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Working in another Member State

Finding a job


You can find out about job vacancies from the job adverts in newspapers (e.g. in the weekend editions), through the Austrian Public Employment Service (Arbeitsmarktservice – AMS), through private employment agencies and through offers posted on the Internet (recruitment bureaux). ‘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 bureaux. In many cases, however, you still have to apply directly to the firm in question.

Digital applications/Online personal forms:

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

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 and to other interested parties. It provides an overview of all the job vacancies reported to the AMS in Austria and other EEA countries.

You can also register in the eJob-Room if you have not yet moved to Austria.

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

Before you send off the application documents, you should 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 applying speculatively or ‘on spec’.

If you have agreed an interview date by telephone, in person or by email, take along a curriculum vitae, references and confirmation of past employment.


Text last edited on: 03/2020

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