The ways that we go about a work have changed. It used to be that you could call a few work recruiters, send out some job resumes and look for work ads in your Saturday newspaper.

A work search now? - It's a jungle out there!

How To Find Work in Britain

In looking for work in Britain and if you want your job application to be taken positively you have to consider all national differences.

Before you start packing your bags and kissing your mama or sweetheart goodbye, realize this - searching for work in Britain, involves more than just the obvious UK CV writing and translation, it demands careful preparation.

You should to show that you are flexible, culturally sensitive, able to adapt to new circumstances and cultures, and that you possess some perseverance and motivation (for the job, not the location!).

Applying for work in Britain has changed significantly over the past few years, thanks to mass CV distribution services, online recruitment databases and opportunities to email job search applications.

A foreign individual (i.e., one who is not a UK permanent resident or citizen), who intends to work in the United Kingdom is typically required to possess a work permit or other authorisation to legally do so.

art_warning Work in BritainMost visits to the UK (United Kingdom) are trouble-free but you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate international terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners. The UK authorities have carried out a number of arrests as a result of investigations into terrorist networks.

Realize the importance of language skills. Many people believe that having studied the English language at school or college means you are able to speak that language – but do not be mistaken. Having to convince your boss or pass an interview in language that is not your native tongue could prove a lot more difficult than you might expect.

You need to accept that not knowing English will put you at real disadvantage from the local work seekers. The basic knowledge of English is considered necessary to cope with daily office life and life outside work.

art_attention Work in BritainIt does not make sense to come to the UK without speaking English because nobody will employ you except within some ethnic communities i.e. Chinese, Indian, Pakistani etc. Most employers, who are subject to heavy fines if they hire illegally, will not offer a work to a foreigner who does not possess the UK work permit. In addition, any work “on black” will never qualify you for a work permit. Furthermore, such unofficial employment can quite often lead to exploitative working conditions. If you are caught, you can be hit with hefty fines or even barred from the country.

Online work search resources are expanding quickly, thanks to mass CV distribution services, online recruitment databases and opportunities to email work search applications. Practically all British recruiters and employers are present on the Internet. With the high level of Internet usage in the UK, the Internet is now the best place to access information about the UK job search. However, it is always best to use as many different work search sources as possible to find open positions. This includes national, regional, local, government, college, university and company websites.

In effective search for work in Britain, you should complement online work search by methods that are more traditional because UK jobs are advertised in different ways and some British jobs are not advertised in traditional forms at all. More than half of all jobs in the UK are not advertised and are filled through referrals or networking. We refer to this as the "hidden job market" and it is a very important aspect in the work search process.

art_tip Work in BritainQuite often with work in Britain it is not what you know but whom you know

A common way to find work in Britain is through recommendations of friends, relatives and colleagues.

Also, working as a "temp" (a temporary employee) can often lead to permanent entry-level work. Temporary staffing firms are present in major cities and are available on the Internet.

In addition, employment agencies and careers advisory services are well established in the UK also.

Speculative applications for work in Britain are only worth the effort if they are well researched in advance and carefully targeted at relevant job recruiters.

Search for work in Britain and choose the most appropriate work opportunity for you

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To find work in Britain, simply type keywords, job title or company name into the What box describing the kind of job you want and enter a city, region or postcode in the Where box. Then click the Find button or hit the Enter key on your keyboard.

Careerjet searches for work in Britain on all of the major job boards, newspaper sites, niche industry sites and corporate job sites. Those include:

monster.co.uk, jobsinpublicsector.co.uk, staffnurse.com, teachers.on.net, eteach.com, nurses.co.uk, fecareers.co.uk, hrgo.co.uk, technology.open.ac.uk, aston.ac.uk, jobsineducation.co.uk, reed.co.uk, uxbridge.ac.uk, jobsearch.co.uk, theladders.co.uk, recruitingpeople.co.uk, workmoose.co.uk, mychesterjobs.co.uk, taxation-jobs.co.uk, mysouthyorkshirejobs.co.uk, environmentjob.co.uk, efinancialcareers.co.uk, cdsr.com, thecareerengineer.com, londoncareers.net , careers.reading.ac.uk, accor.com, driverhire.co.uk, medicalworkers.com, eyears.co.uk and hundreds more.


art_remember Work in BritainYou may search for work in Britain right now, but when you find some you must apply immediately with your current CVs and cover letters.

art_tip Work in Britain

If you have a problem with your CV writing, instead of staring at a blank piece of paper, use:

art_tip Work in BritainWrite a cover letter convincing the reader why you are the best candidate for interview. If your cover letter writing is poor, use:

Other Work in Britain Info

We hope that you found work in Britain and also you obtained your UK visa. So, prepare yourself for the UK interview and get the work you want.

In addition, on job search, visas, work permits, cover letters, CVs & Resumes, job interviews and dress codes pages, you will find very useful tips for many different countries.

Good luck with your work in Britain!

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