[Scottish] An American In Glasgow

Mitchell Hagerty mitchell.hagerty at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 15:37:48 BST 2006

Thanks for the sites Ben.

Craig, I picked up the Glasgow Herald this morning but it was slim
pickings. Any suggestions on other rags that would be good to check


On 9/26/06, Bell, Craig <craig at reivers-den.org.uk> wrote:
> > Hiya,
> >
> > Just arrived in Glasgow and am looking to plug in.
> >
> > I've noticed there is a SLUG meeting this thursday, what is the turn out
> > like?
> >
> > If you don't mind a few questions:
> >
> > What is the Linux/UNIX job market like arround Glasgow?
> >
> > Hitting Monster and 1sjobs it looks likes Hudson, Computer People and
> > First People Solutions are contracting out the most. Anyone familiar
> > with these companies?
> >
> > Is there a good place (i.e. not PC World) to purchase hardware
> > (new/used) locally or on the interweb? In the U.S. I used geeks.com
> > but haven't found the U.K. equivalent.  How about a City Desk?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Mitch
> >
> Hi Mitch, welcome to Scotland.
> Firstly I wouldn't restrict your search to Monster and s1jobs, they are
> riddled with recruitment agencies, a lot of them recruiting for the same
> job, hence the "number of jobs advertised" is a distorted figure.  You
> should also take a look at the national and local press (avoiding the
> tabloids).  As a job hunter for the last two years, I have found that you
> can't have one or the other, you need both (luckily I have been offered a
> position with an accountancy practice on Sunday past).
> I have had positive experience with Hudson's Edinburgh team, although that
> was concerning my search for a finance vacancy, I'm afraid I can't comment
> on the Glasgow team as I have never used them, but generally speaking they
> are part of the same company.
> You are right to stay away from PC world, inflated prices and poor
> customer service from my experience.  Not aware of many companies in the
> Glasgow area, but if you fancy the travel you could try Silicon Group
> (www.silicon-group.co.uk), I tend to use their Alloa shop, prices are
> reasonable and the guys know what they are talking about hardware wise (at
> least at the Alloa shop anyway).
> Cheers,
> Craig
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