How to Find a Job in Ireland When You Don't Live There

A Response To Comments on My Hub "How to Apply for Emigration to Ireland from India"

Feb 19, 2010

In July of 2007 I responded to a request, in the request section of HubPages, asking for advice on how to go about emigrating from India to Ireland.

At the time I wrote the article the world economy in general and the Irish economy in particular were both booming. Ireland had also changed from what had historically been a nation that people emigrated from (left) in order better themselves economically to a nation that people were moving to in order to find better jobs.

Ireland at that time had a growing foreign-born, non-Irish, population that included a large Indian community. So the question as to how to go about emigrating from India to Ireland was a good one.

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Of course a big attraction of Ireland at the time I wrote the Hub was the job opportunities and, the best way to qualify for permanent residency or citizenship in any nation is to get a job in that nation and getting a job in Ireland was one of the options that I suggested that this gentleman from India who made the request look into.

That particular Hub has been well received and I have received a number of comments some of which have been asking for specific information about how to find a job in Ireland in order to be able to move there and gain residency or citizenship status.

So, I have decided to write another Hub on how people living in other nations can go about looking for a job in Ireland.  The focus is on mid-level office and professional jobs including positions in skilled trades.  It is not for unskilled people looking for manual labor or people looking for senior executive or administrative positions.

First Step is to Have Sufficient Savings for Travel and Moving Expenses

Before you decide to move to another city, another state or province or another country to work you should first make sure you have enough money to complete your plan. At some point you will almost certainly have to make one or more trips to where you want to work in order to interview for a position.

Unless you have training or skills that are in short supply which would force prospective employers to mount a national or international search which would mean they would most likely be willing to pay your expenses to travel for an interview, you will have to pay your own travel expenses.

Then there are moving expenses if you are offered and accept a job in the new location. Again, for many average jobs, especially in these tough economic times, you would be responsible for paying your own moving expenses.

Also, if you move to another country you may have to pay for the work visa and other expenses required to work in a foreign nation.

Finally, if the job doesn't work out you will need an emergency fund to tide you over in the event you either lose your job or change you mind about your decision to relocate and decide to return to your home country.

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Keep Abreast of Economic News About Ireland or the Area Where You are Looking for a Job

Once you determine what you will need for the above expenses and either have that amount saved or have a plan to save it before you move, your next step is to obtain information about the area you plan to look for work in and move to.

You want to first learn about the local economy and local economic conditions and then identify the employers in that area that you are equipped to wok for. The web has a wealth of information and you will be able to find most of what you need from this point on with intelligent searches.

Ireland today, like much of the rest of the world, is still reeling from the 2008 global recession and Ireland has been hit much harder than other nations. So the economic situation in Ireland is not good at the moment.

Here are two videos that I found on YouTube.com by typing things like Ireland economy, Ireland economy 2010, Irish economic outlook, etc. in the search bar on YouTube. You can also do similar searches on Google or other search engines using similar terms.

As you narrow your job search to a particular city you should also narrow your information search to that city or region and start searching for and reading newspapers for the local area.  Concentrate on the business news as that will give you and idea of the job prospects in the area.  In the Links module on the right are links to two Irish newspapers with business news that were found using the word Irish business news.

When you find a couple of good local newspapers you can either bookmark them and refer to them daily or connect to their RSS feed to your browser home page.  Also, most browsers have news feeds that you can add to them so check their offerings and add this feature to your browser.

Curriculum Vitae and Job Posting Services

When applying for positions in Ireland you will need to prepare a Curriculum Vitae or CV (similar to a Resume in the United States but different enough that you should research it before writing one).

In the Link module on the right is a link to one site with information about CVs and how to prepare and use them You can find additional information on these by typing curriculum vitae in the your favorite search bar.

Next, you will want to post your CV on job boards and other job posting sites where Irish employers will be looking for people to hire.

Increasing numbers of employers are relying on the web to find employees and there are numerous services that provide people looking for work to post their CVs/resumes and other information for employers to look at.

