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  • #121858

    daqui
    Member

    Hi,
    My girlfriend – originally from Rio de Janeiro – and I (originally from France) are currently living in Stockholm, Sweden.
    We are thinking about having a new experience/adventure together ideally in the South of Brazil.
    We are both looking for a job (administration for her and engineering for me)… will 2009 bring us luck and prosperity?
    Looking forward to exchange with you.
    Manuel

  • #121975

    BEATRIZ
    Member

    Do you speak portog.?

  • #121976

    edit_21
    Member

    Engineer eh! now that covers a multitude of sins. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, metalurgical…I can go on but it’s getting boring. What line of work are you in now? As has been said how good is your Portuguese? Are you thinking of a holiday there first to give your chosen area a look over and maybe sound out local businesses? Anyway good luck & welcome to the forum.

  • #121999

    sven van ‘t Veer
    Participant

    Engineering. Be sure to have your diploma stamped by the consulate in the country where you obtained it, you’ll need to revalidate it.

  • #122016

    acampos
    Member

    [QUOTE=KiteFlyer]

    Are you thinking of a holiday there first to give your chosen area a look over and maybe sound out local businesses?
    Anyway good luck & welcome to the forum.

    [/QUOTE]
    Best advice here. Go over on a holiday for a look over. That could be as long as 180 days…

  • #122074

    daqui
    Member

    I am currently learning Brazilian Portuguese with my girlfriend and I am considering going to the university (evening courses after work). But I hope I will be able to speak little English at work at the beginning (multinational telecom companies, most of them are european or american). My first professional contacts are all writing and speaking to me in English… but I really want to learn Brazilian since it is not that far from French and Spanish (which I know how to speak).
    Our plan is to have vacation there (Rio de Janeiro down to Curitiba and Porto Alegre) for new year’s, basically 3-4 weeks in January 2010. The thing is I might have an interview before that if I’m lucky… ;)
    For the introduction, I am passionate about music personaly (I play Bass guitar and love latin music in general) and professionaly since I work as a Audio Research Engineer (specialist in speech/audio codecs like MP3, Dolby – Mobile TV – IPTV – Multimedia). I have started to dance salsa and samba and get use to go to Brazilian Carnival even in cold Sweden where the Brazilian community is more than alive!

  • #122090

    BEATRIZ
    Member

    As fare as I know than you will have a very hard time finding a multinational telecom in the south, almost everything is located in Sao Paulo. And if you want to speak English in the beginning than you will have a extra hard time finding a work! Do you have a speciallity in telecom, that only I few people have? If I was you than I would try to get a job at some of the Swedish or France telecom companies that are already down here and if you are lucky go down here as a expat!

  • #122094

    acampos
    Member

    [QUOTE=bzhSlap]For the introduction, I am passionate about music personaly (I play Bass guitar and love latin music in general) and professionaly since I work as a Audio Research Engineer (specialist in speech/audio codecs like MP3, Dolby – Mobile TV – IPTV – Multimedia). I have started to dance salsa and samba and get use to go to Brazilian Carnival even in cold Sweden where the Brazilian community is more than alive!
    [/QUOTE]
    You might want to contact the smaller companies in Europe which you consider cutting edge then offer to sell their products in Brazil. Once you get some small companies behind you, you can open an office in Sao Paulo, then contact the consumers of product in Brazil and ask them for a list of providers they would like to work with. Then you go to the providers (distruibitors) in Brazil and set them up as your official network in Brazil for your various companies. A buddy of mine who worked in telcom for many years explained how he did business in Brazil/Argentina this way. For example say you have a wireless card for bus/metro payment. He would go to the buyers for the metro of SP and say “Who would you want to work with in Brazil to implement this technology” then go from there.
    Remember in Brazil you want to be the boss. In fact in your prime earning years, if you are not entreprenurial you should not think of your journey to Brazil as a money maker. The jouney will facilitate a future second life in your later years.

