Work Opportunities for OFWs in Norway
Glaiza Anne S. Wood, Sep 9, 2008
OFWs can be a part of the Norwegian workforce. Work Opportunities for OFWs in
· EDUCATORS – There are a lot of work opportunities for highly skilled and highly qualified college and university professors. English teachers are also being hired in the country. Since
· IT PROFESSIONALS –
· MEDICAL AND HEALTH PERSONNEL –
· STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS – There has always been a need for structural engineers in
· OTHERS –
Most OFWs who find their way to
OFWs will find that the country has a very well integrated and expanded educational system. This means that OFWs won’t have to worry about taking care of their young ones constantly. The children will often be in school most of the day. This also means that OFWs who used to be stay-at-home moms or dads now have the chance to look for other work opportunities to help their families. All they have to do is get a work permit.
How to Apply for Positions in
If you are already in the country, all you need to do is to search for work opportunities through newspapers or local employment websites. Keep in mind that you need a valid work permit to be able to work legally. An expat applicant with a good grasp of the Norwegian language is also favored by employers.
If you are still in the
Most professionals in
The Language Barrier
The main pitfall that an expat must face when deciding to look for work opportunities in
Learning the dialect can be easy and hard at the same time. All you need is the time and perseverance to do so. The country is peppered with schools and institutions that teach the language. If you have the chance to learn the dialect while you are still in your home country – go for it. OFWs who do this may find that their accents differ. But, at least they have the basics down. Fine tuning the accent can be done once you get there.
What to Expect When You Get There
· WEATHER - Contrary to popular belief,