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Job opportunities in Poland for a foreigner? (other than a teacher)


nickyspaghetti 2 | 14  
4 Jan 2009 /  #121
(Sorry I just realised I posted in the wrong forum - it should be in work and study. Can the mods move it, thanks!)
I have lived in Wrocław for 2 years now and I am finding it more difficult to be satisfied with my job teaching English.
As a temporary job it is great but in the long term it offers little stability.
My main question is - What other opportunities are there here?
I speak only basic Polish, although I understand quite a lot.
I trained in music technology, which points towards the TV and radio studios, but I'm guessing that it is just as hard to get into as in the UK.

There are a number of large companies here, but I'm not sure if any of them are hiring English speakers to do everyday jobs or not.

Any advice would be much appreciated.
time means 5 | 1,310  
4 Jan 2009 /  #122
a short whle back on here a company in wroclaw advertised for english speakers. i think it was some type of call centre. see previous posts or someone else may have the name.
denim007 - | 8  
4 Jan 2009 /  #123
hi Wjarosz

i read ur post in forum.i m abhishek 28/m/India..currently working as a senior lecturer in a university in india in department of computer science and engineering..i have done two masters1. software engineering 2. masters in information technology..

i read ur post in polish forums and i m looking for any opportunity that u feel i m suit for..salary is not issue, i want to immigrate to Poland... i m learning polish these days..pls reply on my email address

biodatadixit@yahoo.co.in
it wud be great for me if i get ur reply
regards
abhishek
MrBubbles 10 | 614  
4 Jan 2009 /  #124
You need to think about why it was you originally got into this job and whether or not you are still achieving that aim. It's a common joke that people only become teahers because they can't do anything else but it's not strictly true - people who are hopeless sit on the dole.

If you came here for adventure, you're possibly better off moving to another country. Try teaching in the Far East or maybe Africa.
If you wanted money, then you need your head examined but there is a lot more to be earned in the Middle East if you have a Masters, or Korea if you can find a school that isn't a front for the white slave trade.

If you like teaching then maybe think about some form of inservice training. The DELTA is rubbish but it'll keep you busy for a while and you can get your foot in the door at a proper University if you're interested. Maybe think about a distance Masters in ELT. Whatever your choice, think about enrolling soon.

Are you after a woman? Tired of furiousy stabbing the cat on a Friday night? Then go and get your end away and worry about changing jobs another time.

Hopefully you've used these last two years wisely and not just gone out on the lash every other night. How good's your Polish? How well do you know the Poles? Think about customer service jobs, training jobs or maybe some form of recruitment position. All of these positions are crying out for Polophilic native speakers.

If you do find something then let old Bubbles know, eh? Good luck.
nickyspaghetti 2 | 14  
4 Jan 2009 /  #125
My wife is Polish and I moved here to be with her family(they are not very well)
I don't want to ask my wife to move back to the UK but I'm finding teaching quite demoralising at the moment as it eats up every spare moment I have due to irregular hours. I can't find school that will give sensible working hours in large blocks which means that I end up working 2 hours in the morning, 2 in the afternoon and 2 in the evening.

I would love to go to work for 8 hours and leave it behind when I come home, but this job requires all my time at home to be spent preparing for work again!

I'm just not sure what other opportunities there are that won't require significant study(which I don't have time for due to working hours!)

My polish is at A1/A2 level - I can have a basic conversation and survive but you can't ask me anything too complicated
MrBubbles 10 | 614  
6 Jan 2009 /  #126
Think about working at a Uni or a Poly. Most work is 0800 to 1800 with some possible extra evening work. Money isn't too good but as they say, the wages of sin are death, but the hours are good.

They might want someone with a Masters but if you don't ask you don't get. If so, look into 'zaoczne' Masters courses in English. Perhaps ask your wife about them?

Could you reduce your schedule? If you're not at a school where they have a minimum hours style contract, it might be worth putting your foot down and refusing some groups. You could try and pick up some private students if you're having trouble paying the bills. It's not difficult to get 2000 zloty a month from privates if you're a native. Hell, that's all that stood between me and eating dog food a couple of years ago.

Mainly though, figure out ways to take more control of the job. If you decide your hours and students then you feel a lot better about what is often a very dreary, demoralising profession. I quite enjoyed privates for a while.
nickyspaghetti 2 | 14  
7 Jan 2009 /  #127
MY problem isn't the money but the time, so I might try at a university instead. At the moment I see myself giving up working in school as the hours they give me are just not convenient and require me to travel in and out of town 4 or 5 times a day.

