Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Getting a job in London or the UK

At the request of David who left a comment on my 'Work Differences' post and Alana who left a comment on my 'Reason Number 37...' (and after realizing that I've never actually done a post about finding a job in London/the UK...), I thought I'd try to do so now.  Ironically, though I have a job here-and have successfully found jobs once on the ground here, trying to sum up to others what to do is proving a challenge.  But, at the heart of it are 2-3 big ticket items worth mentioning (that, especially compared with finding a job in the US are rather different):

1.  It's not what you know, it's who you know.  This seems to be even more true in London (and the UK and even wider EU) than I've ever experienced.  Aside from my first role here in London in which I transferred with my company from the US, I've found my subsequent jobs thru people I know.  So:  If you aren't on LinkedIn, get yourself on with a good profile *yesterday.*  I cannot stress this enough. I've lost count of the number of times I've met someone in a professional setting-however brief the encounter-only to have a LinkedIn invite waiting for me in my inbox before the end of the day.

LinkedIn.  Do it.

2.  It's not who you know, it's who knows you.  On the flip side of the above, for better or for worse, recruiters/head hunters are incredibly active in placement for many-if not most-companies in London/the UK.  I don't know of any company who doesn't work with a recruiting agency aside from my current employer.  One simple search on Google easily confirms this space: type "London BLAH recruiter/recruitment" where BLAH is your profession, and you'll instantly see the full list of results of companies that operate in this space.  Check 'em out, and contact the ones that have a job you're interested in.

On a related note about LinkedIn, you will also likely find that with a full profile, recruiters won't be shy about reaching out to you either!  Mind you, my professional space is probably a bit more 'active' on LinkedIn than others, but I easily average ~2-3 connection requests/direct emails a week from recruiters.  I almost took a job via the recruiter route (opted instead for my current employer), so it is indeed a legitimate route-though at times, it can feel simply like a 'necessary evil.'

3.  Make sure you can um, actually *work* in the UK.  Sorry to have to state the obvious, but it does bear mention:  make sure you're speaking with companies that actually have the ability to hire a non EU/UK citizen and have to have a work visa. There are numerous types of visas, but for most people reading this blog, a Tier 1 or Tier 2 are the likely options.  A Tier 2 visa requires 'company sponsorship'-ie you can work in the UK as long as you are employed by your sponsoring company.  A Tier 1 visa effectively functions as 'self sponsoring' (though an employer can help you to receive this visa as well).  The difference/benefit of having a Tier 1 visa is you are now free to come/go to any employer you wish to-much like a EU/UK citizen.

To qualify for a Tier 1, you have to have a certain number of 'points.'  On the points based system, you'll have to prove things like....financial stability (bank records, as well as salary of your current job), English proficiency (a pass if you're American/Canadian/etc), education (Bachelors is good, Masters is great), and a few other bits.  If I recall, the Masters degree, and making over £40k (I think?...) were the two biggest boosts to get the points you need.

A note of caution: The rules for visas in the UK change numerous times during the year, so it would behoove you to do your homework first on this topic to even understand whether or not getting a job is even an option!

A note of caution #2:  It can take some time to get your visa.  So, whether you work with an employer/legal firm or DIY, you should allow for a good 6-8 weeks, if not longer-and plan accordingly.

OK. Short of going on forever, those are probably the three big things*I* think are most important regarding this topic.  I am *by no means* an expert on this-and would love to have input from others. What are your top tips for finding a job in the UK?

72 comments:

  1. Couldn't agree more! It's a very different process getting a job over here as an American (even though I have the full right to work). My CV also has companies on it that are only American so I have to explain every detail to them just so they can see that I actually am qualified for the job. Fingers crossed I get a job soon!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It's funny but I always think that the US is much more "who you know" than the UK. I don't think I know anyone here who's ever found a job through an agency (other than temp positions) or an ad, whereas in the UK a lot of people still use agencies and look at web or newspaper positions.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks for posting this, as I've been doing research like crazy trying to figure out the best way to find work in London and how much money/time it takes for the visa. It seems like the UK Border Agency keeps restricting who is eligible for Tier 1 so I've been looking at Tier 2 and wondering where to start. Appreciate the info! You have a great blog

