How to find a job in EU/EEA? – Incor’s guide for medical professionals

here should you start the search? Since this is a specialization that we deal with here in Incor, in this article we will share a few details that will help you choose the ideal destination for your next job.

1st step – in which countries can I apply for a job?

Employers in Europe are generally more closed or open to certain specializations and orientations, which of course depends on the supply and demand of jobs. For example, Scandinavia is closed to general practitioners who do not speak fluent Swedish, Danish or Norwegian as they are entirely focused on hiring specialist doctors, to whom they are willing to pay the costs of learning the language. In this case, the general practitioner has the option to take a language course and obtain a license in Scandinavia, or to focus on, say, the German-speaking area, which is open to all general practitioners who know the language at the B2-C1 level. Detailed information provided by countries that are open to your medical orientation can be found here, and in case you are looking for specific and up-to-date information for your specialization, it is the best idea to contact us directly.

2nd step – get acquainted with the employment process in a particular country

Since the recruitment process varies from country to country, it is necessary to find out the necessary information to get a rough idea of ​​the journey that awaits you to move abroad. In case you are interested in some of the countries in which we provide placement, you can get acquainted with the process at this link, where you will also immediately see what documentation is required when applying for the job opportunity. Once you are familiar with the process and have an idea of ​​what awaits you when applying, we need to start preparing the documentation.

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3rd step – preparing the necessary documentation for the application

In this step, we work together to prepare the documents required to apply for a job in EU/EEA. Because each country has certain criteria that it values ​​more with the candidate, we tailor each application individually to the country you are interested in. In practice, this means that applying for a job in Ireland is more focused on the technical aspect and emphasizing your professional skills and experience, while your application for Sweden, in addition to well-written skills, is also focused on getting to know your traits and character as Swedes pay more attention to character fit.

4th step – sending your application

After focusing on one country, getting acquainted with all the necessary information about the culture and the employment process and preparing all the necessary documentation, we start applying for open competitions and look for a position that would suit your preferences. It is important to note that looking for a job abroad is primarily a process during which not every employer will be a good fit for you, but you will also not suit every employer. This requires a great deal of patience and depending on the feedback we are additionally working on improving the application in order to increase the chances of success on the next application.

If this information brings you closer to the application process, but you still can’t decide on taking the first step, contact us through the mentioned channels and we will discuss the available opportunities.

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Reflections of Zrinka’s Swedish school students

In addition to the previously published experiences of candidates who have passed through Zrinka’s Swedish school, which you can read here, today we bring you the third sequel to the mini-series to get acquainted with the successes you can accomplish by speaking Swedish.

If these experiences have led you to consider relocating or learning Swedish, contact us for an informative conversation via the listed contacts at the end of this post. Information is also available on the official website of Zrinka’s Swedish school. The language school is currently available for Croatian/Serbian/Bosnian/Slovenian speakers.

Our course is designed so that you have unlimited access to the content through the online platform, which means that you do not have to wait for the next appointment to progress. Instead, you can connect at any time of the day and follow the next lecture for as long as you want. In parallel with the online content, you have the option of booking appointments for live lessons, which ultimately means that you have all the advantages of both online and classic language teaching and that you can adapt the entire course to yourself and your own capabilities.

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Milica Potkonjak, 43 years, physiotherapist

“Scandinavia has been interesting to me from before and the main reason for my interest is the general value system in Sweden. I started learning Swedish, completed A1 and A2 / 1 degrees on the platform, and I am moving on. The course is well thought out, you don’t have to go anywhere because the course comes home and you do the hours the way you want. The course also includes live lessons with Zrinka, where I communicate ambiguities, but I also work a little harder because Zrinka asks me everything, she is very curious. I believe that by knowing the language you become a part of society on another level and create a network of acquaintances, and at the same time, it is my first step towards moving. “

Maja Moravek, 33years, social worker

“Since I know myself, I’m not a fan of learning the language, but I decided to learn Swedish because of one thing only, love. A friend who attended Zrinka’s course and was very pleased with it gave me a recommendation which I listened to and was delighted. I think that the work program is adapted to the needs and possibilities of our group, and there is a great atmosphere within the group, filled with an excellent ratio of work and fun, which greatly enhances motivation. I am currently at B1 / 2 level.”

Marija Jagnjić, 46years, economist

“After my husband learned the language at Zrinka’s school and moved to Sweden, during the period when my son and I were alone in Croatia, I devoted myself to learning the language at Zrinka’s Swedish school. After learning A1 and A2 levels, we also moved and continued learning the language, but with the assessment of the university, skipped B1 level and directly enrolled in B2 (so I avoid SFI programs). I think that without the basics I gained with Zrinka one on one, my continuing education here would not be possible. Less than 2 years after my arrival, I enrolled in a specialization whose program was held in Swedish, and now I have been working as an HR administrator for the third year.”

Iris Đipalo Juretić, 46years, doctor of medicine

“With the Swedish language course I attended from Zrinka, I was able to work and live normally because she is very flexible in that regard. The whole course lasted approximately 1.5 years where we went through all the necessary from A1 to C1 level of language proficiency, and I was ready for the next step closer to moving. With all the help with the language, Zrinka’s team from INCOR helped me and instructed me on how to obtain a work license in Sweden and how to prepare all the necessary documentation. Today, I live in Sweden and I think that a language course is a great investment in yourself.”

Lucia Španjol Pandelo, doctor of medicine

“Since I wanted to go to work in Sweden, I started a Swedish language course which went very smoothly and it wasn’t hard for me to learn a new language with Zrinka because it’s easy to click on everything with her. Within a year and 3 months, I was able to learn and pass Swedish at the C1 level required to apply to the medical chamber. I have to admit that Zrinka prepared me great, and I like holding the course this way the most because I managed to study and work at the same time. I am now happily employed in Sweden.”

Nermina Tahirović Žunić, 52years, pharmacist

“I came to Zrinka via the Internet and through the foreign language school where she previously worked. I can say that she was not only a teacher but supported me in every step and motivated me when I was on the verge of giving up. After 1.5 years I passed the C1 level and now I have been in Sweden for almost 4 years. During my studies, when I was at B2 level, Zrinka advised me to go to Sweden for a month to improve my language and that helped me a lot. I noticed that we who learned the language before moving somehow did better than those who learn it here.”

Jasmina Dervišbegović, 57years, pharmacist

“The language course is the first step and condition for you to manage and get a job in a foreign country if you intend to leave, as I wanted. I can say that I liked this course because Zrinka is full of knowledge and ready to help whatever she needs, and in addition to professional knowledge, I would dare to say that she was often our unofficial life coach and psychologist. It took me a year to learn Swedish up to the C1 level, after which I obtained a license with Zrinka’s instructions.”

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