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<ul><li><p>2003 Going Global, Inc. </p><p>United Kingdom </p><p>2003 CAREER GUIDES </p><p>Going Global </p></li><li><p>Going Global, Inc. Presents Career Information and Resources for the United Kingdom </p><p>Copyright 2003 Going Global, Inc. - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, except as permitted under Section 107 or 108 of the United States Copyright Act, without the prior written permission of Going Global, Inc. or authorization through payment of the appropriate per-copy fee. SPECIAL NOTE: Each of the Going Global Country Career Guides has been prepared by a team of professionals, utilizing the expertise of different individuals in each country. As such, each Guide contains various levels of detail and emphasis. This publication is designed to provide as accurate and timely information in regard to the subject matter covered as was available to Going Global, Inc. at the time of publication. It is sold with the understanding that this publication does not serve to render professional career or employment advice. No responsibility is assumed for inaccuracies nor does Going Global assume any liability arising out of the information described herein. Going Global Career Guides are not intended to serve as the sole source of information in looking for international employment. We strongly encourage all readers to conduct additional research that is tailored to their background and objectives. Special acknowledgement is given to Dean Foster, for sharing his cultural expertise. (http://www.learnaboutcultures.com) ISBN 1894890205 </p><p> 2003 Going Global, Inc. </p><p>1 </p><p>http://www.learnaboutcultures.com</p></li><li><p>Going Global, Inc. Presents Career Information and Resources for the United Kingdom </p><p>TABLE OF CONTENTS JOB-SEARCH RESOURCES ........................................................................................................ 4 </p><p>ONLINE JOB SITES.................................................................................................................. 4 GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED EMPLOYMENT OFFICES .................................................. 7 JOB FAIRS AND CAREER EVENTS ...................................................................................... 8 STAFFING AGENCIES AND TEMPORARY HELP FIRMS ............................................... 10 EXECUTIVE RECRUITERS AND SEARCH FIRMS ........................................................... 12 NEWSPAPERS THAT PUBLISH JOB ADVERTISEMENTS .............................................. 14 OTHER RESOURCES ............................................................................................................. 16 </p><p>EMPLOYMENT TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES................................................................. 17 GENERAL TRENDS ............................................................................................................... 17 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY .......................................................................................... 18 </p><p>Certification and Education Requirements ........................................................................... 18 Organizations and Trade Associations.................................................................................. 18 Labor Unions ........................................................................................................................ 20 Publications........................................................................................................................... 21 Other Resources .................................................................................................................... 21 </p><p>ENGINEERING ....................................................................................................................... 21 Certification and Education Requirements ........................................................................... 22 Organizations and Trade Associations.................................................................................. 24 Labor Unions ........................................................................................................................ 24 Publications........................................................................................................................... 25 Other Resources .................................................................................................................... 25 </p><p>ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE ............................................................................................ 25 Certification and Education Requirements ........................................................................... 26 Organizations and Trade Associations.................................................................................. 26 Labor Unions ........................................................................................................................ 27 Publications........................................................................................................................... 27 </p><p>GENERAL BUSINESS............................................................................................................ 28 Certification and Education Requirements ........................................................................... 29 Organizations and Trade Associations.................................................................................. 29 Labor Unions ........................................................................................................................ 30 Publications........................................................................................................................... 30 Other Resources .................................................................................................................... 31 </p><p>HUMAN RESOURCES ........................................................................................................... 31 Certification and Education Requirements ........................................................................... 32 Organizations and Trade Associations.................................................................................. 32 Labor Unions ........................................................................................................................ 33 Publications........................................................................................................................... 34 Other Resources .................................................................................................................... 34 </p><p>PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND RESOURCES...................................................... 37 BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS AND TRADE COUNCILS................................................. 37 CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE .............................................................................................. 38 TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES ................................................................................................ 48 MAJOR TRADE PUBLICATIONS......................................................................................... 49 </p><p> 2003 Going Global, Inc. </p><p>2 </p></li><li><p>Going Global, Inc. Presents Career Information and Resources for the United Kingdom </p><p>OTHER RESOURCES ............................................................................................................. 