Some employment opportunities have lessened since Russia's economic crash of August 1998, but many Westerners are still employed by multinational and local companies. IT, sales jobs in international companies, and working as an English teacher are all popular areas.
There are several methods to finding work. Make contact with associations like:
American Chamber of Commerce, which bills itself as the largest foreign business organization in Russia, can help you understand the businesses models that work in Russia. The group also advocates the trade and investment interests of over 800 member companies.
The Association of European Businesses is another useful contact that represents and promotes the interests of European companies conducting business in and with the Russian Federation.
Russo-British Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit company that promotes trade and cooperation between the UK and Russia. There are many other of these economic organizations affiliated with different countries. Check with your home countries department of trade and commerce to find out if they can help you out with Moscow's job market.
There are several English-language publications that offer job listings like Moscow Times. On-line offerings are even more plentiful. Some of the most popular sites are www.expat.ru/vacancies, www.jobsabroad.com/listings, and moscow.craigslist.org/jjj/.
Becoming an English teacher is one of the easiest jobs to come by for an English speaker in Moscow. The British International School of Moscow offers positions to those that have a university teaching degree or diploma and are native English speakers. BKC International and Education First are two of the largest programs and provide easy entry into Russia for teachers who are new to the country or even new to teaching.
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