According to a survey, the Czech Republic is the seventh most popular place for expats in the world.
In 2012, the Czech Ministry of the Interior recorded 437,928 foreigners living in the Czech Republic. The majority of foreigners living in the country are Ukrainian, Slovak, Vietnamese and Russian nationals, with the largest numbers concentrated in Prague, followed by Brno.
There is plenty of work in Prague and Brno, but it’s necessary to know where to look.
Where to look for a job?
Foreigners from non-EU countries can look for work in the Czech Republic in the job openings database. The database uses information from all the labor offices in the country. Searches automatically select positions suitable for foreigners, i.e. jobs that employers are willing to fill with foreigners.
Another thing job seekers can do is visit websites like Monster.cz and look for work according to their preferences. Monster.cz lists more than 200,000 job openings throughout the entire Czech Republic. You can choose jobs by field, region, company name or by keywords.
Monster.cz also offers advice and tips for getting ready for job interviews. Learn what to avoid and what to improve to give yourself the best chance of getting hired.
One way to find potential work is in printed media. Some want ads are even printed in English or German, which can be of assistance to foreigners who have yet to master Czech.
You can also just go directly to a company you would like to work at and ask if they have openings. In this case, it is good to know what you can offer the company and to be prepared to demonstrate your skills.