Local experience wanted

I have an MCSE with specialisation in e-commerce including Java and HTML.

Dear What am I Worth,

I have an MCSE with specialisation in e-commerce including Java and HTML. I have one year's experience as a Java programmer. I am from Pakistan.

E-comm specialist

Candle Replies: You could come to New Zealand on a visitor's visa to research this market but initially you could use the Internet to do your research.

You will need to travel to New Zealand to attend interviews. If you secure an offer of employment, you can apply for a work permit, which is a relatively straight forward process. However, you can only obtain the permit if it is accompanied by a genuine offer of employment. The permit is valid for up to three working years (with the original employer).

The skills you offer are in good demand, but you do need to have more work experience to make yourself more marketable. If you can do this, you could earn up to $45,000, initially.

Computerworld will assume all letters are for publication - it will not answer questions personally.This month recruitment agency Candle IT&T Recruitment answers your queries. The above advice is designed to be a guide only. Salary ranges can vary depending on a number of factors including experience, training, location and the type of company you work for.

If you want to find out what you are worth, email darren-greenwood@idg.co.nz with "What Am I Worth" in the subject field.

Please include your job title, job description, technical background, how much experience you have, qualifications, the type of company you are working for, where you are located and any other relevant information.

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