Maybe I should just take more private students as they never make me feel bad about my work!
Thanks for the advice.
Nick
ongos2000 3 | 20  
8 Jan 2009 /  #128
I just arrived in Poznan from the U.S. (Houston, TX) and am actively looking for a new career within the city. I look to make Poznan my new home and am looking for any advice or direction as to jobs w/multinational companies, local businesses looking for English-speakers (as I don't speak any Polish yet), even steps on how to become a private English tutor, etc.

I have an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) and a bachelors degree in Marketing. I have 9 years experience in telecommunications (Sprint Nextel Corporation), client/customer service, management, and sales.

I recently began a new thread titled "Poznan - Career Path" though noticed more traffic on this thread. Thanks for your help!
mecool - | 1  
30 Mar 2009 /  #129
hi all, i m have been studying in poland, did my hotel mgmt degree frm warsaw than i have been working in hotel in los angeles. now i have decided to move back to poland but i think it willbe problem to get some job so is there anyone who can help me somehow?
Tini Jane - | 7  
28 Apr 2009 /  #130
Im still new here and i just found something interesting about the job in Gdansk by Wjarosz @ wojtek..since his not a member, I couldnt send any msg to him..

Wojtek, are you still exist in this forum? :) or anyone can help me? my email address is tini_jane@hotmail..Thank you!
Alvaro  
5 May 2009 /  #131
Hi, Good morning for everyone who read it... well I'm a 22 years old systems engineer student and I'm on last semester of the university career before work as a passant to get my engineer title, I'm also at 3rd module of CISCO CCNA certified (and I'll finish the CCNA before finish this year) and I'm doing a full-package php programing course to increase my skills on that programing languaje.

I'm not good as I wish in english but I guess I'm high skilled, anyway I'm working on that (for a certified that say something like I know english XD), I'm trying to decide what languaje learn, between russian or chinese, and I'm thinking (for the future of course jeje) on a master in management engineer and the CCNP CISCO certified; but my question is simple, may I have a chance to work in my area of knowledgement in poland? to be more specific in a place like Gdansk... Thank you
stepfanie_pol - | 5  
20 Jun 2009 /  #132
hi everyone!

im from philippines and now living in a village near lublin city.
does anyone have an idea if there's a job in lublin for me?
i speak a little polish only. im a graduate of accountancy but unfortunately did not have any experience nor intership with regards to my course. would there be a chance for me to find a job? just any kind of job. i really wanted to work already,as u know, family needs help. :D

cheers!
Irusichka 1 | 2  
23 Jun 2009 /  #133
Hello!
I am from Uraine. I have BBA degree in Marketing and just received Master degree in the same Marketing specialization.I am 21 years old. I have 1 year of experience in Mobile entertainment industry as a sales manager. I dont speak Polish, but very eager to learn, as it is very similar to my native Ukrainian language. I know there would be some problems with visa, as I am not EU citizen. and there will be some issues with the work permit that Polish hiring company will have to do. would there be any chance for me to find the job? please advice me anything will be helpful :)

thank you all!
manfred  
3 Jul 2009 /  #134
hello
i am a student here in south africa i am doing electrical engineering i would to come there in poland to study but i have a problem to speak polish language. i would like first to learn how to speak that language i mean at school.anyone who knows somes polish languages school who want to help me do not hesitate u can email at manfred2010@gmail

thank u for your understand
Dag_Sabot - | 2  
3 Jul 2009 /  #135
HI guys:
I stumbled onto this site while doing a job search. Part of the program I am doing in helping me get a job... So Im doing a bit of brainstorming.My strengthens are languages amd I have always been interested in moving back to Poland. Mainly because I want to get in touch with my Polish heritage, and mostly im sick of the "Oh where are you from?" questions from the canucks (when confronted with my "weird" polish last name).

I've lived in Canada for the last 25 years although I was born in Katowice, Im still fluent in Polish although it is a little rusty.

So My question is: How difficult is it getting work for Canadians in Poland these days?
-I have a Canadian passport but not a Polish one. (If its a matter or renouncing my can. citizenship, that's no problem).
-I have an arts degree and pretty strong work record.
*Ps: this is kinda silly but... Are there stringent anti-dog laws there? I really want to bring my recently adopted pit-bull terrier back with me if I can.

