Finding Jobs in Czech Republic

  Czech Republic

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The Czech Republic, in Central Europe, is known for its ornate castles, native beers and long history.

History / Basics

Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,”. The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe and became a separate state in 1993 after Czechoslovakia split into two countries.

The most important sectors of the Czech Republic’s economy in 2014 were industry (32.6 %), wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services (17.9 %) and public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities (14.9 %).
The Czech Republic’s main export partners are Germany, Slovakia and Poland while its main import partners are Germany, Poland and Slovakia.

Emergency numbers: 112 – general emergency.

People: over 60% of the population is Czech national, with small minorities of Moravian, Slovaks, Poles and other immigrants.

Major religion: Roman Catholicism is the most common religion, although the majority of Czechs describe themselves as agnostic/atheist.

Finding Work


You do not need to be in the Czech Republic to apply for a job as advertisements are on websites. Applications are typically made using a CV and accompanying brief covering letter.

Job websites : 

ec.europa.eu/eures European Job Mobility Portal – maintained by the European Commission – provides information about job vacancies and a CV-posting service.

www.jobs.cz   – Jobs in Czech and English.

www.jobsin.cz : The exciting job junction for multi-national, multi-lingual personnel in the Heart of Europe!

www.reed.co.uk  : REED is seeking for an ETL/DWH developer for our client with one of the strongest name in a field of their business.

www.learn4good.com  : Official Learn4Good Site: Free job posting site – Jobs in Czech Republic, work opportunities, job search for Americans. Tech jobs Czech Republic for foreigners.

Some of the most used sites include : www.cvonline.czhttp://jobdnes.idnes.czwww.jobpilot.czwww.joblist.cz 

Vacancies for EU/EEA and Swiss Citizens and Their Family Members

EU/EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members can find the job vacancies listing on webpage EURES.
Vacancies for Foreigners:

Foreigners – non EU-citizens can search for job offers in the Czech Republic in the vacancies database. The database includes information from all Employment Offices in the Czech Republic. This search is set up to automatically display job offers that are suitable for foreigners, i.e. where the employer is authorised and is willing to employ foreigners.

Foreigners seeking a job in the Czech Republic can browse the vacancies database or sign up and post their CVs.

Employers can browse job-seeker listings or sign up and post job offers suitable for foreigners.

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

Cost of livingStudy in the Czech Republic states that the costs to cover food, accommodation and public transport for students ranges from around £200 – £450 per month. Prague remains slightly cheaper than most European capital cities for things like food and transport. But luxury goods continue to be higher than elsewhere. You can get discounts on transport, restaurants and more with an International Student Identity Card (ISIC). You may visit following websites to find a apartment in Czech Republic.

http://prague.foreigners.cz 
http://www.spolubydlici.cz/ 
http://www.prague-city-apartments.cz 
http://prague-stay.com 
http://www.praguerealestate.cz 
http://www.myflatshare.com 
http://www.studentflats.cz 
http://www.praguenet.com/roommate.html 
http://erasmusu.com/en/erasmus-prague/room-for-rent-student 
https://housing.justlanded.com/en/Czech-Republic/Flatshare 

Do I need a work permit or visa?
If you want to stay for longer than three months, you must apply for a certificate of temporary residence or a permanent residence permit. To do so you will need a valid passport, proof of health insurance and a document that proves the intention of your stay. This may be work, study, economic activities or family membership. See Ministry of the Interior for details.

Tax rates: foreign residents are only taxed on earnings from within the Czech Republic. The stipulated tax rate for nationals and non-nationals is set at 15%. Don’t forget to check your UK tax and National Insurance position with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to ensure you’re not losing any UK pension rights.

Mobile and Internet :

There are four mobile operators providing mobile telephone services in the Czech Republic: Telefónica O2, T-Mobile, Vodafone and U:fon.
There is a large range of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the Czech Republic. If you need a reliable high speed connection, ADSL is a good choice. Telefónica O2, which has recently taken over Ceský Telecom, offers ADSL connections in many parts of the Czech Republic.

