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Eures: Your Guide to Working in Europe

This European Employment Service can help you get a job in the EU

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What is it?

EURES stands for European Employment Services, and is called “the European Job Mobility Portal.” It is a website that matches up employers and jobseekers from all 28 EU countries, plus Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, and Lichtenstein. They provide advice, information, and recruitment for people looking for jobs as well as people looking for workers.

How do you use it?

You can use EURES to search for jobs and apprenticeships with a variety of filters: by level of experience, by country, whether you want full-time or part-time, etc.

The portal will give you job descriptions as well as contact information in many cases and you can start applying right away.

EURES also has hints and tips for finding jobs, both abroad and at home, and covers everything from the interview process to actually moving abroad if you get the job.

You can also create a free account. With an account, you can personalize what type of jobs you’re looking for, upload a CV to keep on-file, and manage your communications with potential employers.

There’s also a section to look for learning opportunities if you want to further your education in your field of study. This section includes opportunities to participate in programmes that will help you gain experience.

Finally, the project “your first EURES job” is aimed at jobseekers aged 18-25 who are willing to move to another country for work or training. The project provides financial assistance for traveling for interviews, any training (like language courses), and even helps with your move. For more information, go to the Your first EURES job webpage. 

EURES is a great resource, especially if you want to see more of the world, or just need help finding someplace to work. It has a massive network of employers just waiting to hire you, and will provide you with support along the way.

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Published March 31st2016
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