How to get a job in Austria?

 

Austria is located at the heart of Europe and is part of the European Union. However, it applies most of the law from the European Union and so it also applies the free movement of people within the European Union. Hence you will get access to the Autrian job market if you are allowed to the European Union. 

 

 

Basically there are several possibilites to get a job in Austria:

 

1. Assignment

The easiest way to get a job in Austria is, if you can get an assignment within your current company. In this case your company will care for all the paper work and relocation costs. It's not necessary to get an expat contract since the local Austrian contracts might even be more beneficial for you.

 

2. Headhunter

Get in touch with a local headhunter (check the Headhunter section) and explain to be globally mobile, especially for Austria. 

 

3. Networking

Try to get in touch with senior professionals of local companies. There are a couple of international companies with headquarters in Austria. The largest are: Strabag, Red Bull, Erste Group, Raiffeisen International, Bawak, Novomatic, Trenkwalder, Swarovski just to name a few. Don't just send your CV. Rather try to find out what profiles these companies usually hire and then try to get in touch with the line managers. 

 

4. Local job sites

Apply for jobs in Austria via the local sites. The largest job sits are www.austriajob.info, or www.jobsinvienna.com