Our Dutch Speaking Jobs in Cork - Made Stephen's Day
Why Work Abroad?
I am from the Netherlands and after a few years of doing a lot of different jobs there, I really wanted to get back to working in IT.
I also wanted a change, to go to a different country, meet new people, expand my horizons. As I have family in Ireland, I've visited the country many times and it always felt to me, like a country I would enjoy living and working. When I saw a job opening on Careertrotter's website the decision was simple.
How did Careertrotter help you?
Very quickly after I sent my CV, the team called me and got the ball rolling fairly quickly. Careertrotter really helped me out, they helped me prepare for the interview's and the tests in involved, gave me some good constructive feedback, tips and was always there for me from the beginning - from the day I applied to the day I accepted the job in Cork.
Careertrotter you get a 5 out of 5 - Most definitely a BIG 5
What do you think about Cork?
Ireland, especially Cork is a great city to live in, it's not too big and certainly not too small (It's just right). The people are very friendly and always willing to help you out. The weather is a different story though but you get used to it pretty quickly.
There are many things to do: the nightlife is great, there are plenty of cinema's, galleries and events.
There are so many people from different countries working for various international companies which give Cork a real multicultural and dynamic atmosphere.
Even if you get bored of the city, take a bus or rent a car and explore the stunning countryside!
Advice for future Trotters?
If you haven't been to Ireland, are unsure if you want to take the next step, look up as much information as you can. Try to find and speak to people who have been to Ireland or even better, come visit for a few weeks.
Besides all the positives, there are of course some negatives. One of the main things is that it is difficult to find a living space in Cork, here's where networking can really help you find a place to stay. I would also recommend having some savings you can fall back on before moving to living & working in Ireland.