Finding Jobs in Slovakia

  Slovakia

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Slovakia is a central European country known for its dramatic natural landscape and many castles. Near the Austrian border, capital is city Bratislava.

History / Basics

Bratislava features a pedestrian-only Old Town with a lively cafe scene. Rising on a hill above the Danube River, Bratislava Castle houses a branch of the Slovak National Museum, with displays from Roman artifacts to 20th-century arts and crafts.

Slovakia’s main export partners are Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland while its main import partners are Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria.

Finding Work

If a foreigner wants to find a job in Slovakia, one way of doing so is to have a look at internet pages like www.profesia.sk , www.eures.sk , www.careerjet.sk , www.topjobs.sk , www.trhprace.sk , and www.ponuky.skwww.grafton.sk

The National Labour Office (www.nup.sk) manages a database of available jobs. The website is unfortunately in Slovak only.

The Slovak employer of the foreigner should register his or her employee to the Labour, Social Affairs and Family Office in 7 days, Social insurance before the start of the work; register him or her to the Health Insurance system in 8 days. After the work finishes, he or she should be signed off.
http://www.slovak-republic.org/work/

Do I need a work permit?

Citizens of European Union do not need work permit if they want to work in Slovakia. They have free entry to Slovakia. All citizens who come from non EU countries must apply for temporary residence permit. It is granted for a maximum period of 2 years, for seasonal work maximum 6 months. It may be extended always for maximum 2 years. If you are interested in working in Slovakia, contact the embassy of the Slovak Republic in your country.
Temporary Residence Permit

Temporary residence permit allows citizens who are outside EU to stay in Slovakia longer than 90 days for business or study. It can be renewed and is valid for one year. A foreigner should apply for the work permit first and then for the residence permit.

All the Non-EU citizens who decided to work, study, teach, or do businesses in Slovakia must apply for a temporary residence permit. It is possible to get the necessary documents on a Slovak Embassy or Consulate General abroad.

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

If you need a cheaper accommodation in Slovakia, please use the following system. However, in most cases it is available only for stays of one week or longer.
The four sites below are pretty much of equal quality and popularity. They have thousands of apartments listings in Slovakia.
http://www.limba.com 
https://www.wotif.com 
http://www.reality.sk 
http://www.byty.sk 
http://www.topreality.sk 
http://www.nehnutelnosti.sk 

You can find more specific search result with following websites:
www.realestate.sk 
www.living.spectator.sme.sk 
www.4expat.eu 
www.kosice.info/apartments 
www.tatranetreal.ru 

Taxes :
19% on income up to 35 022 EUR
25% on income above 35 022 EUR

Mobile
In Slovakia there are three mobile GSM networks run by their mobile operators Orange, Slovak Telekom under the brand T-Mobile and Telefónica O2. Apart from these three ones, prepaid service is also provided by four branded operators Naymobile, Swan mobile, Tesco mobile and Funfón, whose services are sold under their own brands.

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Finding Jobs in Serbia

  Serbia

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Serbia is a country on southeast Europe’s Balkan peninsula with vast northern plateaus and mountains with ski resorts to the south. Capital city is Belgrade.

History / Basics

Capital city Belgrade is home to Communist-era architecture and Kalemegdan Park, site of an ancient fortress held successively by the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Floating nightclubs on the Danube and Sava rivers are a distinctive part of the city’s nightlife.
Today, Serbia is a modern, democratic European country, on the path to membership of the European Union, which a diverse range of visitors – from young backpackers to participants in congresses and fairs – visit every day.

Finding Work

You can find jobs in Serbia with the help of online websites given below.

http://www.learn4good.com  : Free job posting site – Jobs in Serbia, work opportunities, job search, Tech jobs
Serbia for foreigners.
http://www.poslovi-oglasi.com  : One of best option to find a job is to post a resume on serbian job boards.
http://www.nsz.gov.rs  : If you are interested in local regulatory agency.
www.LinkedIn.com : Registering a profile on this website.
https://poslovi.infostud.com 
http://www.resumark.com/jobs/location/Serbia 

You may visit these websites for part time jobs : www.indeed.com, http://www.balkanjobfinder.com, http://serbia.usembassy.gov/summer-work-and-travel.html.

