I'm in my early 20's, live in Northern Ireland and have recently been considering a move to New Zealand (among other places). Problem is I don't know where to start! Ideally, I'd like to move in 2011, allowing me to build up some work experience (I.T. Sales). So basically have a few questions, some of which I'm sure you have answered a hundred times before!!
First, is it a good idea to use a migration agent? Initially I thought I could tackle it myself, but I have read into it and it seems that using an agent might be the easier option. Is there anyone here who has completed the move without the help of an agent? How did you find it?
Secondly, with regards to work experience - if I apply for a VISA now, will my work experience be taken into account as it currently stands, or will it be calculated on when I intend to move?
I had been searching the web for some stories of people who have made the move, and generally only found the usual 'success' stories. So I have started a blog - www.movingblog.co.uk - to record everything. The idea is to update it regularly with the good and the bad that happens throughout the process, and maybe help other people at the same time. As we have only started out, the posts are quite short (thinking back I should have just posted them here :) )
Anyways, many thanks in advance!
P.s. Hope no one minds me posting the URL - if so feel free to remove it.