Free movement of workers is a fundamental principle of the European Union. If you’re thinking about moving to a fellow EU country, EU citizens are entitled to:
- look for a job in another EU country
- work there without needing a work permit
- reside there for that purpose
- stay there even after employment has finished
- enjoy equal treatment with nationals in access to employment, working conditions and all other social and tax advantages.
Depending on where you move to, there will be different demand for certain jobs. For example in Sweden, there is demand for positions such as accountants, telemarketers, driving instructors, pre-school teachers, air traffic controllers and truck mechanics. If you’re headed to Germany, there is a shortage of qualified professionals. More especially, qualified technical workers, such as engineers and IT specialists, as well as health specialists, are in short supply.
In Denmark, medical doctors, radiographers, primary and lower secondary school teachers, IT engineers, business analysts and psychologists are in demand.
We’ve listed a few a few tips for successful job hunting below:
- Study the area
- Make sure your qualifications are acceptable
- Format your CV
- Speak the Lingo
- Be aware
- Prepare to retrain
- Take expert advice