Make sure you are well prepared when you receive a call back from the recruiter.Believe me, who is calling will remember exactly if you sounded insecure or if you asked them to repeat the same sentence 5 times (it happened to me, and it is no good).At times, choose to live in less popular areas is the key to success.Competition for jobs is lower, and the opportunity to interact with native speakers is much higher. My English improved quickly and I made friends with locals pretty easily. The site Gumtree is my Bible: I’ve found everything, from accommodation, to a temporary job as a receptionist and even a second-hand computer for 30£.The more your plan is detailed and accurate, the greater your chances of success will be.How I did it: When I decided to leave Italy, I focused my attention entirely on how to become an Au pair.If you have the experience and a good level of English, that’s all you need.I was 31 years old when Burberry London hired me, and they didn’t ask for my age once.
The UK and London in particular, can be a wild Jungle.Most landlords are honest people, but sometimes you can end up in very unpleasant situations (I found mice in the house the day of the move, and had to call a lawyer because the landlord would not give me back the money for the deposit. Always ask how much is the agency fee before signing up. You can read this interesting article on how agencies try to “scam” you on commissions.If you decide to try your luck in the super expensive London, another very good option you can consider for the first few weeks (until you find a suitable place to rent, find a job and sort out all the other documents) is the “short rental” option.If it’s done wrong and it’s inaccurate or incomplete, you could be the perfect candidate for the job, but you will be trashed immediately. For this reason, try to leave the companies that you care more about and the end of your “wish list”.If you are looking for secretarial jobs, be aware that many recruitment agencies will ask you to complete a 1-hour test on a computer to assess your knowledge.