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Finding Jobs in Cyprus

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 Cyprus, an island in the eastern Mediterranean, has rich, turbulent history stretching back to antiquity. Known for its beaches, it has a rugged interior with wine-growing regions.

History / Basics

Situated in the north-eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea and to the south of Turkey, Cyprus is the largest island in the eastern Mediterranean as well as being the third smallest country in the EU, after Malta and Luxembourg. Cyprus joined the EU as a de facto divided island but the whole of Cyprus is EU territory. Turkish Cypriots are EU citizens as they are citizens of an EU country – the Republic of Cyprus – even if they live in a part of Cyprus not under government control.

Cyprus’s main export partners are Greece, the UK and Israel, while its main import partners are Greece, Israel and the UK.

Capital: Nicosia
Dialing code: +357
ISO code: CYP
Currency: Euro
Continent: Europe
Official languages: Greek, Turkish.

Finding Work

Finding a job in Cyprus can be difficult, but the country’s reasonable cost of living is just one perk on offer to those who do manage to secure work there.
Ayia Napa’s famous nightlife attracts thousands of international workers every year, meaning many bar and PR jobs are available throughout the summer. You can expect to work 4-5 days a week during the low season, but 6-7 days during the high season.

www.cyprusrecruiter.com  : Cyprus Recruiter is a leading recruitment agency in Cyprus specializing in assisting employers and job seekers to find the right candidates.
www.cyprusjobs.com  : Cyprus Jobs is a completely Free Job Listing Service offered by CyprusNet since 2004. Job seekers find Jobs in Cyprus and Job recruiters locate talent.
www.grsrecruitment.com  : Cyprus & Malta GRS Global Recruitment Solutions is a leading international recruitment firm providing Jobs in Cyprus & Payroll Bureau services.

You can find jobs in Cyprus at:
www.mlsi.gov.cy/dol 
http://www.ccci.org.cy 
http://www.learn4good.com 
http://cyprus.theglobaljobs.com 
http://www.jobincyprus.com 

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

To find and rent an apartment or house in Cyprus you may visit following websites to get rental in Cyprus. The tenant generally pays for utilities with water, electricity and heating costs not included in the rental price. For short-term rentals, of less than 6 months, the rent often includes all utilities and is typically paid in advance.

www.lowcostholidays.com  : Find the best cheap holiday studios and apartments in Cyprus with lowcostholidays. Book your holiday apartment in Cyprus today. Some other websites are : 

http://www.visitcyprus.com 
http://www.homegreekhome.com 
http://erasmusu.com/en/erasmus-nicosia/student-housing 
http://en.directrooms.com/hotels/subregion/2-44-270 
https://housing.justlanded.com/en/Cyprus_Nicosia/Flatshare 

Do I need a work permit or visa?
EU citizens don’t need a visa to enter or work in Cyprus. If you plan to stay for longer than three months though, you will need to apply for a residence permit at one of the local immigration offices.

You will usually need to prove that you have employment or can support yourself financially in order to get a residence permit. If you’re from a non-EU country, contact the Cypriot embassy in the country where you’re currently living for information on whether you require a visa or work permit. If you’re living in the UK, go to the High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus. There are two categories of permit: Executive and Non-executive.

Tax rates: income tax has to be paid if you live in Cyprus for more than 183 days of the tax year. Tax is paid on annual incomes of more than €17,000 in incremental stages. The tax rate is 20% for incomes of €17,087-€25,629, 25% for €25,630-€34,173 and 30% for salaries over €34,173. Don’t forget to check your UK tax and National Insurance position with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to ensure that you are not losing any UK pension rights.

Internet and Mobile : Cyta (Cyprus Telecommunication Authority) and PrimeTel are the leading service providers on the island. You’ll be glad to hear that in Cyprus there are only two mobile phone networks : Both MTN and Cytamobile-Vodafone operate with GSM technology.

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Finding Jobs in Australia

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Australia is a country, and continent, surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its major cities – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide – are coastal, but its capital, Canberra, is inland and nicknamed the “Bush Capital.”

History / Basics

Australia!  This is the best place to explore it and find everything Australian. We have some great destination and holiday guides, hotels deals, tours and upcoming events for hundreds of towns and cities all over Australia. If you are looking for accommodation, tours, experiences or local jobs we can help you find them.

