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Jobs in Europe! HELP!

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1. Posted by ash48 (Budding Member 20 posts) 6y

I'm moving to Ireland soon and if I'm lucky, I'll find some sort of job to help me extend my travels.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't think I'll be getting a visa, so I hope I can find work without one. (I understand that the economy is bad and that being illegal, I may not make much money)

I'm open to trying other countries though. I just want to travel! I have a lot of experience in bars and restaurants.

Which other countries might be willing to hire someone like me?! Thanks for the help!

2. Posted by t_maia (Moderator 3291 posts) 6y

This is just hearsay, but Turkey seems to be pretty open to young professionals (native speakers of English). Citizens of ertain countries are rumoured to get a work permit and a residency permit fairly easy if they find a job in Turkey.

And inside the EU Germany is the easiest country for a US-citizen to get a residency permit and work permit. This is because citizens of certain countries (USA included) can apply for all the necessary documents after arrival in Germany, you do not have to apply at the embassy in the USA in advance.

3. Posted by ash48 (Budding Member 20 posts) 6y

Thanks!

I'll definitely look into that. Any other suggestions anyone?

4. Posted by delacroix (Budding Member 38 posts) 6y

Quoting t_maia

This is just hearsay, but Turkey seems to be pretty open to young professionals (native speakers of English). Citizens of ertain countries are rumoured to get a work permit and a residency permit fairly easy if they find a job in Turkey.

And inside the EU Germany is the easiest country for a US-citizen to get a residency permit and work permit. This is because citizens of certain countries (USA included) can apply for all the necessary documents after arrival in Germany, you do not have to apply at the embassy in the USA in advance.

It's not as it used to be in Turkey. So many "young professionals" coming to Turkey for search of European-class wages and life standart, and going back disappointed. Too many lower-class or community colleges are hiring native-english speakers for minimum wages, and if you are not fully-qualified, let's say have a master's degree or Ph.D, it is likely you'll have that wage till the end of your career in Turkey. And speaking specially about Istanbul, life is not as cheap as it used to be, rents and utility, as well as food and gas started to rise. So, this is just caveas emptor for everybody willing to work here.

5. Posted by vtskier (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

I was looking for the same thing and took a job as a nanny in Germany. 100x easier to get my visa here in Germany. In the states I was asked if I spoke basic German and they wouldn't even accept my application when I said no. Most people speak English in the bigger cities, so it isn't a problem, it's the smaller towns where you need German to get by. Munich and Berlin would be my recommendations of cities to check out although Munich is expensive. Ireland is tough to work without a visa, I interned (no pay) for 3 months and had to go through hell and back just for those papers. Best of luck!

6. Posted by pandy (Budding Member 7 posts) 6y

Yeah, Germany's a cool place to try.

If all else fails, you can do what I did and work in McDonalds.

The wages at MDs in Germany aren't bad and ther're always looking out for people.

All the best!