During the economic crisis of the last two years, many workers lost their jobs. The sharp decline in the financial value of vital financial assets, such as property, stocks, etc., caused a depletion of monetary resources to keep many companies running. This economic crisis has had severe and even damaging effects on the strong and powerful in the financial world. Given the severity of large companies that were negatively affected, many smaller companies were dragged out of the markets by the avalanche of financial problems and collapse. London, which is one of the major financial capitals of the world, did not emerge unscathed from this misfortune but is still struggling to recover from its subsequent effects and problems. These have made the job market an uncomfortable and, at times, fierce battlefield.
The five most popular and effective ways to find job vacancies in London are as follows.
1. Friends and word of mouth:
Your first step in finding a job in London is to be open about your desire to find a job and to talk to people. The world is still mostly a place where who you know is just as important as what you know. Talk to your friends, family, and sometimes people you meet along the way. You can join forums that address your business niche. Do you have friends in positions that will be helpful to you? Even if you don’t know anyone in that position, your friends and other people may have those connections. If you can gather the correct and timely information through word of mouth, it will most likely give you a positive advantage in the job market.
2. Job Center
The next step would be to visit your local ‘Job Center.’ There are many ‘Job Center’ offices in London and at least one in each local area. You will find people who are paid and willing to help you in your job search. They have resources to help you find jobs in London that suit your skills and training. They also have a database of employers who advertise job vacancies in London through their various offices and ‘Job Center’ websites. You may also be eligible for individual financial assistance during your job search. The employment center plus on Chadwick Street, London, SW1P 2EP, has seen an increase in the number of people finding work in that area of London. Some other workplaces that will be helpful include the offices at 26-46 Lisson Grove, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 6TZ, 1 Barnsbury Road, London, N1 0EX, Coburg House, 63-67 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD; who have seen job seekers from all over London visit their offices for help.
3. Recruitment Agencies
It is strongly recommended that you register with as many recruitment agencies as possible, especially those dealing with job vacancies in London for your specific needs. When you sign up with some of these recruitment agencies, you may be required to take an aptitude test or some other type of short test, depending on the job niche. When registering, you may also be required to provide them with certain personal information about yourself confidentially. I am not aware of any recruitment agency that does not adhere to data protection laws. If you are concerned about these, do not hesitate to ask about their data protection policy. Building a good relationship with your hiring consultants will make them remember you and hopefully let you know right away if a vacancy arises. Some may put you on a waiting list. Be sure to check in now and then to make sure your file doesn’t turn into forgotten paperwork.
Some recruitment agencies in London that will be helpful include Manpower 52 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6RB, Reed 9 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6XF, Adecco 351 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2JF, Office Angels 25-27 Oxford Street, London, W1D 2DW, etc.
In London, some free newspapers have advertisements for job vacancies. Examples of these complimentary newspapers are the “London Lite” and the “London Paper.” You can also buy some magazines, newspapers, and brochures that advertise job openings. The ‘London Loot’ is one of those newspapers. Over the past Christmas holidays, the London Loot newspaper featured an extensive list of job vacancies in the Brixton area of London. Some newspapers advertise specific job openings in London on certain days of the week. You may want to take note of that and pick up a newspaper on the day that job openings within your job search area are advertised. Other newspapers that advertise vacancies in London are the ‘London Times,’ ‘Guardian,’ ‘Daily Telegraph’, etc.
5. Online job websites:
The Internet is an important and growing source of information. There are websites dedicated to advertising and job search. You can register on these websites, create a profile or folder, and post your ‘Curriculum Vitae’ (CV) on the Internet. Employers will be able to view your CV and contact you if they are attracted to your profile. You can also search for open positions and apply directly for specific advertised jobs. You can even apply to multiple employers with just a few clicks. For example, you can register on the ‘London Career Builder’ website and search for vacancies in London. You will need to invest some of your time and focus on searching for London vacancies using online job websites effectively.