The country is known for its Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef, the vast Outback (interior desert wilderness) and unique animal species including kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses.

Australia is the smallest continent in the world. It is also the 6th largest country in the world, after Russia, Canada, China, USA, and Brazil. There are over 20 million people living in Australia. Australia is divided into six states and two territories.

Finding Work

The Workabout Australia Website has a number of different listing sections where jobs and business opportunities can be listed. The
description below will enable you to correctly identify the most appropriate section for you.

www.seek.com.au  : SEEK is Australia’s number one jobs site. Search or browse jobs across Australia. Find work or recruit the ideal
candidate. SEEK and you shall find.
http://au.indeed.com  : Job Search by Indeed. one search. all Australia jobs. Search millions of jobs from thousands of job boards,
classifieds and company websites.
http://australia.recruit.net  : Recruit.net is a big job search site. They have thousands of fresh jobs daily on their Australia site.
www.workingin-australia.com  : Australia’s leading businesses want to hear from you now. Browse all employers, search for jobs that match your qualifications.
www.adzuna.com.au  : Thousands of jobs from recruitment agencies and employers.
www.reed.co.uk/jobs/australia  : Covers the Australia and all job sectors. Includes vacancy search, CV builder and labour market information.
www.applydirect.com.au  : Includes part-time and casual jobs across Australia.
www.randstad.com.au  : An overview of all available 1134 Jobs in Australia – Randstad: 1134 jobs found.

Here are some website that can provide you seasonal jobs results :
www.seasonworkers.com, www.jobaroo.com, www.careerone.com.au, jobactive.gov.au, www.graduatecareers.com.au, www.careerone.com.au, www.jobnet.com.au, www.bluecollar.com.au.

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

The most common way to find accommodation with other people is through your friends or classmates. Students that are in Australia
longer often know the right places for accommodation and you have a good chance that you will find Your place to live sooner then if
you try to rent yourself.

Websites are a valuable resource in finding accommodation see some useful links below. Useful links for renting flat or houses :
www.rent.com.au  Rent, Buy, share accommodation, lot of other useful information
www.realestate.com.au  Buy, Rent share accommodation
www.domain.com.au  Rent , Buy, share accommodation
www.rent-a-home.com.au  Holiday rental
www.share-accommodation.net  Rent, share accommodation , compulsory registration
www.apartmentservice.com.au  Apartment Renting
www.gumtree.com.au Find Property for Rent ads in Sydney Region, NSW. Buy and sell almost anything on Gumtree classifieds.

If you are looking for share a flat in Australia a few more sources are here :
http://flatshare.com.au/ 
https://flatmates.com.au/act 
http://sharehouses.com.au/canberra 
http://www.allhomes.com.au/ah/act/share-residential/franklin/121457210 

What you need to know about renting a flat or house in Australia?
If you are considering renting your accommodation in Australia you may find this information helpful.
What should I know about renting in Australia?
Minimum term rentals are usually half a year (for a unit), or one year (for a home)
Before you rent you will need to pay high deposit (refundable bond) usually equal to 4 weeks full rental costs, if the rental is AUD, $500 per week it will be AUD $2000, You will need to pay rent upfront usually it is 2 or 4 weeks, Renting an apartment / house will be under a contract between you and the owner, ie the tenant (Tenancy Agreement). Of course you can share accommodation with other students who are renting an apartment / house.

Visa:

Most common types of Visas:
For working travellers (backpackers) – including how to get your Second Holiday Work Visa.
1.Working Holiday Visa
2.Work and Holiday Visa
3.Professional visas requiring sponsorship
4.Sponsored Training Visas

Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417)
This is the most common work visa in Australia for backpackers and the perfect option for young travellers ready to embark on an extended adventure in Australia. The main purpose of the working holiday visa in Australia is to enable you to holiday and travel.
Apply online at the Australian immigration website or download a paper application form. It is a pretty straight forward process – just remember to get travel insurance before you fill out the form : http://www.border.gov.au

Taxes :
Anyone who earns an income needs to pay tax, so it’s important to know exactly how much tax you can expect to pay. The following website will explain the personal income tax rates for 2015-16 : https://www.ato.gov.au/rates/individual-income-tax-rates 

Mobile and Internet :
The leading mobile telephone companies in Australia are Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. These providers cover most of the populated territory (25% of the landmass).
In Australia you can get dial-up Internet, ADSL, ADSL2+ (higher transfer rates than regular ADSL), Cable, or Wireless Broadband Internet.

