I guess when it comes to the job aspect, joining an agency is a good thing as they have a lot of contacts and can send you in for jobs that may not be open to the general public. As to things to do, it depends where you are living…try checking out the local music scene, or going to bars/pubs/clubs is always a good way to meet new people. And, places to go, there’s many beautiful places all around the UK, take time to do some research in to various places to see what each place offers and whether it’s your kind of thing or not…try this website for some ideas – http://www.places-to-visit.co.uk/ – hope that helps!
The UK is a large area. Where are you moving to? Im not sure how to answer, ‘who to meet’, people there were very nice but people are pretty much the same every where. I would suggest meeting people there the same way you have every where else. I thiknk youll really love it. As far as work goes, yes, definitely contact a staffing agency. Your question is very open-ended, Im sorry, I cant be more help with not knowing anything a little more specific. Have patience in your job hunt as UK citizens are likely to get a job over you. Search Barnes and Noble online for books on proper British/UK business and social etiquette.
I wish you much luck and success!
my only advise is to look to the RIGHT when you get ready to cross the street and not to the left. It’s hard to get used to doing, but a lot of the main crosswalks are marked.
This will help prevent bodily injury, thus incresing your changes of finding a job.
I would suggest finding a British web site with blogs and current info about housing, etc..like a Craig’s List.
As questionable as it may sound, there are postings for flats, people to meet as platonic friends, etc.. Check out cyber cafes, and avoid tourist spots, as you will only meet other “outsiders”
I would think going to some of the larger places, like British Museum, etc..and going to the personell office and filling our a resume by itself would be a learning experience. Chat up the people that work there, the clerks in stores, hairdressers, etc..go in for a free make-up application at a large department store and chat up the sales clerk..perhaps get involved right away in a charitible organization, and meet others that have similar interests.
All this is just off the top of my head, but is what i would do.
Good Luck, and what a great Adventure you will have.
Yes, I have some advice on moving to the UK- don’t.
That is unless you fancy the following things/experiences:
- Feeling like you have been raped every time you have to pay overinflated prices (which is always.)
- Dealing with smug, pretentious, useless idiots on a daily basis
- British dentistry (or lack thereof)
- A severe lack of sanitation & cleanliness everywhere you go
- Dealing with the collective hate between the classes
- The fact that you are so close to Europe, but so VERY far away.
- Tony Blair
- The group of inbred sheep shaggers they call the royal family
Coronation Street [the show, not the chocolates they rule]
- The Northern Line
- The M25
- I could go on….
-A reformed Englishman
Defiantly look to the right, twice! Your resume is called a CV (Curriculum Vitae). People mock kiss on the cheek when greeting each other. Alwase, Always stay to the right when on an escalator the left is for people in a hurry. When you meet a person on the street and you do that little dance as to which way to pass…go left not right. Always mind the GAP! Purchase a rail card asap, cars are pointless. If you want to not look like a tourist wear leather shoos not sneakers, were a belt and a collared shirt. Don’t bring your electronics because the converters never work like they say. Buy your cloths on the cheep at Oxfam and your underwear at Marks and Sparks(you will see it as Marks and Spencer’s). Eat loads of curry and kabobs. Don’t watch East Enders because it sucks and the intro tune will haunt you for the rest of your days!! hehe. Drink lots of beer, ladies are much easier to chat up but aren’t always easy :)That’s enough for now I guess, have fun!!!!!
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