Finding Jobs in Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijan is a landlocked country in Southwestern Asia located at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. 

History / Basics

The Azerbaijan Republic covers an area of 33,891 square miles (86,600 square kilometers). It includes the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is inhabited mostly by Armenians, and the noncontiguous Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, which is separated from Azerbaijan by Armenian territory.

Finding Work

In spite of most companies prefer the local qualified workers because of the big expenses for foreigners to live here, there are still many opportunities for foreigners to find a job. Searching the Internet is the main way that foreigners find work in Azerbaijan.

The best websites to look for a job are:
http://jobsearch.az
http://boss.az
http://www.edu-active.com
http://www.azerweb.com

There are still more websites that fill their database with job announcements, but the ones above are the most popular.

If you would like to get a volunteering experience or full-time paid job (in case you have a good working experience) you can try to apply for AIESEC Internships. AIESEC is the biggest student-run organization in the world and it provides leadership opportunities to many youngsters around the world. There are some language teaching opportunities for foreigners here in Azerbaijan. Check out AIESEC Azerbaijan website to get to know more about paid internship opportunities for foreigners. The age limit for paid internships is between 21 and 30.

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Check out the useful articles and blog posts below for more information to help you with your apartment search.

Bina: This site would be my first stop for searching for apartments in Azerbaijan.
Expat Blog: Check out tips on renting an apartment in Azerbaijan.

 Just Landed : House near New Boulevard just for 250$!!! For Rent. Apartments in Azerbaijan … Bedrooms: 1; 65 m² / 700 ft²  to rent apartment in Azerbaijan 

https://housing.justlanded.com/en/Azerbaijan/For-Rent_Apartments

Expedia.com Need cheap accommodation in Baku, Azerbaijan? Compare deals from over 83 Baku hotels and book with Expedia.com.au for the lowest prices!

http://in.hotels.com/co15/hotels-in-azerbaijan/

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Finding Jobs in Austria

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History / Basics

Like most European countries, Austria looks back on a very eventful history. Yet there are some elements of the Austrian character that haven’t changed much over the centuries: the partiality for indulgence, beauty, and cultivation has always been a driving force in the country’s past and present…

With an area of 83.858 sq km Austria consists of 9 independent federal states (Burgenland, Carinthia, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Styria, Tirol, Vorarlberg and Vienna) with their own provincial governments.

Finding Work

The AMS ( Arbeitsmarktservice) is a government institution dedicated to help unemployed people finding jobs. Companies post their job offers to the AMS and receive lists of candidates to interview. In order to use the AMS services getting your CV and profile into their system, you have to be officially registered as unemployed in Austria. If you are an EU citizen and already registered unemployed in your home country, you are entitled to use the AMS services to find also a job in Austria.

As always with the internet – how do you know which job site is the right one? No problem, we have a short list of the most popular job-sites for you:

  • www.jobpilot.at One of the most visited job-sites in Austria. You can enter your profile and will receive weekly listings of new job offers matching your criteria. Jobpilot is highly recommended and has helped many people finding their jobs. Thousands of job offers are available.
  • www.derstandard.at/stellenmarkt This is the job-site of the known newspaper Der Standard. It offers a nice search engine with the capability to narrow your search to specific Austrian districts and also the type of job (Internship, full-time, part-time) you are looking for. It has 1000-2000 vacancies.
  • www.dermarkt.at is a portal for jobs, cars and housing. It holds thousands of offers and is also the job-portal for the big Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung. Many postings are from agencies.
  • www.ams.or.at This is the official portal of the Austrian employment service. To look for positions, navigate to the ‘ejob-room. Almost all AMS services are available online, from job-search to education offers and help for foreigners. Some services are public, for others you will need to register on the site, and to do so you need a valid social security number.

There are some agencies who offer jobs for temporary workers. You get employed by the agency and they will ‘rent you out’ to companies requiring temporary staff. Here is a list of the larger agencies for temporary workers:

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If you intend to stay in Austria for a period longer than 6 months, you need to apply for a residence permit and not for an entry permit (visa). Residence permits are issued by the authorities in Austria. They are solely issued for stays that exceed six months. Students may check http://www.oeh.ac.at/oeh for accommodation.

For a web search, check out:

www.bazar.at
www.willhaben.at
www.immobilien.net
www.derstandard.at/Immobilien
www.kurier.at/Immo/

The internet search of Die Presse and Kleine Zeitung will lead you to the general portal www.dermarkt.at, where you also find job postings.

Very popular and at the same time effective is the search for a flat via the webpage of the Austrian National Union of Students (ÖH). Here, at www.jobwohnen.at, you can specifically look for different forms of accommodation (e.g. rooms in shared flats, flats, student residences, freehold flats, etc.) in the different provinces of Austria. You can refine your search by looking for certain features like central heating, internet access, parquet floor, furnished/unfurnished etc. You can also find out if you have to pay a deposit and/or a replacement fee.

