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  • Job search - only Call-Center jobs for Foreigners?

    Hi everybody, I am planning to move from Germany to Scotland in 2012 or 2013, but have to find a job first.

    On the usual job platforms I only found Call Center jobs with a salary range around 12000 - 15000 Pounds per year. This is nothing if you want to rent a 1-bed-room flat and pay your daily living.

    Here are my questions:

    1) Has any foreigner here experience in working in a Call Center?
    2) Can you live on that salary?
    3) How did you manage to find a job?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you
    Steffi

  • #2
    hi
    1. im not a foreigner but as long as your english is good enough and other people can understand you then it shouldnt be a problem
    2. yes, its not great money but youl survive
    3. s1jobs.com or jobcentreplus or one of the many other job sites.

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    • #3
      Thank you

      Thanks for your reply. Well, I already looked into several job www sites, but the problem is that I do not want to work in a Call Center. I speak and write several languages, already tried to apply with translation services - so far without luck, but I keep on looking.

      You really think one can survive on more or less 1000 Pounds per month in Edinburgh??? Financing a flat and daily living???

      I just returned from Edinburgh, looking at the local property market, the prices are really high, also if you just go into a supermarket and buy vegetables and fruit.....

      Well anyway, thanks for your help. I keep on looking :-)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Leilakay View Post
        You really think one can survive on more or less 1000 Pounds per month in Edinburgh??? Financing a flat and daily living???

        I just returned from Edinburgh, looking at the local property market, the prices are really high, also if you just go into a supermarket and buy vegetables and fruit.....

        Well anyway, thanks for your help. I keep on looking :-)



        Just a thought...live outside Edinburgh, probably cheaper and you could commute to work or
        consider somewhere else than Edinburgh to start with.

        Also...don't go to the main large supermarkets...use Lidl or Aldi

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        • #5
          Call Centres

          Go to Call Centre Helper
          They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
          Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
          At the going down of the sun and in the morning
          We will remember them.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by billc View Post
            Go to Call Centre Helper

            She doesn't want a job in a call centre !

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Scotsgait View Post
              She doesn't want a job in a call centre !
              I asked Bill for help as he used to work in a call centre and if Steffi cannot find any other work the
              name he has given would be helpful to her.

              Question 3) How did you manage to find a job?

              Is the one Bill was replying to, maybe he should have mentioned that but he didn't.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Babz View Post
                if Steffi cannot find any other work the
                name he has given would be helpful to her.

                ...and #3 makes it clear that she doesn't want to work there.

                Originally posted by Leilakay View Post
                I do not want to work in a Call Center.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Scotsgait View Post
                  ...and #3 makes it clear that she doesn't want to work there.
                  That post was not passed on to Bill...as I said he was doing me a favour as he only left a call
                  centre a couple of months ago...pity you can't be as helpful...as a few of your posts nowadays
                  seem to criticise and not help !!!

                  If she cannot get the job she really wants it is always helpful to have information on other
                  outlets that she mentioned.

                  People come here for help and not for negative remarks to other members

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Babz View Post
                    That post was not passed on to Bill...as I said he was doing me a favour as he only left a call
                    centre a couple of months ago...pity you can't be as helpful...as a few of your posts nowadays
                    seem to criticise and not help !!!

                    If she cannot get the job she really wants it is always helpful to have information on other
                    outlets that she mentioned.

                    People come here for help and not for negative remarks to other members

                    FFS, it's now "not helpful" to be pointing out that the OP isn't actually interested in doing a call centre job.

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                    • #11
                      Scotsgit, personally i feel your attack on Babz was stroppy, to the point of being abusive. I would suggest you get off your high horse and be nice to people. That was uncalled for, Babz was only trying to help, as always.
                      They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
                      Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
                      At the going down of the sun and in the morning
                      We will remember them.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by billc View Post
                        Scotsgit, personally i feel your attack on Babz was stroppy, to the point of being abusive. I would suggest you get off your high horse and be nice to people. That was uncalled for, Babz was only trying to help, as always.
                        So says someone who refers to me as "Scotsgit"

                        Ach weel........

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                        • #13
                          Thats how you come across
                          They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
                          Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
                          At the going down of the sun and in the morning
                          We will remember them.

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                          • #14
                            obviously, you have no constructive arguement, thats why you sit and pick holes.
                            They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
                            Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
                            At the going down of the sun and in the morning
                            We will remember them.

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                            • #15
                              The first step is to find what jobs are out there. Fortunately the internet makes it possible to find anything. One of your best resources will be an online recruitment agency. These are companies that help businesses fill jobs. As a candidate, you will upload your CV and fill out an application, and then the agency will attempt to match you to a job they are trying to fill. If approved you will then proceed to the interview stages.


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                              Last edited by Celyn; 3rd November 2012, 00:24. Reason: SPAM deleted

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