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Polish Born-Native English Speaker Chances of Finding a Job


mangobanana 1 | 3
17 Dec 2012  #1
Hello

I am going to take a stab at finding employment in Krakow at the end of the upcoming summer and would love some input on my chances of finding a job.

Some details about myself:

I am a 25 year old female

I was born in Poland and moved to Canada when I was young, I can still speak Polish pretty well and plan to brush up on my skills. I am also in the process of getting a Polish passport.

I'm currently teaching English in Korea , so I will come with some experience.

I have a University Degree in Economics as well as a TESL Certificate.

I have enough money saved to support myself while I search for quality jobs. I am just looking for some input/advice to what I can expect when I get there.

Thank you everyone !
phtoa 9 | 236
17 Dec 2012  #2
I have enough money saved to support myself while I search for quality jobs.

Well I'd say the chance of you finding a ''quality job'' is quiet high, just know that a quality job in Poland mostly pays no more than 4-5000 ZL brutto pr. month

You have some experince espesically from other countries which gives you an advantage over most of the young student's here who also has a economy degree from a university.
OP mangobanana 1 | 3
18 Dec 2012  #3
phtoa
Thank you for your positive feedback!

The salary you had listed in your message is that for a teaching position, or were you thinking of something else?
I am mainly interested in teaching.
phtoa 9 | 236
18 Dec 2012  #4
I am mainly interested in teaching.

Your welcome.
Hmm as I am not an english teacher (i know there is quiet alot on this forum) and as far as I have read in other treads, I believe the salary for a English teacher at a better school is around what I wrote above 4-5000 brut. pr. month
OP mangobanana 1 | 3
19 Dec 2012  #5
Thank you so much for your help.Happy Holidays :)
inkrakow 1 | 98
19 Dec 2012  #6
The BPO industry will snap you up - they're desperate for good English speakers with international experience. Expect to start at around 4000PLN/month + medical insurance, bonuses etc, but this could go up quite quickly.
phtoa 9 | 236
19 Dec 2012  #7
Lol desperate for good English speakers? They are everywhere! Many of them also with international experience, which trust me (as a BPO employee) they don't really care about.

2nd. 4000 pr. month as JUST an english speaker, impossible. Not even Italian/Spanish/German speakers are paid this amount.

Mango go for teaching instead.
inkrakow 1 | 98
19 Dec 2012  #8
Lol desperate for good English speakers? They are everywhere! Many of them also with international experience, which trust me (as a BPO employee) they don't really care about.

Not according to the guys who head up recruitment that I was speaking to the other week...
OP mangobanana 1 | 3
2 Jan 2013  #9
Thanks for both of your replies.

Phtoa, if you don't mind me asking. Exactly what do you do in your BPO position?

I am still leaning towards teaching but I'm just asking out of curiosity.
phtoa 9 | 236
2 Jan 2013  #10
mangobanana

Sure no problem, I am working as a Junior accountant for one of the Outsourcing firms in Krakow.
I am (lucky) as I am a native Danish speaker which means your salary will be very comfortable.
But in case English for example is your only asset, they will not pay very well.

But its always worth a try in case you can't find anything else :-)


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