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by pyke
Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Applying for a National Insurance number.
Replies: 3
Views: 1778

Applying for a National Insurance number.

What documents are required to apply for an NI number at JobCentres for a jobseeker? The quantity of documents listed on http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTAxCreditsAndOtherSupport/BeginnersGuideToBenefits/DG_10014073 for proof of identity is rather subjective. Can someone with...
by pyke
Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: References for New Job
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Annoying, isn't it? I get that too from some agents.

Trouble is, some may have genuine vacancies despite being hardwired to fish. I once refused to disclose those details to an agency which subsequently arranged to send me to a company I had already been sent to by another agency. It got messy.
by pyke
Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Polish workers in UK, why Agencies tread us the same?
Replies: 26
Views: 7052

OP, What does being Polish have to do with it? You may be surprised, but things are tough on a lot of people, you're not alone there. Many of us find ourselves out of decent employment too. I will assume that most of your rant is due to frustration and not some ingrained prejudices and controversial...
by pyke
Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Multiple entries and chest x-ray requirements
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Thank you, I'd really rather not go through the hassle of another x-ray.

I was given the all clear at the time of screening and I'm not from one of the countries listed in the TB thread

http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewto ... c&start=20
by pyke
Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Multiple entries and chest x-ray requirements
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Multiple entries and chest x-ray requirements

I'm on a Tier 1 General visa which allows multiple entries. On my initial entry, I was sent to Health Control at Heathrow where they did a checkup and x-ray - I had not brought one with me as it was a short one week trip for personal reasons but despite showing them my return ticket and hotel reserv...
by pyke
Sun May 30, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: I am planning to Travel UK on July end.
Replies: 11
Views: 2313

Quality in life better in the UK - this is very very subjective and depends on the individual planning a career move out here. Most Tier 1 skilled migrants tend to leave good jobs and come here for the purpose of earning well and saving up. There is a small minority that tend to settle down in the ...
by pyke
Sun May 16, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Job Market scene in UK - fact
Replies: 13
Views: 4007

Thanks for sharing. It does sound quite depressing indeed.
by pyke
Sun May 16, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Recruitment Company wants copy of passport & HSMP Visa
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

Check to make sure that the agency is legitimate. If it is, you can give it to them.

It's commonly asked for to verify your identity and status.
by pyke
Sun May 16, 2010 5:03 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Travelling in May 2010!
Replies: 19
Views: 3812

hahaha

Well, at least the guy delivered what he promised!
by pyke
Sat May 15, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Travelling in May 2010!
Replies: 19
Views: 3812

You don't need one.
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: 1299

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: 3137

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: 82552

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: 977

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: 4357

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: 977

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: 977

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: 977

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: 82552

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: 1382

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: 3731

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: 3731

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...
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