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Tips for looking a Job in UK

Discussion in 'Life in the UK' started by portia, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. Timmers
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    Timmers Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Ahhh, Scrabble, one of my wife and wife's family favourite games, I'm 7 - 2 down at the moment, but you're right I have to stop her using American spelling when it suits the letters she has in hand :)

    Last time I was in the Philippines I lost three games against my wife and mother in law, it was really hard for me to smile especially when the mother in law took photos of the score sheet :lol:

    I make really good and interesting words when playing Scrabble, my wife and family play to win by whatever means, that's my miserable bad loser take on it anyway :D
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  2. florgeW
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    florgeW Lady Mod Senior Member

    My work colleagues always say there is no such thing as american english..lol.. so does my father-in-law... lol
  3. Pobreng Englishera
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    Pobreng Englishera Active Member

    Ha. You are so like Chris. He couldn't smile at me, you could tell he was upset by being quiet and then later on complain that we shouldn't use American spelling. I don't use easy words, I use however, words that one only seldom encounters day to day. Even that is frowned upon. Hmm, I think we'd be estranged if we keep playing.
  4. Micawber
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    Micawber Renowned Lifetime Member

    Just sharing our experience.........
    My wife signed up with an employment agency. At that time these agencies were the number one choice for organisations wanting short-term 'contract' workers. It was the case that if the organisation appreciated your work and work ethic they would offer a permanent position after 3 months. I have no idea how it works these days.

    My wife enjoyed working in many different organisations and in many different businesses. She had quite a number of offers for perm work but declined. Until one time she joined a large multi-national Network Sciences company.
    She enjoyed the work and the people and eventually was offered the chance to be Quality Controller. She took it and enjoyed it immensely.

    When we live in Japan she had a restaurant. When she came to UK she'd never heard of Network Sciences or Quality Control in electronics.

    As I say I have no idea how influential the employment agencies are these days but food for thought.
    Competence counts for much more in UK than in Philippines. IMO
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  5. Iainchelle
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    Iainchelle Active Member

    Do they need COE from previous job?
  6. Timmers
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    Timmers Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    You just need to present evidence to your employer that you are entitled to work in the UK, this could be by the means of a NI (National Insurance) number and your BRP which will clearly state your entitlement to work in the UK. Note that it is not just Foreign Nationals who are requested to supply evidence of right to work, the rule applies to everyone.

    It may be the case that a prospective employer will ask for references from previous employers so be prepared for that.
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  8. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    I have been working at many places through agencies for many years and have often been asked to join the company full time on a temp-to-perm basis. I always decline as I like the flexibility agency work gives me; I can tell the agency I am taking "x" weeks or days off and there are no questions asked. Also, I can earn more working through an agency.
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  9. Timmers
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    You're doing the right thing Mike, I would probably do the same if I could get seamless contracts, more money too as you stated. The wife was on contract for one year, the company offered her full time employment and her salary instantly decreased by 5k a year.
  10. Mana Taylor
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    I arrived in UK under a Marriage(Fiance) Visa last October 2016, got married on December, celebrated the very first Christmas,Boxing and New Year's Day in UK with my husband. It was such an overwhelming timeline of event.The wedding preparations,wedding,honeymoon,out of town get away,festivities,etc..etc..Then,suddenly without even realizing it,things were back to normal:).

    Being an independent woman(I mean being a working woman prior to the arrival in UK) the feeling of eagerness to work is crucial.I started looking for a job on line,there were some instances where I came across the question like,"Do you have the right to work in UK?",which I answered No (because obviously,I was still under a Fiance Visa at that time). But I did mention that I am already married and my visa will be extended for Further Leave to Remain.

    I applied via online as a Volunteer in one of the Hospital here in Liverpool last January,I was called for an interview on February,please take note that during interview,I told them that I was still under the Fiance Visa but already married.

    I brought with me documents such as passport,marriage certificate,council tax bill as proof of address when I attended the interview.They advise me that once FLR Visa is approve,I have to notify them at once.

    I was asked to complete Health Assessment Form in which I have to provide written evidence of Vaccination or Immunity against Measles,Rubella and Chicken Pox,so instead of digging on my vaccination history back in the Philippines that happened a long long time ago:geek:,I decided to approached my GP and showed her the Assessment Form,she then advised me for bloodtest which I did,all with the lovingly care and support of my husband:D.

    After 2 weeks,my bloodtest result came out.So,I submitted the Health Assessment Form together with the Bloodtest result to the Hospital.After that,I received a DBS Application form from them.Filled out and submitted.

