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Do you have a higher education qualification? Do you want to work in the European Union?

Have you considered joining the EU Blue Card Network? It could help you find the job you've been dreaming of.

Why not sign up? It's free.

The EU Blue Card Scheme is the EU's equivalent of the United States 'green card' scheme. It has been put in place to make it easier and more attractive for highly intelligent and educated people from elsewhere to live and work in the EU. After originally being proposed in 2007, it is finally open for applications. Germany, the EU's largest economy, started accepting Blue Card applications on 1st August 2012

If you have
• A higher education qualification
• And a contract or binding offer of work in Europe
then you may be eligible for a Blue Card. Once you have one, a Blue Card entitles you to work anywhere in the EU (apart from Denmark, the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom).

A Blue Card entitles holders to
• The same working conditions and pay as EU citizens
• The right to bring close family members to live with you
• The prospect of permanent resident status in the EU
• Attractive rates of pay – different countries have different rules as to minimum pay for Blue Card holders but the EU Blue Card directive suggests that Blue Card holders should get a salary of at least 1.5 times the national average. In Germany, the minimum salary for Blue Card holders is €35,000.

But, if you don't have already have a job contract or a binding job offer, then the Blue Card Network could help you find one.

Here's how you do it. Just create your profile on the EU Blue Card Network website. All fields are optional so you can enter as much data as you wish - though employers may be more interested in fuller profiles. You can attach a CV to your profile.

Then, vetted and registered EU recruiters can browse the database and search for suitable candidates for available positions. If you match their requirements, they will give you a call and the interview process will begin. No unregistered recruiters will have access to the Network. Your data will be secure.

If you are successful at interview, your new employer will give you a contract or a letter containing a binding offer. You can then apply for your EU Blue Card either from the immigration authorities in the country where you will be working or from the consulate in your home country

The Blue Card is a fast track scheme. If you supply the correct documentation with your application, you should have your card within three months

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