Job Search tips in the UK
March 29, 2012 2:10 AM Subscribe
London UK Job Search Help: I'm 36 and after 11 years service for a single company in the financial sector I"m looking for a new job. I've also just taken a 6 month 'sabbatical'. So how exactly do I approach finding a new job in London? A couple of key questions:
posted by mary8nne to Work & Money (5 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
1. In my CV I have just 11 years at the same company, but with changing roles over the 11 years; how do you usually structure that. (this was also my first job after University).
2. Where do I start looking for Jobs? What are reputable sites / locations for Job listings. I have a Maths & Philosophy degree and 11 years experience in Project Finance. I'm not sure I want to go back to finance though. A friend suggested Forensic Accounting for a charity / anti-corruption organisations. I was also thinking of doing a UK Teacher PGCE (but its kinda expensive for me.)
3. I just took 6 months off work as "Long Service Leave" (as we call it in Australia) and basically did nothing but read, learn German, learn to cook and play a little music. Is this going to be a problem?
4. CV: I presume I just list my degrees, year of completion and university. (they won't want to see transcripts will they?)
Oh and I resigned voluntarily from my previous job as I was bored to death and needed a change. I think it was an amicable parting.
Also I don't think it matters but I'm Australian and will be on an EEA Family Member Visa in the UK. My 1 job was 7 years in Australia then transferred internally to the UK Office for 3-4 years.