    Days right after the successful application of the FLR Visa.I received an Email from the Hospital inviting me to attend an Induction,and can then start to Volunteer:):like:

    I am just hoping that being a Volunteer in one of the largest single-site hospital for women's services in Europe may lead to more opportunities for me here in UK,with the support of my husband.The will power,positive outlook in life,all's well that ends well:)
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  11. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Hi Mana,

    Please try to use sentences and paragraphs, it is so difficult to read when everything is joined together! Please don't be offended; it could help in your new job in the UK :like:

    Like this: (Just a few changes but I hope you can see it is easier!)
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    I arrived in UK under a Marriage (Fiance) Visa last October 2016, got married on December, celebrated the very first Christmas, Boxing and New Year's Day in UK with my husband.
    It was such an overwhelming timeline of event, the wedding Preparations, wedding, honeymoon, out of town get away, festivities,etc..etc.. then suddenly without even realizing it, things were back to normal :).
    Being an independent woman (I mean being a working woman prior to the arrival in UK) the feeling of eagerness to work is crucial. I started looking for a job on line, there were some instances where I came accross the question, Do you have the right to work in UK?, which I answered No (because obviously, I was still under a Fiance Visa at that time). But I did mention that I am already married and my visa will be extended for Further Leave to Remain.
    I applied via online as a Volunteer in one of the Hospital here in Liverpool last January, I was called for an interview on February, please take note that during interview, I told them that I was still under the Fiance Visa but already married, I brought with me documents such as passport, marriage certificate, council tax bill as proof of address, they asked me when I am going to extend my visa, so I gave them the date, they told me that once FLR Visa is approve, I have to notify them,
    I was asked to complete Health Assessment Form in which I have to provide written evidence of Vaccination or Immunity against Measles, Rubella and Chicken Pox so instead of digging on my vaccination history back in the Philippines that happened a long long time ago:geek:.
    I decided to approached my GP and showed her the Assessment Form, she then advised me for blood test which I did, all with the lovingly care and support of my husband:D.
    After 2 weeks, my bloodtest result came out. So, I submitted the Health Assessment Form together with the Bloodtest result to the Hospital. After that, I received a DBS Application form from them. Filled out and submitted.
    Days right after the successful application of the FLR Visa. I received an Email from the Hospital inviting me to attend an Induction and can then start to Volunteer:):like:.
    I am just hoping that being a Volunteer in one of the largest single-site hospital for women's services in Europe may lead to more opportunities for me here in UK, with the support of my husband. The will power, positive outlook in life, all's well that ends well:)
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2016
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  12. Mana Taylor
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    Hahaha,ok...I'll do that:D..Thanks:like:
  13. Mana Taylor
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    Mana Taylor Member

    There you go,I already edited my post and I used laptop this time:p
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  14. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    That looks much better Anna, I'm sure you agree :like:
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  15. Itsayee
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    What kind of blood tests did they do on you?
  16. Mana Taylor
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    Mana Taylor Member

    It's a bloodtest showing evidence of immunity against Measles,Rubella and Chickenpox.After bloodtaking,you have to wait for atleast 2-3 weeks for the result :)
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  17. paw
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    Looking for a JOB is simple and easy, Either you will find it or it will find you. The good news is, you can do it online. Here's how:
    1. Create your CV and cover letter.
    2. Upload your CV and cover letter to recruitment websites.
    3. Start job hunting and apply.
    4. Prepare yourself for an interview. Recruiter will phone you.

    Tips:
    1. CV - must be comprehensive (detailed)
    2. Cover letter - short, simple and straightforward
    3. Recruitment website - reputation must be considered (linkedin, reed, cv library, totaljobs, jobg8, jobsite, monster, indeed)
    4. Hunting - From the recruitment website, search job based on your preferred criteria. Spend some time to read on what is advertise before you apply.
    5. Criteria - very important
    6. Interview - answer all the questions with honesty
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  18. Maley
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    Maley Well-Known Member

    Reading through the posts. Very informative. Thanks again for the treasure trove of information.

    Although, i dont have my FLR (m) yet, the wedding is just 2 weeks away and i thought it best to update my CV and aim to start posting it to recruitment website this week.

    My fiance and i have a little disagreement on the CV: im trying to keep it to 2 pages while his is 5 pages. I work in finance/acctg so the shorter the better, i was taught. He is in sales so the fancier the better. Any thoughts?
  19. Timmers
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    Timmers Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    No more than two pages is the general rule, a five page CV would go straight to the waste bin in a lot of HR offices.

    You are in the right, tell future hubby he is wrong :D
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  20. Maley
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    Thanks! I'll tell him that.

    In fairness, i only have 10 yrs experience vs 25 yrs of his.

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