If one wants to live in a foreign country, probably Europe, what jobs are realistic to consider?

Question by xXx: If one wants to live in a foreign country, probably Europe, what jobs are realistic to consider?
I would love to live in Europe, maybe Scandinavia, France, or Italy, but I don’t know what jobs I should be considering. Translation?

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Question by guillermo: I’m a graduate of computer engineering but I’m more capable of fixing computer rather than programming
where would i find a job in norway or in alaska?

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4 comments on “If one wants to live in a foreign country, probably Europe, what jobs are realistic to consider?

  1. Translation/interpretation is a great field to go into because there is always a need, and you can essentially live wherever you want.

    But it’s not as simple as that. I’m not sure; are you already qualified and certified? When you decide to go into translation/interpretation, you have to have a speciality, and you have to speak whatever languages you’re t/i VERY well. It’s not enough to be fluent; you have to be completely bilingual and bicultural.

    That said, if you’re good enough, there’s a plethora of places you could work. To work for the UN, you usually need at least three of the big six: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.

    You could do freelance translation, which is a good way to keep your options open and make a nice amount of money on the side.

    Good luck!

  2. First thing you’ll need to know is that Europe is a continent, not a country.

    If you are not an EU national you’ll need a work permit.

    Various countries have differing criteria regards immigration and the issue of work permits. If you have a skill that is in demand in a particular country then that is half the battle. Check with each individual country for the current legislation and eligibility criteria.

  3. Translation is pretty much useless in Scandinavia without other skills. Scandinavians tend to have excellent English, and use employees with language skills to do translation work (I know, because I’ve done it myself for the electronics company I worked with). I have a friend that’s an actual translator in Sweden, the pay is low and the work very unsteady, even though he’s one of the most sought after translators in the country (for media). If you want to truly have a chance of finding work in Europe, don’t bother with translation, it’s not in demand unless you have great knowledge of an obscure language.

    If you want to live in Europe, you need to figure out what country, first. Then you need to learn the language to a comfortable fluency level, written and spoken, and understand a variety of dialects. If you want to move to Scandinavia, I recommend Norwegian bokmål, because you will generally be understood by Swedes and Danes (and understand them). French will help in many countries mid-continent.

    In order to have any chance of getting a work permit, you need to be highly skilled, specialized and in demand. Healthcare (medical doctors and nurses are always needed), technology, engineering, sciences, qualified teaching (any subject), construction/building (highly educated). Offshore work in Norway pays incredibly well, and there aren’t enough people in Norway to do all the work. It’s one of the easiest ways to get into Europe with a work permit, but you have to be skilled. For this, you need a degree in geology, chemistry, engineering, oceanography, marine biology (focus on statistics/math) or something similar, preferably with side studies in business/administration/project management.

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