    ReplyDelete
  4. These are actually well valid points...great post.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I can't say how well my plan will work since I'm still on this side of the Atlantic, but it's the best I have. I'll be getting a Tier 4 General visa to come into the UK for school to get my Master's. Right before I graduate I plan to apply for the Tier 1 Post-Study Work visa and use that to find a job in London unless the money I've saved runs out first (got my fingers crossed). Also, to complete the Master's, an internship is required by the school. I will only take an internship with a company that is eligible to hire non-EU citizens. If I really impress them on the internship, it has a better chance of becoming a job.
    My advice is to read every word of the UK Border Agency website so you make sure you're applying for the visa that's most suitable to your situation.
    I've found that unless you already have an exceptionally-good career path or in a specific field that is in demand in the UK, or have specific connections to employers in the UK, it's going to be nearly impossible to just get "hired over". Continuing my education seemed the most reasonable way for me to do it.
    Of course anyone is welcome to comment/suggest/correct on anything I've said here. :) G

    ReplyDelete
  6. Unfortunately, they are closing the PSW Visa route that you want to do in April 2012:

    We will close the Tier 1 (Post-study work) route, which allows students 2 years to seek employment after their course ends. Only graduates who have an offer of a skilled job from a sponsoring employer under Tier 2 of the points-based system will be able to stay to work.

    You'd have to get a Tier 2 visa, rather than Tier 1, which also means you are tied to a specific job.
    http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/newsarticles/2011/march/54-student-visas

    Rules are always changing but given the current government over here, it's unlikely to change anytime soon. Work visas are incredibly difficult to come by, unless you are coming over with a company, university, etc.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I read you post with much interest.
    I lived in London for a year and had to return home because of lack of work opportunities not choice.
    Since returning back to Australia I have since learned where I went wrong. Linkedin is an absolute necessity nearly everyone you will need to know is on there. I didn't even have a profile when I lived in London.
    Now I am back in Australia I am going to up skill and develop into other areas because my area of expertise television is just to hard a shell to crack in the UK. I intend to go back at some point. Hopefully when there economy is better.
    Also a footnote although most jobs are recruited through agencies. Expect them to treat you like a number. Most I came into contact with behaved shockingly . I had many an agency call me up with great excitement saying I was the perfect man for there job . What would happen they would say ill call you back with interview details. The call would never come and I would follow them up , then I would always get the secretary saying they were out of the office blah I would try about 4 times before giving up. This happened many times . Always get a direct number to the person your dealing with in the agency and expect to be messed around big time it is the english way.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I could not agree more. Someone referred to headhunters as "pimps" and they act accordingly. I moved here from the US, left a well paying job and a home with my husband so he could be closer to his parents in Italy. What a mistake that was! Nepotism is also rampant. We are now making plans to move back

      Delete
    2. I am finding it incredibly difficult to find work here as well! I gave up an excellent life and paying job with the promise that life here in England would pan out and it hasn't. I feel as though it's the biggest mistake, but my husband moved back to be closer to his family. Best of luck to you. I may follow suite

      Delete
  8. Thanks so much for posting this, I really appreciate it!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. @Anonymous, great commentary about the recruiting agencies. Unfortunately, they are the necessary evil in this entire jobs ecosystem in the UK!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I stumbled upon your blog today while researching mobile phones for use in the UK. I am moving to London in March for a 12 month post graduate work study program. I will definitely be following you from now on and taking all advice!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Excellent advice from everybody! Good luck to you, Sarah!!
    Thank you anonymous for the link to the UKBA regarding Tier 1 post-study work visas, that will definitely change things! I'm glad to find out about this now. Back to the research I go... :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Just wanted to ad a further comment to my earlier one regarding job agencies. The way to bypass them is to build networks especially via linkedin . It is such an amazing tool, if you bypass the agencies and get to the managers directly your in for a far better experience and potentially a better job that isn't being advertised. Rite place rite time is definitely a accurate statement in regards to success in the UK.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great post...I moved to the Uk in late March this year, found a job in May and started a week after the interview. I got a Tier 1 (before I moved) thankfully I had a PhD and good salary from the job I had when I applied (before the rules changed). Under the new rules however its almost impossible to get a Tier 1, best bet is to get a Tier 2. Job wise.... yeah recruiters are the best contacts but let me tell you dealing with recruiters was a nightmare. Unless the recruiter is invested in you, you can simply forget that recruiter will help you. And its not just any recruiter, you need a recruiter with connections in industry with HR managers (it takes time to find out this information but usually its how quickly a recruiter gets back to you with job info). If it takes a long time, they are most likely just phishing with companies using your CV. You can fit an advertised job down to a T but they just don't care. I got the job I have through one recruiter and when I interviewed for that job with 4 people who were sent by 4 recruiters, I discovered I was registered with all recruiters that sent people to that interview.

