobs
A website that lists jobs in the not-for-profit, charity and community sectors.

A site that lists job vacancies in the New Zealand health and fitness, sport and recreation, and spa and beauty industries.

Frontline Health New Zealand
A job vacancy website specialising in health jobs.

Geneva Health
A recruitment service that lists health jobs in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and the Middle East.

Health ProfessionalNZ
A recruitment agency specialising in health jobs.

Kiwi Health Jobs
Search and apply for jobs in the public health sector. Candidates can deal directly with employers.

KiwiOz Nannies
A company that fills childcare vacancies in Auckland.

Lanz Recruitment
A New Zealand recruitment agency specialising in the placement of health professionals.

Life Recruitment
A recruitment agency for nurses, qualified social workers, locum doctors, home care and community support workers.

A free recruitment service from a not-for-profit medical recruitment organisation. It specialises in general practitioner (GP), and nurse practitioner vacancies in rural towns.

Psych Recruitment Ltd
A specialist recruitment agency focusing on employment opportunities in psychology, corrections and mental health.

Hospitality, tourism, recreation and retail

Adventure Jobs New Zealand
Employment vacancy listings for the adventure tourism and outdoor industry.

Frontline Retail New Zealand 
A job vacancy website that lists retail jobs.

A site that matches job seekers’ skills with current vacancies in casinos.

Hospoworld Resourcing
Recruitment agency website that lists hospitality and tourism vacancies.

Restaurant Association New Zealand
Browse food service and hospitality jobs.

Information technology and telecommunications

A contract and permanent recruitment consultancy working with IT and telecommunications professionals.

Pinnacle Recruitment
An organisation providing a list of vacancies in the information technology and technical electronics sector.

Find jobs in the information technology sector.

And if all else fails you could grab a bottle of squirty soapy water and a window cleaner and stand at the traffic lights washing peoples window screens!