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Returning to the UK

 
#1 Returning to the UK
17/05/2008 22:46

Dan

Keen to hear perspectives; I am returning back home after a 2 year OCM contract role for a large int. concern (have 12 years experience in consultancies and externally - HR & Change). Previously I was Exec Consultant at Atos.

Would like to hear where people feel one would pitch ones expertise as I am out of touch - partner, associate further down the chain?

What tack would others take/suggest in my situation?

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#2 RE: Returning to the UK
12/07/2008 02:49

anon to Dan (#1)

dan,

with international credentials, 12 years under the belt and client side experience recon associate or director level. aim high go for the big 4...

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#3 RE: Returning to the UK
13/07/2008 13:11

Consultant Bobby to anon (#2)

Why return to UK? There are better places in world to spend your life.

the country is going downhill and has no future. Economy is bad, no industry left and service industry will eventually follow the manufacturing.

You get increasingly less value for your money and hard work. Thin again..

Good Luck

a Consultant

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#4 RE: Returning to the UK
13/07/2008 22:34

hardhat to Consultant Bobby (#3)

Really?

Fallacy buster 1 : there is actually some manufacturing in the UK (state of the art aircraft carriers, upmarket boats, aerospace, I could go on). True we have got rid of a considerable amount of low margin stuff, but who wants to be a coal miner with a canary in a cage these days!

Fallacy buster 2 : There's no future in the UK. Public sector waste held to account, a higher level of interest rates (so you get more value for your money), again this is not an exhaustive list.

Fallacy buster 3 : It's all downhill in the UK- is it? I'm fed up with this government (many people are), but once we boot them out there is some real cause for optimism. Not least a chance to cut out some of the waste in the Public sector which you'd have to be card carrying member of the communist party to ignore.

It could be a great time to return, but do not expect it to be a bed of roses or for it to be uncompetitive.

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#5 RE: Returning to the UK
14/07/2008 12:22

Consultant Bobby to hardhat (#4)

Q. Will you invest you own money in Uk?

Just compare the earning v/s cost of living with other Western countries.

Highend engeneering? Where.. wake up Its not Germany its UK. Also research based work is moving to cost effective places like india.

New govt wont be any different either.

no matter how you look at it the Glass is Half empty.

Bobby

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#6 RE: Returning to the UK
14/07/2008 21:15

Dan to Consultant Bobby (#5)

HH, Bobby,

Thanks - compared to other area of the globe, the UK is top of the pops. Sorry if you feel that is naive but I am there. I do agree it's a tough market and London is no easy road.

Any others with comments insights?

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