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

For best accommodation in serbia visit following online plateforms.
beoapartman.com : ossibly the best place to find an apartment in Belgrade. Vacation homes or serviced apartment accommodation in Belgrade.
Visit few more webistes:
www.beorent.com, www.srbija-nekretnine.org/serbia-property, www.beorent.com/long-term-apartments, www.domovina.com, www.flatrentbelgrade.com, www.longtermlettings.com, www.realitica.com

Do I need a work permit?
Work permits are required for foreigners employed in Serbia and are issued with a validity of 3 to 12 months. An application for a work permit is submitted in person or by mail to the Labor market office in Belgrade. The average time for obtaining the work permit is two days. Work permit can be renewed without obstacles and the procedure is identical with the first application.

Taxes:

The standard Corporate tax rate in Serbia is 15%, although some deductions might apply. The standard VAT rate is 20% and the lower rate is 10%. Income from dividends is a subject to a 15% tax. Serbia has tax treaties with most countries in, but few outside, Europe.

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Finding Jobs in Portugal

  Portugal

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Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. Lisbon, Portugal’s hilly capital, is a coastal city known for its cafe culture and soulful Fado music.

History / Basics

Portugal, one of the oldest countries in Europe, is located in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula lying between Spain in the north and east, and the Atlantic Ocean in the south and west. The signs of the Portuguese presence around the world are still visible and this is the reason why Portuguese is one of the most spoken languages worldwide and the Portuguese are one of the peoples more open to other civilizations. Portugal has been a Republic since 1911 and its government is a Parliamentary Democracy. A member of the European Union (EU) since 1986, Portugal is a nation in full development that has always kept its best treasure – its ability to welcome people. This makes this country an attractive and safe place.

Capital: Lisbon
Dialing code: +351
ISO code: PRT
Currency: Euro

Finding Work

If you plan to hunt for a job once in Portugal, prepare yourself by researching the job market before moving, and set realistic expectations for yourself. Here are some places to look for employment :
Industries: tourism, real estate, hotel and catering, public services, agriculture, energy and water provision, retail.
Big companies: Accenture, British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, Deloitte, Europages, Guianet, Hewlett Packard, Kompass, Libtery Seguros, Mafre, Martifer, Pricewaterhousecoopers, Portuguese Yellow Pages (Paginas Amarelas), Portuguese White Pages (Paginas Brancas), Re/Max Portugal.
Main cities: Lisbon, Porto, Vila Novo de Gaia, Amadora, Braga, Almada, Coimbra, Funchal.
Jobs in demand in Portugal :

There is a shortage of candidates in positions such as: seasonal tourism jobs; hotel and catering services; doctors of diverse specialisation; information technology, particularly computer engineers; call and contact centre management. You can find jobs online with following websites :

http://jobsinlisbon.com  : Jobs in Lisbon and Portugal for professionals and expats seeking employment opportunities.

http://indeed.pt : The sister to the big U.S. job search site Indeed.com.

The Portuguese Public Employment Service (Instituto do Emprego) – provides advice on training, opportunities and how to find work, as well as providing access to vacancies (in Portuguese).

Superemprego – online vacancy portal with a section for careers advice. You can post your CV and receive email alerts (in Portuguese).

EURES – European Job Mobility Portal – provides information about job vacancies, living and working conditions, and labour markets in Portugal, as well as a CV-posting service for jobseekers.

Academic Jobs EU – part of the European Union (EU) network of websites and advertises academic jobs across the EU, including Portugal.

http://www.oneworld365.org/activity/jobs/portugal
https://www.workaway.info/hostlist-PT.html

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

You can often find some hidden gems if you dig through the classifieds and real estate agent listings.

http://lisbon.craigslist.pt  : Pioneers in the internet classifieds space. These guys have tons of Lisbon apartment options that are updated daily. Craigslist is the first place I would check after testing out the Portugal-specific search engines.
http://casa.sapo.pt  : Sapo is a really big portal for just about everything in Portugal.
http://www.remax.pt  : I’m sure you have hear of Remax, the giant worldwide real estate agency.

http://www.clickflatshare.co.uk/Lisbon/ 
http://portugalrooms.com/ 
https://www.airbnb.com/s/Portugal 

Do I need a work permit?
If you are moving to Portugal and intend to work, you may need a work permit to legally apply for a job. As a European Union national or a national of the European Economic Area you will not need any official permit to work. You are however required to have a residence card. You will have to find a job or start a business within six months and then apply for one. As a non European or EEA national, you may find it difficult to secure a work permit.
The easiest way to get a Portuguese work permit will probably be to work for a multinational that operates in Portugal. The advantage is that the company usually takes care of all of the paperwork.

