Skip to main content
EURES (EURopean Employment Services)
News article18 January 2018European Labour Authority, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion3 min read

How to get the most out of Drop’pin@EURES: young people

So you’ve discovered Drop’pin@EURES and all the great features it has to offer. But how can you get the most out of these features? We’ve got you covered!

How to get the most out of Drop’pin@EURES: young people

Create an account

If you haven’t already got a EURES account, this is the obvious first step. Devote a few minutes of your time to filling out the simple online form and you’ll get access to the full range of Drop’pin@EURES’s opportunities in return.

Import or create your CV online

You’ve got two options when it comes to your CV: importing an existing one in the Europass format or creating one from scratch within the EURES system. If you choose the second option then it’s just a case of choosing the language you want to work in and completing the 10-step process. Your CV will then be added to the EURES CV database, where potential employees can review your skills, experience and talents. You can edit your CV at any time, even after it’s been published on the database, and there are also privacy settings that allow you to choose what information you’d like these potential employers to be able to see.

Define a job/opportunity search criteria

This feature is all about making your search for new opportunities as easy as possible. You can create specific search profiles where you can define criteria such as location, contract duration and contract type. Save the profile and then the next time you visit Drop’pin@EURES you can run your search again at the click of a button.

Apply for opportunities

Once you’ve found an opportunity that interests you, it’s time to apply. You can find out how to do this under the ‘how to apply’ section of each opportunity, which will often take you to the company or organisation’s website. Each application process will be different, so make sure you focus in on what the requirements are to give yourself the best chance of success.

Keep an eye on the EURES Event Calendar

The EURES Event Calendar shows you what events are coming up in Europe, such as job fairs and European Job Days (online and onsite). As job-related events are a great way of making connections, networking and discovering new opportunities, it can be a good idea to check-in with the calendar regularly to see what events are taking place in your fields of interest and find out how you can get involved.

Browse the news archive for great advice

The Drop’pin@EURES news section is filled to the brim with articles offering advice, guidance and insight into key VET topics. Everything from streamlining your CV to what apps help make workdays more effective is covered, making it a goldmine for aspiring job hunters.

Discover Your first EURES job and the Digital Opportunity traineeships initiative

Drop’pin@EURES doesn’t just host its own opportunities; it also supports initiatives and services such as Your first EURES job and the Digital Opportunity traineeships. Both of these offer young people the chance to expand their skillsets and gain valuable work experience in another EU country, so they’re well worth a look.

Find out more

Want to learn more about Drop’pin@EURES and what it can offer? Visit the Drop’pin@EURES webpage or checkout our latest publication.


Related links:

Online form

Importing an existing CV

Create specific search profiles

EURES Event Calendar

News section

Your first EURES job

Digital Opportunity traineeships

Latest publication


Read more:

European Job Days


Find a EURES Adviser

Working and living conditions in EURES countries

EURES Jobs Database

EURES services for employers

EURES Events Calendar

Upcoming Online Events

EURES on Facebook

EURES on Twitter

EURES on LinkedIn

  • Youth
Related section(s)
  • Accomodation and food service activities
  • Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies
  • Activities of households as employers, undifferentiated goods- and services
  • Administrative and support service activities
  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing
  • Arts, entertainment and recreation
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
  • Financial and insurance activities
  • Human health and social work activities
  • Information and communication
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining and quarrying
  • Other service activities
  • Professional, scientific and technical activities
  • Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
  • Real estate activities
  • Transportation and storage
  • Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
  • Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles


Articles are intended to provide users of the EURES portal with information on current topics and trends and to stimulate discussion and debate. Their content does not necessarily reflect the view of the European Labour Authority (ELA) or the European Commission. Furthermore, EURES and ELA do not endorse third party websites mentioned above.