New members of the Austria forum, introduce yourselves here - 2018

Hi all,

Newbie on the Austria forum? Don’t know how to start?

This thread is for you ;)

We invite you to introduce yourself on this topic, to share with us your expat story if you are already living in the country, or to tell us more on your expat projects in Austria if you are planning to move there.

It will enable us to help you better but above all to wish you a warm welcome.

Welcome on board!

Hi, Julien!

Anyway, I am Garry from the Philippines.

I would like to ask for your advice and help, as well as your support, since I am planning to move there soon.

I would like to know more friends and people who can help me adapt to culture and life there. I had to chance to have business trip and vacation last 2016 for an international conference (I was in Munich, too). I fell in love with Wien.

Hope to know you guys more!

Danke.

Hi...you can ask my advice if you have any questions...i would be glad to help

Hi my name is Tony Sable and have been in Austria since 1994 and have worked full time employed and at the same time self employed in the field of Real Estate-Financial-Insurance Consultancy and also as a Business Trainor/Consultant for Global Networking Freelance..glad too be a part of this group

I just sent you a message. Danke!

Hello All,

I am from India.

Its been a while I am reading the blogs, discussions about life in Austria/Vienna.. People, culture, stats etc etc.. Most people say knowing German language makes things easier.. I am planning to come with Highly Qualified Worker(job seeker) visa, I ll have 6months to search a job and what I've been reading is, knowing German will help get a job easily.. I am looking for some help in this regard :)

Plz share your suggestions/experiences in finding a job in 6months.. How likely or unlikely it might be..

Welcome to the Forum :)

It might help if you actually tell us what kind of job you are looking for?

Thank you :)

Right now I am working as a Product Manager in India and I am looking for a similar profile in Austria as well.. I have around 10 years exp..

Hi, I am English and still based in the UK. I am interested in relocating to Vienna. Any tips on employment and relocation would be appreciated

Welcome Alan :)

In my eyes Austria is far better than the UK, maybe that's why I've lived here for 9 years ;) what kind of work would you be looking for? German is needed for most things but in some cases you can get away with none or just basic. How is your German?

Hi,
Greetings of the day. Hope you are doing fine.
I have a Job offer from a company in Graz, Austria. My queries are -

1. Do I need an actual rent agreement as accomodation proof to apply for a red white red card?
2. OR Can I manage to get a temporary accomodation booking online for the purpose of application only?

I wish to invest in renting only after confirmation of receiving work permit. At the moment the only option I have is to spend on travel to Graz and invest on renting a place before submission of application.

Regards,
Kunalz

Hi and Welcome :)

All the information you need can be found HERE.

Hi Everyone!

I am Vinay, a Linux Sysadmin from India looking to relocate to Linz, Austria for a possible job and would greatly appreciate any advice and support from each one of you.

Recently, I've been interacting with a company for the role of a Operations Engineer and been told they can offer compensation in the form of a 14 month salary between €45.000 and €56.000 gross p.a via an initial email.

Now this is before all deductions (They've shared a salary calculator here) but I believe their final offer would be dependent on my skill-set & successful interviews.

I feel I shouldn't confine myself to their range and negotiate for a higher number but I assume such an email from me would end any chances of me landing an interview, leave alone the job.

Can someone please let me know if the above range is sufficient in Linz for a single person? If not, how do I negotiate?

Kind Regards,
Vinay Hegde

Hi!

I am a photographer that works between NYC and Montana who specializes in fashion, beauty and model development and would be looking to possibly transition that into lifestyle photography for tourists that visit the city. I also photograph food/drinks, interiors and products. I also write for SLR Lounge and would be able to maintain that part time work from anywhere around he globe.

That being said, in a past life I was a barista and ended up managing a local coffee shop. After starting my life completely over, this sounds pretty ideal again. I found the best coffeeshop last week called coffeehouse Salzburg and would work there in a heartbeat.

I am just learning German and have a little French and Spanish. Is this a total lost cause to move to the city of my dreams?

I have visited 4 times now (even spent my honeymoon there when I was married once upon a time) and am never ready to leave. It is truly where I feel alive, feel at home and am the happiest.

I am a freelance writer and would be able to tutor English and would even look at being a tour guide, Baker, etc. I think the only thing my body might not be able to handle is working in a pub with smoke because of my asthma. .

I made some friends the last time I was there a few weeks ago and would love to meet new people as well. I appreciate all of your help. It doesn’t need to be forever... but I would like to live more than three months if I could.

Cheers!

Brittany

Servus, Julien!

I'm Ana from Zagreb, Croatia, currently living in Toronto, Canada where I'm working on my Master Thesis in Microelectronics, Electrical engineering.

After graduation in October I'm definitely moving to Vienna cause I've lived there last year and the city got under my skin.

I want to use this forum to find out what are my job opportunities in Vienna and maybe find someone who'd be kind enough to help me find a job.

Best regards to you all :)

Ana

Hello everyone  :) ,

My name is Omar, I am a software developer living and working at Amman, Jordan. To be more specific I am a software integration/middleware specialist with past experience of web development. I am not a German speaker but I am fluent in English.

