I’m starting to get excited, because in less than two months my girlfriend and I will be in London and looking for work! We’ve been accepted under the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme, meaning we get a two-year work permit, and we can easily extend it if we want.
We’ll be based in London, at least at first, though we’re considering looking at other cities.
Any words of advice or introductions to prospective employers would be gratefully received.
We’ve both already lived in London, in my case for four years from 1997-2001, so we don’t need too much information about the city. I’ve previously worked in a special library in London, and she worked in a public library, so we have some idea about how things work.
I’m looking for a reference position, possibly in a law firm or other corporate library, possibly in an academic library. Ideally, I’d like a position where I could follow my interests in new(ish) technologies and current awareness. I’m also interested in anything with a CI (Competitive Intelligence) element, where I’d be doing more analysis, not just information gathering or showing people how to use databases.
Wish us luck, anyway.