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How hard/easy is to find a job in PL for a non-EU with european MSc.?

16 Sep 2008 /  #1
Hi all!

I'm wondering how hard/easy is to get a job in Poland, regarding I'm a non-EU citizen (from Mexico). I'm about to finish Grad-School from a german Technical University and I'm eager to move to Poland to be with my girlfriend and because I find Poland a great place to live (been there at least 12 times in the last 3 years).

I already made an Internship there last summer, so more or less know how the working conditions are and also how's the daily life (at least in Wroclaw). I also know how is the wage situation, but I've heard of couple of foreigners making good money over there (10.000 zl/month).

This is the thing: ok, I'm not planning to go there as english/spanish/german teacher. I'm an IT specialist, MSc., 4 year working experience, looking for a job in english anywhere in PL.

What's the forecast? Chances? Salary? Time to get a job and work permit?

Thanks a lot in advance for your wise and honest advice!

16 Sep 2008 /  #2
I'm an IT specialist, MSc., 4 year working experience

This means nothing... tell exactly what do you do and then we will talk about salary which make Poles on such position. Then if you are lucky you will find some international company which hire foreigners in Poland.
OP olito  
17 Sep 2008 /  #3
Well, most of the time had practical work in software development: ASP/JSP web applications, database management, IT project management, UML design for OO applications.

This whole year been mostly into researching and designing algorithms for automated reasoners for decision-support systems.

Experience on the IT-industry and banking related companies.

any advice so far?
17 Sep 2008 /  #4
Well, salary in your field is quite high - sth between 5-15k PLN (depending on city, company, experience). but... as a graduate your salary should be no lesser than 3k PLN and rather no higher than 5k PLN (at a beginning).

You will have to look for some international companies. Polish ones won't hire someone who doesn't speak Polish ( with some exceptions - like you are really high qualified specialist in some not-so-common IT field..... ).

Warsaw, Cracov, Wroclaw - these are cities where you will find some international IT companies.
OP olito  
18 Sep 2008 /  #5
Thanks a lot dude, I will take all this into consideration.

18 Sep 2008 /  #6
Let me know when you come over. I would be interested in hiring you. PM me if you're interested.

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