Before coming to Europe, I was working in Mexico as an engineer. I have always dreamt about living abroad because I love learning about new cultures and new languages. I applied for a job opportunity in Germany and was selected along with 5 other trainees out of a candidate pool of 500. I think it was meant to be!
Now I´m really happy that I can work as an engineer here in Germany. What I like about Germany is that everything moves faster. I like the fact that if you work for the automotive industry, you can work on concepts for the future. I also like the German idea of work-life balance, life in Germany does not stop after work. I also love the weather and its changing seasons. In Cancun, where I grew up, it was always just warm, all year long!
I want to apply for a permanent residence because I would like to stay in Germany, given the quality of life. I chose the Blue Card also because of the easy transition to permanent residence it offers. In addition, I could easily arrange a residence and work permit for my husband as well. He likes Germany even more than me.
It was the human resources team at my employer who informed me about the Blue Card and helped me obtain it. Getting a job offer before applying for the Blue Card is probably the most difficult part of the process. At every opportunity I have I promote the Blue Card to all my friends.