Few things to know before you start doing a job in UK
By Angela Sanders Friday, September 20, 2013, 10:56 AM EDT
With more young professionals choosing to immigrate to the UK in search of studies and jobs it’s important you spend some time to learn some tips to help improve your odds of securing and keeping a job. More professional graduating from college and university only means more competition for the job applicants so keeping these points in mind will improve your chances of securing a job:
Interview preparation tips:
Research on the company’s background and expertise
Before attending job interviews make sure to conduct some background research liked to the company’s specialization and industry. This helps you dig up background information linked to the company specialization thus allowing you to research and prepare on relevant topics. You do not need to be a professional and know every answer but understanding the basic will help improve your chances of passing the job interview.
Practice helps reduce the jitters
It’s important you maintain a habit of attending job interviews despite the need or your educational qualifications. Doing this allows you to build confidence over time thus improving your chances of securing a job. Many job interviewers will mainly observe your confidence while answering the questions as this helps them determine your problem solving and leadership’s skills. Many cases have shown job applicant exhibiting high confidence have a better chance of securing a good jobs despite having much lower educational qualifications than others attending the same job interview. Educational qualifications are not only what most companies are searching for in today so build confidence and leaderships skills as well.
After passing and being selected for a job
Dress codes and appearance while at work
It is very important you invest in a wardrobe and some formal clothing to make you look more professional while at work. Avoid going to work in informal clothing like jeans and t-shirts. If possible, buy a full suite matching the companies dressing code requirement, some companies will also provide the uniforms to be worn at work so stick to the dressing code as it make you look professional.
Avoid mixing pleasure with your profession
Most company employees will be allotted a workstation at work, which comprises a computer connected to the internet. Social media and games have become a menace at the work place today so learn to limit and manage your time accordingly. It is best you simply avoid using the computers and internet for any personal work as this will eventually affect productivity, which will in turn affect your job. It’s also important to understand many companies today have strict policies linked to miss use of company resources and violating these could cost you your job. Many simply block or install tracking software that record the computers usage and report it to management. To avoid such problems its best you simply abstain from using your company’s resources for you own gain.
Those who want to visit U.K can register for ESTA program. It's a special automated software that determines the verifiability of tourists to visit U.S under VWP program With jobs getting harder to secure and more Ukba applications being approvals it’s important you make sure you keep any job you get for as long as possible. Sticking to one company longer also improves your chances of securing another job in future so keeping all these factors in mind will help you secure and retain the best jobs in the UK today.