In most cases these sites do not charge job seekers to access and post on the site relying instead on charging employers for this service.

In the Links module at the right you will find links to some sites that I found using search terms such as Irish job boards, Irish job sites, Irish employment postings, etc. Some of these sites also offer additional services such as resume or curriculum vitae reviews or assistance with writing them, interview tips and/or coaching, etc.

Some of these additional services are free which there are charges for others.

The companies that I have linked to in the Links module on the right are merely ones that I found using a quick Internet search and I am neither endorsing them nor commenting on them further as I have had no experience with them.

Don't Forget Networking

Networking involves seeking assistance from friends and work acquaintances in your job search. While they often won't be able to find you a job, they can be a great source of information that will help you including possibly introducing you to potential employers.

Networking services are appearing on the Internet and are becoming increasing popular as aids in seeking employment. Sites like Linkedin.com and Facebook.com are being used by job seekers and professionals to maintain contact with people they have worked with or met in the line of work. These contacts can be very helpful in a job search as they can give you valuable information and leads.

Also, people in Human Resource departments will often contact people in their network to ask if they know anyone they can refer for positions they are trying to fill. So, it is a good idea to create a presence on these (Facebook is free while Linkedin has both a a free level and a higher level for a fee).

It's Up to You

Only you can get yourself a job.

The information above should help you develop a job search strategy.

However, it is up to you to do the research and go out and search for and land the job you are seeking.

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Comments 20 comments

Sai 5 years ago

Thanx a million for the information my friend...you ROCK!!!


deepak verma 5 years ago

sir my name is deepak verma and i have 6 years experience in driving and machinery line i love Ireland .. and i want work of any type in Ireland... plz suggest me

thanks

D. verma


sugumar  5 years ago

Dear Sir,

Presently working in India. I have experience in Accounts, HR,Administration and Health. I am interested to work in Dublin but I need work permit from the employer directly. Is the employer will arrange for me living in INDIA. OR I need solution from your side as I am interested to workin in DUBLIN.

SUGUMAR K


cv examples 5 years ago

For Ireland jobs i would suggest the following website www.jobs.ie.

but i understand from Family in Ireland, Jobs are becoming hard to find these days. My cousin says there is not enough work or Jobs for the Irish, in Ireland.

So you might find it Hard and Difficult, to find employment in Ireland, Like the rest of Europe, Ireland is feeling the Credit Crunch.

Best Regards

Syed.


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JodiVee 5 years ago

Thanks for the interesting article. As a Canadian, I always find it inspiring to learn of multiculturalism in other countries, and it was interesting to find out that there is a thriving Indian community in Ireland. Two cultures, so different from each other, living side-by-side -- love it!


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Chuck 5 years ago from Tucson, Arizona Author

Ashokan - my advice to you would be to use the Internet to check out the recruiting agent that contacted you and the cv expert. You could also reply to the email you received and ask for more information about the recruiting firm and the cv expert as well as ask if they selected you on the basis of your background and experience and want to include you in a small pool or candidates to be considered or if they are just contacting everyone who might be qualified for the job.

The recruiting firm will be paid a fee by the company seeking the employee if they find a candidate that meet's the employer's requirements. The recruiting firm may have been hired by the company to either find the right employee or, more likely, find a small group of qualified candidates for the employer to interview. On the other hand, the recruiting firm may be freelancing and searching for potential candidates that they will forward to the employer in hopes that one of the ones they refer will be hired and they will be paid a commission or referral fee for their work. Frankly, I think that the odds of getting the job would be better if the recruiting firm is working for the employer rather than freelancing.

Other things I would look for would be to try to determine whether or not the recruiting firm and cv expert were reputable. I would also try to find out the connection between the recruiting firm and cv expert as this may turn out to be simply an individual or firm that produces cv's for people and this is their way of seeking business.

Depending upon what you find you can decide whether or not it is worth responding and paying the 30 Euros for the cv.

Good Luck


Ashokan 5 years ago

Chuck,

Thanks for your great effort for describing the policies and procedure of getting job in Ireland.

I am an Indian working in Oman for the last 15yrs. Now

I have an offer for the post of FININCIAL ASSISTANT fron Dublin. It was sent by e-mail from a recruiting agent.

They advised to contat a CV expert to arrange an EU statndard CV and work permit application.In their mail they states that I am eligible for family status and if wish family can go together. It is also said that the travelling/visa / work permit - all expenses will met by emplyer. How we can assure the offer is legitimate or not.According to the agent's message they are not charging us but cv expert asked to remit Euro 30/-for their service.I will be greatful if you advise me about this matter to my e-mail:korambathashok@yahoo.co.in

Thanks &Regards,

Ashokan


Dave Browe 6 years ago

Hi,

Just found your hub. I own www.iwantanewjob.ie so thanks to Mark for his kind comments. As well as jobs in Ireland, we also have US jobs listed as well so would really appreciate it if you could spread the word about the site on your side of the pond.....

Thanks,

Dave


Mark 6 years ago

"Thanks to everybody for your great info.

Here's a interesting website that I was refered by one of my friend and wow, it is very impressive. For Jobseekers Find the jobs not advertised on other boards.

http:// www.iwantanewjob.ie

AUDIT MANAGER - CAPITAL MARKETS: BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH - Salary: Undisclosed - Location: DUBLIN CITY CENTRE

Thanking you in Advance

Warm Regards


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ocbill 6 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

at least one does not have to learn or know another language to move there for a job unlike tropical locations. very good hub.


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Interesting Hub.


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bobmnu 6 years ago from Cumberland

Another Good Hub. The one piece of advice you give is to have a skill that is in demand. This applies to anyone who is looking for a job here or around the world. With out a skill you will not be a marketable person.


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Chuck, you emphasized a point that I repeated over and over to outplacement candidates when they mentioned relocating to another place in order to find work.

First, do the research. The new city may have fewer opportunities than the present one.

Give my regards to Chika. She looks like a first-class executive assistant.


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Chuck 6 years ago from Tucson, Arizona Author

Darlene Sabella - Thanks for your comments.

I'll tell Chika how impressed you are with her work. However, I proof read and edit the Hub before I let her publish it.

Thanks agian.

Oh, by the way, Chika is a Ms, not a Mr. Doggie.


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Chuck 6 years ago from Tucson, Arizona Author

Nan, Paradise7, sheila b., and Pamela99 - thanks for your comments.

I focused on Ireland here because people are leaving comments on my Hub about how to emigrate from India to Ireland asking how to go about finding a job in Ireland.

However, the process I described will work for looking for jobs anywhere including in one's own city. The key is to do the research and work at finding the job using all the tools at your disposal.

Thanks again.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

What a great amount of useful information in this hub for those might want to make the move. Very good hub.


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sheila b. 6 years ago

Gosh, you're not cutting on the information just to make the challenge. This was good. Love the photos.


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

Terrific hub. A lot of us in the US, also, dream of going to Ireland, either to visit or to live. All of your advice seemed sound and sensible, and encouraging on some levels. Thanks for another good hub!


Nan 6 years ago

My ancestors came from Ireland in the early 1800's and I don't think that they would ever want to go back. Most of them are dead now. They settled in the South and became very prosperous. I am surprised that you are recomending going to Ireland (smile). There is a book about them, I didn't write the book another famous author wrote the book. I wish that I had been blessed to have some of the money. It was my great-great grandfather that came from Ireland!

My father came from England, he was Scottish. Most Americans are really foreigners.


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

What a Great hub, you are rock-in my friend, but tell all are writer friends that you assistant is really writing all these wonderful hubs, I know you didn't write this one for sure, and you never give credit to your poor sad doggie. He is so smart and I think it is time for you to come clean! Great hub mr. doggie, you are fantastic.

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