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1. Posted by Jessieray021 (Budding Member, 8 posts) 22 Jun '11 18:53

How hard is it to find jobs in other countries withOut a work visa? I am planning a trip to Europe then to whereever my heart desires! Lol but obviously I will eventually start running low on money. How hard would it be to find jobs? Have any of you had experience with this? Traveled long lenths of time? Any advice would be much appreciated! :)

Thanks,
Jessie

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Jun-2011, at 19:07 by Jessieray021 ]

2. Posted by Jessieray021 (Budding Member, 8 posts) 23 Jun '11 11:27

Can anybody help me with this? :(

3. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1350 posts) 23 Jun '11 12:09

It's not a question that can be easily answered on a travel forum.

The world economy is going into the toilet and unemployment is a huge problem in many places. Getting under-the-table employment is COMPLETELY up to you and your personality - it's fairly simple in many places but whether you can pull it off is a reflection of your street smarts, gift of the gab, how you present yourself and most importantly (if you don't have any marketable skills) how willing are you to work really hard at crappy jobs for low wages.

My point is don't expect someone to hold your hand and give you step-by-step guide on how to work illegally to finance your travel dreams. Under-the-table work is NOT easy and you either have the initiative to pull it off, or you don't. (Here's one good test... can you get illegal work in your own home town? This is a place where you speak the language and you're extremely familiar with the culture, etc. If you can't finagle work under those circumstances then how can you expect to pull it off in a foreign country? Just a thought...)

Good luck.

Cheers,
Terry