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In May 2009, Juliearna Kavanagh had the fantastic idea of www.newzealandjobfinder.com, an extremely unique idea for vetting hospitality industry staff via online videos. In 2009 this idea was a little bit ahead of its time and Juliearna decided to put it on the back burner to concentrate on her other business interest (Escape to Picton Boutique Hotel) which has become an awarding hotel. In 2009 Escape to Picton won best re-developed accommodation Hotel in HANZ’ Awards for Excellence and in 2010 was a finalist (top three) in HANZ’ Award for Excellence for Best Restaurant, which was won by Soul in Auckland.  As Juliearna followed the phenomenon of selfies, snap chat and Instagram she decided to resurrect the idea of New Zealand Job Finder in 2014 and launch this amazing service!

The idea for the website was based on the difficulties Juliearna had experienced when trying to recruit capable and skilled staff for her own establishments in New Zealand. Some further investigation and 20 years experience in the hospitality business informed her that this problem wasn't just affecting her but quite a number of businesses in the New Zealand hospitality industry. Even during these recessionary times, the volume of tourists visiting the country means that there are still huge opportunities in New Zealand’s hospitality industry for skilled, hard working individuals.  With the Cricket World Cup and FIFA U-20Football World Cup coming up, we could be in for one of the busiest years ever in 2015. However understanding that the relative isolation of New Zealand and the costs involved with getting here, we know how important it is to find out what the demand for your skills is, before you arrive. Luckily with New Zealand Job Finder we can help to set you up with a few interviews before you even leave. 

So, if you’d like a change of pace, to experience a new working environment and to discover one of the most beautiful countries in the world, or travel around your own home country or just find a job in New Zealand then why not check out the opportunities on New Zealand Job Finder.

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