UK Job Search

The job market in the UK can be competitive, but with the right resources and strategies, you can increase your chances of success. In this article, we’ll explore the best job search resources available in the UK and provide tips and tricks for standing out in the job market. Whether you’re just starting your job search or looking to make a career change, these resources can help you find the right opportunity for you.

    1. Job Search Websites There are many job search websites available in the UK, including popular sites like Indeed, Reed, and Totaljobs. These websites allow you to search for jobs based on your skills, location, and experience, and they often provide helpful resources, such as resume and cover letter templates, to assist with your job search.

    2. Networking Networking is a powerful tool for job seekers, and there are many opportunities to network in the UK, including industry events, professional organizations, and online communities. Building relationships with professionals in your field can help you learn about job opportunities that may not be advertised, and it can also provide valuable insights into the job market and what employers are looking for.

    3. Recruitment Agencies Recruitment agencies can be a great resource for job seekers, as they have access to a wide range of job opportunities and can assist with the application process. Some recruitment agencies specialize in specific industries, such as finance or technology, so it’s worth considering working with an agency that has experience in your field.

    4. Social Media Social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, can also be useful for job seekers. These platforms allow you to connect with professionals in your field, share your work and achievements, and learn about job opportunities. Be sure to maintain a professional presence on social media and use it to showcase your skills and experience.

    5. Tips for Standing Out in the Job Market In a competitive job market, it’s important to make your application stand out. Here are a few tips to help you achieve this:

      • Tailor your resume and cover letter to the specific job and company you’re applying for.
      • Highlight your relevant skills and experience, and provide concrete examples of your achievements.
      • Show genuine interest in the company and the role, and explain why you’re a good fit for the job.
      • Follow up after you’ve submitted your application to show your continued interest in the role.

The UK job market can be competitive, but with the right resources and strategies, you can increase your chances of success. Whether you’re just starting your job search or looking to make a career change, these resources can help you find the right opportunity for you. Make the most of job search websites, networking, recruitment agencies, and social media, and use these tips to stand out in the job market. Start your UK job search today!

Now it is just a matter of matching your skills to the job opportunities available:

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Jump straight ahead and find out what opportunties we have on our books at the moment. These are legitimate positions with UK employers needing to fill.

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Whats being offered?

Only got a South African passport? No birth ties to the UK, these opportunities still apply. The UK employers we have sourced have sponsorship licenses for the UK’s Skilled Worker visa.

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What are the benefits?

If I apply and get accepted, how do I benefit? How does my family benefit? Good questions, we have answers to these questions and more in this benefit section:

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Other Approaches

If the previously mentioned job search strategies do not apply to you, there are three alternative approaches that have proven successful for South Africans:

    1. Utilizing personal networks
    2. Engaging in face-to-face interviews
    3. Starting with lower level positions

Personal networks can be a powerful tool for job seekers. An introduction from someone you know personally can make a big impact on an employer and increase your chances of being noticed.

Face-to-face interviews can also be beneficial, as they provide an opportunity for the employer to get to know you and assess your experience in person. In the UK, Skype interviews are a common practice, as the country is well equipped with reliable internet connections.

Starting with lower level positions can also be a strategic move, as it allows you to gain a foot in the door and demonstrate your value as a hardworking and skilled South African employee. Over time, your skills and experience can be leveraged to take on more responsibility and add extra value to the company.

It’s important to note that the first step in securing employment in the UK is to understand which visa you qualify for. This will help you determine the best approach for your job search and ensure that you have the necessary working rights to pursue your career in the UK.

There is not much point in having a UK job offer if you do not easily qualify to work in the UK. There is however point to having a UK job offer from a UK employer that knows either that you qualify to work in the UK independently or that they need to provide Tier 2 sponsorship.

Contact one of Move Up’s visa consultants to begin addressing your visa options when you are ready to take this further.


So, you have decided on wanting to work in the UK to earn some Pounds. London sounds appealing. Now the next step is to get a job there.

For those of you that have received a UK job offer already (and are not looking to find out how to get one (which this page theoretically facilitates), then please take a look at our “I got a UK job offer, now what?” page, we have put a separate page together to help explain the next steps.

Also, those wondering about their SA qualifications and experience and matching it up to the UK’s standards, please take a look at our RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) page.

How to Secure Employment in the UK?

When applying for jobs in the UK, it’s important to understand what factors employers consider when evaluating your application. Two key questions that employers often ask are: “What working rights does the applicant have?” and “When can the applicant start?” If your CV doesn’t clearly address these questions, your application may not be taken as seriously or may be met with hesitation.

For employers, filling open positions quickly is a priority. Knowing that an applicant has full working rights in the UK and is available to start immediately reduces risk and saves time.

International recruiters generally recommend that individuals who are serious about pursuing careers in the UK should either be willing to travel for interviews or should apply for independent working visas and begin their move as soon as possible.

At Move Up, we offer visa representation services to help navigate the UK government’s visa requirements. Our goal is to make the UK visa submission process as easy as possible.

If you’re interested in learning more about your visa options, you can take advantage of our free visa assessment. Our quick questions will help determine the best visa option for you and provide additional information on other visa options.


From this page, we trust you have found this information helpful and relevant. Further to that, we would like to introduce our service as visa representatives. Unfortunately recruitment is not our area of expertise (nor do we know of a SA:UK recruiter that facilitates a broad field of placements.

When it comes to the visa representation, Move Up can help in preparing a successful first time submitted case. We are here to help navigate the UK governments visa hurdles. Making UK visa submissions easy.

For further assistance, please try our free visa assessment – our quick questions can determine your best visa option is and will hopefully address some more visa options.

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