Multilingual Jobs in Bulgaria
Bulgaria is a beautiful and varied country situated in south-east Europe, sharing a border with Serbia, Romania, Greece, Macedonia, and Turkey. It also has a fantastic coastline along the Black Sea with some amazing beaches. Despite its small size, it has varied landscapes including hills and mountains, deep river valleys and gorges, stretching plains and charming cities.
Expats who choose to seek work in Bulgaria do so because of this amazing scenery, including ample countryside where you can relax as well as those glorious beaches, the climate and the relaxed atmosphere and lifestyle, with locals who welcome foreigners gladly. The cost of living is also cheap, while the job market is growing and the economy is stable compared to neighbouring countries.
Bulgaria’s population is a little over 7 million, so it’s not the biggest country by any sense. English is not an official language here, only Bulgarian, so while you’ll probably be able to get by on English for a visit, you’ll want to learn the language should you wish to move here for work.
Due to Bulgaria’s location, its climate has influences from both the Mediterranean and the central continent. This means that winter can produce plenty of snowfall and rain, but during the summer months you can expect hot temperatures and a dry climate. If you want to enjoy traditional winter weather but with all the benefits of a Mediterranean summer, Bulgaria may be perfect.
Jobs in Bulgaria
There are a number of large businesses based throughout Bulgaria, including around 15 of the largest 500 in Europe. With energy and electronics a substantial part of its economy, there is plenty of need for sales-based and contact centre agents who can provide expert customer care services. There is also a growing tech presence in this part of the continent too, with a need for brand and business development professionals as well as tech support agents.
Permits when working in Bulgaria
If you’re an EU citizen who is employed, self-employed or you’re on a business trip, you won’t need to apply for a work permit to work in Bulgaria, you’re free to work in the country without restriction. However, non-EU citizens will need to secure an employment contract or show evidence of their business trip in order to apply for a work permit.
Should you need a work permit, you should ask your employer in Bulgaria to apply for one for you. The permit will then be issued to you by the Bulgarian Employment Agency. The permits are usually valid for up to one year when they can be renewed for an additional year should the original conditions for it being issued still apply.