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How to Find a Job in Poland

In 2016 alone Polish authorities issued 234 000 residence permits for foreigners. It is estimated that the number of foreign residents in Poland is much higher and bound to grew further in the future.

A recent survey by Morizon.pl blog reveals that 51% of foreign residents relocated to Poland for work.  Lack of Polish skills seems not to be a barrier; only 12% of all the expatriates questioned admit they speak and write Polish fluently.

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5 Best Things About Work Culture in Andalucia

When you think of Andalucia, the first thing that may come to your mind is not work, but sunny weather, great beaches, flamenco, amazing architecture and food culture.  Paella, seafood, spectacular Alhambra palace in Granada or the Great Mosque of Cordoba, colourful feria festivals, a great variety of tapas and wine in bars…no wonder why this region in the south of Spain is a top tourism destination.

But…work? “Isn’t Andalucia only about siesta & fiesta”? – some will joke. Continue reading 5 Best Things About Work Culture in Andalucia

How to Make a Career Change When it Hasn’t Been Your Day…or Even Your Year

New Year is a time of resolutions for many of us. It’s the time of the year when gyms become full, lettuce hits record sales and DuoLingo app crashes because suddenly everyone and their mama feels the need to learn a new language. 
It’s also the time when we think of “big” changes, related to our career and long-term goals. And I know how hard it can be for those of us who are stuck in boring jobs, annoying day routines and who feel that their life did not go at all the way they planned it, but have no idea how to change things. 

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The “Worse” Kind of Little Migrant

Paul is four years old. His dad is British and his mum is Spanish. They live in Marbella, in a lovely beach area that’s popular among expats; Paul has neighbours from Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands. Paul’s dad works as a manager for a British hotel chain.

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To bitch about the beach

“5 minutes walk from the beach? You’re so lucky, your kids must love it! So you go to beach every day, don’t you? When can I come to see you”?

That’s  what most people tell us.  Most people who haven’t been to the beach with small kids.

When you think about kids on the beach, you visualize happy, cute kids, who build sandcastle and jump in the waves like on Neckermann and Thomas Cook billboards. These lovely images where the sun is shining and the kids in cute, matching swim suits with no sand on are playing quietly while the parents are relaxing, sunbathing and sipping their drinks on white sun beds.

FORGET IT. THIS is how a kids on the beach REALLY looks like:

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Estudiar en Italia. ¿Qué hago para obtener la visa de estudiante? Studying in Italy. How to get a student visa.

Hoy tenemos una invitada especial: Isabel Núñez de Viviendo en el extranjero, que nos va a explicar como obtener la visa de estudiante para Italia. Os animo a visitar su blog que contiene muchos recursos útiles sobre vivir y trabajar en el extranjero.¡ Espero que este artículo os sea útil; mucha suerte a todos los que os planteáis a venir a estudiar en el paraíso de hermosos paisajes, pasta y pizza . In bocca al lupo!

Si les gustaría leer más artículos informativos sobre obtener visados a otros países, no duden en contactar conmigo!

Today we have a special guest; Isabel Núñez from Viviendo en el extranjero who explains how to get a student visa for Italy. I recommend you visiting her blog (in English, Spanish and Italian), which contains a lot of useful resources about living and working abroad. I hope that this article will be useful for you; good luck to all of you who plan to study in the paradise of beautiful landscapes, pasta and pizza. In bocca al lupo!

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Jobs for foreigners in Poland with no Polish skills required

Recently, every time I spend a day in Wrocław or Kraków I see groups of young foreign guys hanging out in the centre. You can hear Italian, Spanish, Portugese and other languages on the tram, at the malls and in department stores. Tourists? No way, they look like locals walking confidently with their branded shopping bags from Biedronka. Erasmus students? Not really, they look too old ( late twenties or early thirties) and far too sober. So what, have they all come here with their beautiful Polish girlfriends? Continue reading Jobs for foreigners in Poland with no Polish skills required