The best way of finding jobs in London

Over 85% of London's workforce is employed in the service industries. The city's economy is heavily reliant upon finance and business services, retail and leisure. Anyone in the process of finding jobs in London will find it easier to find employment in these sectors.

Approximately 350,000 people work in the financial services sector in London. Most of the world's largest banks are located in London. Canary Wharf is home to two of world's largest banks, HSBC and Barclays. Other finacial districts include Camden & Islington, Westminster, the City and Lambeth and Southwark.

Jobsekers can find a high concentration of banking legal, insurance and accounting jobs in these districts. Many people will contact firms directly with a CV, cover letter and portfolio.

Contact details and website addresses can be found in business listing directories on the web. Some companies advertise vacancies online and allow candidates to apply online via the jobpages of their website.

Specialist jobsites such as financialjobsinlondon.com, efinancialcareers.co.uk and purelybanking.co.uk are dedicated solely to the sector. Job hunters can search jobs by type, location and salary, submit a CV, receive job email alerts and apply online.

Retail and leisure contributes greatly to London's economy as the second largest business sector and employer. The sector accounts for almost 10% of the total workforce. Jobseekers can find vacancies advertised on sites such as inretail.co.uk and retailhumanresources.com.

Jobseekers can also apply for manufacturing, construction and public sector jobs on sites such as jobisjob.co.uk and indeed.co.uk. When finding jobs in London you should use every resource at your disposal including recruitment agencies, newspapers, job fairs, company open days and job centres.


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