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How is the UK Work Landscape?

Old Sep 15th 2021, 6:01 pm
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I’m planning to return to the UK within the next year. I’m not quite ready to retire (I’m about to turn 58) so am planning to stay in the workforce for a while. I have been away for almost 30 years and am wondering if my Americanized outlook and experience (not to mention, ahem, my mature years) will translate well in the UK job market. I admit I am totally disconnected from how job hunting in the UK works these days. There is also the impact of Covid to consider. I have reached out to my LinkedIn network and people I’ve collaborated with over the years, and to be honest they are a bit doom and gloom. Many people on this site seem to either be moving back to retire, or have a corporate transfer so I’m just curious to hear from any others in a similar position to me. I am a sales, advertising and travel marketing professional most of the time, but have run my own business and worked capably in other roles. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
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Generally, the job market is very good and for the first time in history we had one million vacancies this week. However, the travel sector was one of the worst hit by the pandemic and there are still a lot of issues facing it.
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Thanks for the response. That certainly seems a little more positive than some of the other feedback I have received. I would be very interested in hearing about any UK centric job or networking sites I should subscribe to, similar to LinkedIn or aIndeed etc. Thanks again.
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Thanks for the response. That certainly seems a little more positive than some of the other feedback I have received. I would be very interested in hearing about any UK centric job or networking sites I should subscribe to, similar to LinkedIn or aIndeed etc. Thanks again.
I agree with verystormy. Why not test the waters and put your CV on line with the following sites? You don't have to take the jobs and you may pick up some useful contacts. These are the main ones but there are others. I have never had any luck with Linkedin but it may work for some. Regarding your age, I am in engineering and find many people over 70 are coming back into the workplace after being under the feet at home.

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Can you drive a truck??
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