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    getting lots of calls, translating into quite a few interviews but its all moving very slow. Better than it was last year though so cant complain

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      Originally posted by hungry_hog View Post
      Market seems healthy (BA in FS).

      One gig coming to end, was contacted directly by three FS firms (two sell side, one buy side) and one Retail. Fingers crossed contract secured into New Year.

      On a slight tangent - has anyone ever secured a contract through efinancialcareers? They seem to have 100s of roles which are not elsewhere, looks very suspect to me! I recall using them couple years ago to no effect.
      Yes, I've had a couple of contracts through that site in the past. However, given the UK ones are predominantly London finance who aren't engaging contractors through their own Limited Co., it's a non-starter for me.

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        Originally posted by northernladuk View Post

        Done Dubai for awhile but only as part of a global project rather than contracted to work out there. The days of high value work with danger money are long gone with a heavy reliance on our friends east of them. The few roles I've seen recently over there that fit my skill set would have meant me earning less that UK work. There is the fact that half the world can go for the gigs as well and in straight race of skills you'll always lose out to an arabic speaker. Better to try find a consultancy that supplies services rather than just looking for a body from virtually anywhere in the world.
        It was a great experience when I was there but got pretty wearing in the summer months. Hot doesn't cover it. Most of the locals are sensible to get out for awhile.

        I'd definitely recommend for an experience but as a source of income it's not the earner it used to be. Hard finding roles out there though. Linkedin, Monstergulf and manually finding agents working specifically in the gulf were the best way.

        Oh.. And if you are one of these brits where it's your way or no way then forget it. If you aren't extremely switched on to the culture over there you are going to find it very difficult. Exceptions might be oil/gas where you are in enclaves etc but working with the locals then respect is paramount. That's why they hate the Americans so much out there.

        All that said I'd be back over in a heartbeat.

        EDIT : Bearing in mind offshore is a bit off topic you might be better starting a new thread asking about Gulf work.
        Thank you. That was very informative.

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          hard to get 100% remote roles, most want you 1-2 days in the office in london

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            Not looking currently, but hearing from my friends that all the talk these days is of "hybrid working". As KentDogWalker said, typically remote + 1-2 days in the London office as so much office space has been relinquished during lockdown.

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              Weird! All the roles I'm seeing a strictly remote.

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                Originally posted by lecyclist View Post
                Not looking currently, but hearing from my friends that all the talk these days is of "hybrid working". As KentDogWalker said, typically remote + 1-2 days in the London office as so much office space has been relinquished during lockdown.
                and of 100% remote roles, some still want you to live in the UK.

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                  Originally posted by KentDogWalker View Post

                  and of 100% remote roles, some still want you to live in the UK.
                  I wonder if that's to do with 'right to work' visa rules or some such. Technically it's a UK based job so I can see there being a hiccup if you were needed on site but couldn't get into the country.

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                    All good things must come to an end! However something else will begin.

                    Finished current project last week. Thought of taking some days off but swarmed with messages since morning. Accepted one, all paperwork completed and laptop has already been dispatched. 100% Remote.

                    Never seen such an active busy demand for decades.
                    Last edited by BigDataPro; 22 November 2021, 14:41.

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                      Originally posted by BigDataPro View Post
                      All good things must come to an end! However something else will begin.

                      Finished current project last week. Thought of taking some days off but swarmed with messages since morning. Accepted one, all paperwork completed and laptop has already been dispatched. 100% Remote.

                      Never seen such an active busy demand for decades.
                      This market has been unreal. Makes one feel like Cinderella at the ball. So many suitors.

                      Loving it!!!

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