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Finding in Ukraine

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WARNING: There are risks in traveling to eastern Ukraine because of the war between the Russian irregular forces and the Ukrainian forces in the eastern areas of Luhansk and Donetsk. While tourists are unlikely to be the intended targets of violence, current protests cause complications to visitors, since services are disrupted.
 

History / Basics

Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland and Slovakia to the west, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova to the southwest and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively. It is currently in dispute with Russia over the Crimean peninsula which Russia annexed in 2014 but Ukraine and most of the international community still recognise as Ukrainian. Including Crimea, Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi), making it the largest country entirely within Europe and the 46th largest country in the world, and a population of about 44.5 million, making it the 32nd most populous country in the world.

Finding Work

With Ukraine job search, if you want your job application to be taken seriously you have to consider all national differences. The Ukraine job search requires more than just the obvious Ukraine CV writing and translation – it requires careful preparation. This page is to help those looking for work in Ukraine through the Internet.

Learn4good.com : Employment opportunities/ jobs Ukraine: Job posting site for work in Ukraine for foreigners, Americans, expats, English speakers.
http://www.learn4good.com/jobs/language/english/list/country/ukraine/

Careerjet.com : All ukraine jobs in Worldwide on Careerjet.com, the search engine for jobs in the Ukraine.
http://www.careerjet.com/search/jobs?s=ukraine&l=Worldwide

UNjobs : United Nations Jobs Swiss flag United Nations Jobs · New Listings. Chief of Party, USAID/Ukraine Local Government, Kiev, Ukraine Management Systems.
http://unjobs.org/duty_stations/iev

UNDP in Ukraine : The current job openings at UNDP in Ukraine are listed here. These include openings for Ukrainian as well as International applicants.
http://www.ua.undp.org/content/ukraine/en/home/operations/jobs.html

ReliefWeb : Latest jobs listed on ReliefWeb, the leading online source for reliable humanitarian and development job announcements.
reliefweb.int/jobs?country=241

OSCE : The OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine offers employment opportunities both to Ukraine nationals and to international staff.

Some Other websites :
Work.ua: Work.ua is a great site to use to kick off your Ukrainian job search.
Jobs.ua: Lots of job postings. Take a look after you have gone through the options above.
Rabota.ria.ua: This site is pretty intuitive. The home page is a bit busy, but don’t be deterred.
Jooble.com.ua: Jooble.com.ua has a funny name but has serious job postings. The interface is a lot like Career Jet. Does anyone know what kind of animal that mascot on their homepage is?

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

If you’re looking for an affordable long-term apartment to rent in Kiev, there are a couple of ways to do it. You can rent apartments on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. And in each case by renting an apartment or room instead of staying in a hotel you will save money and taste more of the local flavor.

www.rent-in-ukraine.com : To rent daily the best apartments in Ukraine you can on our site. You need to just call or mail to rent flat in Ukraine daily.

kievapts.com/longterm-apartments : Kiev long term rental services from Kievapts Apartments company. Monthly rent from reputable owners in Kiev city center.

www.uarealtygroup.com/rent/long-term : Firstly, some basic information on long term rental market of Ukraine.

www.ukraine-accommodation.com : Ukraine Accommodation provides fully furnished and equipped apartments for the short term rent in all Ukrainian major cities.

Here is list of some other source you may check.

http://ukraineapartments.com/http://www.dobovo.com/http://oneday.ua/http://realtor.if.ua/http://www.kharkovrent.com/http://www.kharkovapartments.com/http://www.odessaapts.com/

Do I need a work permit?
The best descriptions on the web for the residency permit procedures are here at the Embassy to the Ukraine and here at the Ukraine State Migration Service.

