I am looking for a senior J2EE job in London as a foreigner.
Probably the best idea is some job agency.
I was searching the jobserve.co.uk and the biggest (amount of adverts) are: - Computer People - Huxley - Aston Carter - Lorien - Abraxas
The best candidate IMO is Huxley. They have lot of senior positions.
Any comments, advices, interesting information or positive/negative experiences?
Also any comments on the topic employee / contractor? Advantages / disadvantages in UK? Is it more difficult to get a job as an employee? As a contractor in UK your taxing is little bit better, is not it?
If you need sponsored for a work visa (i.e. you're outside the EU), your chances are small, unless you're very experienced or have specialist knowledge of the financial industry.
Otherwise, I would just apply for jobs through jobserve and cwjobs, and see what happens. It may be useful to establish a local presence (e.g., po box, or local friends' address).
The market is OK here, but there are very few companies who are willing to sponsor work permits.
posted 15 years ago
Originally posted by Damian FRACH: [QB] Also any comments on the topic employee / contractor? Advantages / disadvantages in UK? Is it more difficult to get a job as an employee? As a contractor in UK your taxing is little bit better, is not it? QB]
Sorry, I didn't address these questions: Employee vs. Contractor. Usual thing, contractors get paid more, but less benefits and job security.
Advantages in UK: pay is high in London (compared with most places), London is a great city, people are cool Disadvantages: housing is expensive, London is crowded, iffy weather
I've never been a contractor so I wouldn't know the relative difficultly with getting a contract compared with a permanent position.
Tax is high as a contractor, you have to pay income tax, national insurance, and a special kind of business tax if you're a contractor (because you work for your own company, or an umbrella company)
posted 15 years ago
I have EU citizen ship so it is fine
my problem is that jobserve has about 700 new IT adverts every working day
therefore I am thinking about some agency like Huxley to filter for me a job offers
Huxley looks for me very god, because they have almost only senior well paid positions