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Application Process
Should I upload an English CV to my profile?
It is always best if you upload an English CV. We have a team of international recruiters and then everyone can help you. If you do not have that you can always check with us, for some vacancies it is not required and the native CV is good.
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I would like to go abroad with a friend, is that possible?
What a great decision, working abroad together has many advantages. It is certainly possible to apply together with a friend. You both need to make accounts on our website and apply for your preferred vacancy. In the application, you will have to mention that you want to work together with your friend and Yobbers and the employer will consider it. However, we cannot make any promises, that you will get the same job. We also have a referral program, where you can earn a reward if your friends apply via the link in your profile. If you have any questions feel free to reach out via chat!
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Who takes care of my application?
In most cases, your application is processed by Yobbers. In some cases, the employer takes care of their own recruitment process. It is indicated in each vacancy who is taking care of the application process. If you have any doubts feel free to check with us via chat. 
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Can I work abroad for more than 12 months?
Generally, it is possible to also stay for more than 12 months, if the employer and you are happy with the cooperation. It is on you to make the best out of your chance abroad.
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Is it possible to work abroad for a shorter period than requested?
The vacancies show the minimum availability for each job. But feel free to always reach out to discuss possibilities.
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When is the best time to apply?
We recommend that you apply for vacancies that match your interests 2-3 months in advance. However, for some positions, employers are looking for people who can start as soon as possible. You can also contact us to discuss the possibilities of the vacancies we currently have available.
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Are there any career opportunities for me?
Do you have ambitions for your future? Many of the vacancies on our platform offer various career opportunities. If you show that you have what it takes, you can quickly move up within the organization. Sometimes this happens within three months. It is up to you what you make out of your time abroad!
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Do you need a visa and do you have to do it yourself?
If you have a European passport and want to work in a European country, you do not need a visa. Due to agreements within the European Union, there is free movement of workers. If you decide to work in a country outside Europe, you may need a visa. Be sure to check this out in advance when you take on the challenge of working abroad.
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Do I get insurance or do I have to organize it myself?
This depends on the vacancy. Please read the vacancy carefully, if you still have questions feel free to contact us in the chat.
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I am a little older, can I still apply for your jobs?
Yes, all ages are welcome to apply!
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Can I apply even if I don't have European nationality ?
Due to legislation and regulations, our employers are looking for people who have European nationality or have a valid work permit. However, it is important that you have a work permit for the specific country you wish to work in. If you have the work permit, you are welcome to apply.
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Do I need a specific degree to apply?
For most positions, it is necessary to have at least a high school degree but there are exceptions. Therefore, we recommend carefully reading the vacancy and the requirements. Each vacancy will have information on whether or not you need a degree.
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I have a specific question about a position. Who can I ask?
If you have a profile on our platform you can ask all questions underneath the vacancy. If we are taking care of the application process, you can expect an answer within 24 hours, and if the employer is responsible for the application process, you can usually expect an answer in 1-2 weeks. If you are in doubt or need an answer as soon as possible, please reach out via chat.
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I applied for a voluntary position. When can I expect to receive an answer?
When you apply for a voluntary position, the application goes directly to the employer. We, from Yobbers, are not actively involved in the application process. Usually, it takes 1-2 weeks for the employer to get in touch with you.
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Why do I have to pay to volunteer with certain employers?
When volunteering abroad, you will incur certain costs depending on the employer and project. This is due to the fact that the employer spends time and money organizing your volunteer position and in most cases, staff at the destination needs to onboard you for the position. Moreover, you will have to pay for accommodation and the flights. You can ask the employer about the exact costs directly under the vacancy.
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How do I apply for a holiday job?
In order to apply for a holiday job, you need to make an account on our platform. Then you can apply for all positions that you are interested in. When you apply for a holiday job, the application goes directly to the employer, and Yobbers is not actively involved in the application process. The employer will usually get back to you in about 2 weeks.
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Do I have to speak the language of the country where I will be working?
It is important that you speak the languages which are required for the job, in most cases that is your native language and English. But generally, you do not have to speak the native language e.g. if you want to work in Spain, you do not need to speak Spanish, you can learn that once you are there!
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I am interested in a job, but I have no experience in this field?
When an experience or a certain degree is specifically requested in the offer, it is necessary to have it. This is indicated in the vacancies but we have many opportunities which do not require any experience. Feel free to reach out via chat, then we can find the best fit for you.
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When is the best time to apply for a voluntary position?
We recommend applying on our website 2-3 months before you want to start volunteering. This way, there is enough time for the application process and for you to prepare your time abroad.
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I would like to work abroad, but my English is not great, can I still apply?
It is not always necessary to be fluent in English. However, a basic understanding is an advantage if you work abroad. Very often, the required level is B2. The require language level is mentioned in each vacancy, and we sometimes have vacancies which do not require any English skills, but it is easier to get settled in a different country with some English knowledge.
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How do I apply for a job via Yobbers?
It is important that you have created an account on our website in order to apply. You can apply via the button on the vacancy page. In order to make the process as fast and smooth as possible, we advise you to already upload your (English) CV to your profile.
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I would like to work in a specific country/city/area. What can I do when there are no available vacancies?
There is a possibility that we don’t have open positions in your preferred country/city/area. You can subscribe to our newsletter or sign in for updates about specific locations, then we can keep you updated and inform you when we have new positions.
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How can I apply for a voluntary position?
In order to apply for a voluntary position, you need to make an account on our platform. Then you can apply for all positions that you are interested in. When you apply for a voluntary position, the application goes directly to the employer, and Yobbers is not actively involved in the application process. The employer will usually get back to you in about 2 weeks.
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