The Job Race for Musicians

There is nothing worse than moving moving to somewhere completely new.  I’ve done a lot of moving in my time and the worst part is always beginning the network game from scratch.  You have to get luck and meet the right people at the right time with the right skills.  It’s very difficult.

When I moved out to Cape Town I found the game to be more of a challenge than normal.  They don’t really believe in the internet over there and there are no County Services or other overall governing music bodies.  So moving to England should be a snap.

I’m not long into the race but I thought I’d share some of the sites I’ve found so far that have opportunities for Musicians in England.

http://uk.music-jobs.com/

Is an obvious place to start.  You can sign up for free and create a basic musicians profile.  You then have the option of upgrading your membership to their premium package.  It gives you a great idea of what is out there but you have to upgrade to the premium packages (£10 a month) to be able to apply for anything.

Its a similar story with sites like www.starnow.co.uk and http://www.creativejobscentral.co.uk. The difference between the two is that Creative Jobs Central wont even let you look round the website if you haven’t paid their fee.

www.musicalchairs.info has a fantastic range of job categorised by instrument and its completely free to use.  The only problem is that I have yet to find a posting in the UK.

One brilliant website is www.cv-library.co.uk. Its completely free to use and the range of musician job they have is brilliant. There is also the bonus of creating a profile and perhaps getting head-hunted for the job you desire.

The other websites are the ones that take time to go through.  There are the sites like gumtree, guardian-jobs, job-rapido, fish4jobs, the list goes on an on.  If you are a music teacher these sites are brilliant, if not then try websites such as www.sax.co.uk and look at the notice boards.

If I’ve missed anything that needs a mention do leave me a comment and let me know.

 

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Maxine Carr
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 07:32:32

    This is very informative blog. Full of good advice and sound common sense.

    Reply

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