It has been a while since got fascinated by Austria as a country and it's culture.
I have recently started considering applying for a job seeker visa in case I wasn't able to find a job while I am still here, and move to Vienna. I am 25 years old with 5+ years of experience and a computer science degree.

I am here to meet new people, to seek information, details and if possible find some help or an opportunity which would aid my endeavor.

Best regards to everyone,
:top:
Omar

Hi everyone, and welcome to the forum.

@ Omar1192, feel free to read the Living in Austria guide to gather as much information possible.

All the best,
Bhavna

Hello @Bhavna,

Thanks for the link, there is a lot of useful information in there. Your response is much appreciated.

Hi,

Have you moved already?

Poroshpathor :

Hi,

Have you moved already?

Who are you talking to?

Thank you sir.
I want to know few things related to job in Austria.

Will you help me ?

SimCityAT :
Poroshpathor :

Hi,

Have you moved already?

Who are you talking to?

Hello There,

I'm from Malaysia and am moving to Austria. Looking to meet more people and understand more about living in Salzburg.

I work as Product Marketing in the healthcare industry and i love the outdoors. But I was also hoping to make some new friends who enjoy similar activities.

thanks!

Loshna :

Hello There,

I'm from Malaysia and am moving to Austria. Looking to meet more people and understand more about living in Salzburg.

I work as Product Marketing in the healthcare industry and i love the outdoors. But I was also hoping to make some new friends who enjoy similar activities.

thanks!

Will you be in Austria your first time?

Salzburg is an amazing city and so very friendly. Enjoy your journey to Austria :)

Hi I’m Sharon. 48 years young and Native English teacher. Lived here ten years. Married with two children. Boy 16 and girl 11. Many of our English friends have come and gone. Meeting friends was easier when the children were younger. We have realised over this summer that I/ we have a very poor social life. We are looking to meet anybody who is new or in similar circumstances.

Shaz48 :

Hi I’m Sharon. 48 years young and Native English teacher. Lived here ten years. Married with two children. Boy 16 and girl 11. Many of our English friends have come and gone. Meeting friends was easier when the children were younger. We have realised over this summer that I/ we have a very poor social life. We are looking to meet anybody who is new or in similar circumstances.

Welcome to the Forum Sharon :)

There are still lots of Brits living in Austria (10000)  and in Vienna (3000). I've been here nearly 10 years and absolutely love it here.

SimCityAT
Expat team

Hello all!

I am Enzo, from Uruguay, and I am planning to move to Austria together with my wife as soon as we find a job, actually!

Hope I can be of help for anyone who needs it and hope to find help here too.

Alles Gute!

Hi All,

I am from India, living in Vienna since 2016. I am learning German. Completed A2 OIF exam. I love Vienna. But when comes to job, I am really struggling here for a job since 10 months!!!!!. I have 7+ years of experience in Banking and Finance | Customer Support | Administration | Office Support. I tried applying on all job sites in Vienna. Registered in AMS. No positive reply. Sometimes its really frustrating. I am looking for friends who can really help me in this. Hoping for positive interactions! I am also worried that my career gap is getting longer.

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Thanks!

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Hi all 😃moving to Austria,Linz in December .so love it there want to make it my home .looking for friends on here ,and people I can socialise with there when I settle .need to work hard on my German as it’s very basic.and any tips and help on making my move as smooth as possible,thanks James

James tozer :

Hi all 😃moving to Austria,Linz in December .so love it there want to make it my home .looking for friends on here ,and people I can socialise with there when I settle .need to work hard on my German as it’s very basic.and any tips and help on making my move as smooth as possible,thanks James

Welcome James :)

Yes German is not the easiest to master and after 10 yes here I am still learning. Should you have any questions feel free to start a new thread and ask away.

:cheers:

SimCityAT
Expat Team

Thanks 😊

Hi, my name’s Phil. Been living in Graz for the last three years, but due to the birth of my son, never really found the time to develop my social life. Now I’m really keen to meet other expats in the city.

Phil

Hi and Welcome Phil

You are roughly about 4 hours away from (bit far to travel for a beer) I visited the city early this year and totally loved it. Could quite happily live there compared Vienna. But I am happy in the countryside though.

Hello! I'm relocating to Vienna in 2 months time! I'm truly excited as I've been told and have read so so much great things about Vienna - people, food, culture, infrastructure, etc.
I'm going to be based in VIC and therefore thinking of staying as near possible to VIC so that I can just go to work by foot. Any highly recommended place to stay or any areas which I must must avoid - it'll be just me myself for now so a small suite would do.

Thanks in advance!

Best,
Jeannie

Jeann.chong :

Hello! I'm relocating to Vienna in 2 months time! I'm truly excited as I've been told and have read so so much great things about Vienna - people, food, culture, infrastructure, etc.
I'm going to be based in VIC and therefore thinking of staying as near possible to VIC so that I can just go to work by foot. Any highly recommended place to stay or any areas which I must must avoid - it'll be just me myself for now so a small suite would do.

Thanks in advance!

Best,
Jeannie

One of the best and cheapest public transport system I've seen is in Austria, and Vienna is second to none.

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