Taxes :
Portugal’s tax rates for individuals is progressive.
The 2013 tax rate is 14.5% – 48% with an additional 3.5% surtax for income exceeding the minimum salary with additional 2.5% surtax for income between EUR 80,000 EUR 250,000 and 5% for income exceeding EUR 250,000.

Mobile and Internet :
There are three major mobile phone service providers in Portugal, Vodafone, Optimus, and TMN. Each provider offers a variety of prepaid (Pré-Pagos) and contract (pós-pagos) SIM cards, both of which are available to foreigners.
Internet Service Providers in Portugal: ARTelecom, Net Sapo, Zon, Telepac, Cabovisão, Claranet, PT Wifi, Vodafone, TMN. Internet access is rapidly improving in Portugal. Espaço Internet is a government initiative that aims to give every resident in Portugal free access to the internet and multimedia technology.

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Finding Jobs in Netherlands

Netherlands

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The Netherlands, a country in northwestern Europe, is known for its flat landscape, canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling routes and it’s capital is Amsterdam.

History / Basics

Amsterdam, the capital, is home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, the house where Jewish diarist Anne Frank hid during WWII and a
red light district. Canalside mansions and a trove of works from artists including Rembrandt and Vermeer remain from the 17th-century
“Golden Age.”

The Netherlands has the highest population density (493 inhabitants per square km – water excluded) of any European country with over 1
million inhabitants. Worldwide, only Bangladesh and Taiwan, among major countries, have a higher density of population.

New York City started as Dutch colony called New Amsterdam. Many places names in New York remind of the Dutch origins of the city, such
as Flushing in Queens (famous for Flushing Meadows), named after Flushing in the Dutch province of Zeeland.

The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and
commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was
formed in 1815.

This article describes the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Caribbean islands BonaireSint Eustatius and Saba are “special municipalities” fully integrated in the Netherlands proper. Beside the Netherlands proper, ArubaCuraçao and Sint Maarten are constituent countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Population density: 498 people per km2
Capital city: Amsterdam (inhabitants: 823.827 in 2015)
Government: The Hague (inhabitants: 515.880 in 2015)
Official languages: Dutch, Frisian
Type of government: Constitutional monarchy – parliamentary democracy
Dependent areas: Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten
Religion: 26% Roman Catholic, 16% Protestant, 5% Muslim
Currency: Euro
National holidays: King’s Day (the King’s birthday of 27 April (1967); celebrated on 26 April if 27 April is a Sunday)

Finding Work

In the Netherlands most companies and organisations include their vacancies on the internet. You can look at the websites of the companies and organisations where you would like to work and see if they have any vacancies. If you are actively looking for a job, thinking about the next step in your career, want to go back to work or want to do something different you may need support.

www.careersinholland.com  : Looking for a job in Holland? Let us find your next job. Let us assist you in your international recruitment
for jobs in Holland. International recruitment for jobs in Holland.
www.snagajob.com  : Seasonal jobs in Holland, MI are available at Snagajob. Holland Seasonal employers are now hiring for Part-Time.
Eures : Find jobs in Europe, with or without work permit. Tens of thousands of vacancies in Netherlands.
http://www.togetherabroad.nl  : Huge jobs in holland. Have you been living here for quite some time and still experience difficulties in
the local labour market?

Summer jobs and vacancies in bars, hotels, restaurant, catering :
Cafes, bars, restaurants are always looking for extra help especially in the busy summer months. Some places to check out are as below.

Some other websites to check out are:
www.boomchicago.nl  : Boom Chicago, a comedy theatre that often hires foreigners as promoters of their shows and venue at the
Rozengracht.
www.joho.nl  : JoHo (Jobs & holidays); youth travel company that acts as a one-stop organization for backpackers, expats, entrepreneurs,
international job seekers, interns, language students, and volunteers
www.njbg.nl  : Archaeological and building restoration camps.
http://www.4icj.com  : Temporary Jobs and Staffing Agencies in the Netherlands.

Few more website having numbers of jobs.
www.simplyhired.com, www.monsterboard.nl, www.randstad.be/en, www.manpower.nl, www.kellyservices.nl, www.octagon.nl,
www.netherlands.expatjobs.eu, www.englishlanguagejobs.com, www.unique.nl, www.togetherabroad.nl, www.intermediair.nl, www.werk.nl.

