With love from Jersey…….
Hi everyone !
First of all, thank you all for your comments. Your interest in my blog encourage me to write more about questions you are interested in, despite of my lack of self-confidence in writing and speaking in English. One of my main aims here is to learn more and improve my English.
When I left my country and came to Jersey I hope to find job, where I could learn more about English culture and learn English language more easier, but in life not everything always goes as you wish to…
So, now it is some months pass already, but I am still at the same place where I was – my English is at the same level and I still work at the same boring place. Nothing changes, but time is passing by. I decide - I have to do something different. Learn more. Read more. Write more. I believe that looking at things from another point of view – where obstacle could become opportunity - everything can change.
Let’s look at Jersey as place where to work
Jersey is very beautiful and lovely place where to live and of course - absolutely great place to visit and do business, but I think that not an easier place where to get a suitable job for foreigner, if you have not 5 years residency because of Jersey policy of over-population.
I suppose, that when you are thinking of Jersey, you try to mark this island as ‘tax haven’. It’s true – Jersey is an offshore jurisdiction and it offers a low-tax environment where many UK national and international banks choose to base their offshore operations. And as I read a lot about Jersey before move to, that there are lot of unfulfilled vacancies in finance sector, and professionals are very welcomed.
Needless to say, I thought, that I, as a good finance manager with 6 year banking experience will find here job in finance very quickly. I was naive. Soon I realized, that if you have not residency longer for 5 years, there is big difficulties to get good job.
And this is most important rule for those who want to work here. Of course with fluent English it could be more achieving aim. So, I have decided to learn as hard as I can, and I am ready to wait patiently, while my dream comes true...:)
That’s all I have for today friends. Next time I will tell you more about Jersey, population policy, living and working conditions.
See you tomorrow…
P.S. Here comes some photos from Jersey...
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