I started investigating the possibility of working in the UK again tonight. I went to one website that did a free evaluation of my eligibility to obtain a skilled worker's visa for work in the UK. Not looking good so far. According to the evaluation, I only scored a 45 when you need a 65 and the way they weigh your job experience, education, and so on, it's not looking promising so far.
It's almost comical at work, but since I started working there, it's well known that I'm trying to get a job overseas. I peruse the company's website since it lists jobs in the UK (our HQ is supposedly in a very posh part of London). I've been told if I apply for and get hired for a job in the UK, the company will do all the paperwork, i.e. work visa. So if I can convince the company to hire me for one of the jobs in the UK, I'm off.
So why would I want to go live overseas? Why not? I'm still single; outside of my family, I've really got no reason not to go. I know my family would come visit when they could, so it wouldn't be that big of a deal. As it is, I only get to see my family once a year at the holidays. Moving overseas would be the same set up, only that I'd have to plan it much further in advance. I have always loved the idea of living in Europe; so many nations only a short flight or rail trip away. When I was in the Army, I tried everything I could to get stationed in Europe but no luck (although doing 2 tours in Tampa, FL wasn't too bad). Maybe I still have that fantasy of meeting some really cute European girl; after all, everyone thinks accents are sexy.
Anyways, I'm still keeping my options open. I might even look into becoming a teacher in the UK; although I imagine that is much harder than just getting a straight up job. If anyone in the UK has any ideas, I'm all ears!!Keep your fingers crossed for me; if I do score a job in London, then you've always got a place to crash if you visit.