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moving to Izmir soon and need work
1.       roseb510
39 posts
 26 Jan 2010 Tue 06:58 pm

Hello everyone!

Finally my time in the US is winding down...and I will be moving to Turkey soon to start my new life with my Turkish man

 

I am looking for work in Izmir but am having trouble finding other options other than teaching english. Any ideas of other positions I can apply for? or any places to find jobs for english speakers, even teaching positions.

 

Unfortunately, my Turkish is on a beginner/intermediate level. But i am a native English speaker. I do not hold any college degrees.

 

any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated!

 

Tesekkurler

 

2.       lady in red
6947 posts
 26 Jan 2010 Tue 07:27 pm

 

Quoting roseb510

Hello everyone!

Finally my time in the US is winding down...and I will be moving to Turkey soon to start my new life with my Turkish man

 

I am looking for work in Izmir but am having trouble finding other options other than teaching english. Any ideas of other positions I can apply for? or any places to find jobs for english speakers, even teaching positions.

 

Unfortunately, my Turkish is on a beginner/intermediate level. But i am a native English speaker. I do not hold any college degrees.

 

any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated!

 

Tesekkurler

 

 

You can´t get a job without a work permit regardless of what degrees you have/have not.

3.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 26 Jan 2010 Tue 09:05 pm

Good luck moving! As for teaching, I believe you need to have a TEFL course, otherwise just being a native speaker may not be enough. How about checking your local TEFL course providers? It´ll improve your chances of getting a job

4.       roseb510
39 posts
 27 Jan 2010 Wed 04:30 pm

I know that i will need a work permit, but I cant get a work permit wihout having a job soo that will come later I suppose.

 

And i will get my TEFL certificate before going to Turkey so no worries there.

5.       Marinka
140 posts
 27 Jan 2010 Wed 05:43 pm

Hi, I´m also looking for a job, but in İstanbul. I think it´s worth looking for a position of an interpreter or translator.

I´m also sure that it´s possible to find a job as a shop assistant in a touristic area... Or may be even a tour guide of the city (that´s if you know it well) and if you´re confident while meeting people on the street and offering to take on a tour

I hope you´ll find a job. Good luck!

6.       lady in red
6947 posts
 27 Jan 2010 Wed 06:39 pm

 

Quoting roseb510

I know that i will need a work permit, but I cant get a work permit wihout having a job soo that will come later I suppose.

 

And i will get my TEFL certificate before going to Turkey so no worries there.

 

There´s some information on the site here

7.       roseb510
39 posts
 27 Jan 2010 Wed 08:04 pm

thanks so much for directing me to the post lots of good information!

 

I just cant seem to be finding many job postings for english speakers, i wish were were moving to Fethiye or Antalya where there are more tourist places...

8.       oeince
582 posts
 27 Jan 2010 Wed 08:12 pm

Why dont you check free zones in İzmir? http://www.esbas.com.tr/ As far as i remember native speakers were needed there.

Especially check Oz Optics. http://www.ozoptics.com/company/company_overview.html They were making the interview immediately. But dont skip the other companies also. Good luck!

BTW dont forget to check "Space Camp Turkey" under "the right stuff" title at esbas´s website. You can acquire a teaching position there.



Edited (1/27/2010) by oeince [additional info]

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