Working in the city of London can seem like a daunting experience, but our guide will help you get your foot in the door.
Research the industry you want to work in
As mentioned before, London is home to many, many different industries.
The capital city is mostly known for its financial sector, with areas like Canary Wharf and Croydon being home to both well-known firms and startups. HSBC and JP Morgan are just two of the big names you’ll find. It’s also saturated with fintech companies, one of the fastest-growing sectors.
On the other hand, many creative industries flock to Soho, where design, music, film and visual art companies are popular. Alternatively, if you’re planning on working at a small business or startup, Shoreditch is a great place to start your career in London. And of course, don’t forget about the capital’s Silicon Roundabout, where you’ll find the likes of Google and Intel, amongst others.
When applying for work in London, the job location must be considered - you don’t want to work somewhere that isn’t for you. It’s a good idea to explore the local area before you accept a job offer. When you have an interview in place - or even before then - consider booking a few days away in or near the district to really get a feel for the city.
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