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1. Posted by FlorisS (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

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Hi,

I'm looking for a job in England, but I don't know where to start my Quest.
I'd into everything that has something to do with music - especially writing - I used to write reports
for a big classic rock radio station in Holland for almost two years, but the station quit - but I'm really into
anything...working for a label, publisher, concerthall, editing, dusting off old records...

Can anybody tell me a good website for jobs like that...or maybe suggesting a city where to find jobs like that...

Second on the bill is films...I'm less interested in films - only writing and making - but working for a cinema would be a dream coming true als well...well not my ultimate dream, but it's in the Dreams Top 50

I know there are like 10.000 sites about jobs, but most of them are all about finance and administration and I'm not really into that area...

Can you help me?
Thanks
Floris

2. Posted by PeteW27 (Budding Member 50 posts) 7y

Quoting FlorisS

Hi,

I'm looking for a job in England, but I don't know where to start my Quest.
I'd into everything that has something to do with music - especially writing - I used to write reports
for a big classic rock radio station in Holland for almost two years, but the station quit - but I'm really into
anything...working for a label, publisher, concerthall, editing, dusting off old records...

Can anybody tell me a good website for jobs like that...or maybe suggesting a city where to find jobs like that...

Second on the bill is films...I'm less interested in films - only writing and making - but working for a cinema would be a dream coming true als well...well not my ultimate dream, but it's in the Dreams Top 50

I know there are like 10.000 sites about jobs, but most of them are all about finance and administration and I'm not really into that area...

Can you help me?
Thanks
Floris

Hi!

Unless you've been living on Mars for the last year or so, you'll know that the "credit crunch" is biting and so people are losing jobs. i.e. looking for new jobs at the moment is extremely tough; if you are foreigner it will even be harder even if you are E.U. I'd say it would be easier to find a job on that Mars!! Also, the £'s value is falling dramatically so if you're not going to save anything. I'd personally wait until the economic situation improves, which could be a year at least. Most job websites aren't going to have "film" jobs so you're best bet would be to see if you can volunteer for some work experience. In terms of less whimsical jobs, totaljobs, jobsearch and monster are the best.
Sorry for sounding a bit gloomy, but it's best to be realistic! Enjoy our country though!

3. Posted by FlorisS (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Hi Pete,

thanks for being realistic, it's not my favourite hobby...
I feel that you've been slighty overreacting (it's not like we live in medieval circumstances
because of the so called 'crisis', it's a normal economic development - we're going up, we're going down - and it happened every now and then in history)

but I appreciate your honesty about not finding work via the normal jobs websites...it doesn't work that way in holland,
why should it work that way somewhere else, right?

I'm still open for more positive suggestions though...

4. Posted by Daglz (Budding Member 32 posts) 7y

Hi,

I have been working in London since September after coming over from Australia, I am working 2 jobs at the moment one as Assistant Manager at the Hostel I live at and the other at a customer support centre, they are not the highest paid jobs in the world after coming from working in Real Estate back home..but as Petew27 said things are tough over here at the moment and Its almost take any type of job you can get unless of course you can afford to hold out for that dream job..dont get me wrong I am still on the look out for better work as well though. Job sites are ok but i recommend when you do come over that you join up to as many recuritment agencies as possible, I have had a very low strike rate with job sites with either interviews or even hearing replies but I have only had about 2 weeks out of work after joining a few agencies around London....Also you dont have to limit your self to London there are jobs out there but unless you do your research before hand you will find it will take a little bit of time to set yourself up (i am only just getting my self under control now after 4 months here with settling in and getting everything I need to survive etc).
If you want to know a list of some recuritment agencies I do know of just let me know and that way you can hit the ground running when you do get here.

All the best

5. Posted by FlorisS (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Thanks for your help (see the e-mail I send you)

I found some sites that didn't seem to be that bad though, like 1job.co.uk, careerjet and uk.music-jobs.com
would you recommend those site as reliable?

6. Posted by FlorisS (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Hi Daglz,

I sent you an e-mail the other day, hope you received it.

Anyone else who can recommend recruitment agencies in England (doesn't need to be Londen)
is welcome as well. I found some great volunteer jobs and I'm open to any kind of job as long as I can combine the two worlds.

thanks

7. Posted by 2004ts (Budding Member 31 posts) 7y

Hi,

Yea, economic situation in UK is not looking good. I'm losing my job here in UK in weeks time. But it's good to be positive

You may try www.gumtree.com for jobs.

Good luck

8. Posted by FlorisS (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Gumtree is a nice one, thank you.