About

My husband and I are venturing across the world – from Vancouver to London – for 2 years of doing something differently. At 29 and 30 years old, this may be the best time of our lives to take a risk, play all out and see what happens. I am a wildly, passionate Interior Designer and Phil is a maniacal, dynamic Programmer. And together we are on a mission to (every day) create our dream lives. We’ve been married for 4 years and together for 9.5 and I still can’t wait to see him. We’ve been incredibly lucky in love, which gives us a strong position to take chances together.

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  1. Hello Tara,

    Thank you so much for sharing your london’s experience on this blog that i stumbled upon while googling around to find a canadian blogging about his experience in london, and yours seems to be the most up to date and clearly singles out what seems to be the biggest issue about moving there: finding a good job, although some other blogs also talk about finding a good and decent apartment, but i guess being a designer helps!

    I am currently living in Montreal, Quebec and I am seriously thinking about moving to london on the YMS 2 year visa around mid-september/october. And although you have been unlucky in finding the right position, it seems phil has been luckier in this domain, and I would really be interested if you guys could share with me your experience and even probably advises on strategies to set up to probably find a job before moving there as it is the thing that worries me the most about moving there….or as you put it so rightly in one of your posts, I just want to avoid the ” what have I done?!!” moment, although you seem to have weathered that moment quite bravely!

    So basically my background is in finance an mathematics ( bachelor of finance, masters in Applied mathematics) with some experience in finance notably for Bombardier Aerospace, but I also know my way around some programming languages ( more web programming than anything else: html, php, SQL, etc.) …Just like you I have applied to some positions mostly at north americans companies like Google ( thank you for their office pictures it seems like a great place to work in!), some Banks like RBC, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, etc. but unfortunately at this point in time I have been unsuccessful.

    So currently I am more like in a dead end and I would greatly appreciate it if you have some advises to share with me that would probably help me jump start my job search in a more fruitful way, specially about the best way you think I should go to land a job before getting there?

    Thank you.

    Abbass

    PS: I know you have a policy of all honesty on this blog, so do not hesitate to be honest!

    • Hi Abbass… Thanks so much for the comment! Are you sure you want me to be giving you advice? 🙂 I think it’s great that you’re looking to do something different though and take a chance! Sometimes you just have to jump in. Finance seems to always be looking for people, as does the technology sector right now. I’ll try and do a post soon on this topic in case anyone else is wondering the same questions.

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