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Moving to Cyprus: finding the right job

Oct 16. 2015

If you are moving to Cyprus from the UK one of the most important things to consider is if you can afford the cost of living in your new country. The cost of moving abroad can be expensive and there are many things you need to consider before the move to Cyprus. Unless you are retiring, it may be unlikely you will not have to work. Thus looking for the right job in Cyprus is going to affect how comfortably you can live there.

Start by researching what is available in your field of work and in what locations in Cyprus you are likely to have a chance of getting a job. Expats interested in working Cyprus can look forward to entering a work environment with all the assets of a modern economy that focuses heavily on the service sector. There are still some mining and agricultural jobs to be found in Cyprus, but the tertiary sector currently accounts for more than 80% of the GDP in the Republic of Cyprus.

The main languages spoken in Cyprus are Turkish and Greek, depending on whether you are on the on the Northern or Southern side respectively, but teaching English as a foreign language may also be a career prospect for British Expats.

Start by looking for a job in your career or similar industry online on local job sites and also take note of where they are located in Cyprus, as you may have to live within a certain location to have the best chance of having a job.

If you move to Cyprus before finding a job it may be advisable to go to recruitment agencies to look for jobs or to directly right to known companies yourself to leave your details with them should a suitable position come up.

You may also think about looking on Linkedin, the professional social networking website, to build and develop your contacts in your field in your desired location. This will help you to connectwith more people in the area and to find out about relevant and suitable positions you can apply for.

If you are relocating to Cyprus, and need international shipping services please contact Burke Bros on 01902 714555.

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