Top European Countries to Live and Work Abroad
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Estonia has been rated one of the top European countries to live and work,.
This is in terms of long-term and permanent job prospects and work-life balance, according to a report by specialist recruitment company Glassdoor*.
The research analysed the types of jobs available and compared these across different European countries. The result is not only based on numbers of jobs available and salary paid, but also on aspects including proportionality of salary combined with a comfortable lifestyle, promotional aspects and quality of life. In addition to Estonia, Austria, Norway and the UK also came up high as promising countries found to offer better job prospects in certain industries and as a whole. Do bear in mind that if applying for a job where English is not the first language, that you would be expected to learn the country’s language.
The research, carried out in partnership with London-based company Llewellyn Consulting, highlights temporary or low-paid jobs offering no long-term security, which were more common in the countries Spain, Portugal and Greece, countries which has suffered economically since the financial crisis in 2008,
Glassdoor’s chief economist, Dr Andrew Chamberlain, reports* that job opportunities in Estonia, the UK, Austria and Norway have now returned to the levels they were at before the 2008 economic crisis.
Aran Kumar’s blogging site, Study Abroad Counselling, (July, 2015) states in his blog (1) Germany and Sweden as among the top five countries to apply to work in for foreigners. This is for reasons such as permanent jobs, salaries offered and English being spoken as a primary language and
Kumar reports Sweden’s electronics and telecommunication engineering industries to be opening up an increasing number of vacancies and the country being more open to employing people from overseas. Germany has a booming number of start-up businesses, such as in engineering, which has meant more job openings for suitably qualified engineers.