Republic of Cyprus
Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Vienna

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What type of jobs does EURES offer?
The vacancies available in "EURES Search for a job" cover a wide range of occupations and include permanent and seasonal opportunities.
Each vacancy has information on how to apply and whom to contact. The contact may be either a EURES adviser, who will process the application or, in other cases, contact can be made directly with the employer.
The jobs advertised on the EURES Portal come from EURES members and partners, in particular the European Public Employment Services. They use EURES to advertise jobs for which employers are particularly interested in recruiting workers from other European countries. These "EURES jobs" have a blue flag, which indicates that an employer is particularly interested in recruiting workers from other European countries..
In order to increase the transparency of the labour market in Europe, all jobs that are advertised by European Public Employment Services are, with a few exceptions, made visible on our site. These jobs do not have a blue flag and are not "EURES jobs".

2. Are job vacancies available in all EU languages?
"EURES Search for a Job" is available in the 25 EU/EEA languages and users can make their search in any of them.
Please note, however, that since the job vacancies displayed on the EURES portal are, in large part, imported directly from the national job vacancies databases,  the textual content of the vacancy (title and description of the job) is generally written in the national language of the country source. Other details about the job, such as type of contract, experience and educational level required etc. are translated into all the languages.
A search using "Keywords" in one language will therefore not necessarily call up all vacancies available in the database. If, for example, you search using the English word "waiter" as a keyword, you will probably not find the same notices that you find searching with the French keyword "serveur". The predefined categories under "profession", "experience required", "location" etc. do, however, cover all language versions.
Please note that it is up to each employer to decide in what language a vacancy is presented in "EURES Search for a job". If an employer is particularly interested in recruiting internationally the vacancy may be published in one or several languages other than the employer's national language.

3. I am a non-EU citizen: can I use EURES for finding a job?
The EURES on-line services are freely available for any user having access to the Web. However, EURES advisers are members of a network that assists nationals of the 27 European Union Member States, as well as Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
If you have an interest in living and working in the European Economic Area and Switzerland, you can contact the embassy and/or Public Employment Service(s) of the country you want to go to. Often, your own Ministry of Foreign Affairs can provide useful sources of information and links to these sources. Such information centres will provide the necessary information on the legal requirements necessary for a national of your country to work in Europe (including work permits, etc.).
Finding a job via EURES does not change the legal obligations and administrative procedures that may apply to non-EU citizens.

4. Where can I find opportunities for traineeships or apprenticeships?
You can find opportunities for traineeships, apprenticeships and internships on Drop’pin@EURES. As part of the EURES “family” of services for jobseekers and employers, Drop’pin is a web platform that helps young people discover opportunities to boost their employability.
On Drop’pin, young people can search and apply for youth-oriented opportunities, including traineeships and apprenticeships, from companies and organisations across Europe, as well as training programs, language courses and mentors or coaches.
The platform is totally free of charge and only takes a few clicks to sign up. To find out more or to register now visit

5. Does "EURES Search for a job" contain vacant posts in the European institutions?
No. Vacant posts in the European institutions are published on the website of the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO):

6. I can search for a job even if I'm not registered in My EURES: why should I register in "CV-Online"?
"EURES search for a job" is available to all the users, even if they have not registered for a "My EURES" account. However, the registration in "My EURES" offers you more services:
- you can introduce your CV, giving you the potential to be headhunted by possible future employers.
- you can create your CV in any EU language and it can be easily translated in other languages
- you can define and store "Search for a job"  profiles and receive e-mail alerts whenever there are jobs matching your profile.

7. How do I put my CV in the EURES CV-Search database?
You first have to create a "My EURES" account. After registering, follow the instructions displayed in the step-by-step procedure and fill in all the mandatory fields. The service is free of charge

8. How can I modify my CV?
You can modify your CV at any time by logging in to "My EURES" with your user-ID and password.

9. How long will my CV be held in the "EURES CV-Online" database?
Job-seekers must regularly visit their homepage in order for their profile to remain accessible to employers. If a job-seeker has not visited his/her homepage for twelve weeks, the profile is no longer accessible to employers. If a job-seeker has not visited his/her homepage for a year, the profile is deleted.

