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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: 540

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: 3223

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: 1373

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: 3715

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: 3715

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: 529

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: 1393

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: 1205

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: 1373

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: 2056

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: 1662

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: 2164

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: 1197

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: 6216

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: 6216

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...
by pyke
Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Uk Mobile Number
Replies: 23
Views: 6216

Re:

I am a free roaming uk sim number as I prefer to live in Europe in between jobs as it is cheaper. Anyway lately the recruiters say off the bat, I know you are out of the country because the number rings differently when it has to roam to reach me. This sucks since the conversation takes a completel...
by pyke
Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Proof of address requested?
Replies: 7
Views: 1700

CRB?

They're checking proof of residence, eligibility to work, employment history and qualifications. Pretty much that.

I suppose that's the norm? I'll tell them that I've recently arrived. Should be acceptable, I hope?
by pyke
Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Proof of address requested?
Replies: 7
Views: 1700

Thanks, that looks like a higher level of security clearance though. They're basically conducting pre-employment security screening. Is that routinely carried out in the U.K.?
by pyke
Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Recruitment agents asking for copy of visa?
Replies: 9
Views: 1951

Thanks, I did and it looks reputable.
by pyke
Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Proof of address requested?
Replies: 7
Views: 1700

Seriously? What's the minimum period of residency required? Should I tell them and risk my chances then?
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