根据个人经历,我建议申请人在收到分配CO的通知后就开始准备与面试第2部分相关的事情。面试的问题大体上可以分为四类:申请人的就业前景(特别是主申请人)、申请人的准备情况、申请人对新西兰的熟悉程度和申请人在新西兰的人脉,其中,申请人特别是主申请人的就业前景将是整个面试过程的重中之重。以下是我从各种途径收集得到的与面试有关的问题(其中有些问题其实是重叠的):

申请人的就业前景

  • Can you tell me briefly about your current employment, skills and experience?
  • What is your preferred occupation in NZ?
  • What industry do you work in? Do you know the job market situation in this industry in NZ?
  • What level of position will you be seeking (e.g., entry level, middle management)?
  • What opportunities exist in your industry in NZ?
  • What recruiters have you approached?
  • How many hours/week do you expect to work?
  • What type of salary do you expect to earn?
  • What barriers do you anticipate in finding a job?
  • If you are not successful in finding a job, what are your plans?
  • Are you looking for further career advancement in NZ? Are you ok with lower level jobs?
  • Do you expect to study for a new degree or qualifications in NZ?
  • What are your long-term plans in NZ?
  • How has the recent recession impacted your industry in NZ? (or With the recession that happened, how do you think this will affect your job opportunities in NZ?)
  • What do you know about opportunities to get work in (principal applicant’s preferred occupation) in New Zealand?
  • What resources have you used in your research?
  • Are there any shortages of your skills in NZ?
  • Are you aware of any professional associations for your area of work? (What is the name and have you contacted them)?
  • Have you ever worked in a different location or taken up a new career in a different occupation? (OR if you have never worked outside of your expertise before and you have to take up a different career in NZ)
  • What savings will you bring over? How long can that carry you if you do not find a job in the short-term?
  • How difficult do you expect it to be to find a position?
  • What do you think about the impact of migrants on the socio-economic balance of New Zealand and the wider South West Pacific basin? (某个人被问到这个问题)

申请人的准备情况

  • Why NZ?
  • What kind of media did you use for research about NZ?
  • What would you do if you came across any obstacles? (List possible obstacles)
  • When will you move if approved?
  • What work does partner intend to do? (What will your Partner do for a living?)
  • What research has partner done in looking for work?
  • Where do you expect to settle?
  • Have you ever moved before and resettled other than in your hometown / region?
  • What challenges did you face?
  • Why are you leaving your country? What were the "Push" factors that made you decide to leave China?
  • What difficulties do you anticipate in settling?
  • Why do you think you will be successful in overcoming difficulties in settling?
  • What would you do as soon as you arrive in NZ?
  • Are you planning on renting or buying property
  • What have you heard about the NZ life style? (What have you heard about NZ ?)
  • What interests do you have?
  • You may also be asked a question on the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • Question about opening bank account
  • How much money did we think we needed to make a good living in NZ
  • How do you plan to make friends?
  • What if you do not find work in the area that you have chosen to live?
  • What is your financial situation?
  • Have you looked at properties?
  • Do you know how much is the rent in NZ for a flat/house? How much if to buy them? Do you have any housing plan?
  • What is your wife’s plan if you’re granted the approval?

申请人对新西兰的熟悉程度

  • Have you ever been to NZ?
  • When did you start to think about migrating to NZ? What preparations have you completed towards migrating to NZ since then?
  • Where did you visit?
  • What was the purpose of the visit?
  • What attracted you to NZ? (What attracted you to the place you choose to live in?)
  • What are those things that you think you will have to adjust to if you live in NZ?
  • Please tell me your top three priorities for settling in NZ?
  • Do you have family members in other countries? Have you considered migrating to these countries?
  • What do you know about cost of housing?
  • What do you expect to pay for rent?
  • What do you know about education system in NZ?
  • What is the cost of living like?
  • How much is gasoline / petrol?
  • How much are utilities?
  • Where to find good prices, how much is intra-country postage, how to get car inspected, who provides trustworthy service for home maintenance, etc.
  • What do you know about the health system in NZ?
  • What do you like about NZ, as opposed to Australia, say, that makes you want to move here?

申请人在新西兰的人脉

  • Do you have family in NZ? (PS: Having friends and family is a plus, but not essential. The point is that they can help with settlement emotionally and financially. So if you do not, CO will move a little deeper on your knowledge and financial resources.)
  • What support will you have in NZ? What kind of support do you expect from family/friends in New Zealand?
  •   1. What do your family/friends in NZ do?
  •   2. Level of ongoing contact with family/friends over the last 3 years
  •   3. Information provided eg. job, housing, schools, living costs
  •   4. We would like to contact your family / friends in New Zealand. Can you give me their contact details?
  •   5. Initial accommodation provided/offered?

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