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News article23 February 2024European Labour Authority, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion2 min read

How to use European Job Days to find work abroad

Job hunters can explore a wealth of work opportunities across 31 countries. About 35 European Job Days are held each year, with more than 35,000 job offers published since 2013.

How to use European Job Days to find work abroad
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If you’ve ever thought about working in another country, but aren’t sure how to find the right job, then European Job Days are for you. You can share your skills with employers from across Europe without leaving home at regular online events organised through the European Job Days website. You can connect with employers in sectors from medicine to tourism, who can themselves sign up with the service to see thousands of CVs for free. “Whether you are an experienced radiologist or a young person looking for an adventure in another country, the European Job Days could have something to offer you,” says the website. The service is run by EURES and the European Commission.

European Job Days: by the numbers

  • 8,600+ employers and 82,500+ potential employees signed up for online and/or offline events
  • 174,000+ job applications submitted
  • 35,300 job offers made

These numbers are increasing daily. Tens of thousands of EU citizens, as well as from the EEA countries and Switzerland, have used European Job Days to experience life and work beyond the borders of their home country. How can you join them?

How to get involved

A useful first step is to register on the website. During the registration process, you can sign up for events that you’d like to take part in and upload your CV.

Upcoming online events in February and March:

  • Make it in Germany 2024 (29 Feb)
  • Tourism & Hospitality Jobs in Norway (13 Mar)
  • Finland Words (20 Mar)
  • Work IT in Flanders (26 Mar)

Looking further ahead, events have been scheduled up to October 2024. Search for the event that’s most relevant to you. Once registered, you can also use the website to apply for jobs and schedule interviews.

What to expect

Each online jobs day typically includes presentations about working and living conditions in different countries, advice on how to create a CV for the market, while you can also hear from employers sharing information about their business and the job opportunities they are offering.

Jobseekers can also put their questions direct to employers through live chat, and schedule interviews. Advice is on hand for jobseekers – and employers – through video tutorials on the website, an FAQ section, as well as from the EURES Helpdesk.

An interactive map on the homepage shows the jobs that are currently available in different countries, with many including how much applicants can expect to earn. At the time of writing, there were more than 200 jobs available in Germany, for example, and 180 in Portugal – offered by employers in industries including hospitality, tourism and manufacturing, who are recruiting for roles as varied as receptionists, chefs, engineers and finance analysts.

With lots of opportunities available, this is a great time to explore the options available, whether you’re thinking of a summer abroad or a longer term career move. You can also use the EURES website to find out more about what it’s like to live and work in different EU Member States.

Visit the European Job Days website to explore upcoming events and job opportunities.


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