How To Find A Job In The UK
If you’re a professional who is serious about your career, understanding how to find a job in the UK is vitally important. The UK job market in the UK is probably very different from your country of origin. That’s because it is extremely fast paced, dynamic and attracts talent from across the globe. To find the best UK jobs, make sure you’re prepared.
Here are a few simple tips to get you started:-
- Work out your career objectives and the specific role you want – the more focused you are, the more successful you’ll be
- Work out which type of work will suit you best – temping, contracting or permanent
- Create a killer CV with keywords that show you have the skills to do the role you are applying for
- Network like crazy with agencies and other contacts who work in your chosen industry
- Ensure your interview skills are up to scratch for the UK – interviews tend to be quite formal
- View more detailed UK Job Search Tips here.
The internet is now a predominant source for employers to find staff, but many jobs (and often the better ones) are not advertised on the internet. Therefore it’s not as easy to find the best UK jobs as it may first appear. This is why it’s so important to quickly identify and meet with useful contacts in your industry.
The speed at which job vacancies open and are filled is often critical. For this reason, many UK employers use recruitment agencies especially in IT. Unfortunately, the UK recruitment industry is vast. There are over 11,000 UK recruitment agencies, many of which specialise in particular industries. Save time and speed up your job search process by getting in touch with the right agencies and employment partners before you arrive. If you’re not listed you are potentially missing out on some of the top UK jobs and contracts.
Understand how to find a job in the UK in your specific industry – even if you focus on UK recruiters specialising in your area, it’s often hard to get listed and prioritised as a top candidate, especially if you have no UK experience. We recommend getting advice from a career consultancy who will act on your behalf to get you in front of the top recruiters and secure the best jobs. If you’re an IT professional, get in touch with UK IT Careers to get some free advice.
Remember it’s very difficult to secure an interview for a job, let alone a job offer before you actually get to the UK. Give yourself a good chance by ensuring the appropriate agencies are aware of you, your skills and availability.
Read our UK Job Search Tips for more helpful advice