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How to look for work in Warsaw


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Warsaw is home to many Polish and international companies. Many companies from various sectors have offices and headquarters there. With an unemployment rate not exceeding 3% it should be easy for a qualified professional to find a satisfying employment. There are usually opportunities available for English language teachers in Poland.

A good knowledge of Polish language is usually obligatory. Most employers in Warsaw demand also at least communicative level of English. If you don't know any of those languages it might be difficult to find a good job in Warsaw.

The following sources might be helpful in job-seeking in Warsaw:

Online services:

  • http://www.jobpilot.pl - Jobpilot Poland is the Polish branch of the Monster network of job boards. It features career information and jobs in Poland.
  • http://praca.gazeta.pl - online edition of one of the biggest Polish daily newspaper with thousands of ads and many partnering sites
  • http://www.pracuj.pl - one of the biggest recruitment site in Poland, offer candidates access to many job openings as well as information necessary when looking for a job
  • http://www.professionalpeople.com - Polish recruiting agency focuding on junior to mid level positions in the Technology, Sales and Marketing, Finance and Accounting industries.
  • http://www.4icj.com : an overview of head hunters, salaries and jobs across various sectors
  • http://www.gumtree.pl - a network of free online classifieds with a local site for Poland. See Job section for Warsaw.
  • http://praca.gratka.pl - one of the biggest Polish free classified website, large section of job offers

Tempting agencies:

Daily Polish newspapers with regular job vacancy supplements include Gazeta Wyborcza, Rzeczpospolita and Zycie Warszawy. These mainly advertise jobs for managers, professional and office staff.

Citizens of EU are eligible to be served by the Polish state employment service to look for work. It is necessary to register with an administrative district labor office as unemployed or as a jobseeker, providing qualification certificates and evidence of identity.

CV, covering letter and interview

The key focus of your CV should be to persuade the employer to invite you for an interview. Â The CV should have a clear layout, preferably typed on a maximum of two pages. Describe your level of verbal and written knowledge of languages. Mention your computer skills too. Do not include your photo into CV.

During the interview, you will have to describe and explain your experience noted in your CV. Avoid talking about the salary at the first interviews and wait for the company to offer you the position before you raise the subject.

Sources: http://www.4icj.com/pl/


Update 17/04/2008


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