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Work in another European country

Whether you've just graduated or already have some work experience at home, you can make your career anywhere in Europe – if you're willing to try a new country.

Aside from the professional benefits, working abroad can give you new personal skills and cultural insights, including possibly the chance to learn a new language.


Where can I work?

As an EU national, you're entitled to work – without needing a work permit – in any EU country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.

However, there are always certain conditions you need to be aware of when working and living in another country.

And if you're a national of Bulgaria or Romania, the EU's newest members, you may also be subject to certain transitional rules.


6 steps to working in Europe

EURES, the European Job Mobility Portal, has some useful tips on the 6 most important steps in the process of getting a job abroad – from finding vacancies to settling in your new country.


Research openings

If you're more interested in doing academic research abroad, you can find out more on EURAXESS – Researchers in motion.


Differences between countries

When applying, make sure you consider national differences between countries, for example in recruitment practices. Looking for a job in another country is more than just translating your CV.




iAgora – Globalise your CV

International job links

Holiday work [internal link]


Published: Thu, 14/11/2013 - 10:32

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