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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2010, 10:47:03 PM »
cilip.org.uk--Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (the ALA of the UK)

lisjobnet.com--CILIP job listings

http://cilipgradops.camp9.org/Default.aspx?pageId=296508--Graduate opportunities for those budding librarians out there

http://www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies/ --environmental jobs

ideastap.com --creative peoples jobs/internships/community

UNESCO, nothing going in the UK at the moment, but you never know!

I'll stop posting these now. :)

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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2013, 10:11:57 PM »
I found that going in person to UK recruiters' offices does work.  I was skeptical about this, because I was just looking for a run-of-the-mill office admin-type job.  I wasted about a month emailing my CV on Gumtree and various jobs websites with no responses whatsoever.   

My recent success was with Rullion (located in northern UK cities), and a friend has reliably used Brook Street (nationwide) on many occasions over the years. 

It also helps if you have a flexible schedule, because many people can't work evenings or weekends, for example.  Highlight any scheduling flexibility in your covering letter.

Otherwise, it's best to network as much as possible in your field.  A friend landed his UK university job after attending conferences at that university and mingling with people in his department of interest.
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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2013, 03:16:30 PM »
If i go to the UK as a tourist and a company wants to hire me. Do they do all they work for the work visa?

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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2013, 05:00:14 PM »
If i go to the UK as a tourist and a company wants to hire me. Do they do all they work for the work visa?

Some do, others don't.  It's something you may want to negotiate with them. 
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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2014, 10:06:45 PM »
This thread has a lot of great ideas regarding places to look for work, but one I haven't seen mentioned is LinkedIn.  And the reason I say that is many HR managers search and post jobs on LinkedIn before they post them to the major job websites!

If you create a quality LinkedIn profile, not only can HR managers find you when they search for potential job candidates, but if you join relevant LinkedIn professional groups in your skill set (and there are multiple groups for every profession imaginable, not just business executives), then you will be inundated with job ads almost every day that are relevant to your experience and that you can apply for!

Hope that helps someone. 

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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2015, 07:50:18 PM »
I know of a lot of the sites that have already been mentioned, but does anyone know of job search sites to look for jobs from outside the UK (aimed at international applicants)?

I was in the UK on a student visa, but wasn't able to find a job on the last few months after I graduated so I had to move back to the US. However, I am really keen on relocating to the UK to live and work, but it's difficult to find jobs that might it might be possible to get sponsorship with. Does anyone know of specific agencies/recruiters to search with? My degrees/experience is in publishing/media.

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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2016, 02:11:06 AM »
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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2016, 04:48:13 PM »
Hi All, just looking at some IT roles here how would i go about seeking a job with a bank in the support role of IT support, also living in the east midlands Retford is that part of Nottinghamshire

I want to start from where I live and expand my search outside of Retford

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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2017, 02:24:02 AM »
Hi! -

I'm a recent college grad with a degree in theater who is looking to move to either Scotland or England for technical theater work. I've looked at CreativeScotland.com and TheStage.co.uk for work and I've asked employers if they'd consider an international application, to which just about all of them responded with something along the lines of "We'll consider your application if you have a right to work in the UK."

The cycle seems to be something like this:
Me: need job!
Job abroad: need visa!
Visa: need job abroad!

But I feel as though I'm wasting my time. I'm considering grad school there as an alternative route, but I don't want to dump a metric ton of money for more school.  :-\\\\ I scrolled through this thread and saw all the different links, but this still is a bit of a hurdle for me. Could someone please help? I'm just trying to achieve a goal and move this new chapter of my life elsewhere. :(

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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #39 on: January 02, 2017, 09:49:16 AM »
It's virtually impossible to get a work visa here.  The UK is in a major state of anti-immigration right now.

You could come for grad school but that would be one year, insanely expensive, and you'd have to leave at the end.  It wouldn't solve the job situation.

Is recommend building experience in the US first (or a country with easier immigration), then revisit the idea of the UK.

I knew I wanted to work internationally and it took 8 years to make it happen when I really got serious about making it a goa.

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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #40 on: January 02, 2017, 10:45:59 AM »
I've asked employers if they'd consider an international application, to which just about all of them responded with something along the lines of "We'll consider your application if you have a right to work in the UK."

The cycle seems to be something like this:
Me: need job!
Job abroad: need visa!
Visa: need job abroad!

The reason for this is because the jobs you are looking at either don't meet the requirements for work visa sponsorship, or the companies are not eligible to sponsor work visas. Therefore when they say you need a visa that gives the right to work, they mean a different type of visa, because they aren't able to sponsor you for a work visa.

For example, if you were living in the UK on a spousal visa because you were married to a UK citizen, that visa would allow you to work, and you could be hired for the job. Or if you were doing a UK postgraduate degree on a student visa, your student visa would allow you to work up to 20 hours a week, and therefore you could be hired.

In order to qualify for a work visa though, assuming the company is an approved sponsor, they either have to:

- prove that they have advertised the job across the entire UK and all other EU countries for a certain number of weeks and could not find a single suitable candidate, and therefore they have to resort to hiring you from overseas because you are the only person who could possibly do the job (but with 500 million people in the EU that will be almost impossible unless the job is so specialised/highly-skilled that only a handful of people in the entire world are qualified to do it).

or

- the job has to be listed on the Tier 2 Skills Shortage list (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/486107/Shortage_Occupation_List_-_November_2015.pdf).

