Unfortunately, London was one of the cities where the financial crisis was felt more than anywhere else. And that fact is not a make-up but it is what the figures say: the unemployment has reached 11 per cent which is even higher than the rates of unemployment in the United States, where the crisis started and used to be most severe.
Of course the rates of lay-off were highest in the areas in which there is more labor force than needed. Unsurprisingly, those are the people who have got a finance degree or those whose job is related to finances. And I am saying that it is not surprising because finance is a subject preferred by millions of students all over the world and it was obvious than soon or later a huge number of those people will not be able to achieve professional success in the area which they are most knowledgeable about.
However, if you are not one of the people who give up easily when they face the first problem or obstacle, then this article is meant just for you. London is an enormous city and you can certainly get a job if you are hard-working and patient enough. Just read the article to its end and you will get some useful information about what you should do in order to increase your chance of getting a finance job.
The first thing which you should know is that you need to apply for as many jobs as possible. When you studied finance, you probably studied statistics also and you know that the more attempts you make the more likely it is one of them to achieve success. That is why you should not trust those people who claim that a person should not apply for many job-positions at the same time. Those are nonsense- the truth is that you should grab every opportunity out there and whether you will get the job or not is something which depends on your skills, knowledge and luck of course.
However, there is something else which you should know about the process of job-applying in London. As it is a very big city, there is no better way for you to apply for a certain job than visiting websites. You will not believe it how many sites there are in which the employers publish what they need. By using the Internet, you will be able to see all positions in the area of finance which are vacant at a certain moment, and you will also be to compare the salaries and bonuses of each position. It sounds great, doesn’t it?