There are also a lot of expat organisations that you can join, such as:
Connecting Women, www.connectingwomen.nl
Women’s Business Initiative, www.womensbusinessinitiative.net
European Professional Women’s Network, www.europeanpwn.net
The Network Club, www.thenetworkclub.com
LinkedIn : www.linkedin.com , is a networking tool on the internet that is often used in the Netherlands
You can make your professional profile, get in touch with (former) colleagues and business partners and build a professional network.

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

Here are a few links that might help you find accommodation in the Netherlands. Some of these sites will charge you a small fee if you
use them to put you in contact with a particular vacancy but they are usually free to browse.

www.studentenkamers.nl 
www.kamernet.nl 
www.woninghuren.com 
www.opmijnkamer.nl  
www.directwonen.n
www.opkamers.nl 
www.kamerhulp.nl 
www.easykamer.nl 
http://www.holland.com/global/tourism/accommodation.htm 
http://amsterdam.craigslist.org 

Do I need a work permit?

Citizens of EU/EEA member states and Switzerland do not need residence permits or work permits, except those from newer EU member Croatia, whose citizens need a work permit for their first year and ‘proof of lawful residence’ permit until restrictions are lifted. Croatian citizens cannot apply for the single permit.
Everybody else who wants to come and work in the Netherlands will need a TWV work permit (tewerkstellingsvergunning) in their name. Some nationalies will also need an MVV for entering the Netherlands; find out if you need an entry visa as well: guide to provisional residence permits (MVV) and temporary residence permits.
Certain employers can also register with the IND to become sponsors for foreign workers. You can see the IND’s list of recognised sponsors.

Tax rates in the Netherlands 2016
How much tax will you pay in Holland? Will you pay in the Netherlands? Click on the following website to find our more about the tax rate, bracket, income tax.
http://www.expatax.nl

Mobile and Internet :
A major player in the telecom market is KPN, the largest provider of internet access services in the country. Other big providers are T-Mobile and Vodafone. You can choose between a contract (Abonnement) or a prepaid card.
Generally speaking, all internet providers in the Netherlands provide good connections and good services. They all have similar priced packages and reasonable customer service : T-Mobile, Ziggo, Vodafone, KPN, XS4ALL, Tele2.

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Finding Jobs in Malta

  Malta

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Malta, an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast, is a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of St. John, French and British.

History / Basics

The Maltese Islands went through a golden Neolithic period, the remains of which are the mysterious temples dedicated to the goddess of fertility. Later on, the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Byzantines, all left their traces on the Islands.

Finding Work

Make job-hunting on the Internet an integral part of your job-search strategy. Apply yourself through the company website etc. That way you know that you have been submitted, and its only you with your own self inerests at play.
http://vacancycentre.com  :Find work in Malta with VacancyCentre – Over 50 industries to search from – Promoting full-time jobs and career opportunities.
www.careerjet.com.mt  : CareerJet.com is a job search engine that maps job listings available on the internet in one database by referencing job listings originating from company websites, recruitment agency websites.
http://www.maltapark.com  : VACANCY OF A LIFT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN We are looking for a dedicated and Offering one of the largest selections of whiskies on the island.
http://www.reed.co.uk  : Find a jobs in Malta.There are opportunities to get jobs in country.
http://www.maltajobs.com.mt  l: MaltaJobs is Malta’s Job Searching website. Daily Job Updates and e-mail job alerts.

Few more websites:
https://malta.xpatjobs.com 
http://www.8am.com.mt/ 
https://jobs.justlanded.com/en/Malta 

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

When you looking for an apartment abroad, I normally like to start with the country-specific apartment search engines and portals. Here are the most popular ones.

www.zoover.it  : Zoover is not too bad for short term rentals. Not too many long term rentals though.
www.mediavacanze.com  : While not the largest inventory, they do have weekly rentals on this site.
http://simonmamo.com  : Long Let properties are those that are rented for periods longer than 6 months. Our database boasts more than 10,000 properties available for long let accommodation in Malta and Gozo.

http://www.shamrockmalta.com 
http://studioapartmentstorent.com 
www.visitmalta.com/en/hotels 
https://en-fr.roomlala.com/homestay/MT-Malta/valletta 
https://housing.justlanded.com/en/Malta/For-Rent_Apartments 

Do I need a work permit?
There are only two big mobile phone service providers in Malta, Vodafone and GoMobile. Both providers sell prepaid cards. The mobile number consists of eight digits, and for calls from abroad, you only need to add the country code (+356) in front of the number.