A similar service is offered by immodirekt (immodirekt.at) . Here you can browse through the different advertisements as well as putting up an ad yourself for free.

Here are some other rentals websites.

https://www.jobsdonedeal.ie/

Taxes

Partnerships and sole proprietors have to pay income tax. Income tax is progressive, that is, taxation depends on the amount of money you make. If your income amounts to less than € 11,000, you do not have to pay taxes. If you earn more than that, taxation ranges from a minimum of 23 % to a maximum of 50 % of your income.

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Finding Jobs in Andorra

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Andorra is a small, mountainous country in the Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain, in Western Europe that is not an EU member.

History / Basics

Andorra officially the Principality of Andorra also called the Principality of the Valleys of Andorrais a sovereign. Created under a charter in A.D. 988, the present Principality was formed in A.D. 1278. It is known as a principality as it is a monarchy headed by two Co-Princes – the Spanish/Roman Catholic Bishop of Urgell and the President of France.

Andorra is the sixth-smallest nation in Europe, having an area of 468 km2 (181 sq mi) and a population of approximately 85,000.[1] Its capital Andorra la Vella is the highest capital city in Europe, at an elevation of 1,023 metres (3,356 ft) above sea level.[6] The official language is Catalan, although Spanish, Portuguese, and French are also commonly spoken.

CAPITAL: Andorra la Vella

FLAG: The national flag is a tricolor of blue, yellow, and red vertical stripes. On the state flag (shown here) the yellow stripe bears the coat of arms.

ANTHEM: The Himne Andorra begins “El gran Carlemany mon pare” (“Great Charlemagne my father”).

MONETARY UNIT: Andorra has no currency of its own; the euro, adopted by both Spain and France, is used. There are coins of 1, 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents and 1 euro and 2 euros. There are notes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 euros. €1 = $1.25475 (or $1 = €0.79697) as of 2005.

HOLIDAYS: New Year’s Day, 1 January; National Festival, 8 September; Christmas, 25 December. Movable religious holidays include Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Finding Work

This is a good option for expatriates who are unsure about committing to a long term move. Andorra’s five celebrated ski resorts offer many jobs for the ski season (typically from mid-December through to April). Positions range from retail, and hospitality to ski instructor roles. Soldeu-El Tartar Resort is Andorra’s largest, and employs many English-speaking staff each season.

If you’re moving to Andorra without a job lined up, you can start your search online as well as making use of classifieds ads.

www.learn4good.com/jobs/language/english/list/country/andorra  – limited postings, but does offer opportunties outside the tourism industry.
www.seasonworkers.com/skijobs/resorts/ski-jobs-andorra.aspx  – has occasional seasonal ski resort jobs, best to check just before the season starts.
www.andorramania.net/clasificats.htm  – classifieds site with some job ads. Available in English, French, Catalan and Spanish.

http://empleo.trovit.es/index.php/cod.search_jobs/what_d.jobs/where_d.Andorra  –  Find your job in Andorra la Vella, Andorra easily in Trovit.

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Andorra is really big for skiing. If you are searching for an apartment in this country, check out the resources below as a first option. 

http://www.longtermlettings.com/find/rentals/Andorra – Andorra la  Monthly Rentals in Andorra.

http://english.habitaclia.com/andorra/flats-andorra_la_vella-i.htm – 1Rent Andorra la Vella rental apartments, rental houses, rental apartments…

http://www.budgetplaces.com/andorra – The best selection of great-value accommodation in the city centre – book with our best price guarantee!

www.propertyandorra.com – Tribune Properties has a wide range of top quality apartments and houses in Andorra.

https://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/rentals/andorra/r11 – Apartments Andorra for rent, Holiday Gites, Villas.

Some other plateforms you may check :

www.housing.justlanded.com/en/Andorra/Flatshare
www.andorra.gabinohome.com/en
www.homeinandorra.blogspot.in/2014/07/rental-properties-in-andorra.html

Telecom 

Andorra Telecom is the exclusive telecommunication (internet, telephone, TV) provider of the country. Its website is available in English, Spanish and Catalan. Most of the services provided are though fibre optic cables. When deciding to receive internet services, you can also choose to receive a landline telephone and television.
http://www.andorratelecom.ad/web/guest

Income Tax

Income tax, where applicable, will be levied at a maximum rate of 10%, but the watchwords are “where applicable” because of a series of exemptions and reliefs. But let us get to the basics first:

Earned income
This is defined as being income earned in the form of a salary, a pension or such things as consultancy fees and rental income, whether in Andorra or from outside, and will be taxed as follows:

Single person

Income of up to 23.999€ per annum – exempt,  Income between 24.000€ and 39.999€ at 5%, Income above 40.000€ at 10% thereafter.

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