Last year, 88% of Aussies and Kiwis we surveyed found a job in London without difficulty. This is an increase of 4% in comparison to 2017.
In a previous article – How Long Does it Take to Find A Job In London? Results show that it would take longer to find a job in London in 2018 compared to the results of 2017. Ironically, our results reflect that they didn’t have any difficulty in finding these jobs.
In the comparative numbers, there is a lower number showing a decrease of 6%. With 17% of people finding it difficult in 2017 compared to 11% in 2018.
When we asked people about finding a job in London and if they thought it would be harder or easier in 2019, results show that they expected it to be more difficult than 2018, but about the same as 2017.
Yes, we confess our community gets a little assistance from us. Prior to when they arrive, we connect people heading to London with the UK recruiters, who are most likely to find them a job in London. Once connected with the right recruiters, people land jobs on their own virtues. This includes professional skills but a few other attributes as well, like perseverance and hard work.
There is also a clear and important message from Australians & New Zealanders looking for work in London and that is to plan, prepare & be organised.
When asked about the best channels that they find most effective and how easy is it to find a job in London this is what they had to say…
Recruiters (for contracting) – seems like the easiest and most effective way especially when you’re new to London. As they already have that line of communication with the company and most companies are used to hiring contractors through recruiters.” – M.L
It’s all about who you know – LinkedIn was my best channel to keep in touch with my professional network and receive introductions to UK based professionals which ultimately allowed me to land my current role” – Chloe
Recruiters are the way to go. Job boards are helpful as well, but mainly for connecting with new recruiters.” – R.W-S
Combinations of friends and recruitment companies. Have found recruiters are generally very helpful with finding me new roles.” – B.A
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