Australia - Your Next Adventure

Australia: Your Next Adventure

Kiwis are a notoriously well-travelled group. You can find us in London, Amsterdam, the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Dubai, and the list goes on. It is such a right of passage for Kiwis to live and work overseas that we have our own unique vernacular for it – the O.E., or overseas experience.

The COVID-19 travel restrictions have put a damper on our globe-trotting for now, and many lawyers have had their O.E. plans put on hold. But don’t give up hope just yet! With the looming prospect of a Trans-Tasman Bubble opening up, you could have your overseas adventure just across the ditch, in Australia. Indications are that travel between Australia and New Zealand could open up very soon (see this article for more information).

The attractions of Australia are pretty hard to miss: sunshine, higher pay, vibrant culture, exotic flora and fauna, gorgeous beaches, more international exposure, and greater opportunities for professional development. In addition, New Zealanders don’t need a visa to work there. There is no easier place for New Zealanders to transition to than Australia.

While hiring in New Zealand is presently somewhat muted, in Australia a number of firms are actively hiring, for both permanent and contract roles. Clarity Consulting Group is acting for clients with vacancies in a variety of practice areas, including restructuring and insolvency, litigation, and property.

It will be just a matter of time before travel to Australia is possible, so now is the perfect opportunity to get ready. Clarity Consulting Group can help! Our services include bespoke assistance with drafting CVs and cover letters (see our blog post with our Legal CV tips here), advice on how to set up or spruce up your LinkedIn profile, and comprehensive preparation for competency- and behaviour-based interviews tailored for the jurisdiction. You can find out more about our services for candidates here.

For more information on our vacancies in Australia, or for complimentary career consulting services, get in touch with us today at frieda@claritynz.com.