Working in Brighton. How to find a job in less than one week
Brighton and Hove
If you have thought about going to live or working a time to England, Brighton can be one of the best options. We are talking about a friendly city with very open people. We find a medium-sized town where we will not have the stresses of big cities and is about 40 minutes by train from London. The weather in the south of England is somewhat better than in the North so this is the best you can find. Although it is very windy.
Social life in Brighton is its strong point, as there are plenty of bars, restaurants, nightclubs, theaters, shows in the streets, aquariums, ice rink and a long etcetera. Also everything is usually open seven days a week. So no matter what days you have free, you can always enjoy different activities.
If you are already determined, you should analyze the labor market; since it may not be easy to find the job you are looking for. The majority of the jobs are distributed between hospitality and commerce. If you want to work in a multinational or in an office, Brighton may not be your city. It is true that there are several companies of great magnitude as American Express but the truth is that there are not many. It is best that you apply before going there and go with a concerted interview.
Before I continue I have to say that the possibility of getting a job will depend directly on the level of English you have. If you can barely communicate, it will be very difficult for you. I recommend that you spend a few months before, going to study and trying to talk and listen the language.
The strategy of looking for a job changes a little, it will depend on the type of work. Let’s start with office or multinational work.
Work in offices or multinationals:
In this case, the first thing is to see if the company has its own website and if it has vacancies listed on it. Use your search system and apply to the jobs that interest you. In case there is not, you can search their contact information and send an email explaining in which city you want to work, why there, why with them and talking about your qualities and qualifications. Attach your curriculum.
Keep in mind that these companies receive many resumes at the end of the day, so chances that they do not even see some C. V’s are many, do not worry if they do not answer. Keep trying it in other places, wait a few weeks and insist on the same company.
Another way is to use employment pages.
Usually they ask you to register, upload your CV talk a little about you, and from there you only have to apply to the jobs you want. It is quite fast once you are already registered.
Another technique that few people use is mailing letters. I find it a very good option since the C. V’s and online applications are often not seen. But a letter is always open and receives at least a glance. That is an advantage over the rest of the applicants. If you can find the name of the person in charge of hiring or the director of human resources, send the letter in his name. In case you do not know it, go to the Human Resources department.
Jobs in Hostelry or Trade
In case you want to work in a bar, a restaurant, a shop, a reception or similar works it is best that you go in person leaving your curriculum by the different establishments.
Although you can also do a lot of work from home. You can send mails directly to these establishments or send letters as I explained before.
Although one of the best options is to look for work in local newspapers. All of them have a section of online jobs in addition to the printed section. The good thing about looking for work here is that jobs tend to have few applications. Many times you will be the only one applying or the first ones. So you will practically have an assured interview.
In Brighton the best local newspapers are:
Now you have only to think how you are going to do it and launch yourself at it.