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Job prospects for working in Poland - U.S. & Polish/EU Citizen


Xonaf
11 Mar 2014 #1
Hi, I'd like to further explore any possible opportunities to work in Poland? Most of my family lives there. Some quick facts.

- I am a citizen of both the U.S. and Poland/EU.
-I speak/write both Polish and English on the same level.

Could I get a job working for an international English-based firm there? Like I said, my English and Polish language skills are equal.
What would the pay be, you think?
Jardinero 1 | 402
11 Mar 2014 #2
That's great - what qualifications/experience/education level do you hold?
OP Xonaf
11 Mar 2014 #3
Thanks for the reply. ;)
I'm going to be going to University the following year for a business major. (Currently a senior in HS.)

What I'm thinking is how much more could I make if I finished that in comparison to going over with a GED? The language skills could be of value to a company even without a college degree, perhaps?
Jardinero 1 | 402
11 Mar 2014 #4
Language skills alone will not take you places, I am afraid... Competition is very stiff in PL. What you need to have to make it is a meaningful degree from a solid university, some years of (again) meaningful experience, and marketable skills (plus don't forget the luck factor). I'm not sure how much good a bare bones business degree will do you (and to be honest, probably not much). At the moment the IT sector is where all of the action is...

Good luck!
Monitor 14 | 1,817
11 Mar 2014 #5
The language skills could be of value to a company even without a college degree, perhaps?

no
DominicB - | 2,707
11 Mar 2014 #6
The language skills could be of value to a company even without a college degree, perhaps?

Not at all. I agree with Jardinero on all points. A general business degree isn't worth much in Poland, even with English. It seems everyone, their mother and their dog has one here. Other majors to avoid: psychology, sociology, political science, international relations, anthropology, journalism, education, languages and literature, history, philosophy, theology/divinity, arts, film, photography, music, architecture, tourism and recreation, agriculture, law, criminal justice, marketing, administration, economics, and just about anything that falls under "humanities", "liberal arts" or "xxxxxx studies" and doesn't require lots of math.

Plum majors right now and for the foreseeable future are engineering, especially petroleum, geological, biomedical and IT/communications engineering, logistics, financial mathematics, financial engineering, actuarial mathematics, econometrics and other majors with lots of advanced applied math and quantitative analysis skills.

If you want a meaningful business degree, get an MBA or similar masters degree from a good business school about five years after you graduate from college with a good major and get some meaningful work experience.


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