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What are the dos and don'ts of finding a job in Poland?

Hello everyone,

Where is the best place to start when looking for a job in Poland? Is it better to job-hunt by directly contacting the company of your interest, or should job-seekers rely on a recruitment agency, for example?

Are there any unique aspects that job-seekers should consider when preparing their CV/résumé and cover letter? Should a photo be included?

Do you have any tips on interview conduct in Poland? Are there any particulars, such as greetings or behavioural customs?

In you opinion, is knowledge of the local language or a regional language necessary to successfully apply for a job? What level of the language should job-seekers have mastered?

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Priscilla

Dear all My mane is steven and ive been living in Wroclaw now for 5 months
to look for work,Before toy come to Poland to look for work make sure you
have enough money to support your self for least 3 months , Do have your
Cv translated to Polish and include an up to date photo on it. There are jobs
for English speaking people only if you have IT and technology  experience and qualifications.
If you dont speak Polish you will find it very difficult to find any job. Customer service jobs
employ English speakers but you must  be fluent in a second language to at least C2 level
for these jobs Most job applications are are on line and are in Polish but you can translate
but i found if the job advert is in Polish  then you must be fluent in Polish to even concidered
for the position, this goes for agency part time work  too.If you are self employed most of these
jobs are word of mouth, again you need the polish language

Hello, I found a job in one week as an English Native Speaker pre-school teacher in Warsaw. At my work there are 2 other teachers who do not speak polish at all. It depends what sort of work a person is looking for.
Diana

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