Job Search tips

Job Search tips

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This page is dedicated to providing some simple advice to job seekers wishing to find a job in the London or UK market.

To gain a job quickly in the UK particularly in London you need to be prepared to ensure you “get the right job at the right rate fast”. Don’t be one of the thousands of people each year that either undersells yourself or through poor preparation takes too long to get the right job and settles for a poor choice.

1. Ensure you have a current visa with at least 12 months entitlement to legally work in the UK or some other European passport or legal right to work in the UK.Tier 5 youth mobility visa’s are popular for the under 30’s and provide a two year UK Work right ideal for working in London.

2.CV’s needs to be focussed on the type of job you want. If you want contract state you do, but don’t say both! It must have a clear profile stating what you want and where, stating your key skills ,experience and key industries worked in 3 paragraphs with a line on your availability. Your CV will need to be populated with the 6 key words that are most relevant to your profession so you standout on recruitment database skill searches.

3.You need a presence on Social media that matches your CV and you MUST be on LinkedIn. We also suggest you set up a separate Gmail account for your job search and related communications.

4.Obtain a CRM system or spreadsheet to manage and track your applications.

5.We recommend you use a marketing service to advertise your CV and the services you can provide to the UK or London job market.

6. Take advice or research your worth so you price yourself correctly. Remember cities like London can be an expensive place to live.

7.You need to understand how to sell yourself to agents and network contacts. Particularly over the phone and at face to face interviews.We suggest you engage a coaching service to help you (particularly if you are in the IT accountancy or finance markets) or use a value for money online video training service such as:

BITE Consulting TV – This is very reasonable@ £14.95 and suitable for those seeking a permanent job.

However those seeking their fortune as a contractor with the benefits of flexible work for holiday travelling and higher rates in the London I.T. Market should seek a Job search career coach that can understand how to ensure you succeed.

8. Take temporary reasonable accommodation before you find a job to minimise the financial strain and avoid a painful commute!

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