Happy New Year everyone! To those who are newly arrived in New Zealand, Kia ora and a hearty Kiwi welcome to you. We look forward to having you in Aotearoa, New Zealand, the land of the long white cloud (and also the land of amazing beaches, wildlife, forests and people).
To those already residing in New Zealand, here’s to another amazing year of opportunities and great new experiences.
As humans, it is so important for us to connect with others. We are social beings and we flourish when we are positively engaged in the company of others. This is often hard to do when we have a small social circle, are naturally shy, or are new to an area or place, however, being courageous and taking proactive steps can help build new connections.
In exploring career pathways, job opportunities and the like, I wholeheartedly recommend talking to others to gain first hand insights into navigating the ‘world of work’. A great way to do this is by attending organised networking groups and events, and there are many that take place in Auckland. These groups and events typically focus on a specific topic, or a like-minded interest where participants can readily engage in those discussions. Here are some tips I previously shared about networking.
To help you get started, here are some of my recommended networking groups and events for 2020 (please note: these are predominantly career and employability focused. The descriptions come directly from the group’s Meetup page or website).
This group has been started by a community of recruiters working for internal recruitment teams (direct businesses) or recruitment agencies who want to share their market knowledge and expertise to save you time, energy and frustration in the recruitment process!
We can’t guarantee you’ll get a job at our events but you’ll gain some practical tips at every event, that you can implement straight away. If you’re only after immigration advice, we are not immigration specialists so this group won’t meet your needs.
Everyone welcome! Our meetups are held monthly, on the third Tuesday of every month, hope to see you at our next event!
TechTalk is an education-oriented platform devoted to share deep and practical knowledge through short technical speeches (15-20 minutes). The aim of the regular events is to bring together IT industry’s stakeholders (Universities, Tertiary Institutes, Companies, Entrepreneurs, Startups, Employers, and interested parties) to facilitate, support and exchange bright and original ideas.
Attendance is open and free for anyone likes computer science, new technologies and education. The audience will limit to max of 60.
Potential audiences include but not limit to:
• Computer and IT Students
• Computer educators, researchers, and education organizations (Universities, ITPs and PTEs)
• Computer industry stakeholders (developers, engineers, businesses and so on)
• Entrepreneurs, Employers, Startups, and recruiters
• Anyone who is interested technical talks
A group providing support and friendship to people from outside NZ and international students looking for work in Auckland and New Zealand.
Looking for work can be challenging, don’t struggle alone. Join us for support, tips and make some new friends! It’s also a great place to improve your confidence speaking English for job interviews and networking. Regular members include people who have found job success, those looking for a new job and those new to New Zealand. We welcome you to join us to help you with your job search in NZ.
The group meets once a month to swap ideas on a theme or topic central to the future of work and to contribute to the broader conversation in this space. Inspiring guest speakers kick the meet-ups off. Sponsored and hosted by Tech Futures Lab.
Join us over drinks and canapes to meet and greet people from various industries, $6 drinks special for the whole evening.
This is a regular meetup to network and connect with like-minded people, and to support and encourage each other in spite of the issues and challenges faced by women and other marginalised-genders in the tech industry.
Men are welcome to attend but the focus is on people who are women (including trans women), non-binary, or other marginalised gender. We value the participation of each member of our community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Please familiarise yourself with our Code of Conduct (http://www.meetup.com/Women-in-Tech-Meetup-Auckland/pages/Code_of_Conduct/) ahead of attending a Women in Tech meetup.
The Sustainable Network is for all individuals who want to positively impact our environment and the community we live in. Here you’ll find a myriad events to participate in, be able network, share your ideas and learn about the latest sustainable practices and learnings.
If you’d like to talk to others in The Sustainable Network meetup, share events or share the great sustainable stuff you’re doing, join The Sustainable Network on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1245361762248131/) and let us know!
This workshop is designed to help you with your career search by meeting motivated people who are also facing similar challenges in their career search and to get support from myself who enjoys the group style of creative discussion and providing my feedback and knowledge about careers in New Zealand.
This engaging workshop is designed for international people looking for a career in New Zealand, people in between careers, and people who want to network and make new friends.
We are a group of people from a variety of different countries that meet once a week to chat, meet new people and practice speaking languages.
Auckland has one weekly event |
• Every Tuesday at Neighborhood Brewbar from 7pm
All nationalities and ages |
Our aim is to bring the international community in closer to the local community. Meet people from all kinds of amazing backgrounds speaking all sorts of different languages from all over the world. There are no limits and nobody is left out. We get together for good conversation, to make friends and have a nice time.
How It Works |
Guests are given flag-stickers to stick on their chest. These flags represent the languages the guest speaks and go in order of fluency from strongest at the top to weakest at the bottom – Easy!
Hospitality, Tourism and Business Networking Group
We are a group of individuals from Hospitality & Business sector with in Auckland. We come together for networking meetups and at the same time spend our quality by engaging our self in group activities. The mission is to connect like minded professionals.