The United Kingdom is located in Europe. The official language is English.
Below is a selection of resources for searching for employment opportunities as a foreigner.
General Job Search Engines and Classifieds
With the sites below, you can expect to get a 0.5 to 1.0% response rate (people who will respond back to you to whom you sent your application/CV.) Nevertheless, I encourage you to give these sites a try as you never know what you will come up with or what connections you can make from a simple e-mail or application.
- Jobs.ac.uk: A big UK job site.
- The Guardian: The Guardian has job postings.
- The Independent: The Independent has jobs mainly in the areas of accounting, technology, and education.
- Career Jet: I’m sure you’ve heard of Career Jet. They have job search options for the UK.
- Glassdoor: Glassdoor has a slew of opportunities in London.
- Indeed: The UK version of the big U.S. job search site Indeed.com.
- Jobsite: Big boys in the UK job search field.
- Reed: These guys have a ridiculous number of job postings. One of the things I like about this site is that they actually show the number of job postings. Other job sites should look and learn from these guys.
- Monster: Monster has been around since pretty much the dawn of the internet era.
- Gov.uk: Government-run job site.
- Manpower: Recruitment agency.
Other Websites and Blogs
- Expat Arrivals: A good primer on working in the UK.
- Transitions Abroad: Transitions Abroad has a really comprehensive list for anyone considering becoming an expatriate in the UK.
Overseas and Expat Job Portals
- Michael Page: An international executive recruitment website that I’ve used in the past. This site is targeted towards high-end job seekers.
- eFinancialCareers: My favorite search engine for finance jobs on the web. I used them during my Wall Street days. They have lots of jobs for the UK.
- Overseas Jobs: I find that there is often significant overlap between the postings on this site and that of other sites. Nevertheless this site has been around for a while.
- Go Abroad: I’ve always been a fan of GoAbroad. In fact, on the visa information portion of my website, you will find where I have linked to their global embassies directory. They have a good job portal too.
- Linkedin: Last but not least, this huge professional social network is a resource for building contacts in the field and location of your interest.