I know I have much research to do here but if anyone has any ideas to throw out I would really appreciate it.

I suppose the most obvious one is to get into contact with the polish consulate.. Eh?
shelly16  
10 Jul 2009 /  #136
hello everyone. i am planing to movie to poland in two months dose anyone know were i would get a job in gdansk or starogard gdanski??

i am from ireland speak littel polish but still learning. i have 3,4 years experience in catering. i am currently receiving a level 3 FETC award for customer cear and retail. if anyone know's were i could get a job please email me

(mcdonaghshelly4@gmail) thank you:)
Harry  
10 Jul 2009 /  #137
How difficult is it getting work for Canadians in Poland these days?

If you were born in Poland, I'm guessing that at least one of your parents is Polish. If so, you are a Polish citizen the moment you're born. Not having a valid Polish passport has no effect on your Polish citizenship.

-I have a Canadian passport but not a Polish one. (If its a matter or renouncing my can. citizenship, that's no problem).

Contact the nearest Polish consulate and apply for a passport there.

-I have an arts degree and pretty strong work record.

Just do a CELTA course in teaching English and you can most certainly get a job here.

*Ps: this is kinda silly but... Are there stringent anti-dog laws there? I really want to bring my recently adopted pit-bull terrier back with me if I can.

I know a couple of people with pit-bulls so you certainly can have them here. I've imported an animal myself (a cat) and it's not much hassle at all.

if anyone know's were i could get a job please email me

I would very much suggest not trying to be a teacher of English.
shelly16  
10 Jul 2009 /  #138
do you know anywere i could look maybe??
Harry  
10 Jul 2009 /  #139
It's going to be very tricky if you don't speak Polish.
shelly16  
10 Jul 2009 /  #140
i know just a littel but i am geting there.
do you no anyone who can help me?? i really dont mind what job i get as long as they pay ok
Harry  
10 Jul 2009 /  #141
do you no anyone who can help me??

No I don't.

i really dont mind what job i get as long as they pay ok

If you don't speak Polish, there are very very few jobs open (apart from teaching English and it doesn't look like you'd be good at that).
shelly16  
10 Jul 2009 /  #142
how do you know??
Dag_Sabot - | 2  
11 Jul 2009 /  #143
Because your spelling is atrocious?
PS: Harry, thanks for the advice! I'm taking a few courses right now so another probably wont break the camel's back!
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
11 Jul 2009 /  #144
shelly16

Hello Shelly 16,
And welcome to the Polish forums.
I am also from Ireland but i live in the south of Poland.
Unemployment is high here in Poland and for someone who does not speak Polish, it will be very very difficult to get a job doing anything as you would not understand what is required of you.

I recommend learning Polish.
Just out of curiosity, were you on this forum before?.
I was talking to a woman called Shelly from Ireland who was up that neck of the woods before, just wondering if it is you?.

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I would very much suggest not trying to be a teacher of English.

Job opportunities in poland for a foreigner? (other than a teacher).
madziagiero - | 2  
16 Jul 2009 /  #145
If I can speak both Polish and English fluently and without accent on either my polish or english, what types of jobs can I hope to find other than teaching. I was born in Poland but moved to Canada when I was 5 so I have my dual citizenship
Torq  
16 Jul 2009 /  #146
If I can speak both Polish and English fluently and without accent on either my polish or english, what types of jobs can I hope to find other than teaching.

What's your education? What type of job did you do before?

If you speak Polish fluently then there is no reason why you couldn't
do any type of job suitable for your education, experience and skills.
som  
16 Jul 2009 /  #147
iam kenyan man in nairobi kenya
i need job fop poland opprtunities.
thanksssssss
emal address :inariyaq2006@yahoo
Torq  
16 Jul 2009 /  #148
iam kenyan man in nairobi kenya
i need job fop poland opprtunities.

Can you play football?

Wisła Kraków needs a central defender... badly.
Filios1 8 | 1,336  
16 Jul 2009 /  #149
Wisła Kraków needs a central defender

hahaha...

No thanks man, I cheer for the team. I don't want more czarno skury
Torq  
16 Jul 2009 /  #150
I think our friend Som from Kenya would do better than that feckin
diddy Jop. As a matter of a fact, I think our friend ShelleyS would
do better than him ;)

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