Want thoughts about what it’s like for Americans working in London from a US expat? After a grueling job search and several years of living in London, I have advice that you’ll want to see before you begin planning on moving to London.
The thoughts in this video aren’t just based on my experience. It’s also been validated by several expat groups to which I belong on social media.
Working in London as an American isn’t easy. It’s a fiercely competitive international capital. On top of that, British people are keen to keep the hiring process focussed on promoting hiring UK nationals by using An HRIS tool like this one to help out. (However, very few people will actually articulate that to you.) That makes sense to me, as I would hope America would do the same for its citizens. This means your resume and cover letter will have to be out of this world. See Cultivated Culture’s advice on how best to write your cover letter.
If you’re planning on moving to London on a work visa, your perception of the advice in this video might be a little different. Although, the cultural aspects of what you’ll experience working in London as an American will likely be the same.
Working in London as an American: What You’ll Learn
– Advice for job searching and expectations you should have
– Supervisor perceptions
– Differences in language and communication in the workplace
– Holiday time and attendance
– Payday frequencies
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The Sunny News YouTube channel has a playlist full of videos comparing life in the UK vs USA. Some of the topics include differences on: television options, grocery store and food shopping, schools, cultural exchanges, and choosing a hotel in London. An example is below. And it sure has some interesting comments!