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As a newly arrived American, how difficult is job-hunting in the UK?

I am considering making a move. Do any former Americans have any advice? Particularly I am interested in how difficult the financial adjustment is, and the time it potentially takes to find a job... thinking London, Brighton... one of the larger cities. I am a college student and have work experience mostly in service and retail, etc. I would just like some stories of Americans who have made such spontaneous moves - if for nothing else, the sake of curiosity. Thanks.

Asked By: a world without grudges - 4/7/2010
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Job hunting in the UK is just as tough as the US right now. Your first problem is going to be getting a work permit in the first place - you pretty much either have to have a Masters or PhD for the Tier 1 visa or have to be transferred by your US employer on a Tier 2 Intercompany Transfer visa. Or if you are a full... More
Answered By: Kittysue - 4/7/2010
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you will HAVE to get a Work Visa or a Student Visa to get a job in the uk- you can't just pick up and move there and get a job- you Have to go through Imigration official uk government sites: http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/ http://www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/policyandlaw/immigrationlaw/immigrationrules/
Answered By: LadyMerton - 4/7/2010
 
i'm british but i know we have 3 million people out of work.good luck to you
Answered By: Chris - 4/8/2010
 
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