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Tools to help you with the European job market

Posted on October 29, 2019
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European Job Market

If you are looking at making a career in Europe, let us accept the fact that searching and securing a job in a new place is not easy, no matter what stage of career you are in. Here is a guide on some tools that will help you with the European job market.

The good news is there are several career opportunities available in Europe right now, if you have the right tools in your kitty, you can get the desired job in this region. There are job openings in the technology sector for software engineers and data scientists. The healthcare, finance, and engineering sectors also have numerous job opportunities.

Job sites:

You will be able to find information about job openings in the job sites that are connected to the European job market. Some job sites will cover jobs specifically related to a profession or will cover job openings in a region or country. You can find entry-level positions in one job site while another will be industry-specific.

You must decide on the Jobsite based on your needs and update your profile. Eures is a popular Jobsite where you get access to job vacancies in the EU and EEA regions. You can directly contact the employers registered with the site. The site gives information about the living and working conditions in the EU and EEA countries. EURES also conducts job fairs which you can benefit from.

Apart from job sites, you can refer to the company websites and local newspapers for relevant job openings in the countries you are interested in.

Knowledge of work visa and job permits:

If you are planning to work in Europe, you must be aware of the visa requirements of the countries you are targeting. The visas requirements differ based on whether you are an EU or non-EU residents. If you are a citizen of an EU country, there are no restrictions on your working and living in any county belonging to the EU. However, if you are from a non-EU country, you must get a work visa to work in that country. Germany and Austria provide a jobseeker visa on which you can enter the country and search for a job during the period in which the visa is valid. If you fail to find a job you must go back to your home country.

Another option is to apply for the EU Blue Card which is valid in 25 European countries. This card helps highly qualified non-EU professionals to work in these countries.

 Recognition of your qualifications:

It will help if you have recognition of your qualifications such as a university degree, trade certificate or certification from a professional body. You can apply for recognition of your qualifications in your target country. For this, you may have to write some tests but at the end of it, you will be recognized as a skilled worker.

Contact with recruiters:

Recruiters can be valuable resources to help you discover if your skills are in short supply in any European country. If you apply for a job in these countries, there are better chances of success with the help of these recruiters.

If you are thinking of finding a job in Europe, you must be aware of the tools that will help you in your mission. The help of an immigration consultant can be of valuable help.

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