Taxes : 

Income tax rates are progressive and range from 0 to 35 percent. The highest rate is applied for income levels over €60,000. Different tax bands and personal allowances apply to single and married couples. There are also special rates for parents, which can be advantageous where both parents work.

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Finding Jobs in Luxembourg

  Luxembourg

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History / Basics

It’s mostly rural, with dense Ardennes forest and nature parks in the north, and the Moselle river valley in the southeast. The rocky gorges of the eastern Mullerthal region earned it the nickname “Little Switzerland.” Its capital, Luxembourg City, is famed for its fortified medieval old town perched on sheer cliffs.

Other destinations

  • Vianden – Quaint small town presided over by a rather splendid château
  • Remich – For promenades along the Moselle
  • Mondorf-les-Bains – Spa town with gambling “Casino” located on Luxembourg-France border

Finding Work

There are a number of places where jobs in Luxembourg are advertised. The Luxembourg public employment service (Administration de l’EMploi, ADEM) maintains a list of vacancies. You do not need to register to view them (or obtain any other information on screen), however, the adverts are not available on the ADEM website: http://www.adem.public.lu.

Look for job adverts in the national press, e.g., Saturday editions of Luxemburger Wort and La Voix, on job sites like www.monster.lu , www.jobsocial.lu , www.jobs.lu  and www.jobsearch.lu , on websites of large companies and employment agencies, and on the European Job Mobility Portal : http://www.fes.lu.

http://www.jobsinluxembourg.eu  : Jobs in Luxembourg and Luxembourg for professionals and expats seeking employment opportunities.
http://europa.eu/epso/apply/jobs/temp/index_en.htm 

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

Online listings can give you a great feel for the market and allow you to determine if a place fits your specifications. Accommodation agencies are called immobilieres and offer rental listings under louer or location. You may have to visit the agent’s website or contact their office to learn the exact address.

http://www.athome.lu/ 
http://www.immotop.lu/ 
http://www.habiter.luxweb.com/ 
http://www.wortimmo.lu/ 

http://www.airbnb.com

Do I need a work permit?
Non-EU citizens who have been offered a job or wish to set up as self-employed in Luxembourg must apply for a temporary residence certificate (Autorisation de séjour temporaire) at the Immigration Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before arrival in Luxembourg.

Tazxes:
Tax is calculated in accordance with a progressive table, ranging from 8% on taxable income in excess of 11,265 euros (EUR) to 40% on income in excess of EUR 100,000 for 2016. A solidarity tax of 7% of taxes (9% for taxpayers earning more than EUR 150,000 in tax class 1 and 1a or more than EUR 300,000 in tax class 2) must also be paid.

Mobile and Internet :
There are four mobile telephone networks in Luxembourg – Post Luxembourg, Tango S.A., Orange S.A., Post Luxembourg.
The Grand Duchy is noted for its very high quality digital communications infrastructures and excellent connectivity. A Wi-Fi installation allows high-speed wireless Internet access throughout your house. HotCity is the largest Wi-Fi network in the Grand Duchy;

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Finding Jobs in Lithuania

  Lithuania

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Lithuania is a country and the southernmost of Europe’s Baltic states, a former Soviet bloc nation that borders Poland, Latvia and Belarus. Its capital, Vilnius.

History / Basics

Lithuania is a green and flat land in the north of Europe, ashore the Baltic Sea. It is one of three Baltic countries, and shares borders with Latvia, Byelorussia, Poland and Russia (Kaliningrad). The country is full of preserved natural landscapes, woods, lakes and rivers, and has an unique sea side, with Curonian split, a sandy peninsula, isolating the Curonian sea from the Baltic sea.

Its capital, Vilnius, near the Belarus border, is known for its medieval Old Town, subsequent Gothic, Renaissance and baroque architecture, and its 18th-century cathedral. Hilltop Gediminas’ Tower, a symbol of the city and the nation, offers sweeping views.

Independent between the two World Wars, Lithuania was annexed by the USSR in 1940. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but this proclamation was not generally recognized until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993.

These ethnographic regions even today differ by dialects, ways of life and behaviour styles, while until the turn of the last century there were pronounced differences in dress and homestead styles as well as village planning.

