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Old 08-17-2016, 01:14 PM
Location: denver, co
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I'm an American citizen and I also have Irish citizenship by descent, so I could obtain an Irish passport after taking care of some paperwork. All the Brexit stuff aside, this would grant me EU citizenship and open doors to employment in the EU without having to worry about visas and such (if I'm not mistaken).

Is this dual citizenship a selling point to overseas or domestic recruiters if i was looking to move overseas? It's not something I've listed on my resume or on my Linkedin profile to date.

It's something I've been wondering about. My wife and I occasionally talk about moving overseas at some point. We already have experience as expatriates (we lived in sub-Saharan Africa for a few years, working for a NGO) and know about what it means to live, not just vacation, in a different country.

I'm working in a job a really like in a city I really like, and I have no plans to change either in the near future, but if I wanted to start exploring overseas options in a few years, would my dual citizenship be a selling point?

FWIW, I work in online education/training, and have fifteen years of experience in the field.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:33 AM
Location: Great Falls, VA
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To be honest, I think only under very specific circumstances (like if they're looking to fill-in an urgent position overseas that requires very specific knowledge). My experience, having lived in three countries, is that most US employers have no issues dealing with the visa paperwork and the expense is usually already baked into their budget.

The one thing that would most definitely make you more attractive to recruiters and companies that have offices in Europe is speaking multiple languages.
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