50 EMBASSY LISTINGS................................................................................................................. 54 FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS ............................................................................................. 61 WORK PERMITS AND VISAS .................................................................................................. 65 JOB APPLICATION GUIDELINES ........................................................................................... 69 </p><p>RSUM / CV GUIDELINES AND SAMPLE ...................................................................... 69 INTERVIEWING ADVICE ......................................................................................................... 73 CULTURAL ADVICE ................................................................................................................. 74 </p><p> 2003 Going Global, Inc. </p><p>3 </p></li><li><p>Going Global, Inc. Presents Career Information and Resources for the United Kingdom </p><p>JOB-SEARCH RESOURCES In the United Kingdom, the best way to begin a job search is by contacting various recruitment agencies and responding to advertisements placed in local and national newspapers. Some of the many recruitment agencies in the United Kingdom are small, niche companies that often specialize in specific occupational areas such as secretarial, marketing, or Information Technology (IT). Other larger companies have numerous offices throughout major cities as well as regional areas and generally cover many different sectors and occupations. Usually, recruitment agencies fill a role in one of three ways: on a temporary basis (half a day to five days a week for an indeterminable length of time), a temp-to-perm basis (a temporary contract is treated as a probationary period with the role becoming permanent after a specified length of time), or a permanent position. It is not unusual for temps to find full-time work through agencies, nor is it unusual for individuals working on a temporary basis to be taken on permanently. Job or career centers provide vacancy boards for all types of work. They change quite frequently, making regular visits worthwhile. The staff can arrange for interviews for suitable vacancies and offer support and advice. It is not uncommon for job seekers to approach a specific employer directly. Many organizations now have recruitment sections on their websites and encourage job seekers to send CVs on spec. Networking is also a good way to break into a new market. Many companies encourage their employees to introduce others into the firm. In fact, some employers offer a bonus to those who introduce an individual who subsequently gets a job. This is, clearly, the hardest way to break into the job market, but a method that should not be discounted. ONLINE JOB SITES For more job listings, visit http://www.goinglobal.com Also called job boards, these online websites post job announcements from employers and recruiters. Online job sites are free of charge and offer job listings in multiple fields, industries, and occupations. Many of these websites allow the job seeker to apply for jobs online. Most job sites also let job seekers instruct a search agent to e-mail them job postings based on specific criteria. Most recruitment agencies in the United Kingdom have their own websites, and are useful for checking out potential jobs, researching companies, and getting online advice on how to prepare letters for jobs and tips on interviews. Some websites may even offer online training. Executives on the Web http://www.executivesontheweb.com Executives on the Web focuses on jobs that offer a base salary of more than 50,000 United Kingdom Pounds (GBP) or 78,140 United States Dollars (USD). Users may search for jobs and send CVs in order for recruiters to contact them directly. This website also offers advice about choosing an MBA, as well as interesting articles about interim management, finance, and HR, among other topics. </p><p> 2003 Going Global, Inc. </p><p>4 </p><p>http://www.goinglobal.comhttp://www.executivesontheweb.com</p></li><li><p>Going Global, Inc. Presents Career Information and Resources for the United Kingdom </p><p> Fish4jobs http://www.fish4jobs.co.uk Fish4jobs lists more than 45,000 jobs from across the country, making it the largest service of its kind in the United Kingdom. It also offers daily job news and tips for job seekers. The search options include job title and keyword, twenty-eight industry fields, salary, and job type (contract, flexible, part-time permanent, temporary, shared, consultancy). Searching by location allows the job seeker to specify the number of miles to a certain town or the postal code location for the preferred job. A section called Career Channels provides additional industry-specific information for seven fields: secretarial, sales, marketing, IT, engineering, construction, and accounting. Within each section is information about various jobs within the field, a salary guide, a qualifications guide, information on trade publications and organizations, and details on how to get into the industry. This website also includes career advice, interview tips, tests, and job news. GoJobsite http://www.jobsite.co.uk Backed by Manpower, GoJobsite covers thirty-five different industry sectors, including IT, telecommunications, sales and marketing, accounting and finance, and engineering and electronics. This website allows searching by industry, by skills or job title, by location, or by job type (permanent or contract/temp). Job seekers can then contact a potential employer and deliver a CV online or offline, as well as post their CV online. In addition, every candidate is provided with his or her own My GoJobsite home page that delivers all GoJobsites services tailored specifically for his or her chosen industry sectors. An e-mailing service sends news of job offers tailored to a job seekers specifications. This website also offers career newsletters and other services for all aspects of an individuals career development. Gradunet http://www.gradunet.co.uk Gradunet provides a website where recent and future graduates can search for jobs online and companies can advertise their positions. More than 11,000 jobs are currently advertised in a searchable database, and there is a section offering periodic virtual career fairs. This website provides a library of information on career fairs, company presentations, information on professions, and job-search advice. It also includes links to information on many different companies offering jobs, and, where applicable, links to those companies websites as well. Gradunet 9-17 St. Alban's Place London, England N1 ONX Tel: 44-207-354-4800 Fax: 44-207-354-3900 E-mail: info@gradunet.co.uk Monster.com http://www.monster.co.uk According to this website, Monster.co.uk is part of Monster.com, the leading global online network for careers, connecting the most progressive companies with the most qualified career-</p><p> 2003 Going Global, Inc. </p><p>5 </p><p>http://www.fish4jobs.co.ukhttp://www.jobsite.co.ukhttp://www.gradunet.co.ukhttp://www.monster.co.uk</p></li><li><p>Going Global, Inc. Presents Career Information and Resources for the United Kingdom </p><p>minded individuals. Job seekers can also use it for its interactive, personalized tools to make the process effective and convenient. Features include CV management, a personal job search agent, message boards, privacy options, expert advice on job seek...</p></li></ul>

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