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Brazilian in Poland needing help - ideas to find a job?


Brazylia 1 | 2
3 May 2012 #1
I'm from Brazil in Poland, actually I am with my girlfriend living in Warsaw.
I'm having polish lessons here to be more prepared for any opportunity.
Moreover, I am with Spanish and Engish in advanced level.

But is being a little bit hard to find a job. Does anyone have any ideas where could I find a job? or What kind of job I should look for??

Please, any tips would be appreciated.
Thanks!
Hipis - | 227
3 May 2012 #2
A few basic written errors in your post suggest to me your English isn't as advanced as you think. As for looking for work, well, without seeing your full CV it's impossible for anyone to give you advice. If you can't speak reasonable Polish then the only thing I can think of right now is in catering establishments where the stafff speak Portuguese, Spanish or english and where you will have minimal contact with the customers until your Polish improves. If you can get a teaching qualification you could always teach Portuguese in a language school.
OP Brazylia 1 | 2
3 May 2012 #3
A few basic written errors in your post suggest to me your English isn't as advanced as you think.

Sorry, I didn't say that I was fluent with the language but I can understand a lot.
Well, I know that I am far away from being perfect.
But thank you for replying anyway and for the feedback.
Midas 1 | 571
3 May 2012 #4
Moreover, I am with Spanish and Engish in advanced level.

Can't speak about Spanish bud, however in terms of English you're quite far away from being able to truthfully describe it as "advanced".
Hipis - | 227
3 May 2012 #5
Brazylia, you speak 3 languages and are learning a 4th, no need to apologise. It's more than most people are able to do. :)
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
3 May 2012 #6
Yet you were so quick to criticise him, I personally found his English excellent for a none native..better than a lot of foreigners who have lived on my island for decades!

Well, I know that I am far away from being perfect.

Not as far as you might think ;0)

But is(it's)being(been) a little bit hard to find a job

Moreover, I am with(speak) Spanish and Engishin(at an) advanced level.

the above are your only glaring mistakes - in bold are correct in italics are incorrect (but no doubt someone will tell me Im wrong ;0) )

As for a job, hotel or bar work in places that you get a lot of tourists or business travellers - you have the lang skills and Im sure the Brazilian charm..put them to use! Good luck!
Hipis - | 227
4 May 2012 #7
From a purely academic assessment given what he has written here he'd be placed in an intermediate/upper intermediate bracket.

I'd also say his English was a lot better than many of the natives too ;)
scottie1113 7 | 898
4 May 2012 #8
From a purely academic assessment given what he has written here he'd be placed in an intermediate/upper intermediate bracket.

Nonsense. He's better than that.

[quote=Hipis]where the stafff speak Portuguese, Spanish or english

I believe it should be English. and staff without the third f.
OP Brazylia 1 | 2
6 May 2012 #9
Thank you all for the feedback.

Actually I would like to get some tips about job and not about my english level.

As for a job, hotel or bar work in places that you get a lot of tourists or business travellers

Thank Amathyst for the advices about work.

And thank you guys for replying anyway.
Stella1950
3 Sep 2013 #10
Are you still around ?

I am thinking about moving to poland and would like some idea of what to expect?

I have a real good job in the UK but want to be near my wife's family also we are having a baby ...another reason to want to be near family

Any help is ver welcome
delphiandomine 85 | 18,266
3 Sep 2013 #11
I am thinking about moving to poland and would like some idea of what to expect?

What do you think you could do in Poland?
Stella1950
3 Sep 2013 #12
Well , my aim is to get a transfer with the company I currently work for, but there's no guarantee it would be in my area...but I cannot speak polish. My ask is can a good CV be enough reason to find work over there ....
Monitor 14 | 1,820
3 Sep 2013 #13
"My ask is can a good CV " ?
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,849
3 Sep 2013 #14
you understood her alright, no need to be anal about it
Monitor 14 | 1,820
3 Sep 2013 #15
I can only guess that she ask weather a good CV would be enough to find a job?
If this is the question then the answer is no.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,849
3 Sep 2013 #16
yes i would agree this is what she meant, i daresay your answer is correct
Stella1950
3 Sep 2013 #17
Cheers..

That's exactly what I meant .

....I work for PepsiCo and they do support you to move pretty much anywhere in the world it all depends on your qualifications and position available where you want to move to ...

I am just trying to work out how much money you would need to live in Poland, let's say Poznan as an example...I don't live a luxurious life in the UK but don't want to struggled to pay bills etc...so I would consider any job for start just to get involved with the locals, learn the language etc...
rafaxalv
19 Apr 2016 #18
Merged: Brazilian - Moving to Warsaw - How hard it is to find a job?

Hello guys!

Quick facts for fast understanding:
- I have a polish girlfriend.
- Im going to move to Warsaw in August.
- I have an administration barchelor degree and I want to start a master program once I arrive.
- Im currently applying for SGH and Kozminski universities.
- I need to earn at least 2.500,00 to be able to survive and pay my university.
- I speak english quite well but I dont speak Polish.

I have some doubts:
- How hard it is to find a job?
- If I apply for a full-time course, will I find a job that fits my schedule?
- About the universities I applying for: They seem to be the best joice, but what do you think?
- How hard it is to be accepted in these universities?

Please help me!
terri 1 | 1,665
19 Apr 2016 #19
When looking for a job - you have to consider what YOU can offer that no one else can in Poland, especially as you don't speak the language. You could offer 'private language lessons'.

In order for you to be 'employed', a new employer will have to see 'a work permit' and prove that you have skills which no one else has.

I assume that the courses at the UNI will be in English, otherwise you're stuck.
rafaxalv
20 Apr 2016 #20
terri

I have found many job opportunities in Warsaw for Portuguese speakers. But I guess they prefer to hire people from Portugal rather than Brazil for they are European citizens.

Yes, the courses are in english.
Atch 17 | 3,224
20 Apr 2016 #21
If I apply for a full-time course, will I find a job that fits my schedule?

That's impossible to answer really. If it's a job that involves shift work and you can work evenings and weekends, then yes. Maybe a call centre/customer service that requires English and Portuguese speakers? But when will you find time to study? To earn 2,500 after taxes you'll have to put in a fair few hours.

They seem to be the best joice, but what do you think?

I don't have any personal experience of them but having looked on the good old internet (!) they are both respected, well established institutions and seem to have a very good reputation. I note that SGH has a joint MBA with the University of Quebec in Canada and Kozminski offers some masters programmes linked to a couple of English universities. English higher education is very strictly inspected and regulated so any Polish college working with them would have to reach the same standards of quality assurance.

How hard it is to be accepted in these universities?

Another one that's hard to answer! It depends on how many people are applying and how many places are available on the course. If there's competition for places then it would depend on the results you achieved in your Bachelors and your CV since then. But look, it's like this. If an applicant has a first class honours Bachelors that they got two years ago and they've spent those two years travelling or working in a random unrelated job they are less attractive than an applicant with second class honours who's spent the last two years working in the industry.
G (undercover)
20 Apr 2016 #22
- How hard it is to find a job?

Without fluent Polish and without any super duper work experience/IT skills, forget about 99.9% of jobs but in Warsaw remaining 0.1% should be enough, look for Porto speakers, customer service, 1st line tech support and such. Few Poles know the language... yeah I guess It's easier If you had Portugal citizenship but still If you are "aggressive" enough sending out to all Porto speaker jobs for some weeks, you will likely get some job sooner or later.


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