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Finding Jobs in Switzerland

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Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps.

History / Basics

Switzerland is also known as “Confoederatio Helvetica”, therefore the abbreviation “CH”. “Confoederatio” stands for “confederation”, “Helvetica” derives from the Latin word “Helvetier”, the name of the people who lived in the area which became later Switzerland.

The capital of Switzerland is Bern City, also the capital of the canton Bern. The white cross on the red back (see top left on each page) has a religious background. The cross represents the cross, Jesus was put on, the red color represents his blood. Each arm of the cross has to be of the same size and must be 1/6 longer than wide.

Finding Work

When looking for a job, it is important to bear in mind that there are significant regional differences in the Swiss labour market. Geneva is the area with the highest percentage of foreign workers (almost 50%) – many work in one of the international institutions, such as the U.N., based there. The banking industry is centred mainly in and around Zurich.

www.jobs.ch : This job market is with the best range of sites and jobs.

www.jobsingeneva.com : Jobs in Geneva and Switzerland job board for professionals and expats seeking employment opportunities with English as the main working language.

http://www.experis.ch : Whether you are looking for a permanent role or a contract position, Experis can help you find your next opportunity. Here are some other sites you may check.

http://www.genevajobs.orghttp://www.geneve-int.ch/jobshttps://www.zurich.chhttp://www.jobsinbasel.comhttp://www.summerjobs.com/do/where/CH/Bern

Work Permit :
Non-EU-citizens can only get a work permit if their employer proves that they could not fill the respective position with a Swiss or EU citizen. This can become a complex and bureaucratic process for both employer and employee. There are some exceptions to this rule for highly qualified/specialised and/or top executive management positions.

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

Places to live can now be found largely through the internet, with agencies like Homegate or Immoscout24 offering easily searchable databases for places to rent or buy, including some that are furnished. WGZimmer, also called Flatrooms.com, is a popular site for posting rooms for rent in a shared living situation or even entire apartments. Often, Swiss will rent out their entire apartment for a short-term period (that can last indefinitely) while they are on holiday or working abroad.

Here are some online portal where you can find and offer furnished apartments. You can start looking for a furnished apartment.
http://www.ums.ch
https://www.home.ch
http://www.bern.com/en/accommodations/city-apartments
http://switzerland.gabinohome.com
http://www.longtermlettings.com/find/rentals/Switzerland/

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Finding Jobs in Sweden

  Sweden

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Sweden is a country located in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak. Neighboring countries include Finland and Norway.

History / Basics

Situated in Northern Europe, Sweden lies west of the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Bothnia, providing a long coastline, and forms the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. To the west is the Scandinavian mountain chain (Skanderna), a range that separates Sweden from Norway. Finland is located to its north-east.

Finland was lost to Russia in a war in 1808-1809. In the early 19th century Finland and the remaining territories outside the Scandinavian Peninsula were lost. After its last war in 1814, Sweden entered into a personal union with Norway which lasted until 1905.

Finding Work

There are several privately run online job portals commonly used to find jobs in Sweden. These portals usually include job listings (often in Swedish) and functions where you can upload your CV. Some common job portals include:

Work.sweden.se is your official source for information about working in Sweden. It is funded, produced, developed, maintained and operated by the Swedish Institute, a government agency.
http://www.jobbsafari.se : They help companies find the best candidates for the job, and job searchers to get an overview of available jobs in Sweden.
http://www.swedishwire.com/jobs : Hundreds of great job opportunities for foreign professionals at Sweden’s top employers.
http://www.thelocal.se/jobs : Find your dream job in Sweden. If you’re looking for an English-language role in Sweden.

If you are already living in Sweden you can register as a jobseeker at your local Public Employment Service office (www.arbetsförmedlingen.se).

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

Stockholm is not so big and the public transportation works really well, so don’t get obsessed with getting a room in front of your university. The average price range for rooms is 3000 SEK to 6000 SEK a month (additional expenses can be included or not, remember to ask the landlord about that).Rooms in the center of the city can cost monthly up to 9000 SEK, so if your budget is in the 3000-4000s, then it’s better that you look a bit further.

