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Working in Slovakia

The good thing about Slovakia is that it is the cheapest country in Europe. The bad thing is getting a job can be tough. If you are visiting the country for a short time and need some extra cash, your best bet is to find a teaching job. While there aren’t very many of them, but with an effort you can find one. The other option open to foreigner who only speaks English is to seek employment in NGOs using English as their means of communication, and there are quite a few with offices in major cities.

For individuals wanting a permanent job in Slovakia it is best to get some experience before moving to Slovakia. To further improve those chances, take some Slovak language courses before heading over. Some understanding of German or Russian will also be helpful as these languages are used in business frequently.

Many large multinational companies are based in Slovakia and with the right skill set, it possible to land a good job. There is a shortage of workers in the information technology, and at managerial level in engineering, telecommunications and energy. Other major industries showing a growth and that may present good job opportunities include vehicle manufacturing and food and drink.

Foreigners from outside the European Union countries need to have a residence permit and a work permit if they plan to work for more than one month in Slovakia. If the job is to last less than one month, a work permit is still required, but the residence condition may be waived.


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