Finding a job
If you are moving to Slovakia or considering re-locating here, finding a job is probably going to be one of your priorities. It is advisable to have employment and possibly some accommodation organised in advance of your journey but it is not a requirement. If you are planning to move country, it makes sense to do some research into the opportunities available here, the average rates of pay and taxation issues and to ensure there are no restrictions that would preclude you from working here.
Recruitment agencies in Slovakia offer a wide range of employment opportunities from casual employment to specialised skills. You need to know about how qualifications are recognised in Slovakia and about the mutual recognition of professional qualifications. If you have a professional qualification, you should check with the Slovak branch of your professional body as to whether your qualifications are acceptable for use in Slovakia. If you are an EEA or Swiss national coming to work in Slovakia, you are entitled to be treated like any other applicant when you apply for work. You are free to apply for any job vacancy, including jobs in the public sector, but not the Slovak diplomatic service. Citizens of the EU/EEA are free to live and work in other member states without restriction. To facilitate the free movement of workers between member states, the EURES network consisting of the public employment service and the European Commission in each country has been established.
In general non-EEA nationals apart from some exceptions must have an employment permit to work in Slovakia. Casual work jobs are advertised through employment agencies. While many of these jobs do not require any specific professional qualifications, it is advisable to bring evidence of any educational standards such as secondary school certificates, diplomas, and degrees you have attained with you to Slovakia. It is also useful to bring an up-to-date CV in the English language with you, as you may be requested to supply information on any experience or expertise you may have. If you are planning to come to Slovakia and are seeking casual employment, you could register with a recruitment agency in advance of your journey. Finding a career job in Slovakia will involve a little more planning than looking for casual work. While a career job may take a little longer to secure, you are advised get organised and start applying for jobs before you travel. It is also useful to bear in mind that these jobs are generally paid at a higher level than other jobs that do not require any qualifications. Associations will provide information on recognition of professional qualifications, employment opportunities and careers.
All employees, irrespective of their nationality, experience, expertise or profession, are protected by the law in Slovakia. These laws set down specific rules about minimum rates of pay, working hours, leave, health and safety, changing jobs and employment rights. If you are applying for a job in Slovakia through a recruitment agency, it's worth bearing in mind that it is very unusual that you are charged for these services. When you apply for a job, you need to have a CV in English. This is a summary or listing of your qualifications and work experience. You also should have original copies of your qualifications and official copies of them in English. If you are in Slovakia and you need to have documents translated into Slovak, you can contact the embassy or consulate of your country for assistance.
Large selection of current job vacancies can be found in Bratislava area. Contact the employer directly or through the agent
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It is always a good idea to check your specific local salary level before applying for a vacancy