What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?
Finance, IT, engineering companies, a little bit of all industries actually. Most people find employment from the administration offices and contacts.
What type of work do you do and how did you find your job?
I now have a relocation service company in Luxembourg because I had such a difficult time figuring out everything on my own.
How did you obtain your work permit? What advice would you have for others about work permits?
I had a really good friend help me and this was great - my advise is to hire a relocation service right away to explain exactly the order of the steps that need to be handled.
Have you taken language and cross-cultural training courses to prepare for your assignment? If so, how have they helped you on the job?
Yes, all of the above. I try to learn as much as I can - every little bit helps.
If you were transferred abroad by your employer, were you guaranteed a job upon repatriation? What type of mentoring programs does your employer offer?
I was offered a job upon returning - but declined and turned local status because Luxembourg grew on me with the time. Then I started Integreat Relocation Services to help out as much as I could and its Great !!
What advice would you offer others about finding jobs and working abroad?
Learn French and / or German - it makes you more marketable - even if it is only conversation level. Be open minded !!!