If you’re on the search for IT jobs in New Zealand, then your search may take longer than you think

Did you know the top 5 highest paid jobs in the country are all in IT? Sweet as! So as an up and coming software developer, you can already start planning the shape of your swimming pool… right? Well, no, not exactly. Software developer jobs are out there, don’t worry. Finding one however, is a different matter.

Why it might be difficult

As with many professions, experience is key. This is what potential employers look for, not qualifications or how smart you think you are. It’s all well and good having excellent marks in an educational environment, but so do most other candidates for the position you’re going for. What’s going to separate you from the pack is actual, real-world experience, and that’s hard to get. An employer will always hire someone who has experience, over someone who doesn’t. And why would they not? Working in an office alongside other people is more valuable in software developer jobs than knowing the inside of any programming book. Dealing with real-time problems that appear in everyday life is not something that can be learnt from a book. It’s only something that can come from experience, and that’s why an employer will choose an experienced candidate over everyone else.

How to beat the system

It’s the old Catch 22 – You can’t get a job without experience and you can’t get experience without a job. Or can you? Experience is the key here, so how do you get it? One word: Internship. An internship has been a start off point for many software developer jobs. Through an IT internship, you can get that vital real-world experience that you need to break into the industry and get ahead of your fellow Graduates. An Internship allows you to work alongside established professionals, deal with paying clients and solve real-world problems in real-time.

How Industry Connect can help

There’s no one better in Auckland to help with your search for IT jobs in New Zealand than Industry Connect. We’ve been working in this business for 20 years, and know the industry inside-out. We recognise that most IT employers don’t want to bother with the time and money it takes to “up-skill” a new employee, and would rather hire someone at that level to begin with. We can get you to that level, so when it comes to applying for IT jobs in New Zealand, you’re already ahead of the pack. Here with us, you’ll be working with experienced developers and real clients. Here you’ll learn the in’s and out’s of the industry, gaining an understanding of how business works. With us you will work alongside other developers, both experienced and new Graduates like yourself, acquiring communication skills, both professionally and personally.

If you’re having trouble finding IT jobs in New Zealand, give Industry Connect a call today!

What is Industry Connect?

Industry Connect is an IT/Software Career Launchpad that has everything you need to kick-start your IT/software career in AU, NZ, UK, IE, SG, HK, IN, ID, VN & PH.

Industry Connect's Ecosystem

We have been helping career changers, recent IT graduates and people with career gap to start their IT/software careers.

Over the years, we have helped hundreds kick-start an IT/software career. (Verifiable evidences are available on this website)


We are an innovative software training school backed by global/local software companies. Our ecosystem is an incubation process that supports our participants until they launch a tech career.


Our Job-Ready training programmes focus on,
  • Software Development
  • Business Intelligence (or Data Analyst)
  • Test Analyst

  • Six Weeks Training Classes (Practical Tech Skills)
  • Three Months (or more) Structured Internship on Large Commercial-Scale Projects (Learning enhanced, flexible Hours)
  • Employer Network (job analysis and internal referral if goals are met)

You can join us via Zoom (live face-to-face meeting) remotely from anywhere and "download" the valuable knowledge & experiences from our tech experts across different tech centres.

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