10. Who has access to my CV?
Full access to your CV is allowed to EURES advisers and to employers who have registered in "EURES CV-Online". You can decide yourself whether you want certain personal data, such as your name, address etc., to be visible or not.

11. If I want my CV to remain anonymous, how can employers contact me?
If you choose the "anonymous" option for your "CV Online", employers will still be able to contact you, but via the EURES service, so they will not know your personal details.

12. What do I do if I forget my "My EURES" password or user-name?
If you forget your "My EURES" password or user-name, you can have it sent to you by e-mail. Click on "Forgotten your user name or password?" under "Log in to My EURES" on the homepage and follow the instructions. Your password or username will automatically be sent to you by email to the address you gave when you registered with EURES.
If you have lost both your user name and password you should contact the EURES help desk. Contact details can be found under "Contact" on the Portal.

13. Can I change my personal information?
You can change your personal information whenever you like; just connect to "My EURES" using your user-ID and password and change your data.

14. Can I delete my name and data from "EURES CV-Online"?
After logging in to "My EURES", select "Unregister from My EURES" All information about you will be deleted from the database.
If you want to have access to "EURES CV-Online" at a later date, you must register again.

15. I am a non-EU citizen: can I register in "My EURES"?
The EURES on-line services are freely available for any user having access to the Web. You can register in My EURES and make your search for jobs. However, finding a job via EURES does not change the legal obligations and administrative procedures that may apply to non-EU citizens.

16. I am an employer. How do I register as an employer in "EURES CV-Online"?
For an employer to be allowed access to "EURES CV-Online", the employer's undertaking must be based in one of the 30 member countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) or in Switzerland, and have a valid VAT number or a National Registration number. Once your registration has been approved, you have access to the services that EURES offers to employers free of charge.

17. What can I do after the registration in "My EURES"?
Once you have registered in "My EURES" you will have access to the CVs of jobseekers in EURES database; moreover, you can store search criteria corresponding to your requirements, you can receive e-mail alerts as soon as there are registered jobseekers that fit with your criteria and you can contact them with personalised messages directly through EURES.

18. How can I publish a job vacancy in EURES Job-Search?
Employers who wish to advertise a vacancy on EURES should follow the instructions in the page "Advertise a job" in the "Employers" section. The procedures vary from one country to another. Some countries have a "self-service" allowing employers to publish their vacancies online.  In any case, you can always contact EURES advisers and ask for their assistance.

19. How long will a vacancy notice stay in "EURES Search for a job"?
The "EURES Search for a job" database is updated daily by the European employment services, and vacancy notices only stay on the system as long as they are current.

20. Can I publish traineeships, apprenticeships and or internship opportunities on EURES?
If your organisation has traineeship, apprenticeship and internship roles and you want to target young people then try out our youth opportunities platform Drop’pin@EURES.
Drop’pin is a web platform run by the European Commission in cooperation with businesses to help companies and organisations reach motivated, multilingual, mobile young people from their own country and from across Europe.
Businesses can publish their youth opportunities on the platform, learn from what others are doing and find partners to develop joint programmes, all at no cost. To find out more or to register now

21. Can I transfer my unemployment benefit if I move to another EEA Member State without having a job offer?
If you are currently out of work and you want to look for a job in another EEA country, you may transfer your unemployment benefit for 3 months. However, there are strict rules and conditions for the transferring of benefits and you are therefore advised to contact your local employment service or the appropriate benefits agency before taking any action. If you have not found a job after 3 months, you may be asked to leave, though the authorities may be lenient if you can prove that your chances of finding a job are good. Other sections such as the "Living and Working" section contains further useful information on this.

22. What other opportunities can help increase my chances of finding a job?
There are a number of activities you can undertake to help make you more attractive to employers, from training programs to better your skills, to language courses to improve your communication, to working with a coach or mentor, or getting work experience in your chosen profession. You can access all those opportunities on Droppin@EURES.



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