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petersobey replied to the thread How hard to find a job? on the Austria forum:
jgrease initially posted:
I am seriously considering relocating to Austria, and I have examined the regulations regarding pensioners (I am a retired civil servant, 50 years old). My pension just meets the income criteria, and I would prefer to find a job to pay for health insurance and give us some extra cash for breathing room. My question to all is just how hard is it for a foreigner to find a job?
petersobey replied most recently with:
As a UK citizen you have no issues with visas etc. the main question will be how good is your German? If you've got tourist quality German then in the Touist areas as a native Engligh speaker you might get something seasonal. If you have little or very basic German I've known other expats (other nationalities but who have fluent Englsh) struggle to get jobs.
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AlexB1 replied to the thread Long term rental - where to find info? on the Austria forum:
AlexB1 initially posted:
Hi there I am trying to source a long term rental, 6 - 12 months, for anywhere in the western side of Austria. Spent significant time in the Tyrol, but open to finding anything that 1st - suits my needs, and 2 - I can afford. I have obviously done the usual internet search, contacted agents in the localities, but all have drawn a dead end. Advice given was to be on the ground and speak to the locals, which I can do but not with an indefinite timeframe. So, wondered if anyone has any idea or has been through same? Wondered if there is a local classifieds or internet equivalent to gumtree/craigslist, etc? I am happy to be a little rural, but 10 mins to a ski lift or lake, 10 mins to a village, must be pet friendly (dogs - plural - friendly), and have a good internet connection as I work from home (I will consider installing the connection as long as the good connection actually can be created). 2 beds, of course warm and comfortable but does not need to be swish. Rental amount is flexible but prefer to keep under €800 - 1000. Any help or info greatly appreciated (or if anyone knows of a farmer with a cottage up a mountain or down a track he wishes to let out would be most appreciative ) Thanks Alex
AlexB1 replied most recently with:
Thanks Giselle That link is really helpful. I had been on Bergfex, great site. Hopefully I'll find something soon. Kind regards
HappyInTirol replied most recently with:
Hi, You should find plenty of places to rent in the Kleine Zeitung ( There is a copy for each province of choice. For lift accessible, ski lifts that is, check the Ski Resort Area finder at to figure out where you want to be and then work the problem backwards. Kind regards, ~Giselle
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bruiny replied to the thread Software Engineer's life in Austria on the Austria forum:
PersonalAustria initially posted:
Soo… with the commotions of the world-crisis we had and still have, lots of companies were restructured, closed, moved, managers had their positions changed or sacked, projects were re-organized, closed or … moved. Among those is also this one that I am working on for some years; due to the changes that occurred, I found myself relocated from the previous city where I was working, to the green Austria – and no, not to Vienna After some time needed to set-up the existence here, I have thought I should continue my Software Engineer’s blog, with the view over the things from here – partially because seems quite scarce the information about this small but quite European-central country; and I don’t mean here general information like from newspapers, from the very talented Austrian diplomacy or from EU-central statistics – I mean details about this and that, costs of life, people and working environments.
bruiny replied most recently with:
is that easy for you to adjust to everything? Life, culture, language, etc? I am ready to move to Austria, only my hubby is worried that he wouldn't be able to find a job (he is in telecommunication), since he doesn't speak German at all
azemann replied most recently with:
Thanks for this post - I'll be reading :)
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bruiny posted moving or not? on the Austria forum:
Hi all, recently I got a job offer to be a private tutor for a family. I am very interested in this job, given we have been talking about moving back to Europe, when he is nearing the retirement. We have 2 school aged kids. Hubby's main concern is, whether I would be able to provide for the family, because he isn't so sure he won't be able to find a a job in Austria, because he doesn't speak German. I do speak German, because I went to school in Germany quite long time ago and the job offer requires me to teach the children in English. I badly want this job. Frankly I hate asking about salary, but I think it is now becomes really necessary. The only thing we might don't have a lot is time. We'll need time to pack up, and sell the house in the States. We are not worried about visas, because we have dual citizenship (EU-US) Thanks for letting me -sort of- venting. Any opinions is greatly appreciated
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HappyInTirol replied to the thread School exams on the Austria forum:
Bigt66 initially posted:
Hi,my 14 yr old son needs to sit exams this yr but he,s really struggling with the subjects and the teachers think he isn,t trying when actually he is,we live in the Tyrol region and Linz,Graz and Vuenna are too far for him to go to a international school..I,m stuck as to what to do to help him as he doesn,t want to stay on another yr at the school if he doesn,t for well....please any help would be most helpful x
HappyInTirol replied most recently with:
Hi Bigt66, For Tirol there is the international school near Woergl. Not sure if you know about it. Tirol Untennland. Otherwise, which exams does your son have to take and when? In German or in English? Have you considered private tutoring? Kind regards, ~Giselle
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HappyInTirol replied to the thread AMERICAN TEMPORARILY MOVING TO INNSBRUCK - HELP! on the Austria forum:
Jkilts initially posted:
Hello all, thank you for clicking! I met my fiance a while back- at the top of the Eiffel Tower, actually. She's from Innsbruck, I'm from the US. While she studies at university starting next year, our plan is to find an apartment of our own and live together until she graduates. In the process, we plan to marry. I'm an independent film maker and will have some income from that as well as a few other projects, and a savings, but am not officially employed neither in the US or EU. I'm, OF COURSE, open to employment opportunities there, and looking for them. I am looking to build some contacts here who can help guide me through the process of this- how to get the correct visas, take care of health coverage, tips on finding apartments and jobs, etc. What laws do I need to watch out for? Please respond. Thank you! -Tom
HappyInTirol replied most recently with:
Hi keybud, No Americans Women Groups in Innsbruck. Only organized English-speaking group in Innsbruck is one run by three Brits. There was a lady trying to organize get-togethers several years ago, but I found no further activity on her website in the past year. There is indeed the American Women's Club in Vienna so if your job takes you there often enough with your wife, then this is an option. When I checked the Group last year in search of some specific information for expat's, they had a membership fee for participation. Warning: Tyroleans LOVE their dialects. It's heart-warming once you get used to it, but makes learning and listening to Germanic-based languages a great deal more fun. Kind regards, ~Giselle
esquiregroup replied most recently with:
Enjoy Innsbruck. Great city. I know there are quite a few American's that live there but I am not aware of any organized group. Check and see if they have an American Women's Club. There is one in Vienna that may be able to give you some guidance. And don't forget you still have file your taxes while living abroad and the FBAR if applicable! Good luck!
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kevbud replied to the thread "New to Innsbruck" Shindig on the Austria forum:
shindigat initially posted:
Are you the new kid in town? Or have you become bored with the same old faces and places in your Innsbruck circle? Come to a “New to Innsbruck” Shindig and mingle with other new and not so new locals! We organise one social event a month at a venue that doesn’t have too much background noise, and where drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and food can be purchased. Innsbruck is a wonderful city, so join us to meet new people, make a few friends, find little-known spots, and simply get to know what there is in Innsbruck. This group is for *everyone* – it doesn’t matter what nationality, colour or age you are; you can be single people, in a relationship or married; you can be brand new in town, or you might have been here for a while but are looking to meet new people. All are welcome! See to learn more.
kevbud replied most recently with:
The link doesn't seem to be active. Are the Shindig's still occurring?
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