Re: Heading North

Subject: Re: Heading North
From: Jeroen Ruigrok/Asmodai <asmodai -at- wxs -dot- nl>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 10:06:58 +0200

-On [20010619 18:20], Mark Moloney (mmoloney -at- network365 -dot- com) wrote:
>The threads about job hunting and portfolio building could not have come
>at a better time for me.

Which is also funny considering I am currently looking for a new
employer. All pretty funny yeah. :)

>I love the job I have here in Ireland, but I am going to move to Sweden
>as soon as possible (that is, as soon as I have organised a new job
>there). The reason is: my partner (she is Swedish) is going to go to

Talar du svenska eller..? :)

>I would like to ask a 100% selfish favour. Are there any Swedish members
>on the list who could give me tips on finding a job? I would like to
>live in Lund, right down in the south, but I could then happily work in
>either Lund or Malmö.

I assume you meant Malmoe, since some intermediate MTA dropped the
leading o with umlaut.

Define `a job'? I know a lot of people in sverige, but depending on
what exactly you are looking for I can or cannot help you.

>I'm taking an evening course in Swedish. 90 minutes a week doesn't add
>up to a whole lot, however, so things will be complicated by my
>(initial) lack of Swedish. Although this will obviously make things
>difficult, do you think it will be a show-stopper?

Ah ok, du talar lite svenska. Kult.

Well, I didn't find Swedish to be that difficult to learn, but then
Danish, Norwegian and Swedish resemble Dutch in a lot of ways.
Especially Swedish. And since Dutch is my native language...

The majority of the Swedes speak english to a very decent level, but you
make easier friends if you speak the language. At start people might
come off closed and cold, but that's the initial phase.
Plus your girlfriend is Swedish, that should help. :)

>On a more general note, does anyone have any experience of working
>through English in a non-anglophonic country to share?

I am not sure I understand your question.

Right now I work in an office in the Netherlands where 5 of my
colleagues are Australian. And they do their work in English, although
they're trying to learn Dutch.

>You may, of course, mail me off-list if you think that's better.

I think this is interesting for more readers on this list, since it
gives insight into potential employing countries.
Then again, if deemed way off-topic, just let me know and it will be
taken off towards a private conversation.

Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven/Asmodai asmodai -at- [wxs -dot- nl||]
Documentation nutter/C-rated Coder, finger asmodai -at- ninth-circle -dot- dnsalias -dot- net
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost...


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