    Its about luck most of the time.I met my recruiter by sheer luck and she just happened to be the nicest person EVER. I started communicating with her in the morning, I had a job interview by lunch time, date and time set.

    One thing also, do your research, at least have a list of companies you are targeting and in addition to recruiters contact the companies directly.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Any good recruiters anyone may have in mind? Also, what is a great networking tool via linkedin? Network with people in the UK? Are there UK groups?

      Delete
  14. Kristina,

    My goodness, the internet is amazing. I am a Seattle resident in my late 20's and it recently hit me like a ton of bricks - I need to move to London. I am so glad I found your blog because it seems we have a lot in common. I too work in marketing/advertising! I'd love to pick your brain if you don't mind engaging with a stranger...would you add me on LinkedIn? :)

    Cheers! - Erika

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/erikajwright

    ReplyDelete
  15. @Erika, I don't mind. :) Just pinged you ain invite on Linkedin...

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great blog post, with good information. I've been researching how to find a job in London for a while now, and it can seem very daunting. But It's my dream so I'm going to keep trying.

    Do you know if there is a linkedin group for Americans who want to find jobs in London? If not, perhaps you could start one? :)
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/codywalton

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Kristina,

    Thanks for your post! I'm also looking for a job in London in marketing, and I would love to get some advice from you! Can we also connect on LinkedIn?

    Thanks!
    Crystal

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/crystalcwu

    ReplyDelete
  18. Amazing post Kristina, aswell as all of the comments that follow. Its been more than helpful. Many people probably have Linkedin but dont utilize it to its full potential.

    Thaks

    ReplyDelete
  19. ALSO, would you recommend going through a recruitment agency or paying for a program that posts on a private job board?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Stephen,
      My quick $.02...there are too many decent recruiters (well, I use the word decent loosely, but certainly 'many' is accurate) to ever pay. That's just me though-and could certainly depend on your professional field...
      ~kristina

      Delete
  20. So it looks like I am in a similar boat as you. I'm married to a British national, and living / working in Colorado. My wife is a stay at home mum, so I'm it for income. I've been contacting agencies and head hunters like crazy with no real forward momentum. I know I have skill sets in IT that would translate well in the UK and desperately want to come back to be closer to my wife's family. Any help, advice or recommendations you could give would be greatly appreciated:

    aspgary@gmail.com
    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/gary-asp/5/746/919

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have had quite a lot of luck with UK companies contacting me through www.monster.co.uk. I've had 40+ interested parties in the last 4 months. It seems as though most are looking for good work experience, and any further education (beyond high school) is very helpful. Opportunities depend on the field you are in, or course, but the fact that you are married to a British national should help you out immensely. Unfortunately for me, despite all the interest from headhunters in the UK and the need for people with my skill set (several recruiters have said I am by far the most qualified after months of looking), I continue to get turned down because I'm a US citizen (why they contact me in the first place when they already know this to start with is a mystery to me). I'm desperate for a move, because at 38, I've finally found the woman of my dreams (a Scot living in Newcastle), but our relationship has been strained a bit because of the distance between us. The continual rejection by the UK workforce hasn't helped. Due to her job and her closeness to her family, a move to the US probably wouldn't make her happy in the long term, and she'd have problems finding a job here. Sadly, it looks like I'm not going to be moving anytime soon.

      Delete
  21. Here is a very good website if you are looking for a London City Job in finance. BBA Associates Recruit http://www.bba-recruit.com

    Good luck guys!

    ReplyDelete
  22. The visa system seems very complicated to me as a british national! Is it this complicated everywhere in the world?!

    Great explanation of the system Kristina

    Ive created a few blog posts on getting your dream job in London here if anyone needs more help

    http://www.new2london.com/blogs.aspx?title=career

    All the best with your search!
    Mark

    ReplyDelete
  23. Is it too late for me to request to add you on linkedin?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kathryn,
      It's never too late. :)

      ~kristina

      Delete
  24. I'd like to add you on linkedin as well please. www.linkedin.com/in/jeanetteazkhan/. Thanks for your advice on job research in London. I'm really worried that I won't find a job in London, but I'm still going to go and try! Fingers-crossed!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi! Kristina. You have a great forum going here. Would love to connect with you or anyone who loves London as much as we all seem too!www.linkedin.com/in/rocioroxycastro/

      Delete
  25. Thanks!