Lithuania is justly proud of its unfailing treasures of folklore: colourful clothing, meandering songs, an abundance of tales and stories, sonorous dialects and voluble language. This ethnographic heritage is nourished by ethnographic and folklore companies and barn theatres. Recent years have witnessed the revival of ethnographic crafts and culinary traditions. Folk craft fairs and live craft days are organized during many events and festivals.

Finding Work

If you want a job in Lithuania, first, visit the website of the Labour Exchange, or come to any of its structural units, where you’ll receive free information and answers to your questions. You may also check the website of the EURES – European Employment Service – or contact recruitment agencies.
Where can you work?
Major industries: textiles, clothing, fertilisers, industrial and agricultural machinery, oil processing, furniture making, food processing, electronic components.
Major companies: Barclays, Coca Cola, HP, IKEA, Mars, Microsoft, Omnitel, Philip Morris, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Saab, Western Union.

Job websites
www.cvbankas.lt  – site in Lithuanian.
www.cvmarket.lt  – English-language version available. Most vacancies in Lithuanian, although jobs with multinational companies often in English.
www.cvonline.lt – English-language version available. Most vacancies in Lithuanian, although some in English.
https://ec.europa.eu  : EURES European Job Mobility Portal – includes job vacancies, living and working conditions and labour markets in Lithuania. Also includes a CV-posting service for jobseekers.
http://www.ldb.lt  : Lithuanian Labour Exchange – provides a database of job vacancies in Lithuanian. Useful labour market information in English.

You can also visit :
http://www.learn4good.com/ 
http://www.csc.com/lt/ds/93853-job_opportunities_lithuania 

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

You can find a room in a hotel in any city of Lithuania and book it on the internet: www.hotels.com. A cheaper, but not necessarily inferior, alternative is a youth hostel. You will be able to select an appropriate one on the website of the National Association of Youth Hostels: www.lha.lt/en. The international website where you can search for hostels is: www.hostelsclub.com . These guys have tons of Lithuania apartment listings point. Use this site as your starting : http://domo.plius.lt. Roomorama gets rave reviews from my fellow bloggers. Find retals in Lithuania with websites given below : www.roomorama.com.

http://domo.plius.lt/ 
http://www.oldtown-apartments.com/ 
http://erasmusu.com/en/erasmus-vilnius/room-for-rent-student 
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/lithuania/hotels 
http://www.lithuanianhotels.com/en/ 
http://www.gratahotel.com/ 
http://www.ober-haus.lt/ 

Do I need a work permit?
If you are from the European Union, the European Economic Area or Switzerland and want to work in Lithuania, you will not need any permit. You will only be required to fill out a specific form to legalize your stay in our country. If you are not a citizen of the European Union and intend to work in Lithuania, you will have to obtain a work permit. For more information visit : http://www.migracija.lt

Tax rates: an income tax rate of 15% is generally applied to all income, although there are some exceptions, for example income from dividends and other profit distributions, for which a rate of 20% is applied.

Mobile and Internet : 

There are three basic service providers of mobile connectivity: Omnitel, Bite, and Tele 2. You can get the prepaid cards: Extra, Ežys (Omnitel), Labas (Bite) or Pildyk (Tele 2) at all newsagents or designated trading places. There are internet cafés or special internet networks in the cities, especially in the city centres. Majority of restaurants, bars and cafés also have free wireless internet.

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Finding Jobs in Latvia

  Latvia

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Latvia is a country on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia known for its strong national identity, diverse culture, modern cities and landscapes ranging from wide beaches to dense, sprawling forests.

History / Basics

Latvia borders Estonia, Russia, Belarus, and Lithuania. It is situated on a trading crossroads and has long since served as a bridge between Western Europe and Russia. The famous ‘route of the Vikings to the Greeks’ mentioned in ancient chronicles stretched from Scandinavia through Latvian territory along the Daugava River to the ancient Russian and Byzantine Empire.
Latvia’s capital is Riga, home to museums and churches, notable wooden and art nouveau architecture, a vast Central Market and a medieval Old Town.
Latvia’s main export partners are Lithuania, Russia and Estonia while its main import partners are Lithuania, Germany and Poland.
The Latvian flag is one of the oldest in the world. Written records of the red-white-red Latvian flag have existed since the second half of the 13th century. The distinctive dark red color of the Latvian flag is sometimes referred to, by the rest of the world, as ‘Latvian red’.

