When looking for a short-term work in Ireland, keep in mind that English is the state language. Those who are not English speakers will encounter very limited offers of job positions. The friendliest industries for expats are in IT companies and tourism.
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The availability of short-term positions for expats can vary by the sphere of work. Positions in such fields as IT / programming are available all year long. On the other hand, job offers in tourism-related industries are more frequent in the summer season and significant dates, such as March 17th (Saint Patrick's day), Easter holidays, or around Christmas.
You can contact one of many agencies on the market. They will provide you with cheap accommodation and will give you leads to find a job or, very rarely, provide you with one.
A few of them:
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 English.
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 and working conditions and a CV posting service.
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 information on voluntary jobs or internship abroad in our other articles on the left column of this page.|
You will find more information on Au Pair in "Au Pair in Ireland/Dublin" section of the guide for full details.
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.
Several papers have a helpful classified's section. These include:
For more information visit the Irish Council for International Students
Working holiday authorisations may be issued to nationals of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Argentina, Chile, Hong Kong, USA, Taiwan and South Korea as part of a reciprocal agreement between these countries and Ireland. If you are on a working holiday authorisation you are not permitted to transfer over to a General Employment Permit.
For further information contact:
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Employment Permits Section
65a Adelaide Road
A youth card or student card can offer you a lot of advantages abroad and it recognises your student status. These international cards will give you discounts abroad and are essential for those taking a gap year or going backpacking.
ISIC (International Student Identity Card)
Issued in over 130 countries, the ISIC card serves as an internationally recognized proof of student status and offers discounts in over 125.000 locations worldwide. It is issued for full-time students over the age of 12. Depending on the country, its price varies from 4 to 25 USD.
The ISIC card can be purchased online or at a local ISIC issuer. You will need a proof of your student status, an ID document, and a passport sized photo. The card is valid up to 16 months; its start and expiration dates depend on the academic year of the country where you purchase the card.
To find businesses that give discounts for ISIC card owners see the discounts worldwide.
The ISIC offers two additional cards that offer many of the same benefits and discounts and can be obtained either online or at a local issuing office:
ISE Card (International Student Exchange Card)
An internationally recognized identification card with thousands of discounts in over 80 countries. It is valid for one year from date of issue. Students of ANY age are eligible, as well as faculty members, children and young adults from 12-25. The price is 25 USD and you can purchase it online.
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