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kathryn-owen/67/392/106

    -Kathryn

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hi Kristina,

    I'd like to add you on LinkedIn. I used to hold a Tier 1 Post-Study Work visa, then I returned to the States, but now I'd like to go back to London to work.

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/juliakite

    Thanks,
    Julia

    ReplyDelete
  27. Wow situations reversed....I never really thought about how daunting it is for immigrants to come to our country and now I'm thinking about going somewhere else...(sigh)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hello - I'm married to a Brit and looking for work in London too. Would you recommend putting your resume/CV into British English or using American English? Also, which recruiters do you recommend?

    I'd like to connect on LInkedIn also: uk.linkedin.com/pub/elizabeth-billingsley-baldwin/4/a72/912/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      Great question! I'd probably put my resume/LinkedIn profile in British English to the extent you're searching for work in the UK.
      LinkedIn, and several HR/Recruting Databases are keyword-search driven, so if you've skills/points on your resume in American English, you may miss showing up in their searches.

      We're LinkedIn now, so feel free to take a peek at my profile (I am linked to several Digital Marketing recruiters), and am happy to make a connection if you'd like...

      ~kristina

      Delete
  29. Happy to have stumbled onto this blog post! Thanks for the helpful information. My husband is in the process of transferring to London for his current job and I'll be looking for a job in my field (energy/environment). It is daunting to say the least! Do you have recommendations for specific energy/environment headhunters? Are there specific recruiters for different industries?

    Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi nomadic gnome,
      There are specific recruiters for different industries-and I am unfortunately, not the least bit familiar with the energy/environment industry.

      Wish I could help, but if it doesn't have to do with digital marketing or finance (my husband's industry), I'm a black hole. :(

      Delete
    2. Hi Kristi,

      As a 'newbie' living in Germany, currently I'm attending law school & will have completed my programme shortly.

      I'm a US citizen w/experience working at the United Nations NYC HQ as a finance manager/accountant (US income tax) and as an IRS Officer. Along w/a few other 'competencies', I'm fluent in 3 languages w/English being my native language. I have experience in tax, accounting and law.

      Forgive me for being forward but as my dream is to work here in the EU, would you happen to know any reputable recruiters working with any of the EU organs or private sector for 'my related' fields?

      Just in case, here's my email: chanelle_yoo@hotmail.com

      Any advice from actually anyone (visiting this blog) would be deeply appreciated! :-)

      Elizabeth

      Delete
  30. anyone know of any good recruiters for IT/Finance which are London based. I don't need a work visa or sponsorship.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi,
      A few firms I've noticed on friends' LinkedIn profiles who are in the IT/Finance field...
      Harrington star
      Twenty recruitment group
      Bullhornreach.com
      Hays


      I can't comment on quality, but perhaps worth a look at the least.
      Best of luck in your search!

      ~kristina

      Delete
    2. Hi,
      A few more worth checking out after I pestered my hubby (who used to work in IT/Finance in London):
      Huxley Associates - http://www.huxley.com/
      McGregor Boyall (These are the real hard-core Finance and Banking shop) - http://www.mcgregor-boyall.com/
      Thomson Keene - http://www.thomsonkeene.com/
      The JM Group - http://www.thejmgroup.com/content_static/home.asp

      Delete
  31. Hi Christina, this was some great info!
    My wife was recently transferred to UK on a tier-2 visa; I was working for a big IT/Supply Chain company in India, but quit my job (3 weeks back) to be with her; moreover, I wanted to get some good international exposure/job-experience, which would boost my CV.
    But after 3 weeks of relentlessly perusing the the online recruitment agencies, I just got few call backs stating that they like my resume and will 'try' to get me an interview call.
    Do you think it would help if I change my approach and in addition to posting my CV, meet them face-to-face, by visiting their offices?
    Thanks in advance! Once again, your blog is really inspiring.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi,
      I've found that recruiters in the UK are like rabid dogs-so you shouldn't have to pursue them heavily...they will come after you. :)

      If you haven't already, I'd suggest getting your LinkedIn profile in order-and make it clear that you're in the market! LinkedIn became the number one way recruiters found me in London, so it can work for you as well.