If you need temporary accommodation while looking for something more permanent, the following websites may be useful: HomeAway, Airbnb and Wimdu or you may check these websites.

www.parttimehome.se : They offer a temporary home for both private and business guests with a very attractive price.
sweden.gabinohome.com : Find the perfect rooms, flatshare Stockholm owners direct. One Room apartment in share available for long term or short term its near T cntralan Stockholm.
http://stockholm.craigslist.se : Stockholm apartment rentals, sublets, Stockholm temporary housing. Apartments for rent sublets, roommates Stockholm.
http://erasmusu.com/en/erasmus-stockholm/room-for-rent-student : Rooms for rent in shared flats. A nice comfortable room with its own balcony and view over the park,the room comes with a bed.

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Finding Jobs in Spain

Spain

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Spain is a country located in Southwestern Europe. The coastlines include the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea, and Northern Atlantic Ocean.

History / Basics

The national flag, adopted in 1785, consists of three horizontal stripes: a yellow one—equal in size to the other two combined—between two red ones, with the coat of arms on the yellow stripe.

Spain, originally inhabited by Celts, Iberians, and Basques, became a part of the Roman Empire in 206 B.C. , when it was conquered by Scipio Africanus. Spain occupies 85% of the Iberian Peninsula, which it shares with Portugal, in southwest Europe. Africa is less than 10 mi (16 km) south at the Strait of Gibraltar.

(Spanish: España) is a diverse country sharing the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea. It is the country with the second-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, after Italy, and the largest number of World Heritage Cities.

Finding Work

The best job board in Spain: www.infojobs.net – Also check Monster and other jobboards you will see on the first page of your google search for “job spain” have way less jobs on offer. Here are some Other plateforms you may check.

www.recruiter.com/recruiters/spain.html : Latest jobs in Spain.
www.recruitspain.com : Jobs in Spain and Gibraltar – Recruit Spain are a Spain based recruitment company helping to find a wide range of jobs in Spain and Gibraltar jobs.
www.approachpeople.com : Multilingual jobs. German, Dutch, French, English, Spanish candidates.
Theguardian.com : Jobs in Spain. 5 Recruitment Consultant jobs to view and apply for now with Guardian Jobs.

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

www.apartmentbarcelona.com : Barcelona long-term rental apartments at the best prices. From monthly rental apartments in Barcelona to yearly rental apartments.
www.barcelonacheckin.com : Apartment Barcelona we offer a wide range of long term rentals. With an office located in the city centre.
www.lastminute.com : Discover great holiday deals to Spain with lastminute.com.
http://www.leadingpropertygroupspain.com : Search thousands of Long Term Rental Properties throughout Spain.
www.madrideasy.com : MadridEasy- Student housing in Madrid The safest and easiest way to find and rent the best student housing in Madrid.

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Finding Jobs in Poland

Poland

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Poland is located in the very centre of Europe. With the total area it’s the seventh biggest country on the continent.

History / Basics

Poland is a country in central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east and, to the north, Lithuania and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. Poland has a long coast on the Baltic Sea and is largely dominated by low-lying rolling plains in the north. To the south, the Carpathian Mountains form a watershed and natural border with Slovakia. It’s total area of 312,679 km² (120,728 sq mi).

The most important sectors of Poland’s economy in 2014 were wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services (27.1 %), industry (25.1 %) and public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities (14.3 %).
Poland’s main export partners are Germany, UK and the Czech Republic while its main import partners are Germany, Russia and China.

Capital: Warsaw
Dialing code: +48
ISO code: POL
Currency: Polish zloty
Official language: Polish

Finding Work

www.careersinpoland.com : Check current jobs for foreigners and native speakers in Poland and get advice on working and living in Poland.

www.job-poland.com : Job offers in Poland – Use jobPOLAND to search for a job in Warsaw, Lodz, Wroclaw, Poznan, Krakow, Gdansk and Katowice.

LinkedIn : Apply to Summer Internship jobs on LinkedIn. Sign-up and get hired.

www.learn4good.com : Employment opportunities/ jobs Poland: Job posting site for work in Poland for foreigners, expats, English speakers.

