I am a 24 year old Belgian who is currently working and living in Northern Ireland. After two years in the country, I feel like it is time for a new challenge. As I've always been very fascinated by the north, I'd love to move to Scandinavia.
I have been searching a job over the internet through many sites, and sent my CV around to many hotels. None of them reactived positively though. Main problem is that I don't speak Norwegian very well. I do speak 4 languages (Dutch, English, French, German) and was hoping this could help to get into Norway. Once I'm in the country, I will probably learn the language soon enough, but getting in is the main problem.
I so far worked in three callcenters, so I have lot of experience in customer support. I wouldn't mind working in a different type of job, like hotels or tourism industry.
What I wanted to ask: I was thinking of going to Norway for a week soon, to do some active jobhunting. I hear conflicting things now, some say employment chances in Norway are very good, others (including someone from AETAT) say it is very difficult for someone who doesn't speak the language. So do you think it is realistic to find a job within that week, or would I better not make the efford because it will probably not work out?
Should maybe add: the city of dreams for me is Tromsø, but also Trondheim, Kirkenes, Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Drammen or Longyearbyen would be of interest to me.
Thanks in advance for advice!