How to find your new job in Ireland: job searching guide

1 / 1 RTE 1 RTA Ireland’s unemployment rate of 6.7% is among the lowest in the EU, but it’s still far from the world’s highest.

Here are some tips for finding a job in the country.

2 / 1 In 2017, more than 1.5 million people left Ireland for work abroad.

Now, the government is trying to encourage more people to come back home.

How can I find work?

3 / 1 Ireland is a nation of big cities, but there are plenty of rural areas where people can find work.

You may want to consider a career in agriculture, tourism, or other sectors where you can grow your own food and provide for your family.

4 / 1 The minimum wage in Ireland is €8.80 per hour, but you can earn up to €15 an hour in certain industries.

If you have a good English and basic maths knowledge, you can find employment in many jobs in Ireland.

How long do I have to find a job?

5 / 1 You can find a new job within the first week of work if you’re willing to commit to it.

However, you should be careful when applying for jobs as it can take weeks for people to get their interviews and the final decision about the job isn’t always made in the first few days.

If the interview doesn’t go well, it can be very hard to get a job.

If that happens, you’ll have to wait a few weeks to find out whether the job is actually available.

6 / 1 Most companies require applicants to have some qualifications to get jobs, but some companies offer jobs in their fields for those who don’t.

You can check to see if your qualifications are relevant to the job you’re looking for.

What do I need to bring with me when I go to Ireland?

7 / 1 There are a number of transport and accommodation options in Ireland, but if you can’t find a position in one of these, you may want your travel documents to be updated.

For example, you might need to have a passport and a valid travel document.

You should also be prepared to pay a small fee to make sure your luggage is safe while travelling.

The fee you’ll need to pay will depend on where you’re going, but generally you’ll be charged €50 for a single day or €60 for a double day trip.

There are also additional costs to pay for transport.

8 / 1 If you’re on a working holiday or contract job, you will need to cover your own accommodation costs.

For details of the different types of travel, check with the travel company.

There’s also the possibility of paying extra to cover the cost of accommodation.

If your employer doesn’t provide you with accommodation, you could have to pay your own way.

For more information, check the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

What about holidaymakers?

9 / 1 Many people travel to Ireland to work as holidaymakers.

There is no specific legislation in place to regulate this but you will have to do your own research to find the best deal.

However if you don’t want to pay any extra money, you have options for getting work as a holidaymaker.

There will be an extra cost to do so, but most companies will let you work as part of a contract job.

This will pay you less than the standard contract job and will give you a job when you’re over 18 years old.

10 / 1 Some people will also have to make a choice between the work of a freelancer and a full-time job.

You’ll have the choice of either working full-term or part-time, but in most cases you’ll get a full contract or a contract that pays less than a full time contract.

11 / 1 Find out more about Ireland’s job market.

What’s my next step?

12 / 1 After the job search is complete, you must contact the Department for Employment to apply for a job that’s currently available.

This can take anywhere from two to eight weeks, depending on how busy you are.

You need to be prepared for this and make sure you have the right documents to prove that you’re eligible.

13 / 1 When applying for a contract or full-year contract job you’ll also need to fill in a few additional forms that will help the Department determine if you’ve done the job right.

If there’s a vacancy, you won’t need to provide proof of your employment history or a current CV, but the Department will check your references to make certain that you have all the necessary information.

14 / 1 What are the different kinds of jobs in the Irish economy?

15 / 1 As the European Union (EU) expands, so does Ireland’s economy.

But if you want to be employed in one particular sector, you need to know how it works.

This article will show you the main jobs in each sector and help you find out more information about the jobs available in Ireland’s main industries.


Businesses in Ireland The main industries