"Are you ready for an adventure?" asked the job ad that caught the eye of Simon from Norway just over six months ago. One year contract at the international IT company Centric in Kaunas attracted not only him but other young colleagues from Norway and Sweden. Today, having spent a few months in Lithuania, all four of them already feel like at home and share their impressions of an adventure that has brought them to a land they did not know much about.
Simon Ruud and Emil Hustvedt, who completed their IT studies at a higher education institution, as it is common in Norway, spent two years working in a local government office. When looking for further career opportunities and stumbling upon a job ad that offered a one year contract at the international IT company Centric in Lithuania, Simon did not hesitate to send his CV. "Soon I was invited for a job interview where I was asked whether I would be ready to move to Lithuania for a whole year - not just to a new city but to a new country, different culture and life - and I instantly said yes. True, my spontaneous answer was not enough, I was given some time to think, maybe change my mind and confirm my decision. Not only did I not change my mind, but I also suggested my future employers hire my buddy Emil. That is how we both found ourselves here in Kaunas," remembers Simon from Norway, who is always in good spirits and does not lack optimism.