  • #122097

    scuf23
    Member

    You stayed in your heart a true Breton. Marcus Miller, Incubus & Deftones (Deezer) are your favorites. You seem to be very talented: In August 2007 you showed on Picasa some fantastic pictures of Scandinavia, Latonia and Russia, so I don’t think you will have a hard time to settle in Brazil. Yet there are many factors to consider such as how much money you dispose of once here, all the what ifs, just in case what are the fallbacks, etc. I agree with Mr.Pinto, but you may research your and your wife‚Äôs possibility by looking through the pages of the Swedish and/or French Chamber of Commerce. At least you may settle, where your chances to find work are the best. Next thing: find out where French (http://www.bresil-decouverte.com/entreprises.php) or (http://www.plusdetudes.com/product.php?id=52892) and Swedish (you have to find out for yourself, based on the info I gave you for French companies), companies are. Where you see higher chances for work .and then write to each one (i.e. addressed to the HR Manager of a Swedish or French company) with your sound and excellently written CV, in Portuguese (!).You and your wife may also consider representing a Swedish or French company in Brazil (!). How about looking up in the internet Monster.com, or a Brazilian Headhunter organization etc.? And how about opening up your and your wife‚Äôs own company?
    Do you think the Visa for you and your wife could be a peace of cake?
    Since you are of Breton origin, and you see a company from Brittany, you chances could increase. Look through this Web, you will find many orientations from people who know and also those which don’t really know, but are trying to help. Focus on your and your wife‚Äôs strong selling points!!!! Why would/should a company hire you! And remember the salaries are by far a lot less than in Europe. But all in all you are you and the others, are the others.
    Good luck!

  • #122098

    sven van ‘t Veer
    Participant

    Telecom is 70% São Paulo and 30%in Rio de Janeiro.
    By the way, salsa is Carribean LOL

  • #122813

    daqui
    Member

    Thank you all for the greetings…
    I am pretty amazed by some of you guys who have found that much info about myself.

  • #122828

    BEATRIZ
    Member

    By the way, why do you want to live in the south if your wife is carioca…normally they love that place and cant live anywhere else! Do you guys know that it get freeezing cold in the south(the people are also cold), the weather is almost as in Sweden (almost). Seriously dont you wife miss Rio, where all her friends, family etc are from? Why not make her happy!?

  • #122940

    daqui
    Member

    Well I have nothing against Rio but first I have to find a job there..!

  • #130548

    borboleta
    Member

    Hi
    Im half swede half frenchie and i moved here 2 years ago.
    Also was taking samba lessons and all that stuff. Man just move. Dont get into the preparation. All is different then what you would expect. But well worth moving here.
    Rio and SP is the place to live if you are in telecommunication. I work in Rio and my main office is in SP. Anywhere else is almost impossible. Sometimes there are jobs in Brasilia.
    The pay is not so good. Try to get a outside company to hire and pay for your move. This is what I did

  • #130552

    micko
    Member

    [QUOTE=sueco]Also was taking samba lessons and all that stuff. Man just move. Dont get into the preparation. All is different then what you would expect. But well worth moving here.[/QUOTE]
    I like that advice. Forget about the can-openers and clothes dryers …

  • #131330

    chris77
    Member

    LampYou can try GVT TELECOM since they are headquartered in Curitiba. Take a look in their webisite and careers. Good luck !!!

  • #131355

    daqui
    Member

    [QUOTE=sueco]Hi
    Im half swede half frenchie and i moved here 2 years ago.
    Also was taking samba lessons and all that stuff. Man just move. Dont get into the preparation. All is different then what you would expect. But well worth moving here.
    Rio and SP is the place to live if you are in telecommunication. I work in Rio and my main office is in SP. Anywhere else is almost impossible. Sometimes there are jobs in Brasilia.
    The pay is not so good. Try to get a outside company to hire and pay for your move. This is what I did
    [/QUOTE]
    Yeah that is what I am trying to do but it doesnt seem to be the right moment unless I get lucky very soon…

  • #131356

    daqui
    Member

    [QUOTE=MarceloRuiz]Lamp

    You can try GVT TELECOM since they are headquartered in Curitiba.
    Take a look in their webisite and careers.
    Good luck !!!

    [/QUOTE]
    Thank you Marcelo!! I will have a look Smile

  • #151952

    daqui
    Member

    Hello there! Almost a year has passed since I created this topic…
    I went to Brazil (Rio, Salvador, Maceio, Buzios, etc.) with my girlfriend for a month last January and well as expected I really liked it.
    I also realized that I wouldn’t move to Rio without a solid job otherwise life could become painful as I see it right now.
    My problem is that I do not see any work opportunities coming even if I did write to many international companies. Have you heard about something that could help me? Is there anyone that would like to add me on linkedIn, if so just send me a private message…

  • #14744

    daqui
    Member

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