Recruitment and Hiring

7 Steps to Enter the UK Job Market With Confidence

Digital careers in the UK marketPreview: Digital careers in the UK market

Entering the UK job market can be an exhilarating but daunting experience. However, with the right preparation and guidance from experts like Northcoders, you can step into the job market with confidence. In this blog, we'll explore seven essential steps to help you navigate the UK job market successfully, even if you're new to the tech industry.

1. Skills Development with Northcoders:

Enrolling in a coding bootcamp like Northcoders can be your game-changer. Learn the skills you need for tech roles that are in high demand, and gain practical experience working on real-world projects.

2. Build a Strong Portfolio:

Showcase your abilities by creating a compelling portfolio. Share the projects you've worked on during your bootcamp, emphasising your problem-solving, coding, and development skills.

3. Networking and Community:

Join tech meetups, online forums, and attend industry events. Networking is a powerful tool to connect with professionals and potential employers, expanding your job market opportunities.

4. CV and LinkedIn Optimisation:

Create a strong CV and LinkedIn profile. Highlight your skills, education, and the projects you've completed during your coding bootcamp. Tailor your CV to specific job descriptions to stand out.

5. Interview Preparation:

Practise your interview skills, both technical and behavioural. Northcoders' interview preparation support can help you confidently answer questions and demonstrate your abilities to potential employers.

6. Research the UK Job Market:

Understand the job market in the UK, focusing on your desired location. Research the companies and sectors that are actively hiring tech talent.

7. Take Advantage of Northcoders Career Plus:

Northcoders' Career Plus support is designed to guide you throughout your job search, offering personalised coaching, CV reviews, interview preparation, and connections with employers.

Learn more about Northcoders Career Plus support here.