Job in the UK from the US?

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  1. Stev0Griffin

    Stev0Griffin Trendsetter

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    This is something I'm legitimately interested in, but something I'm not entirely sure on how to go about.

    I'm a US citizen. I have a fascination with the UK, and have decided that maybe, just maybe, I could start a new life there. Get my family all settled in, become a citizen eventually, etc.

    Here's the kicker: I have no networking in the UK. I also don't have a college degree. I feel like these limit any possibilities I have of moving out there and getting a decent job, but damn it, I'm determined.

    So what would your recommendation be to get over there? To get a job there? To raise my family there?
     
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    They pay you in pounds and you order your drinks in pints. It's totally bizarre!
     
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    Have you been?

    What do you do for a living? Skills?
     
  4. Stev0Griffin

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    I'm an office manager for a plumbing company. I have been here for about 5 years now, and my tasks include payroll, human resources, accounting, inventory, scheduling, etc. a bunch of managerial tasks.

    I've been once to visit, but that was probably 12 years ago or so.
     
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    It's all about who you know.
     
  6. Stev0Griffin

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    Anyone in the UK wanna hook an American TGP member up with a work visa? ;D
     
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    ^ that wouldn't be what I'd want. I'm someone who prefers to work. No government assistance for me, thanks.
     
  8. chrisr777

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    Well, that's a problem then. I'm more interested in losing pounds.
     
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  9. filtersweep

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    Good luck getting a work permit.
     
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    Do you have any parents or grandparents born in the UK? You might be eligible for a 'certificate of entitlement'. Because my mom is British I have one. Basically I can enter and work in the UK freely. But I don't think I can vote.

    edit: sorry just checked. Commonwealth citizens only and must have been born prior to 1982.
     
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    Where would you want to live/work?
     
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    Dude! Thanks a ton! That's actually pretty much exactly the kind of stuff I'd excel in. That link is awesome.
     
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    You think beer is expensive until you realize that an imperial pint is 20oz!
     
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    two other options..
    if you have Irish ancestors, you may qualify for a passport... look into this. The Irish blokes always drive Immigration nuts by traveling on two passports...

    or you could go commando and move to Ireland and work until they throw you out. I am from Wales and we don't want your kind there, mate.
     
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    Cool

    Good Luck .... just keep applying till you get some nibbles

    Poke around on the internet and you'll find books on how to build your federal resume

    :banana
     

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