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want to work in ireland or austria/germany

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1. Posted by panayiota (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

hi everyone,
i'm interested in working abroad temporarily to get the chance to travel at the same time. ideally, working in the hotel or restaurant industry would be preferred. has anybody ever worked in either ireland or austria (i would be coming from the states) for a season? any advice or thoughts? i only speak english + greek fluently and conversational spanish so i don't know if that will hinder my chances of working in, say, germany. are there any programs that offer help with this sort of thing? i am not a student anymore....
thanks!!

panayiota

2. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member 211 posts) 10y

Quoting panayiota

i only speak english + greek fluently and conversational spanish so i don't know if that will hinder my chances of working in, say, germany

Can you harvest asparagus? (oops, wrong time of year)

I would think that Germany/Austria would be difficult (though there are Greek restaurants here), but maybe someone here can/will prove me wrong.

Certainly your chances are better if you are already involved (via training, school or experience) in the hotel or restaurant industry -- you might look into internships, etc., but without speaking any German, the chances might not be good.

-Kevin
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Kevin Pfeiffer

3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

Err - you are facing the "slight" problem that you most likely won't be able to get a work permit.

See these links:

http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=17525

http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=28585

http://foreignaffairs.gov.ie/services/visa/02.asp

[ Edit: Edited at Oct 12, 2006 12:24 PM by t_maia ]

4. Posted by Gerrit_BE (Full Member 83 posts) 10y

Check www.monster.ie, www.edenrecruitment.ie and www.irishjobs.com (or for Northern Ireland: www.nijobs.com), lot of work here in Ireland. But check with your embassy if you can get the permit.