For third-country nationals, which means anyone lacking a European Union passport, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Sweden nationality, the employment process in the Grand Duchy can be divided into five steps.
It is possible to find the appropriate job opportunities, including English-speaking vacancies in Luxembourg, by three methods:
The particular demand is concentrated in the IT sector and finances in Luxembourg, but it doesn't mean there are few jobs in other areas. Look at the list of vacancies and the most popular professions in the country.
Keep in mind, that you will need an education diploma in order to be employed as a Blue Card highly-qualified specialist.
A well-written resume and cover letter are crucial elements of the employment process in Luxembourg.
Luxembourg, like the rest of the EU, approaches the recruitment process very seriously. Normally, those looking for jobs from abroad will have several online interviews that last an average of 45-60 minutes.
Being invited for an interview means that your resume and cover letter are potentially interesting to the employing company. But be prepared for more than one round of interviews to get the job you want.
Normally it takes 3 to 4 weeks to obtain the certificate. It is an important paper from ADEM, that grants your employer the right to hire and make a labor contract with a third-country national. This will also allow the employee to obtain temporary authorization to stay.
Third-country nationals should keep in mind that recruitment and employment eligibility has certain nuances.
The ADEM certificate and the labor contract should be attached to your temporary authorization to stay application.
Every single thing that was discussed and agreed upon during the job interview process, should be spelled out in your contract. This applies to the conditions of relocation, cultural and language adaptation, your payment, the reimbursement of expenses conditions, termination terms on your own and by the company, etc.
Moreover, the contract specifies information about the parties, the place and time of work, job description and responsibilities, the amount of salary and additional benefits, if any, the length of vacation and trial period, etc.
The employment contract must be made in accordance with Luxembourg law and created in 2 copies signed by both parties.
Once these steps are done, you can collect your documents and apply for a visa and a temporary residence permit.