by Paul Dourley
I am an American with UK citizenship. I am coming to Copenhagen with my wife and 8 year old daughter. My wife has a contract to work in Copenhagen. I have been in school for 2 years online since leaving America 2 years ago. We have been in Chennai India.I will finish my 4 year degree by November 2012 in Environmental Management and Law. I have 30 years experience as a licensed flooring and tile contractor in California. I want to work in the environmental field even if I pick up trash. What are my chances of getting a job ? I do not speak Danish yet (It may take a few years)
Finding work in Denmark is not much better than it is in many other parts of the world. Not speaking Danish is ALWAYS a hinderance, but it is possible to overcome. I could not possibly give you odds on your chances - you will be another of thousands of people searching for work. First you have to get a work permit and that will depend on your wife's job status, but you should be okay to get one since you have UK citizenship (which is part of the EU. The second part of getting a job will depend on your willingness to except work outside your chosen field. Jobs available to foreingers are harder to obtain. Lots of foreigners vying for those jobs along with you.