Starting out in Vienna
Thread poster: xxxartemisia

xxxartemisia  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:59
English to Italian
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Nov 2, 2002

Hallo everybody,

For months I have been looking for a decent job in Vienna, where I would love to move to, but apparently the job market is stuck!

Can any native \"vom wundervollen Wien\" give me any suggestion?? Internet resources, phone numbers, small hints... Anything will be more than welcome!

I would of couse like to work as a translator, but I am up to accept a 9-to-5 job just to relocate over there! icon_smile.gif

Thanks a lot for anything that will come out!


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Giuliana Buscaglione  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:59
Member (2001)
German to Italian
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Vienna Nov 3, 2002

Hi Antonella,

Finding a job in Vienna is not easy at all, especially considering the current market situation.

You could buy the saturday \"Kurier\", as it always comes out with a special huge section with job offers.

Finding an accomodation is not that complicated. The city is safe and public transportation very well developed (no need for a car, generally speaking).

Spoken German differs from standard German: it is not only a question of pronunciation, but of spoken dialect. Ordering a coffee and getting what you thought you had ordered is the evidence that Vienna is yours icon_smile.gif (just joking).

Good luck,



AngieD  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:59
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Some more links and stuff Nov 7, 2002

Hi Antonella,

I have been in Vienna for 10 years now and I must say that finding work never seemed to be as difficult here as in other countries (although I never looked specifically for a translation position).

Some of these links might help you further:

Online Job Sites:

Or as Giuliana suggested you could also try the newspapers:

Austrian Job Centre:

Once you get here, I agree with Giuliana - finding accommodation is much easier than in some other European capitals and it is a safe place to live.

Hope this helps and good luck!



xxxartemisia  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:59
English to Italian
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Thank you! Nov 7, 2002

Dear Ladies,

thank you for your time!

I know Vienna quite well (I lived there for 2 years as a student at the local Dolmetschinstitut) and I agree with both of you: Vienna is a pleasant and safe place to live!! In fact, it is my favourite place in the world and - although I lived in other European cities such as London, Amsterdam and now Milan - I have never felt so at home as in the beautiful 12th district (where I lived most of the time)!

I am sure I will get there sooner or later... In the meanwhile, should you \"umhoeren\" anything, please keep me posted icon_smile.gif




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