Guide for international students to find a job in the UK

By Meet Univrsity

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Whether you are studying in the UK or just thinking about it, then maybe you are looking for a good career option in your life. After your graduation, finding a permanent job in the UK is a very hectic task. As soon as you complete your education, you need to change your student visa into a job visa, which requires a lot of paperwork and effort. Non-EU (European Union) international students can stay back after their graduation for two years and can find a job to settle in the UK. What’s more, most international students who are able to find work will need to have a starting salary of at least INR18 Lakhs.
Before applying for a job in the UK and filling job applications in various organizations, one should be aware of some questions:
o What type of job you are looking for?
o What is the perfect job you dreamt of?
o, Will, you be able to settle in the UK?
o How far you look at your career in a particular job in the UK?
o Do you possess some necessary skills for any job in the UK?
These are some questions, whose answers one should know if he is serious about his job in the UK. These questions can be even asked by employers to check your credibility. You should also start working on some general skills- teamwork, proactive problem-solving communication, time management, computer skills, and customer awareness. These skills are essential for both in your education degree and in applying for any job to build your career ahead.
Below are some tips or suggestions you’ll need a head for a smooth working and successful career in the UK:
1. Post-study work Visas after graduation –
The most important part of your work solely depends on the type of visa you’ll receive after you complete your graduation. Without a particular type of visa, you can’t work legally in the UK and no reputed company or any organization will take you as an employee. So first, get your visa clear!
Getting a working visa depends on a number of factors- nationality, the level course studied in the UK, and if your studies are completed or not. Main working visa options for non-EU students in the UK-
o Tier-2 (General) Visa – For skilled workers- full time and part-time work
o Tier 5 (Temporary Worker-Government Authorized Exchange) Visa – For work experience or professional training – Work in the UK for up to 12 or 24 months depending on the scheme applied for.
o Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa- For high-value migrants –For graduates identifies in Higher Education institutes – To successfully run a business or involve in any financial investment.

2. Develop Speaking skills –
Another most important skill you need is communication skills. The employer checks your fluency and standards in the English language. Living in another country will help you to speak other languages easily, as in foreign universities you’re exposed to different people coming from different backgrounds.
However, if you don’t have high proficiency in English and will not be able to meet the standards of the language, then your chances are lacking to find a job. Work on your communication and language skills, or take any tuition or extra classes in order to fulfill the demands.

3. Part-time job in the UK boost your credibility –
Move to any country or to any job, one will always ask – Do you have any experience? It’s not always necessary that you should have experience at a particular type of job, in which you’re applying, but if it’s then Bonzer!
To improve your chances while getting a job, you should indulge yourself in various other part-time jobs in order to gain some experience. These part-time jobs will give some idea of the working process in the UK.
Volunteering can be an amazing way to gain some hands-on experience in the field you are interested in. It can also be any project that you enjoy. These jobs will polish your entrepreneurial skills that potential employees should have.

4. Search for Career services –
The Careers Service, Student Development and Outreach departments provide professional, high-quality careers, and information services for international students. These departments or services are provided by every university to guide their students in finding jobs, a part-time job in the UK, prepare you for interviews, work on your CV and the most important is that they help to build your personality.
From mentoring and work placements to volunteering and networking opportunities, it’s a fast track to search for employment opportunities.

5. Job hunting resources –
Besides, finding a job in the UK on various official companies’ sites, one can also opt for other social media platforms like LinkedIn or Twitter. LinkedIn is a very popular site, in which you can make your profile with your education, experiences, qualification, and achievements. Nowadays, employers are finding to fill their vacancies by recruiting appropriate profiles from LinkedIn. By joining these networks, you can communicate with high-qualifies professionals or to reputed companies and can work under them.
You can also apply to your university portal, recruitment websites, or your school’s recruitment portal. There are various Graduate Recruitment Fairs that are regularly held in the university’s campus and major cities. Companies, from all around the globe, attend these fairs. You should attend these fairs to make your chances higher.

6. Networking –
It’s a saying that – “Building Network is the first step towards your career”. Going to a new country will help you to make new friends and relations. Make contact with people you find in career fairs, a part-time job in the UK, or in any place you’re volunteering, and get in touch with them on various sites to maintain a relationship. These relations/networks will help you to get various opportunities.