Do you dream of a remote working position that allows you to work from a vibrant European metropolis or the coast of the Mediterranean?
We have made finding a remote job in Europe easy for you by narrowing down the five best things you should be doing. To see our more recent in-depth guide, check out Remote Jobs: Europe.
Here at Support Adventure, we are always staying on top of remote job seeking trends as we are constantly recruiting talent to work online.
So what are these tricks? Let us share.
1 – Apply for remote work in Europe via a remote staffing company
Remote staffing companies are still relatively new, and we are proud to be one of them forging a new era of employment!
We have matched 50 job applicants with companies hiring remotely in Europe and all around the world.
We love helping aspiring expats and nomads work in cities that they love and be a part of cultures that excite them. We have connected so many of our applicants with remote jobs in Europe–jobs that have allowed them to live their ideal lifestyle for years.
And by the way, we’re always hiring! Click here to apply for our available positions!
When applying through a remote staffing company, it is important that your values align with those of the staffing company.
Strive to get a feel for the company’s culture and identity before applying, which you can achieve by:
- Reading the “About” page on the company’s website.
- Checking out articles they have on their site.
- Looking at their Linkedin page.
- Reading testimonials from clients and staff members.
- Looking at their social media, like Instagram and Youtube. While you’re at it, feel free to check out our Youtube channel!
Make sure that the staffing company has a similar vision to yours of what remote work means to you.
2 – Facebook groups can help you find remote jobs in Europe
If you have a specific country in mind that you would like to work in, Facebook groups are your friend.
There are several types of Facebook groups you can try your luck in when searching for a remote job in Europe:
- Expat Facebook groups
- Country-specific job groups
- Remote job groups
- Travel groups
Expat groups and country-specific job groups are great because you are seeing posts from people living in the country you want to move to. For that reason, you will stumble upon some opportunities there.
Just keep in mind that expat groups might not have many remote job postings every day and the groups specifically dedicated to jobs might have a lot of postings you won’t be interested in or don’t apply to your skillset.
Remote job groups can be competitive, and there can be a lot of spam posts in those groups, but they are still worth a try. Travel groups are the least reliable, but you never know when a remote recruiter in Europe might post in them, so they are also worth a try.
Some other things to keep in mind when searching through Facebook are:
- The search function is a useful tool to see job posts that you might have missed.
- If you want to post that you are looking for a job, make sure the group rules allow that. Many groups don’t.
- Follow the instructions of the recruiter’s post. If they say send an email, then send an email. Don’t send them a private message because you will be one of many people ignoring their instructions.
- When you apply from a Facebook post, make sure you look on the company’s website and get a feel for what they are looking for so that you stand out from other applicants.
3 – Look for remote jobs in Europe with online job boards
If you are pursuing a digital nomad lifestyle, then you are probably done with searching on Craigslist.
The good news is that there are many job boards online that list both location dependent and independent opportunities. There are many websites to choose from at this point, and each has its pros and cons. But here are a few to consider:
|Remote Work Specific||In-Office and Remote Positions|
|We Work Remotely||The Muse|
Whatever you do, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Mix it up and stay on top of searching in more than one group.
4 – Social media is prime recruiting ground for remote jobs in Europe!
So many companies with locations in Europe or operations during European time zones are hiring remotely since Covid rocked our worlds.
But even before that, remote work hasn’t been that much of a novelty. Plenty of companies publicize when they are hiring through social media.
You should follow the social media accounts of companies in your industry that interest you and look out for their hiring posts on:
Also feel free to check their website from time-to-time to see if they are currently recruiting.
5 – Follow small businesses and online business that offer remote positions in Europe
Staying with the social media train, make sure to follow smaller business and online businesses to watch out for their hiring announcements. They are often hiring as they scale their businesses and need more delegation of tasks.
Many small businesses sell products and services online, so there might be a decent chance that they have remote positions available.
The same goes for online businesses like e-commerce companies. Of course not every e-commerce company completely operates online, but many do. So investigate these companies so that you can get a feel for what their operations are like. You can use the following resources to do so:
- Website – look at their ‘About’ section to see if they mention remote work.
- Social media – by following them on social media, you can see if they post behind-the-scenes content about what it’s like working with the company.
- Press – Many company founders will speak on a podcast or be interviewed for a website and other outlets. Reading or listening to what they say can be a fast way to figure out how their company operates.
Once you get a good idea that they do have operations online, follow them on social media to see their recruitment advertisements or just go ahead and shoot them an email with your CV and interest in working for them.
Bonus: Pitch working remotely to your current employer
Believe it or not, but many people have created online positions for themselves by simply asking their employer if they can work remotely.
Perhaps your employer will be open to the idea, especially now that we are in the age of Covid. Pitching this to your supervisor cannot be as intimidating as it would have been beforehand.
Here are some tips for getting your employer on onboard:
- Explain how working remotely would improve your position.
- Propose a trial so that they can ease into the idea.
- List the benefits for them if you work remotely.
- Find angles as to why you working remotely could be cost-effective.
- Propose solutions and softwares that will help your boss track your work online.
Just remember to stay positive in your job searches and use multiple methods for finding remote work.
Now that you know these 5 tricks to getting a job in Europe, we are sure that you have all the tools to land your dream job in your favorite part of the world. Let us know in the comments how your job search goes and which one of these tips helped you the most.