      Also check out my comment above on the previous comment...there may be a few of those recruitment firms who also cover IT/Supply Chain as well.

      Best of luck-wish I could give you better advice.



      Delete
  32. Hey Kristina -

    Great post! I think the key word in any job search is persistency...and a little bit of lukc, of course! I am on the same boat as all above, looking at opportunities in London. I have been networking aggressively (know people that currently work there, recruiters, you know it), and the responses have ranged from great to not so great, but that is expected.

    Would love to link with you on Linkedin - www.linkedin.com/pub/bruna-martins/14/91a/43a/

    Thank you!!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hello Kristina,

    Thank you so much for the information, I just got engaged in June of this year and my fiance resides in Birmingham England. I too are looking for employment being that I have over twenty years of experience in B2B Marketing and Lead Generation but recently did a career change and received a Masters in Human Services and would like to find employment within this particular field. I would to like to link with you in LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/pub/tosha-wiley/14/91a/43a/

    ReplyDelete
  34. Hi Kristina!

    Thanks so much for the great tips.

    Do you have any advice in particular for current students that will be interviewing for first jobs in the Fall and Spring? I am entering my Senior year in the Fall and would love to get my first job abroad, particularly in London.

    I have international and domestic (USA) internship experience, and am looking at a career in the marketing/advertising industry. Any advice you have would be much appreciated!

    Here is my LinkedIn url: www.linkedin.com/in/laurenchristiansen

    Thank you!

    Lauren

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Lauren,
      I'm sorry to say, but I've no experience getting a job abroad-as a student. Couldn't even begin to make suggestions.

      However..I've linked in to you, and my time in London was in digital marketing. Find any head hunters/recruiters that I'm connected with, and reach out to them as a starting point. Doubtful they can help you now for jobs in 2014, but you can at least start building the bridges now.

      Delete
  35. Hi Kristina!

    I am an American studying in the UK and I would like to stay. This post was incredibly reassuring and I just set up a LinkedIn because of it. Would it be okay to add you?

    Many thanks!

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/saige-jennings/78/955/676

    ReplyDelete
  36. Hi Kristina,
    I just stumbled upon your blog post while searching for ways to find a job in the UK. I live in Oregon and my S.O. lives in Chippenham and would love to make the move to be closer to him. I have 12 years of digital marketing experience at some great companies. Your information in the post was great.

    Any chance you'd connect with me on LinkedIn as a network connection?

    www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferaust/

    Thanks
    Jen

    ReplyDelete
  37. Hi Kristina,

    I LOVE the internet. I luckily stumbled across this blog as I am in the same boat as many of your commenters. I will be getting married in December to a Brit and relocating to London if we can figure out this Visa thing. I'm currently in the final stages of completing my Doctorate in Educational Leadership and have worked in education field for over 20 years. Any tips for me? :)

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/karlin-burks/1b/343/893

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kay,
      Your linkedin profile is a great place to start! :)
      Network, network, network.

      If getting a job in the UK while living in the US now resembles what it was like when I was living in the UK and trying to get a job in the US (when I moved back...), you may find responses to your job inquiries to be tepid at best-and simply have to wait until you are physically in the country before applying to roles without immediately being rejected simply due to where you currently reside.
      It's a short-sighted view from hiring managers/recruiters, but it is what it is.
      Be patient and persevere-it will happen.

      Best of luck to you!

      ~kristina

      Delete
  38. I spent 3 years in the UK and I have just returned stateside. I couldn't find work to stay any longer unfortunately. It was extremely hard. I wish I could go back and work. I miss it a lot.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Valuable information! Would live to connect with you on LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/ksavvides

    ReplyDelete
  40. Hi Kristina,

    I'd love to one day work abroad as well. I appreciate all the information you've shared on the blog and will be following you from now on. Would you connect with me on LinkedIn? http://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethbrowning

    ReplyDelete
  41. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Hello Kristina and fellow commenters, I am grateful for all of the information so many of you have offered. I just completed a Master's at a London uni and want to make London my permanent home, but it has been difficult for several reason. I am hoping that my usual determination gets me back across the pond soon.

