I am planning to move to the UK after graduation but having a second thought, and would like to have some opinions from who may have gone through the same thing and have more life experience.
By the end of this year, I will be graduating and leaving for the UK in January (with Tier 5 Visa prepared, flight booked and room rented). I have been sending job applications around and almost all of the replies said they do not hire people holding a short-term visa (2 years at most for Tier 5) or simply do not consider non-EU nationals. I do not know if it is a good idea of moving there without securing a job first, or at least knowing that I will get one, even with not so decent pay.
I choose to stay in Canterbury because I lived there for almost 2 years as a student and my partner (of almost 2 years as well) works there. I know it is a small city (strictly speaking, a town), but did not realize it is so hard to find a job in the Southeast or even London if I commute. And I pretty much know that my partner would not want to move anywhere near London nor Hong Kong (more like a family/country type), and does not want to do the long-distance thing any longer (we have done it for 4 months so far).
So given the information above, is moving to the UK a good idea, especially at the start of my career.
Sorry for the long post and many thanks.