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Tech Savvy Astrid has found German IT Support in Cork City 


​​Why Work Abroad?

I am native Austrian German and German speaker and I wanted to work abroad so I decided to start a new adventure in Aisa. I was living here for a few years and thought that it was time to come back to Europe. So one day I was just browsing the web and found Careertrotter, I liked how the website looked and just kept searching their site, when I found an IT support job in Cork, Ireland. I liked the sound of this job so I sent my CV to them.

How did Careertrotter help you?

Careertrotter has helped quite a bit, the day after I sent my CV I recieved a call from Rike who was really nice and she gave me some more information on 2 possible jobs I would be interterested in. She really listened to what I was looking for and helped me every step of the way. Rike sent me all the information I would need on the companies and after my research, she called me a few hours later and after our chat my first interview was scheduled.  

Within the next few days I sat some online tests for the company and once finished Rike helped me prepare for the Skype interview - She gave me everything I would need for my interview preperation and carried out a mock/practise interview with me just to help me prepare again.  I was well prepared and within a little more than a week after my interivew I recieved an offer.

Careertrotter you get 5 out of 5 stars as I always felt I was given optimal advice and support.

What do you think about Cork?

Cork is a really nice city, not too big and not too small. It's true what they say about the Irish they are very nice and helpful. Cork itself is already a multicultural city, I was walking around and getting to know the city and I could hear many languages and got the chance to meet new people from around the world  which is really interesting. Finding accomodation was a bit tricky because I started work when all of the college and universities where starting back and everyone had their accomodation sorted. But I was lucky because I found this amazing house that I now rent with a few of my colleagues here in Cork. 

My advice to other Trotters before they go for work abroad:

Don't forget your raincoat or your umberella! & be prepared to take cash with you when you are at a house viewing, this can help if you are looking to buy straight away and don't want to miss out. 

Pssst don't forget we also have a German website - take a look & let us know what you think