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I need advice on getting a job in Europe

  • 07-02-2023 9:44pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2

    First time ever using this site to ask a question, not sure if I'm doing it right but here it goes.

    I'm Irish and I'd love to work somewhere in Europe and I have no idea how to go about it.

    A bit of background on me. I'm 31. I didn't finish school, I have almost no formal education. I like to think I am of average intelligence. I'm an incredibly hard worker. Currently working in concrete. Farms and industrial estates mostly. Although I will do any job. I could actually do with a change. I have no family so I am free to pursue any endeavor.

    I looked around online for different jobs, but everything requires qualifications. How would I go about just getting a normal job in the likes of Denmark or Germany. Or anywhere with a good quality of life. I just need a little bit of direction. A rabbit hole to follow.

    Any advice would be much appreciated

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2 EMC67320

    This is perfect. Thank you very much

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 9,795 Mod ✭✭✭✭Jim2007

    As you have discovered most well paying jobs do require qualifications and that is because most countries have well established apprenticeship systems so it is normal to expect people to be qualified to do the job. So you should understand that there is a lot of competition from around Europe for the unqualified jobs.

    Another thing is language, to get jobs outside of the tourist traps, you are going to have to be able to speak the local language or in come cases the language of most of the others in the work force, for example here in Switzerland it is almost impossible to work on the buildings if you don't speak a serbo-croate language since most of the work force are from that area, like wise in some German factories Turkish is widely spoken and so on.

    It is not going to be easy and I expect your success will very much depend on how well you prepare yourself. It takes a lot of cash to move to another country as you'll need to put down deposits for accommodation, electric, buy furniture and so on. So start saving and build a fund. And the other thing to do is to work on learning a European language if you don't already speak one.

    Good luck in realising your dream.