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Looking for a Job Non-EU living in Lodz

justgothere 2 | 9
23 Jan 2015 #1

I have just moved to Lodz from USA to be with my fiancee. She has a great job here and I am finishing up graduate school. It's a great opportunity for me to grow and learn another culture. I have lived here last winter, so I know what to expect weather wise.

I am looking for a long-term challenging job managing. I speak fluent English, very little Polish, still learning. Do any of you have suggestions on where to look? What is the process here? I basically sold all my possessions jumped on a plane and landed here.


Monitor 14 | 1,820
23 Jan 2015 #2
Who do you want to manage in Poland without knowledge of Polish?
OP justgothere 2 | 9
23 Jan 2015 #3
I would manage people that speak English.
pigsy 7 | 305
23 Jan 2015 #4
English teachers you mean?Most of them here are overaged,underachieved and broke.
OP justgothere 2 | 9
23 Jan 2015 #5
Thanks I'll look into English teachers.
Roger5 1 | 1,455
23 Jan 2015 #6
Piggy has an obsession with abusing English teachers, perhaps because of his failure in school. Ignore his nonsense.
DominicB - | 2,709
23 Jan 2015 #7
I have just moved to Lodz from USA

You're not an American, unless you are a recent immigrant. Your English is obviously non-native, so trying to pass yourself off as a native speaker is not going to work.

Any useful answer will depend on how honest and forthcoming you are with information about yourself, your education and experience to date, and your expectations.

Generally speaking, though, coming to Poland to be with your "fiancee" sounds like a recipe for disaster. You do realize that Poland is a highly competitive job market, and that there is little chance that you will find gainful employment without heavy duty qualifications and experience?

To answer your other question, you have not provided enough information to determine whether studying in Poland is a realistic option for you. Generally, though, if your plan depends on earning or receiving money in Poland to fund your studies or your stay, forget about it. Jobs for foreign students are rarer than hens teeth, and there is nothing in the way of loans, scholarships or financial aid available to non-EU citizens.

Sorry, but based on the scant, and potentially misleading, information you have provided, I have no reason to believe that your plan to come to Poland is nothing but a silly dream fueled by puppy love and/or desperation to gain entry to the EU for economic reasons.
JollyRomek 7 | 481
23 Jan 2015 #8
I would manage people that speak English.

And what do you bring to the table that a local Polish person with fluent English can not offer?
OP justgothere 2 | 9
23 Jan 2015 #9
Wow, that was rough... Is the weather getting to you? Looks overcast from my window in Lodz and it just stopped snowing a little. I don't think anything is wrong with my English and neither did any of my undergrad professors.

Guess I should have asked for advise somewhere else. Don't know what your problem is and don't care. I will not respond to anymore unless posts. Thanks for making a new polishforums member feel welcome.

Peace out.
JollyRomek 7 | 481
23 Jan 2015 #10
No need to get upset. My question was actually serious. I am trying to understand what it is you are looking for, to see whether or not it is realistic.

You have to understand that going up the managerial ladder may not be as easy as you believe it is. You have to have something special to offer, otherwise why would they choose you over a local person?

I did not mean to offend or upset you.
OP justgothere 2 | 9
23 Jan 2015 #11
Sorry JollyRomek, I was replying to DominicB's rant. Thanks for the sincerity JollyRomek. I would like to know what websites I could search or local lodz recruiting offices I could visit during my search. I don't like to give out too much personal information on public forums. Hope you understand.

Thanks for the reply
JollyRomek 7 | 481
23 Jan 2015 #12
You could try top language jobs, there you would find the jobs with the multinationals in Lodz. The biggest one is a BPO. If you speak a language other than English, you would almost certainly have a foot in the door already. Ideally they are looking for people with languages and finance background, but mostly language skills are enough. However, you have to be aware of the fact that if you are a graduate with no experience at all, you may well spend 2 1/2 years in the company before moving up the ladder into a managerial position. With a bit of luck, it could be 2 years.

Berlitz language school is always looking for English teachers (as an alternative to BPO or SSC).
OP justgothere 2 | 9
23 Jan 2015 #13
Thanks JollyRomek. It sound like you know what's up. I'll check out that website. I am a graduate with over 10 years management experience. So the outsourcing might work, but it might be nice to teach English. Have a good weekend.

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