Hi, I'm Raquel and my partner and I are thinking of moving our family to Copenhagen. We have an almost 3 year old and we've lived in Portugal, Italy, Germany and Ireland. We're quite aware of the main challenges in moving from south to northern Europe (particularly climate and language) but we're confident we can overcome them.
Contrarily to what we've done in the past, this time we're planning things out very responsibly and will only move once we've secured jobs (either local or remote). Our professional backgrounds are mainly in customer support roles for tech companies but we have studied in different fields (me Pyschology and Cultural Management, him Bioengineering) and speak several languages. Currently we're working on our passions - me PHOTOGRAPHY and him WOODWORKING - and hope to find jobs that will allow us to keep pursuing our passions on the side. We are looking for basically any kind of job that will pay for our expenses and not take up too much of our time (although we're both willing to work full-time). I have several questions and if you have an opinion on any of them, we'd be most appreciative:
- I'm currently focussed on family and pet photography. My style is natural, documentary, unposed. Do you believe there's a market in Copenhagen for this kind of work?
- My partner would ideally love to find a job that would help him develop his woodworking skills. He's willing to start from the ground up. Any tips on woodworking shops or even furniture factories that could be hiring?
- We speak several languages (English, Italian, Portuguese and some German and French) - is there anywhere we can "easily" secure a job for 6-12 months that will allow us to listen to Danish on a regular basis (e.g. in a café or a hostel)?
We will have many more questions in the future but the job part is the essential one to get us to make the move so any help would be great!
PS: I know about the jobs section, we're trying to look for advice that can't easily be found online. Thank you!