The Essential Guide to Finding a Job in Cyprus

How to find a job in Cyprus

Cyprus is an island in the Mediterranean Sea. The weather, history, and culture make it a great destination to visit. But Cyprus is not only a great tourist destination, most people who visit it immediately fall under the spell and want to move. Of course, for those of you seeking permanent residence on the island, it’s important to establish some sort of basic income to support your way of life. You can move or start a company here or you can apply. In this chapter, we will focus on the why, how and where for a job search in Cyprus so that you are properly equipped to conquer the job market.

Language – English always works

First of all, you should know that the main languages ​​in the southern parts of Cyprus are Greek and Turkish in the northern part, but most people communicate enough English. Especially when you explore the island’s business environment, you will find that people are very competent and willing to speak English.

Basic professional jobs and salaries in Cyprus

As in the rest of the EU countries, jobs and salaries vary in skill levels, experience and size of the company where you are placed. Gross salaries are slightly lower in Cyprus than in the rest of the EU, but since tax rates are low, salaries compete within EU levels.

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As in the rest of the EU countries, jobs and salaries vary in skill levels, experience and size of the company where you are placed. Gross salaries are slightly lower in Cyprus than in the rest of the EU, but since tax rates are low, salaries compete within EU levels.

There are different ways for EU citizens and non-EU citizens to find a job.

EU citizens: European citizens can enter the country with the EU passport and look for a job within a maximum period of 90 days. Once you have a job, you must apply for a work permit and a temporary residence permit, which you will receive 6 months after submitting it. The receipt of the trial will serve as a legal document during that six-month period.

* Important: Only areas under Greek control count as the European area and provide easy access for work to EU citizens.

Non-EU citizens: For non-EU citizens, finding a job is a bit more difficult. You must find a job before coming to the country to obtain a work visa through the Department of Labor. This visa lasts between three months and a year with renewal options.

* Important: For non-EU citizens, the Cypriot government must declare that a national or EU citizen is not available to do the work.

* For non-EU citizens, the best way to get a job is to become an English teacher through private or international schools.

 

Required documents to apply for the work permit:

Application forms M.58 and M.64 (official forms to be completed by the applicant)

A photocopy of a foreigner’s passport

A clean criminal record from the foreigner

Medical certificates from the foreigner

A bank guarantee letter of 100-300 euros, depending on the foreigner’s country of origin, to cover any repatriation costs, valid for six months after the expiry of the employment contract

An employment contract stamped by the Department of Labor from the Department of Labor and Social Security and stamped with a tax stamp from the Revenue Stamps Registrar.

A fee of 34.17 euros for submitting the application

After you have received your work permit, you can apply for nationality by naturalization:

• After being a legal resident for 7 years.
• Temporary resident for 5 years + 2 years as a permanent resident.

* If you are a resident of an EU country, different (simplified) conditions apply to the acquisition of temporary housing. (See our section on immigration and permanent residence)

* If a non-EU member buys a home for himself and his family for an amount of € 300,000 or more, his application for permanent residence, category F visa will be assessed favorably.

Find a job

There are several ways to look for a job. The easiest way can be to have a contact person in Cyprus or to work in a job with an office on the island and just relocate. However, since it is not common to understand these characteristics, we recommend using job-seeking sites on the Internet.

These mechanisms are widely used by companies looking for professionals. The platforms have filters that you can search for in your specific field. You can even choose your favorite city. We recommend that you expand your search to find more options. After obtaining your work permit, you can apply for nationality by naturalization:

• After being a legal resident for 7 years.
• Temporary resident for 5 years + 2 years as a permanent resident.

* If you are a resident of an EU country, different (simplified) conditions apply to the acquisition of temporary housing. (See our section on immigration and permanent residence)

* If a non-EU member buys a home for himself and his family for an amount of € 300,000 or more, his application for permanent residence, category F visa will be assessed favorably.

Suggestions for your CV:

• Most professional Cyprus resumes are two A4 pages.
• If you search part-time, you may have a one-page resume.
• Create a basic CV to work with and keep it simple. Use only bold capital letters and large font sizes to emphasize special points, do not abuse them.
• Appreciate job descriptions so your resume is related.
• Add good references. Preferably respected people in your field.
• Always keep your CV up to date.
• Avoid being generic.

Cover letter suggestions:

• It must be an honest essay letter, no longer than one page.
• Use the basic format header, introduction, body, and slot.
• Explain your qualifications and motivations without bragging rights.
• Appreciate job descriptions so your resume is related.
• Tune yourself to the role.
• Include the employer’s name.
• Explain what you can do for the company. Why do you become an asset?

Interview

Depending on the job you are looking for, the application process itself may differ. Some job interviews require only one job interview, while others require as many as three job interviews before you are offered the position. You should speak to your potential employer and possibly take written tests to better understand your personality, skills and basic knowledge. Always try to dress professionally and always be on time. While many Cypriots are perfectly capable of speaking English, you may also want to consider learning some Greek phrases such as “hi”, “good day”, “how are you” and so on. Not only is this a great way to let the person you are talking to know that you are willing to learn a language, but it also shows some humility that you are willing to speak in a language that you are very unfamiliar with.

Create your own business

Cyprus is thriving with new companies. Many companies are located here because of the great business conditions, stable economy, attractive tax system, weather, low crime rates, and location. If you want to start your own business, we highly recommend reading our chapter on how to start a business in Cyprus. Since it is not only easy to set up a business on the island, Cyprus also offers some very attractive institutions for your business. For this specific area, we recommend that you contact a local lawyer to see you throughout the process.

And last but not least.

We encourage you to explore the possibilities that Cyprus has to offer. The country is growing fast and all newcomers will benefit from the growth of the country. We encourage you to use this guide and, on closer inspection, search further in our catalog for more accurate information about our beautiful country. Hope to see you soon!

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