You can also search for jobs via the internet, try: www.jobs4.pl, www.gazetapraca.pl, www.eu-praca.pl, www.pracaikariera.pl and www.epuls.praca.gov.pl. Note that the information on these sites is only available in Polish.

Some of popular job portals include:
www.jobrapido.pl
www.careerjet.pl
www.kariera.pl
www.szybkopraca.pl
www.pracanadmorzem.pl

You can also check the biggest Polish job-seeking websites and classified websites:
http://www.jobpilot.pl
http://www.pracuj.pl
http://www.gumtree.pl

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

The pricing of the student houses depends on the particular HEI. Usually the cost of accommodation in a dormitory ranges is around EUR 60-80 monthly for a shared room and between EUR 100-150 for a single room. However, the standard of the dormitories may differ greatly even between various student houses of the same HEI, so it’s good to do some research before the final decision. What doesn’t differ is the friendly and helpful atmosphere in the student houses.

www.polhotels.com : A large database of hotels in Poland. OnLine reservations available. Hotel websites feature description, prices, pictures of hotels and rooms.

http://erasmusu.com/en/erasmus-warsaw/student-housing : Flats and apartments, university dorms, studios and rooms for rent.

http://www.myflatshare.com : Nice and sunny room with garden. Lehárova 23 … FULLY FURNISHED ROOM AT ANDEL PRAHA 5.

http://poland.gabinohome.com : Rooms for Rent Warsaw. Find the perfect rooms, flatshare Warsaw owners direct. Rooms with photos and reviews.

Do I need a work permit?

The most important thing you need to know is that you can’t yourself apply for a work permit. It needs to be requested by your future employer. Therefore there is not much you can do except making sure that you employer did everything right. The information below is just for your awareness.

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Finding Jobs in Norway

  Norway

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Norway is a country in Northern Europe occupying the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula as well as the volcanic island Jan Mayen and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.

History / Basics

Compared to Great Britain, Norway is considered a ‘young’ country. Having been in union with Denmark, then Sweden for several centuries, Norway became an independent country again in 1905. This meant it was able to choose its own king, and elect its own government. Norwegians today are a strong and patriotic people who are very proud of their country and its achievements.

Finding Work

The majority of vacancies in Norway are listed on the Internet. you can search for jobs, register your CV and record permanent jobs searches.
http://www.jobsinoslo.com : Jobs in Oslo and Norway for professionals and expats seeking employment opportunities with English as the main working language.
http://www.thelocal.no/jobs : Find your dream job in Norway. If you’re looking for an English-language role in Norway.
http://www.lifeinnorway.net/jobs : Search for English-speaking jobs across all Norwegian cities including jobs in Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen and Trondheim.

Many Norwegian companies have their own websites, and these sometimes advertise vacancies not featured anywhere else. Use the Norwegian on-line Yellow Pages to find addresses: ww.gulesider.no.

Most jobs are also listed on www.finn.no/jobb

Norwegian visas and immigration
As Norway is a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) European Union (EU) citizens can live and work in Norway for up to three months. After this time period you must register, registration is free and requires you to have a job in Norway. For more information visit the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) – Want to apply

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

If you are wondering about working in Norway, you also probably want to know how much it costs to live there.The best option is to search for a flat on the Internet. The rental price depends on the city where you are going to live, the location and condition of the flat. For example, renting a flat more or less central in Oslo, furnished, and with 2 bedrooms, can vary between about 10,000 NOK (€ 1,250) to 40,000 NOK (€ 5,000). A “normal” rental in the centre of Oslo with the same criteria as mentioned above, would cost between 12-16,000 NOK (€ 1,500-2,000).

