Best job interview ever? New Zealand is inviting 100 qualified techies for a free trip to Wellington
Want an all-expenses paid trip to New Zealand? It can be yours - but only if you qualify. The tech industry in Wellington wants to recruit the best and the brightest talent from around the world. Under a programme called Looksee Wellington
, 100 qualified (and very lucky) candidates will be flown in for a four-day holiday with flights and accommodation paid for. The only caveat? You must attend a series of job interviews. Wellington's tech industry is seriously going to great lengths to woo potential employees.
So, here's how it works. If you're interested (and more importantly, qualified), log on here
, create a profile and upload your resume. Tech companies will then go through all the profiles and nominate their chosen candidates. The 100 candidates with the most number of nominations will be flown in to Wellington. Once there, you will attend pre-arranged job interviews, meet with other techies and "leading tech firms." At the end of the trip, the tech firms will make job offers to successful candidates.
There will also be workshops to help potential immigrants understand the process of moving to New Zealand.
Interest is, as you can imagine, high. So high, in fact, that the programme's website briefly crashed.
Calling it the "career trip of a lifetime," the capital's mayor Justin Lester
says, "Wellington's tech and innovation industry is flying along and we need more people."
The deadline to register and submit your resume is 20 March. The trip and interviews will take place in New Zealand from 8 to 11 May.
So, will you be applying?