Finding Work

As some jobs are advertised online it’s possible to apply for work while still in the UK. Typical application methods include a CV and covering letter, with some larger companies using application forms. CVs are typically similar to those used in the UK. Your CV and covering letter should be tailored to each specific job that you apply for. Make sure your covering letter explains why you’re applying for the role and want to work for that company in Latvia.
The majority of graduate jobs are likely to be found in Riga, the capital, and employers usually require a good command of Latvian.

Where can you work?
Major industries: processed foods, wood products, textiles, processed metals, transit, synthetic fibres, electronics and pharmaceuticals.
Major companies: Grindex Pharmaceuticals (pharmaceuticals), Phillip Morris International (tobacco company), KPMG (professional services), Latvenergo (utilities), Lattelecom (IT and telecommunications), Tele2 (telecommunications), AirBaltic (national airline).

The foreigners who stay in Latvia on the basis of a temporary residence permit and who are not linked only to one employer, as well as the foreigners who have received a permanent residence permit, can obtain the information about the newest vacancies in the labour market by using the following internet resources:

http://cvvp.nva.gov.lv/  (information is available only in Latvian)
http://www.cv.lv/  (information is available in Latvian, English and Russian)
http://www.sidc.lv/  (information is available in the Latvian, Russian and English)
http://www.workingday.lv  (information is available in Latvian and English)
www.ss.lv/lv/work/  (information is available in Latvian and Russian)

A few web portal are here for temporary or Full time jobs:
http://www.biuro.lv 
http://www.jobofmine.com 
http://www.rsu.lv/eng/current-students/careers-and-jobs 
https://www.glassdoor.com 
http://www.labsoflatvia.com 

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

When you looking for an apartment abroad, It normally like to start with the country-specific apartment search engines and portals. Here are the most popular ones.

www.apartmentsapart.com  : If you’re searching for apartments in Riga, try out Apartments Apart.
www.eng.meeting.lv : Normally this site has just a handful of Riga vacancies.
Classifieds and Real Estate Agents.
You can often find some hidden gems if you dig through the classifieds and real estate agent listings.
www.lilarealty.lv : Give this real estate agency a call. They have been around since 1999.
www.rentinriga.lv  : Rent/Lease / Apartments. Choose currency. LVL, EUR, USD. Rent/Lease; Rent short term; Buy. House, Apartment, Office, Commercial area, Warehouse, Land.

You may search apartment with following websites :
http://rigaapartment.com/ 
http://www.stes.lv/  
http://estatelatvia.com/en/long_term_rent 
https://www.roomorama.com/short-term-rentals/riga 
http://www.roomsurfer.com/accommodation-riga-latvia 
http://www.rsu.lv/eng/international-students/practical-information/accommodation-and-living 

Do I need a work permit?
Latvia is a member of the European Union and part of the Schengen treaty agreement which consequently ensures priority for all EU (EFTA, EEA) Member Country nationals to reside and work freely in Latvia without cause for a work permit. All other foreign nationals (citizens from out with the EU member states) are legally required to obtain a work visa to undertake full time employment in Latvia. This particular type of work permit is applied for through the Latvia Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs Department.

Taxes :
An individual’s business and salary income is taxable, as at 2015, at the rate of 23%. The tax rate for An individual’s capital gain is 15%.The tax rate for other investment income is 10%.

Mobile and Internet :
Network of Wi-Fi wireless Internet free-of-charge is growing in Riga Jurmala and in all Latvia rapidly. Additional devices are not necessary to use WiFi wireless Internet. All notebooks, smart-phones, iPads connect to numerous free Wifi internet access points in Jurmala Riga Latvia without problems. There are four main providers in Latvia : Latvian Mobile Telephone Co (LMT GSM), SIA Bite Latvija, TELE2.

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Finding Jobs in Iceland

  Iceland

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Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic volcanic landscape of geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, glaciers and black-sand beaches.

History / Basics

The capital, Reykjavik, home to the majority of the population, runs on geothermal power and offers a renowned nightlife scene as well as Viking history museums. The glaciers in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsnes national parks are popular for ice climbing, hiking and snowmobiling.

Iceland is a country of sharp contrasts. A place where fire and ice co-exist. Where dark winters are offset by the summer’s midnight sun. A country where insular existence has spurred a rich and vibrant culture.