The only theatre-related jobs on that list are:

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3414 Dancers and choreographers
ONLY the following jobs in this occupation code:
1) skilled classical ballet dancers who meet the standard required by internationally recognised United Kingdom ballet  companies (e.g. Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre, The Royal Ballet and Scottish Ballet).
The company must either:
- have performed at or been invited to perform at venues of the calibre of
the Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells or Barbican, either in the United Kingdom or overseas; or
- attract dancers and/or choreographers and other artists  from other countries; or
- be endorsed as being internationally recognised by a United Kingdom industry body such as the Arts Councils (of England, Scotland and/or Wales)

2) skilled contemporary dancers who meet the standard required by internationally recognised United Kingdom contemporary dance companies (e.g. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, Scottish Dance Theatre and Rambert Dance Company).
The company must either:
- have performed at or been invited to perform at venues of the calibre of Sadler’s Wells, the Southbank Centre or The Place, either in the United Kingdom or overseas; or
- attract dancers and/or choreographers and other artists from all over the world; or
-be endorsed as being internationally recognised by a United Kingdom industry body such as the Arts Councils (of England, Scotland and/or Wales)

3415 Musicians
ONLY the following jobs in this occupation code:
- skilled orchestral musicians who are leaders, principals, sub-principals or numbered string positions, and who meet the standard required by internationally recognised UK orchestras (including London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)

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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #41 on: January 02, 2017, 02:49:53 PM »
The reason for this is because the jobs you are looking at either don't meet the requirements for work visa sponsorship, or the companies are not eligible to sponsor work visas. Therefore when they say you need a visa that gives the right to work, they mean a different type of visa, because they aren't able to sponsor you for a work visa.

For example, if you were living in the UK on a spousal visa because you were married to a UK citizen, that visa would allow you to work, and you could be hired for the job. Or if you were doing a UK postgraduate degree on a student visa, your student visa would allow you to work up to 20 hours a week, and therefore you could be hired.

In order to qualify for a work visa though, assuming the company is an approved sponsor, they either have to:

- prove that they have advertised the job across the entire UK and all other EU countries for a certain number of weeks and could not find a single suitable candidate, and therefore they have to resort to hiring you from overseas because you are the only person who could possibly do the job (but with 500 million people in the EU that will be almost impossible unless the job is so specialised/highly-skilled that only a handful of people in the entire world are qualified to do it).

or

- the job has to be listed on the Tier 2 Skills Shortage list (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/486107/Shortage_Occupation_List_-_November_2015.pdf).

The only theatre-related jobs on that list are:

So if I'm going for a job in the performing arts, would I be better off going to grad school then? What about after graduation, should I study?

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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2017, 07:46:38 PM »
Just adding for visibility..

I've had some good luck so far hunting for IT jobs with these two:

Universal Jobmatch: https://jobsearch.direct.gov.uk
Dice UK (formerly The IT Job Board): http://uk.dice.com/

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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2017, 09:33:09 PM »
I've found that the Internet is a great place to get started when looking for a job. I've compiled a list of sites I found helpful while looking.


www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk - Government run agency. They're very helpful with finding a job.


www.rec.uk.com - Most agencies have a little REC symbol meaning they belong to this confederation. This site is fantastic, helps you find agencies and even states your legal rights when using an agency. Very important to know!


www.secsinthecity.co.uk - Well, I just put this in because the name is funny. It's an admin based agency in London.


fish4.co.uk/jobs/index.html - I really liked this site. It was helpful in finding me agencies in my area.


www.monster.co.uk - If you can afford it, I totally recommend signing up for the Premium account. It comes with a lot of information in finding the right job for you as well as tips and aid in interviewing, cv's and such. Plus, I found more agencies contacted me after I had got the Premium account.


And the last: www.yell.co.uk - The Yellow Pages. Just put in employment agencies. It'll come up all the agencies in your area. Most of them have websites included with the information. I printed out all the names, phoned and signed up with them all. Best way to get a job: put yourself out there.


Thank you for this information however I have a question and this might not be the spot to ask but while looking for jobs I noticed the work visa says you need to be with the employee for a year before you can get one. How is that supposed to work when you are applying from the US? I am currently looking for jobs in education or childcare. My background is in Autism.

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Re: Getting Started - Where to look?
« Reply #44 on: January 28, 2017, 08:01:55 PM »

Thank you for this information however I have a question and this might not be the spot to ask but while looking for jobs I noticed the work visa says you need to be with the employee for a year before you can get one. How is that supposed to work when you are applying from the US? I am currently looking for jobs in education or childcare. My background is in Autism.

You may want to start a new thread in the visas section. Are you trying to move the UK on a work visa? As an educator that will be almost impossible unless your job is on the shortage list: 

Tier 2 overview: https://www.gov.uk/tier-2-general/overview

current shortage list: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/486107/Shortage_Occupation_List_-_November_2015.pdf

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