The job offer is one of the nicest reasons to apply for the Global Talent Visa. I mean if you already have it and just want to confirm your high-level expertise. However, can you still apply if you don’t have any job offer or internship in your horizon (and mailbox)? Do you have any chances to get Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa if you apply without a job offer? I got this question from one of my readers. Let’s think together about the answer.
Job offer in the UK
A job offer is an official invitation to join the company and work for the company, sent by a responsible person to you. In the most frequent cases, the person is an HR-specialist of the company.
Sometimes, if you work with a UK recruiting agency, they are authorised to write the details of job offer as well. In this case, the job offer is pretty much the same as the one sent by the company directly. For example, you will definitely have the title of your role, salary, address of office and working hours, etc.
If you have a job offer, even without accepting it – you can answer positively to the question. If you have just applied for a job, you must reply “No”.
Sadly, but application for a job in the UK is not a job offer.
Job Offer as a part of Global Talent Visa
This is an obligatory section of your Global Talent Visa application. You must clarify are you a person with a job offer in the UK. Or without it.
In other words, simple “Yes” or “No” is the answer to this question.
Probably, you can do the same if you apply for a different field. I mean not Tech Nation Visa but Global Talent Visa in Science, for example. However, I don’t have any experience of work with other designed body. Hence, cannot confirm or decline the relevancy.
I don’t have the UK job offer. Is this bad?
It is neither good nor bad. This is just a fact of your reality. As a result, you should not dramatically think that you will not be endorsed. Or you will fail because of a lack of job offer. No, that’s not true.
Actually, I have never met a person (or got email from a past applicant) who did not get Endorsement because of a lack of job offer.
Traditionally, there are many other reasons for this sad event. That’s why, don’t worry to much about job offer but work hard on your application.
In brief, your Personal Statement, where you can explain your job status is one of the most important docs. In fact, you can ask your referee to help you. For example, to write a sentence or two about your professional perspectives on the UK job market.
Can apply for Global Talent Visa to get a job offer in the UK?
Surely, you can. But this must be not the only reason. In other words, if your main purpose is to get Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa to get a job in the UK, then it is better to re-think your application. I have said many times and will repeat again. Global Talent Visa is not a simple substitution for Tier 2 General Visa. Hence, don’t think about it as the only way to be employed in the UK. This is not a brilliant idea.
Saying this, I mean, sure, you can get a visa and then find a job as a talent or promise. But this will never happen if you write in your Personal Statement a phrase like: “I want to get Global Talent Visa and find a job in the UK”.
What to write in a Personal Statement if I don’t have a job offer?
You can write about your potential. Even if you don’t have a job offer now, you are still unique with your skills and knowledge in some niche area. Aren’t you? Hence, if you are not the lucky guy with a job offer, write a sentence or two about your future employment as an option.
The only thing, which I want to point your attention: try to be specific. Don’t write generic phrases about your high potential. It is better to write about a narrow example what job you can work than to say: “UK will benefit if I will join the workforce of the country”.
If you are not sure how to explain your importance for the UK job market, don’t give up. Try to branistorm with your friend or write to me. Two heads are better than one.
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