To work in Ireland is necessary to apply for the Public Number Public Service Personnel first, also known as PPS number. To obtain it, visit the nearest Department of Social and Family Affairs (Social Welfare -SWLO-) office.
The documents to be submitted are:
The PPS assigned number notifying letter is sent, within 3-5 business days, to the home address facilitated when submitting the request. This notification serves as proof of the PPS number in transactions with public administration: health, education, taxes, employment, etc.
As in all countries, wages depend on the sector in which you want to work. The minimum wage in Ireland is € 1,546.35 per month.
For more information about the application procedure visit: Welfare.ie or call +353 (0) 1 7043326
To apply for a job in Ireland, you should develop the Professional Experiences part and be brief about personal information. Some of the companies will ask you the contact number of your former company. The best way is to include it in your CV.
The first information an Irish employer will want to see is your CV (curriculum vitae) - an in depth look at your work and educational experience that, ideally, should not be longer than two pages.
Your CV should contain the following information about you:
In Ireland, it is admissible and advisable to make a "follow up" phone call or send an email to make sure they have received your application if the company does not respond within four weeks.
A cover letter usually accompanies a CV in a job application. In the format of a letter, it establishes your tone and intent. Format:
Interviews are a chance for a company to get to know you before hiring you. Research the company before the interview to discover their missions and direction. It is not uncommon for there to be a series of interviews, with the first lasting 30-60 min, and further meetings possibly taking an entire day.
Those seeking for a job in Ireland are recommended to register in the local FÁS office (Employment Public Service Office) and to access to job, training offers and other services offered.
All of them can be accessed via Internet or entering the CV to be contacted by Irish companies. Fas.ie also provides specific information for foreign workers.
Search engines allow you to scan a great variety of jobs and narrow down your search on certain criteria. It is also a good idea to post your CV online so hiring managers can find you. They may also allow you to sign-up for e-mail alerts when new jobs become available.
The following are the biggest search engines available in Ireland.
Most agencies specialize in a particular field, such as computers, nursing, secretarial work, accounting, catering, or construction. There are also "head hunting" agencies that are hired by large companies to recruit executives, managers or professionals.
The main recruiting agencies web sites are:
Several papers, radio or TV programs have helpful classifieds section. There are job offers for executives and professionals, as well as sections dedicated to specific professions, like teaching, computers, and media.
As part of the EU, job seekers can access the European job mobility portal EURES. This resource provides information about job vacancies and the labour market. It also provides information on the living, working conditions and a CV posting service.
EURAXESS is an international initiative that supports European and non-European investigators hoping to find research careers in Europe. Available research positions are posted online.
Career fairs are an excellent way to find out about available jobs and opportunities. There are a large variety of employers you can visit in one day. Entrance is usually free, but registering online might be encouraged. Bring your resume and dress to impress, as there may be interviews on the spot.
You can find out about upcoming fairs in your industry on the homepage of the Ireland Expo Database.
Sometimes getting a job is about knowing the right people. Talk to friends, family, and business contacts to see if they have connections in the area you would like to work. Expat events can also be a great way to find out how other expats found work and see if their company has any openings. Use social media such as Facebook, Twitter, or Linkedln or expat forums.
Another way to settle in a country, it is by working as an au pair. This person is in charge of taking care of the children and lives within the home of the family. The au pair is provided accommodation and meals and a stipend of spending money. The family gains a loving caretaker for their children and an addition to the family.
You will find more information on Au Pair in "Au Pair" section of the guide for full details.
Ireland is a member of the EU therefore citizens of the EU and European Economic Area do not require a working visa. Those coming from countries outside the EU will need to obtain both a residence permit and a work permit. Please refer to "Passport & Visa" section of the guide for full details.
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