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Newsletter | Issue 02 | June 2020
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Greetings from the Migrant Careers Support Trust!

The last few months have been challenging and testing for everyone, including migrants.
We are working hard behind the scenes to conduct workshops and webinars with experts so that as a community we are able to emerge stronger from the global pandemic.

We have an upcoming webinar, Work Talk,  which would cover topics like preparing for a job interview, writing a CV, building up skills and confidence to strike the right conversations. Please find the details of the webinar below.

In this newsletter, you will find informative articles by some of the experts with whom we will soon be organising workshops.

Keep in touch with our social media channels, for regular updates, announcements, and job postings. 

Regards,

Garry Gupta,
Chair,
Migrant Careers Support Trust

For learners actively seeking work

Join us for a webinar, covering:
  • Building skills and confidence in the job search process
  • Writing CVs and cover letters
  • Matching skills and experience with suitable job vacancies
  • Interview preparation and practice
  • Background in NZ workplace culture
  • Suitable for learners of around intermediate level
  • Get additional job-mentoring sessions

Hear from Industry Expert: 
Jan Scott, English Language Teacher, Master of Applied Linguistics


DATE: TUESDAY, 9th JUNE 2020
TIME: 6 -7 PM NZT


Click here: https://bit.ly/WEBINAR9JUN

For more details, contact:
Garry Gupta | garry@migrantcareers.org.nz

WEBINAR DELIVERED BY
Register Now
We have lined up the following events in the near future:

1. Making a CV | 20th JUNE, 11AM 
By Kristin Murray
Leadership Coach | Career Coach | NLP Practitioner | Confidence Coach | Mentor

2. Careers in Horticulture | 27th JUNE, 11AM
By Franklin Agritech

3. Careers in IT | 4th JULY, 11AM

By Rohit Anand, TCS NZ, Country Head
and IT professionals from TCS New Zealand

How to bring value to the table during an interview - BRAG BOOK

Always be prepared to talk about the value you bring to the table with
this tool.
Here are a few tips to set up your brag book and then leverage it to boost
your career.

Author: Kristin Murray
Leadership Coach | Career Coach | NLP Practitioner | Confidence Coach | Mentor
https://nz.linkedin.com/in/kristinmurraycoach

READ MORE
The ABCD of Leadership

Based on extensive conversations with current leaders and leadership experts, here is the ABCD method of leadership – the basic behaviours and actions that will help our companies be more agile and productive; and retain our employees with a sense of purpose and ownership.

Author: Nich Pai
Head of Learning, Douglas Pharmaceuticals

READ MORE

Accent Tricks

Not being able to follow a Welsh accent? How do you deal with it? 
Here are a few tips on how to work your way around your accent and the accents of those you work with.

Author: Dr. Paula Ray
PhD  I  University of Auckland

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Acceptance to Action

This is an important and truly practical article on how to cope with the current global pandemic and be succesful in your career.

Author: Vishwas D
Director | Relaunch ITS 247
https://nz.linkedin.com/in/vishwas-vish-d-60967020

READ MORE

To help our migrant community in getting through these difficult times, we have listed special COVID-19 resources below. These will be helpful in providing information about various topics around the current crisis.

Contact Tracing


Fast and effective contact tracing is an important way to help stop any further spread of COVID-19 in our communities. It is important that the close contacts of anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19 can be identified and contacted.

READ MORE

Recent changes were made to the
Immigration Act 2009


These will enable the government to amend visa conditions or extend visas of groups of people for varying periods of time. The changes will enable our immigration system to be flexible and responsive to the COVID-19 pandemic, and any other future emergencies.

The Government has established a $1M hardship fund for international students


This is to address urgent temporary needs arising from changes to their personal circumstances as a result of COVID-19.

Education providers, community groups and other organisations that work with international students are eligible to apply for funding. 

READ MORE
New Zealand residents and citizens who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 will be able to apply for support payments for 12 weeks
 
For support, migrant workers and non-residents should currently contact their local Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.

READ MORE
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