Capital: Reykjavik
Dialing code: +354
ISO code: ISL
Currency: Icelandic króna
Continent: Europe

Finding Work

There are a number of ways to go about job searching, but it is a good idea to start looking for a job before you move to Iceland. Visiting the EURES Job Mobility Portal is a wise first step for job seeking in Iceland:
http://ec.europa.eu/eures/home.jsp?lang=en
The Directorate of Labour/ Public employment service –http://www.vinnumalastofnun.is/storf-i-bodi/
http://jobs.iceland.co.uk  : At Iceland we do all that – so if you want to know more about us and our people… read on! Working at Iceland · Industrial Program Jobs.
http://job.is : This site generally doesn’t have an incredible amount of vacancies, but it sure has a ton of people LOOKING for work.
For further information, please visit these links:
https://www.starfatorg.is/ 
http://alfred.is/ 
http://www.storf.is/ 
http://www.tvinna.is/ 

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

The site www.accommodation.is has a user-friendly search engine that lists accommodations (and contact info) by location. Hotels in Iceland (www.hotels.is) and Reykjavik Center (www.reykjavikcenter.is) take it up a notch by indicating availability of rooms or sleeping spaces within a specified time frame. The latter site, despite its name, covers the whole country.
https://reykjavik.craigslist.org/ 
https://www.roomster.com/location/reykjav%C3%ADk 
https://www.rentinreykjavik.com/ 
http://www.apartmenthouse.is/ 
http://www.visiticeland.com/plan-your-trip/accommodation 
http://iceland.gabinohome.com/en/rent+room/reykjavik 

Work Permit:
Those who wish to apply for a residence permit (and work permit) in Iceland must have secured a job in Iceland and signed an employment contract.The employment contract must accompany the application which should be lodged before the applicant arrives in Iceland.
Please visit the website of the Directorate of Immigration in Iceland for detailed information on the application process, documentation needed, and which steps to take next in order to be given a residence and work permit.
Website: http://utl.is/index.php/en/
Link: General Information for non EEA and EFTA citizens.

Taxes : 

First 309,140 ISK 37.30%
Next 527,264 ISK 39.74%
Above 836,404 ISK 46.24%

Mobile and Internet :

The largest Internet service providers in Iceland:
Iceland Telecom (Síminn hf)
Vodafone Iceland (Fjarskipti ehf)
HIVE (IP-fjarskipti ehf)
Vortex (Hringiðan ehf)

There are three big phone companies in Iceland: Siminn, Vodafone and Nova.

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Finding Jobs in Estonia

  Estonia

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Estonia, a country in Northern Europe, faces the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland. Including more than 1,500 islands.

History / Basics

Estonia diverse terrain spans rocky beaches, old-growth forest and many lakes. Formerly part of the Soviet Union, it’s dotted with castles, churches and hilltop fortresses. The capital, Tallinn, is known for its preserved Old Town, museums and the 314m-high Tallinn TV Tower’s observation deck.

It experienced its first period of independence in 1918, following the end of the First World War and the collapse of the Russian Empire. As head of state, the president is supreme commander of the armed forces and represents Estonia abroad. However, the role is mainly ceremonial.

Capital: Tallinn
Dialing code: +372
ISO code: EST
Currency: Euro
Population: 1.325 million (2013) World Bank

Finding Work

In Estonia, it is usual to send an e-mail a potential employer; phone calls may work but are not normally preferred. You should send a CV, and a motivational letter and expected wage is often requested. Be ready for an interview. Most Estonian students work and study at the same time. Having a full time or part-time job is very common.

You can find guide to living and working in Estonia from www.workinestonia.com  website.
Most popular internet recruitment websites in Estonia:
www.cvkeskus.ee/en 
www.cv.ee/en 
www.ej.ee/en 
www.linkedin.com/job/jobs-in-estonia//en 
www.tudengiveeb.ee/en 

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

There are several options for arranging accommodation and the prices per month usually range from €80–150 in the dormitories to €200–510 in private flats. You can check the following websites to get the aim of offered private apartments:
www.kv.ee 
www.city24.ee 
www.myhome.ee 
www.visitestonia.com 
http://www.yyr.ee 
http://students.1home.ee 
http://www.tlu.ee 

Taxes : Estonia natural person income tax is considered to be proportional, but, due to basic exemption, it is actually progressive. Standard rate for natural persons in year 2016 is 20%.

Mobile : The leading supplier of telecom services : EMT, Elion Diil.

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