I am Russian/English speaker, looking for a job in London (such as an Administrator, etc). Recruitment agencies event don't want to talk to me because I have no work experience in the UK. I live in SE1 since last spring having 5 years visa with permission to work.
Do you know any local newspapers with job advertisings (posted directly by employers)?
What kind of advice could you give me?
Hi Svetlana, I used to work for a multi lingual recruitment agency, as you are Russian and speak good English they might be able to place you somewhere were your Russian language can be of an advantage. Check out their site. Usually they want to see a CV and will then invite you for interview. If you need any help to set up your CV let me know, I am more than happy to help!! We can swap emails.
I came to London five years ago from Germany and know how hard it can be!
Thank you very much for the answers.
I will try all my best to find a job. I am studding English now having advanced level; maybe it is not enough for administrative job (and others). And I am already 40... I am sending hundreds online applications without any success. Maybe I should work as beginning as a volunteer to earn my first English referees (because my previous ones don't speak English).
My best advice to you is to send your CV speculatively to companies you think you might like to work for, you can find addresses off yell.com. Don't hold back 100 CVs might get just a handfull of responses, but it is worth it as 70% of jobs are never advertised but gained by speculative methods, word of mouth and personal contacts.