Now is the time – considering your move to the UK.
With all the uncertainty in our world at the moment, it is easy for one to lose hope and then despair.
I have had my own business since 2005 and have seen many ups and downs, just as I thought I had conquered a hurdle, a bigger one was thrown my way.
I am proud to be a South African, we are a tough nation, there are no government bail outs (except for Eskom) no hand outs and in order for us to provide for our family and be a success we have to work hard and smart. Recently we have had many obstacles from the “Zuma years”, the start of load shedding, further uncertainty in our country, more load shedding and now COVID-19.
South Africans are resilient and we will make it through this challenging period but perhaps it is now time for a personal “reset”, to look where we are in life and where we want to be.
For those who are thinking of relocating to another country namely the UK it is imperative to research, plan, be positive and then be brave.
Ensuring one meets the current immigration requirements is essential, however with the UK’s immigration changes taking place in January 2021 (only 9 months away) we strongly suggest starting the process now!
With the tier system, your category of skill and experience may be in line for a UK work visa.
Firstly, your CV; when last did you consider revamping this? Times have changed and so has the market, your CV needs to “sell you” and a video option maybe just what you need?
Where do you want to be in your career in 5 years’ time? With this in mind does your CV even market you?
Applying for jobs in the UK requires an applicant’s CV to be in a specific UK format, does your’ s adhere to these requirements? Many HR teams and recruiters will not even consider looking at a CV unless it is in the correct UK format.
Using a template CV format is acceptable but who wants their CV to be “acceptable”, acceptable applicants don’t always get that dream job. We now all have to “up our game” and be one step ahead of the competition.
What about references, these need to be considered and what about other checks? These are all elements on has to consider when trying to get ready for the UK immigration changes taking place soon.
This can be a daunting process but you still have time, get started put a timeline and deadlines in place for yourself.
Be positive, be brave, you will be successful. For more information on reformatting your CV, please contact us. We’d be happy to assist you and make this daunting, often overwhelming process a little easier. Email firstname.lastname@example.org today.