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Europe is leading the world with renewable energy targets.
In fact, global recruiter Shaw Energy writes that Europe is where the bulk of the world’s offshore wind projects are located. “EU offshore wind energy capacity is projected to grow the most rapidly, an increase 17-fold between 2010 and 2020,” the team says.
It’s no wonder, then, that so many of the recruiting firms for the renewable energy sector (solar photovoltaic power, on- and offshore wind, hydro, and biogas) are in Europe, although the scope of these recruiters is international.
We’ve compiled a list of 18 international recruiters, agencies and job boards that specialise in the renewable energy industries. These can form a solid resource for job seekers, as well as recruiters and human resource departments looking for talent.
The benefits of a freelancing career are seemingly endless: You get to be your own boss, you get to work in a field that you love or that you are great at (ideally both), and, with enough work, you can make a great living wage from anywhere in the world (that has an internet connection).
According to a 2015 report in The Atlantic, not only are more than 50 million people in the United States alone making at least some of their income from freelancing, many of those people report being happier because of “freedom, choice, and flexibility.” Additionally, 1.4 million British freelancers work across all sectors. The majority of the freelancers surveyed also reported making more money in their new “solopreneur” ventures than they did in their previous jobs.
Countries can be considered welcoming to expatriates for lots of reasons. Locals being friendly to foreigners is the most obvious, but other things matter, too.
The standard of living is important, and some expats will give up a seemingly perfect job at home for what they consider a great work/life balance abroad. For families with children, good childcare ranks pretty highly on the list, while others cite economic stability as an important factor.
Even your age matters in terms of how quickly you settle into a new place, so what might be deemed a welcoming country to Baby Boomers and retirees may well seem a bit stand-offish to Millennials.
Every year, many young professionals succumb the lure of Australian shores, and it’s easy to see why. But once you’re here, you might find that you need reliable transport to see some of Australia’s most beautiful and remote places; not to mention getting to and from work.
Expats who are living and working in Australia on a Temporary Work Visa, also known as a 457 Visa, are eligible for car loans. However, the criteria that lenders place on these applications are usually more strict than those of permanent residents and citizens.
Here are a few tips for getting a car loan on a 457 Visa.
Many CurrencyFair customers have made the leap to life in a new country and are loving it.
If seeking to land a new job before you arrive, one of the key challenges for you or your new employer will to be to work out what salary level you’ll need to maintain your current standard of living.
The process involves consideration of differentials between your home country and host country of several key elements: Income taxes, Employee/employer compulsory social contributions, Cost of living, Housing costs.
The international cost of living assessment service, Smart Expatriation recently took a look at one of the key components of a net salary: income tax.
The infographic below highlights the differing income tax rates you’ll find in various cities around the world.
For more information on international cost of living, check out Smart Expatriation.
Australia tends to be a popular destination for expats from both Europe and Asia. While Asian expats enjoy the laid-back nature and economic stability, Europeans often seek out the warm beaches and similar food.
However, moving to Australia, with its complex visa process and school fees, is often much harder than people anticipate. Here are a few things you should know to make the move easier.
Boarding a plane to a different country is a harrowing experience for any manager. There are a million problems that can occur when you’re traveling, and it feels like you’re out of touch and falling behind.
You don’t have to feel this way. There are plenty of tools to use, from simple employee monitoring to apps for restructuring your entire team. Never feel out of touch again with these tools and apps.
The European startup space is an exciting place to be right now. As investor Vivek Goyal notes at VentureBeat, music startups, fashion startups and platforms to grow the sharing economy are doing especially well in the EU right now.
That rising tide is lifting a lot of boats. Tech professionals are finding well-paid jobs, and startup founders are refuting old myths that markets in some EU countries are too set in their ways to be effectively disrupted.
Big things are on the horizon. Here are 20 EU startups worth keeping an eye on in the second half of 2016.
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