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Study, Working, maybe living in Dublin Ireland

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1. Posted by absinthe78 (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Hi to all!
I live in Italy and working in Switzerland. I'm so tired about my job and my routine life. I'm 27, then I think It's time to take care of my life and realize my dreams...
I wanna leave all, and try to understand myself with a trip.
My target is learning English better than now, than find a work like barman or something like that, and when I reach a good level in the local language, try to find a work in my area (I'm a Web Designer / IT Technician). Then, if I 'll enjoy the place, I would like to live in Ireland for some times to understand multicultural people/living.

This is my plan:
- 3 months in a school (I find EF School in Dublin), working in a pub in the evening.

- Find an appartment for rent with someone to share

- Find a better Job in my area

What do you think ? Do you think it is a good plan ?
Do you have any suggestion ?
What about Jobs and cost of living in Dublin ?

Pleas help me.
Have a nice day
TommY

2. Posted by zoeremund (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

do it!!! if it doesnt work out then you have only given it a go!
i think its a great idea to learn a new language and culture and you will get great experience!!
i think ireland is pretty easy to find jobs in, just get in touch with the local irish consulate, or contact them by email

3. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 10y

Ireland is a good place to come. And I think there is still a good bit of demand for IT people, especially with language skills. Over here there are loads of multinational companies who centralised their Eurpean organisations here. I think you'd be able to find work in your field quite quickly.
I was like you before I came over here 5 years ago and I never regretted the decision. In fact, I think it was the best decision I've ever made in my life.
A good website for jobs is www.irishjobs.ie, here you can find all types of work. Or for more IT specific, try CPL (Computer Placement Ltd.) but I don't know their website. But I am sure they have ads up on Irish Jobs.

If you have a basic knowledge of English you'd be fine and you'll pick up a lot when you're here. But make sure you don't just stick around people who speak your own language as often happens, that way you won't learn much. I've seen this happen here with many people and their language skills haven't really improved much.

One word of warning, though. The salaries are a good bit below the swiss wages but the cost of living are higher in many regards. But overall, DO IT!!! Take the leap and find out if you like it or not rather than thinking what might have been.

4. Posted by absinthe78 (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Thanks to all guys!
This forum is awesome, and I'm so happy to read your post, I'm finding a lot of usefull infos...

I don't understand what I must send or give to Local Irish Consulate, Do I have some kind of Visa to work in Ireland? I thinked that if I'm from EU countries there's no problems, it's correct ?

about high cost of living, how about renting an appartment ?
could you tell me more about your first experiences in ie ? Wich is the most difficulties that zou have faced ?

Thanxs for support brotherss...I will DO!!
At last I think I'll leave to Ireland on January 07, before I must collect more info, sell my house, leave my girlfriend and then when everything will be ok, and I will be copletly free, I'll start this great new experience!

5. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 10y

Just quickly (I am supposed to do work here :) ).

Visa is no problem - EU/Swiss citizens do not need a working visa or anything. You can apply for any job you want and you don't need any paperwork. Once you get a job the HR department will take care of the paperwork.
Renting apartment, I'd recommend that you share an apartment with other people, at the beginning at least. That's the way most of the people who came from different countries lived. It's cheaper than renting an apartment of your own. Usually there are noticeboards in supermarkets or in newspapers, but alternatively you can use www.daft.ie to browse through apartments.

To give you an idea of the cost of living in Central Dublin you'd pay about 4.5 Euro or more for a pint of beer (which is 1/2 liter).
Rents usually start at around 750-800 for a 1 bedroom apartment (but there are cheaper options like mine for 420 but it's just a tiny bedsit). If you share an apartment with 2-3 people you'll end up paying around 350-450 depending on the area.

Language wise, judging by your post you won't have any problems with talking to people, so I'd recommend you'd go straight for an IT position, failing that you can still try to get a waiter job or something for the short term.

okay, now I got to go back to work.

Phil.