Your friend?s son is clearly an outstanding young man with a great
future ahead of him. I hope the resources I?ve provided will set him
on the path to a fulfilling career -- and many wonderful personal
Germany has the most opportunities, while Austria is, by far, the
least promising of the three countries your friend has targeted.
According to the U.S. Embassy in Austria:
?Under most circumstances it is very difficult for foreigners to
obtain employment in Austria. This is particularly true at the present
time given the current tight labor market in Austria. Employment by
non-Austrians is generally discouraged and no one other than an
Austrian national may accept a position here without first obtaining a
work permit. Work permits are difficult to obtain and are usually
granted only to persons qualified to fill posts in specialized fields
for which Austrian nationals or other EU-nationals are not available.?
?There are no private employment agencies in Austria. Most American
firms here have only minimal numbers of American employees . . . ?
A GOOD STARTING POINT:
Provides visa and employment information for 23 countries, including
those of interest to your friend:
JOB LISTINGS/DIRECTORIES: OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT:
Jobline International -- Europe
This is a jobs directory with links to several different agencies in
different European countries. Just keep scrolling and clicking around
the various resources listed here.
This site also links to Yahoo?s Hot Jobs and to softwarejobs.com,
among other services.
Escape Artist (Overseas jobs):
Monster.com International/Work Abroad:
Germany-USA Career Center:
Search by country at this page:
?The main advantage of the GERMANY-USA Career Center is its focus. It
combines advanced search technology with our long-time expertise in
this niche market. This is why we are the No 1 source for American and
German companies and small businesses when it comes to recruiting
bilingual professionals. . . .?
INTERNATIONAL HEADHUNTER/EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES:
Excelsior Professional Search Ltd, based in London:
"Excelsior Professional Search Ltd is a London based, niche market,
search consultancy specialising in recruitment solutions for
information technology vendors, service providers and management
consultancies servicing the Global Financial Markets." (It looks as
though they place throughout Western Europe.)
Fleet Financial Services Recruitment (based in London):
Breitbach, a German recruiting firm
Job Pilot (based near Frankfurt):
ART (Atlantic Research Technologies):
At top left, click ? Sending Your Resume or CV,? to bring up:
The application form.
At ART, also see, ?Information?:
And scroll to bottom of page and click ?Financial Services? to bring up:
for recruitment in the banking and financial services sector. At
bottom of the page, select country of preference for employment.
This is ART?s Current Job Openings page:
U.S. EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES THAT PLACE INTERNATIONALLY:
Rice Cohen International, Yardley, PA:
places applicants around the world. Contact:
for an appointment at their Philadelphia office.
New York City:
Alexander Edwards International, Inc.
Their Web site is currently down, but here?s their other contact information:
501 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022-5626
Antal International Ltd.
A Global Recruitment Solution Applied Locally." See their jobs listing page:
APA International Placement Consultants:
April International (Specializes in Finance):
Cook & Associates:
Dryden & Cross
Jeffrey Allan Company
Michael Page International:
Rosenthal Associates International:
Vedior Professional Services
Auto Index: a directory of car makers around the world:
The click on the car company that interests you, for instance:
?Affolter (Switzerland),? which brings up:
which provides a profile of the company, and contact information, and
a link to Affolter?s corporate Web site:
Audi?s World Site/Careers
Audi?s U.S. Careers page (Audi of America is a division of Volkswagen
of America, Inc.):
Volkswagen?s North American jobs listing:
Volkswagen?s German headquarters:
Daimler Chrysler?s Career site:
"Brands & Products":
include Daimler Chrysler Bank:
and a vehicle financing group:
Phone: +49 711 17 0
Fax: +49 711 17 22244
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2766
Phone: +1 248 576 5741
Banking /Financial Services:
Credit Suisse Group:
Based in Switzerland, with offices around the globe.
Credit Suisse?s Careers page lists job vacancies for all its offices, worldwide:
Winterthur Group, a subsidiary of Credit Suisse Group, is an
international insurance corporation, based in Switzerland:
Job Opportunities in Switzerland:
(At top right, see countries menu; Germany and Switzerland are listed.)
Zurich Financial Services:
Adobe Enterprise Solutions:
Adobe has offices in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.
Deloitte Global Financial Services Industry:
(Locations include Germany and Switzerland.)
The World Bank:
World Bank subsidiary, IFC (International Finance Corporation) has an
office in Germany:
IFC Office - Frankfurt
Bockenheimer Landstrasse 109, D-60325
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Telephone: (49) - 69 - 743 48230
Fax: (49) - 69 - 743 48239
Bertelsmann (Enormous, global media conglomerate, based in Germany.
Its divisions include BMG music and Random House):
?Jobs & Careers?
In pop-up box, see ?Job Board? in red, at right.
How to Apply...
?Your first step towards a career with Bertelsmann should begin with a
click on the Job Board button. Once there, you should pick a Division
and Job Category that interests you and click on the Search button. If
you can't find a job that you're looking for, then please click on the
Advanced Search button to refine your search criteria.?
Try the Nexus IT/Tech jobs directory for Switzerland and Germany:
International Business Team Network (IBTN):
A German recruiter, specializing in IT. You can review some of the
companies they recruit for. at:
Renate Schuh-Eder Executive Consulting:
Swiss American Chamber of Commerce:
American Chamber of Commerce in Germany:
OBTAINING A WORK VISA:
About.com has a comprehensive country-by-country guide on how to obtain work visas:
Also see Work Permit.com:
"international headhunters" AND Germany OR Switzerland OR Austria
Philadelphia International Employment Agency
New York International Employment Agency
Washington, D.C. International Employment Agency
aftermarket performance racing Europe
auto makers Germany Switzerland Austria
IT high-tech jobs Germany Switzerland Austria
"international corporations based in Germany" [Switzerland, Austria]
"financial services" AND U.S. AND Germany OR Switzerland OR Austria
I hope my research is of help to you.
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