    Here is my linkedin just in case you are still adding people. :)

    http://uk.linkedin.com/in/cambogan/

    ReplyDelete
  43. Hi Kristina,

    I'm so happy to have stumbled on your blog! This post as well as the comments have been very helpful.
    I guess my situation is a little different from others. I'm a senior in college in the US and so far, my job search has been quite discouraging ( not too surprising as I'm an international student from Ghana). However, I'm eligible to work in the UK so I've started researching finding employment opportunities there with my finance degree once I graduate. Summer of my sophomore year, I applied for various internships there but mostly never heard back from the employers :( I finally found a temp retail job through a job agency but the experience was quite a hassle and I'm not looking forward to going through that again. Hopefully, I can build my network in the UK through LinkedIn as you suggested so I can be better off this time than I was before. If you wouldn't mind to add me on LinkedIn, I'd really appreciate it! Thanks!


    http://www.linkedin.com/in/nanamensah

    ReplyDelete
  44. Hi Kristina,
    Great post! I am currently in the US looking for a position in London in Accounting/Finance field. I have my bachelors degree in accounting and am taking my ACCA certification in June. I am a little anxious to land a position very soon because according to the UKBA website the Tier 2 Visa will be closing on April 5, 2014 and there is no indication if it will re-open. I do not know if this is the norm and it re-opens again the next day, but this is giving me great anxiety as it is my dream to live in London. If you have any info on this I would greatly appreciate it and also if you have any info on recruiting for accounting/finance positions. I would love to connect with you on linkedIn.

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/teresaoliverfinance/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Teresa,
      Thanks for stopping by my blog.
      Honestly, the back and forth of the Visa system in the UK makes predicting what will happen next a moving target. The Tier 1/2...concept was supposed to have been done away with several years ago-and you see it's just now happening, so it's anyone's guess.
      My context in London was all Digital Marketing, so I would unfortunately not be a great resource on the accounting/finance jobs. And, the finance-industry people I knew were all engineers who worked for banks. Not helpful either....Happy to LinkIn with you just in case, but I may be a bit of a dead end.

      Delete
  45. Hello! Your blog is a savior, thank you for your active responses in the commentary.

    I am hoping you may have information for biotech headhunters? My husband is moving to London for work. Is LinkedIn really that huge?

    ReplyDelete
  46. Hi Kristina I come across to your blog and all the information is very helpful. this is my first time post . I'm regular American woman with 15 year old daughter and looking for possibility to move and find job in London. I'm in health care / CNA. what is your recommendation for agency that hired these kind of job. any comment and suggestion is greatly appreciated. thank you all.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Hello, Kristina. I've been looking for a position as a Senior Media Planner or research analyst (marketing/media/advertising) for a while, and it has been tough. I kind of feel fortunate to have even gotten call backs and phone interviews, but nothing has panned out yet. I even scored an informal interview with an agency recruiter when I was over there on holiday last year, but that also netted no offers. It's alright, as it seems like this is going to be a long slog, and the fit has to be a good one (since I'll be tied to it with a visa). Is there a way to address the Tier 2 visa issue with employers so that it doesn't make them run screaming? I realize, having looked into it, that it's a significant investment for them in time, paperwork and money, which makes using a recruiter kind of a catch-22. It'd be like them paying twice to get one person (since they pay the recruiters a fee/commission for placements). Do you know of any recruitment firms that specialize in dealing with people who want to work in the UK, but require a tier 2 visa? Any insight would be extremely appreciated. Thanks again in advance for your time, and for writing this blog! I stumbled on it by accident, and it's a happy accident.


    If it would be easier for you to connect, my LinkedIn profile is www.linkedin.com/in/leahlax

    ReplyDelete
  48. Your blog has provided me with some great insight on this process. I would love to connect with you via LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/pub/nikkia-moss/7/7b7/370

    ReplyDelete
  49. https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkia-moss

    ReplyDelete
  50. https://www.linkedin.com/pub/nikkia-moss/7/7b7/370

    ReplyDelete
  51. Thanks for posting. I'd like to connect as well: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilyparker3

    ReplyDelete
  52. " Investment Club Accounting has never been easier. Discover a step-by-step process to running the accounts for your investment club"

    ….How to free up time, save headaches and make your life easier!

    Find out here: Investment Club Accounting?

    Thanks again

    ReplyDelete

  53. We are a honest and committed team of Marketing, Advertising and IT Consultants. Our specialization is in Business Development, Advertising, Web Designing, Web development, Graphic Designing, Mobile Apps Development, Digital Marketing Expert for more technically complex projects. We're a passionate group of digital marketing and advertising experts.
    Digital Marketing

    ReplyDelete
  54. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete