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Austria


Working in another Member State

Finding a job

 

You can find out about job opportunities via the Public Employment Service (AMS), from job advertisements in daily newspapers (in the online editions but also, for example, in the print version of the Saturday edition of the Kurier), via private employment agencies (recruiters) and via recruitment companies on the internet. ‘Word of mouth’ is also important: ask friends, relatives and neighbours. You can also obtain information on Austrian job vacancies through the EURES network via your country’s employment service.

 

More than 1 000 specially trained EURES advisers work in the employment services of all EU/EEA countries and in Switzerland helping jobseekers find a job in another EU/EEA country.

 

Management personnel are recruited from other firms, either directly or through recruitment companies.

In many cases, however, you still have to apply directly to the firm in question.

 

Digital applications/online personal information forms:

A lot of companies ask for online applications. Fill in the online personal information form and, if possible, upload your CV, application and certificates, etc.

 

Online job boards

Do not confine yourself to advertisements in newspapers when looking for a job. Online job boards are a useful addition. They not only publish job vacancies but allow you to add your profile and receive an email notification when an advertisement is placed on the board which fits your profile.

 

eJob-Room of the Austrian Public Employment Service (AMS):

This service is available to people registered with the AMS as well as to non-registered individuals.

It is certainly a good idea to register with the eJob-Room. This is also possible even if you do not yet have your place of residence in Austria. The eJob-Room provides an overview of all the job vacancies reported to the AMS in Austria and other EEA countries.

 

Registered users can also publish their job application in the eJob-Room.

 

Before you send off the application documents, you can first contact potential employers by telephone and/or by email and ask whether the job or position advertised is still available.

You can even apply if no vacancies are advertised. This is known as a speculative – or unsollicited – application.

For additional important information, please see:

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/richtig-bewerben

 

Read how to interpret information in job advertisements, for example, at:

https://www.arbeiterkammer.at/beratung/arbeitundrecht/bewerbung/Stellenanzeige.html.

 

If you have made an appointment for an interview by phone, in person or by email, bring your curriculum vitae, certificates and confirmation of previous employment and prepare well for the interview.

 

Text last edited on: 05/2021