I 'm post graduated. I desire to work in London some years to get international experience. I have five years of software development, got Java certified and post graduated in software engineering with RUP and UML by IBM.
What is your timeframe for going over?
Certainly from my own experience in trying to find a position, it is quite a difficult time to be searching within the UK due to the impact of the global recession.
That's not to say there aren't positions, you just have to search harder and be an exceptional candidate.
Any application you complete will have to be targeted. Roles are typically looking for a 95% fit where as a couple of years ago, someone with a 75% fit would be accepted.
Are you already with a global firm, is there any possibility you can be transferred?
If not, some things to consider are:
*Job Agencies (in down times a number of positions are filled by agents and don't make it to regular print advertisements)
Have a look at:
You need a visa, as well as a work permit.
(Do you already have the right to work in the UK, or can you get a visa? Youth mobility visa is your best bet if you're under 30. Note strict changes to the Tier 2 (work sponsored) and Tier 1 skilled migrant visa if taking that route.)
My general advice would be to put the feelers out, with a view to securing a position mid to late 2010. If you go over right now without waiting for market confidence to rise and new projects to start flowing again you may find it is a lot harder (though not impossible) to find a well paid job.
Others may be more confident, this is just my view.
Goodluck with your endeavours.
Michael almost 8 years ago
Register your CV with
Sign up for the job's by email function on all of these. For the past decade or so, these have been the stock CV Database search tools used by pretty much every single major IT Recruiter. These will ensure that when they do their standard searches for candidates at least your name will be appearing in front of them.
Also look at:
If you need any specific advice or introductions let me know. I worked in the industry for almost 10 years and still have a number of contacts that recruit for your skill set.
Marcus over 7 years ago
I am Sakthi with more than 2 years of experience in Java/J2EE, PHP, C++ and recently I have completed my Masters in Computer Science with first class merit from Middlesex University. For the past couple weeks am searching for a Junior Java developer job but all agencies jus phone me and got my info then no further consideration. Please help me to finda software developer job in London.
Sakthi. about 5 years ago