First and foremost, a sincere apology to our readers for our long break from making any posts. Nevertheless, do not fear – we’re still here! We had a few personal things to take care of, we had to focus more on our move to Europe and we had to make some important decisions regarding how we’re going to get to Europe with a job in hand.
After many months of applying to numerous job openings I have to come realize that while I believe it is certainly possible for me to find a job in Barcelona from abroad, it may take longer than we’d like since we are limiting our possibilities and the job market in Spain isn’t exactly strong right now (at least for non-EU foreigners). We’d like to move by September or October since that is when our current rental lease expires. Since the visa application process can take up to 4-6 months and it’s April and we have no job offer we decided to modify our plans a bit.
We decided to look for jobs ALL over Europe since our primary goal is simply to live a more enjoyable lifestyle than the one we are living here in the U.S. Once we have established permanent residency in an EU member state (after 5 years) we can move to another EU member state (more info on this here) or, even better, if we obtain an EU Blue Card we’ll have the option of moving to another EU member state after 18 months. However, moving is just an option… we may not even decide to move at all 🙂 All we know right now is that we want to live a lifestyle that better suits us.
So far I’ve had much better success in finding jobs in Malta, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, and Poland. I’ve even had a few interviews – no job offers though. I’ve learned that since these companies hire internationally and are willing to do almost anything to relocate you they want the best talent so you really have to show them you are amazing at what you do.
Below are some companies that are hire abroad in Europe (FYI, I came across these while searching for jobs as a Software/Web Developer but they also offer relocation for other positions). I hope this helps someone accomplish their dream of moving to Europe.
- Bettson Group:http://www.betssondreamteam.com/
- HERE, A Nokia Business (Berlin):http://here.com/
- Amazon (Munich)
- Amazon (Dublin)
- Google (Dublin)
- A whole bunch of other international companies… there are plenty.
- Luxoft (Wroclaw/Krakow/Warsaw/Germany):http://www.luxoft.com
Stay tuned for more updates!!