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    Hi All, I'm wondering if anyone can help. Where do you all search for work when in the UK (perm work)? Is there a 'best place' upload your CV to?

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    search online, monster, cvjobs, register with agencies etc.
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    I find that recruitment agencies call me non-stop with 'the norm' sites... is there anything slightly less in the public eye?
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    If you're getting non-stop calls, what's the problem? I let recruiters do the work for me.
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    If you're anywhere near Harrogate, North Yorkshire then I'm recruiting - loyaltymatters.co.uk
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    Originally Posted by Northie
    If you're anywhere near Harrogate, North Yorkshire then I'm recruiting - loyaltymatters.co.uk
    or people could always re-locate
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    Originally Posted by paulh1983
    or people could always re-locate
    Harrogate is in Yorkshire, which means it's North of the M25! Madness.

    www.reed.co.uk is a pretty decent recruitment agency.

    However, if you are really, really good. You should look into some of the better London agencies.
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    I'd never relocate for a job - there are far more important things in life than a job or an income.
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    i would, esp if you have never had a job before, you cant reject a job because it is far away, yes you might live away from your family, have expenses, but in the long run, you will benefit from experience gained both in IT and living away
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    my family is more important than my job - end of

    you cant reject a job because it is far away,
    you can reject anything you want for whatever reason you want.

    I know that there are junior developers on this board earning way more than me because of where they live has a demand for them If I moved to those locations I may be able to triple or quadruple my salary - but I'm not going to gain anything from it; in fact I'll loose what's more important to me.

    I measure success by happiness and not by money/income/skills/experience/etc
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    sorry to go on and on..

    yes family is important but if you never had a job before, few months without family to get experience so you can look for a job near your family is WORTH WHILE. it is either that or you wait for a job that might never come.
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    Originally Posted by Northie
    I'd never relocate for a job - there are far more important things in life than a job or an income.
    Same here. I keep getting calls for jobs thousands of miles from me. One guy insists that I'd really love living in Oregon. Whether or not that's true, I don't move for jobs.
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    Originally Posted by paulh1983
    sorry to go on and on..

    yes family is important but if you never had a job before, few months without family to get experience so you can look for a job near your family is WORTH WHILE. it is either that or you wait for a job that might never come.
    If you take a job as a 3-month stopgap so you can look for a better job, you'd be better off in some sort of seasonal work like food service or event security. I know if I hired a dev, potentially paid relocation expenses, and spend 3-4 months getting him up to speed in our code base only for him to quit and move back, I'd be furious.

    I've never moved for a job. I've moved cross-country twice for family reasons, and both times I quit jobs I liked to get new ones near where I needed to be. I'm sure I'm missing out on higher-paying jobs because I refuse to work more than 45 minutes from my home, but that doesn't matter to me.
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