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by pyke
Wed May 05, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Finding permanent employment during the UK summer period
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

My sentiments exactly, Gene.

While I cannot comment on the job market in summer, I can tell you that it will slow down a lot more come winter. That leaves a small window of opportunity - perhaps too small to be fruitful. Something to take into consideration.

All the best!
by pyke
Sun May 02, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Does celebrities have to wait in line on immigration?
Replies: 9
Views: 3145

I'm guessing that even if they do use the regular queues and their mere presence causes some excitement or crowding among regular folk in that area, the commotion may cause them to be ushered to a fast track or special lane for security purposes. Proper celebrities, not some has-been or minor celebr...
by pyke
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Home-based job for an Italian company on Tier 1?
Replies: 0
Views: 499

Home-based job for an Italian company on Tier 1?

Is someone on a Tier 1 visa allowed to work for an Italian-based company? It's a home-based role, which allows the residence to be in the UK except for the occassional visits to the Italian office.

Thank you for your advice.
by pyke
Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Beware of Fake recruitment agents
Replies: 66
Views: 82747

pyke wrote:Thanks Nshar1. Yes, that's a great idea. We should compile a list of good and unscrupulous agents here.

I retract that. It's against the rules.
http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=24539

My apologies.
Unfortunately we can't do that. Liability issues.
by pyke
Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Requirements for renting accommodation?
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Thank you.
by pyke
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Which party to vote for?
Replies: 28
Views: 4360

Labour have totally run the country into the ground . Schools are under funded , the NHS has fallen apart heck even roads are not getting repaired , and i have not mentioned the war in Iraq ....... They are a bunch of clowns and their planned national insurance rise is going to cost a great many jo...
by pyke
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Requirements for renting accommodation?
Replies: 6
Views: 980

I apologise for yet another question, but how long can I opt for the lease duration? Something like six months, a year and two years?

Got to do some calculations.
by pyke
Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Requirements for renting accommodation?
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Re: Requirements for renting accommodation?

Wanderer wrote: The want to see payslips or bank if no payslips yet.
Thanks Wanderer. What would be an acceptable amount to have in the bank in that case?
by pyke
Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Requirements for renting accommodation?
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Requirements for renting accommodation?

Hi, Can someone please tell me are the requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to rent a place e.g. documents that must be produced? Is there a minimum amount in one's account that has to be shown to the owner or agency such as six months rental before they allow someone to rent a place? How...
by pyke
Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Beware of Fake recruitment agents
Replies: 66
Views: 82747

Answer politely that you don't have any other interviews (even if you do) I tend to agree, except that has gotten me into a sticky situation. I had told an agent that I had none. They told me that they had a suitable one for me, except that I had already been sent there by another agency. Sometimes...
by pyke
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: General elections and the job market
Replies: 0
Views: 544

General elections and the job market

As Gordon Brown himself said, the worst kept secret is out. The General Elections will be held on May 6. I can't help but wonder how the run up to the elections and the aftermath will affect the sluggish job market. Will business take a wait and see approach, extending to hiring policies? Personally...
by pyke
Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: How to go about getting a Job in U.K
Replies: 12
Views: 3234

I followed the same old technique of applying through job portals. Hi nasirraza, By job portals do you mean websites which advertise jobs from a variety of agencies, using recruitment agents or direct to the companies? I am getting rather disillusioned with recruitment agents who appear enthusiasti...
by pyke
Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Is it good time to come UK on Tier1 with 6 yrs exp in C++
Replies: 4
Views: 1384

I'd like to add that before doing anything, you should check out the current situation for your field - vacancies posted, asking those who work in your industry what the situtation is etc. Make an informed decision and be realistic. If in your opnion it's worth a shot, then go for it. All the best t...
by pyke
Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: grr.. uk employers
Replies: 16
Views: 3733

kiwigirl25 wrote: You can gain a temporary NI number whilst waiting for your permanent number. NI contributions can also be backdated once you have a number.
I was just wondering in what situation would you be given a temporary NI number and the difference between that and a permanent number?

Thanks!
by pyke
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: grr.. uk employers
Replies: 16
Views: 3733

I've spent so many hours filling out applications it become very disconcerting when you get quick replies telling you that you've been unsuccessful, especially when you know you are well qualified for the position. I hope others are having luck. Best of luck to you. Hope you hear something soon. Th...
by pyke
Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:35 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Methods of transferring funds.
Replies: 0
Views: 532

Methods of transferring funds.

Of the many many ways one can use to transfer and bring funds into the UK when moving there, which are the ones that you used and prefer? It can be due to a personal preference, convenience, amount being transferred, low transaction fee, exchange rates etc. Might be helpful for those who are wonderi...
by pyke
Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:20 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Job Search Approach
Replies: 6
Views: 1402

in general - think in terms of finding a shared accomodation, how you'll have internet access, phone, bank account opening , applying for NI, registering in jobsites and get a feel of skills in demand...etc. - most these can be done before coming to the uk... You can apply, but would need to be in ...
by pyke
Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Immigration queries
Replies: 6
Views: 1211

John wrote: The answer is simple ..... the truth ..... whatever that is.
Agreed. There isn't a need to hide anything, you ARE allowed to be there without a job.
by pyke
Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Is it good time to come UK on Tier1 with 6 yrs exp in C++
Replies: 4
Views: 1384

If you're currently unemployed, there's not much harm in giving it another go. Why not? If that's what you want to do. Waiting for the right time is tricky, no one can predict when that'll be. There's always a bit of being at the right place at the right time that comes into play.
by pyke
Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Entering in Jan 2010. Opinion Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 2070

Things pretty much slow down with Christmas and New Years, don't they? Not much hiring for new positions at this time of the year, for full-time positions at least.
by pyke
Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: Accomodation in London, UK
Replies: 8
Views: 1673

What would be the best and fastest way to go about looking for suitable accommodation? e.g. which websites are reliable?
by pyke
Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Healthcare Wokers Coming to the UK
Replies: 8
Views: 2180

and me. Thanks, Markie!
by pyke
Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Hong Kong Resident moving to Uk - Advice Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

As the two of you are not married, my guess is that she will have to select one of the immigration categories and apply for it like everyone else.

BNO passports do not confer right of abode in the UK.
by pyke
Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Uk Mobile Number
Replies: 23
Views: 6276

Re: Uk Mobile Number

republique wrote:
I dont really remember what I said, I do remember I didn't think it was a big deal. However I agree, I felt by now that this distinguishing title would have been removed but alas it has not.
Don't worry, it gives you a bit of an edge!
by pyke
Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Uk Mobile Number
Replies: 23
Views: 6276

Re:

Maybe say ur in Germany or wherever for interview? I was in Hamburg last week and got a few calls - I think it looks good - that u are in demand everywhere... That's difficult if you're on Tier 1 though, as it doesn't quite allow work in other countries. I go in and out of the country too, but tell...
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