Finding a job in Poland as a foreigner might seem like a challenge, but there are more and more opportunities for us expats as Poland becomes more and more open. If you’re a native English speaker, working as an English teacher is an obvious choice, but there are plenty of other opportunities out there in various positions for foreigners, you just have to know where to look for them. In this post, I’ll give you my tips for finding a job in Poland as a foreigner.
If you’re looking for work in Poland, you have a few options that may aid you in that process. Firstly, I’d recommend a few job sites like pracuj.pl, the largest Polish job site, and perhaps even LinkedIn because recruiters often search the site for workers and send their offers that way.
I’d also recommend checking out the expat Facebook page for your area (if there is one) because I often seen job ads specifically targeted to foreigners or English speaking people there. I’d also recommend internations.org for those of you in big cities. It’s similar to the expat Facebook pages with a forum and various job and event announcements.
Good ‘ole Google
One of my friends and ex-employees, the writer of the blog ExpatsPoland, Phil, told me that he just Googled job opportunities for native English speaker in Warsaw and that’s where he found the ad for his first job in Poland. I suppose the simplest ways are often the best.
Aside from that, there are many multinational corporations in Poland who need people with good language skills, depending on which country they’re based in. It’s worth looking around for companies based in your home country as they could really use your specific skills. A simple Google search should help you here too.
If you’re looking for a job as a English teacher, there are also a few good options.
Teach online via Skype with TalkBack, my virtual school. This is the most flexible option, allowing you to choose your schedule/hours, avoid long commutes and overall enjoy the comfort of working home. To learn more, please check out my website or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Google the schools in your area and call/email asking if they’re looking for teachers. Schools are almost always looking for native English teachers, so I’m sure they’d be delighted. The best times to look are the summer around July-August when schools are searching for teachers for the upcoming school year.
Check tefl.com to see if there are any teaching opportunities in Poland in the city you’d like to live in. There are usually plenty to choose from if you prefer working in a school.
Have you ever had to find work in Poland? What was it like? What kind of job did you find and where? If you have any tips that weren’t mentioned here in this article, please share with them us so we can also benefit! Buziaki 🙂