The two biggest sites for apartment searching are Finn.no and Hybel.no. Both of them are in Norwegian, and you will find all kind of options for renting and buying there.

www.visitoslo.com : Find low prices on accommodation in Oslo at the budget hotels, pensions, hostels and camping grounds.
www.visitnorway.com : The Norwegian capital has over 50 hotels which cater to every taste and budget. The overall quality is very good, and Oslo’s hotels are modern.
http://norway.gabinohome.com : Find the perfect rooms, flatshare Oslo owners direct.
http://use-it.unginfo.oslo.no/WP/private-accommodation2 : A nice stay in Oslo Norway! Comfortable room with sharing of bathroom. Breakfast not included, but access to kitchen.

http://www.hotelscombined.com/Place/Oslo.htm

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Finding Jobs in Italy

  Italy

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Italy is a country located in Southern Europe comprising the boot-shaped Italian peninsula and a number of islands including Sicily and Sardinia.

History / Basics

Italy is a country in Southern Europe. Together with Greece, it is acknowledged as the birthplace of Western culture. Not surprisingly, it is also home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. High art and monuments are to be found everywhere around the country.

Italy, commanding a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance treasures such as Michelangelo’s “David” and its leather and paper artisans; Venice, the sinking city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.

Two independent mini-states are surrounded entirely by Italy: San Marino and Vatican City. While technically not part of the European Union, both of these states are also part of the Schengen Area and the European Monetary Union (EMU). Apart from different police uniforms, there is no evident transition from these states and Italy’s territory, and the currency is the same. Italian is also the official language in both countries.

Finding Work

Below is a selection of resources for searching for employment opportunities as a foreigner.

www.craigslist.it : craigslist provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community and events.
http://rome.craigslist.it/search/jjj

http://www.jobinrome.com : Job in Rome and Italy for professionals and expats seeking employment opportunities with English as the main working language.

www.JobsinMilan.com :you can get direct access to lots of opportunities for English-speaking job positions. Milan is home to a vibrant expat community, this site also covers some jobs outside of the city.

http://www.indeed.com/l-Rome,-GA-jobs.html : Thousands of Jobs at indeed, a Better Way to Search for Jobs in Italy.

http://www.wantedinrome.com/jobs-rome : Find jobs vacant in Rome in our classifieds section. … Berlitz Italy is among the world leaders in the field of language learning services.

Some other websites are here..
https://www.manpower.it
https://www.njobs.it
http://www.kellyservices.it
http://www.learn4good.com
http://jobs.goabroad.com/search/italy/jobs-abroad-1

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

Housing in Rome is rather expensive. You have to spend on average 400-500 € for a single room in an apartment shared with other people, and from 300-400 € for a shared room or a room in a family’s apartment.

The MioAffitto website has a comprehensive search system as does Immobiliare.it (link to Rome rentals) – if the prices on this site seem ridiculously high, you’ve probably set the site to look for properties for sale and not for rental properties!
http://www.immobiliare.it/Roma/affitti_appartamenti-Roma.html
http://www.mioaffitto.it/

craigslist.it : craigslist provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale in Italy.
http://rome.craigslist.it/search/roo?lang=en&cc=gb

www.easystanza.it : Find Beds and Rooms for rent 30,000 Rooms for Rent in Italy.

www.italyrents.com : Providing a wide range of options to suit all budgets, ItalyRents.com has apartments in the beautiful historic centres of Rome and Florence, as well as stunning Tuscan villas.

www.friendsinrome.com : Offered Bright single room for rent in a comfortable apartment on the. and bright room with shared bathroom in a lovely apartment.
http://www.friendsinrome.com/board.asp?c=f42

www.expertlodging.com : Cheap accommodation in Italy: budget hotels, bed and breakfast, holiday homes, apartments in Venice, Rome, Florence, Siena, Naples, Milan, Sicily, Sardinia.

http://www.romebuddy.com/working

Visa :
The Visa allows applicants to enter Italy for a short term period (type “C”) or for a long term period (type “D”) with the purpose to work while earning a salary.
This Visas are subject to an Authorization (“NULLA OSTA”) issued by the competent Italian Authority (“SPORTELLO UNICO PER L’IMMIGRAZIONE”) which is valid within 6 months from the date of issuing.

Italy individual income tax rates 2015

Tax (%) Tax Base (EUR)
23% 0 – 15,000
27% 15,001-28,000
38% 28,001-55,00
41% 55,001-75,000
43% 75,001 and over

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