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You’ve moved to Poland and you are now looking for a job. Finding a the right role can be a challenging task, especially in a foreign country. However, with the right approach and strategies, you can navigate the job market in Poland successfully. Whether you are a student staying on in Poland or an expatriate looking to work in Poland, here are the top 10 tips to help you –

1. Understand the Job Market: Before you begin your job search, take the time to research the job market in Poland. Understand the industries that are thriving, the types of jobs in demand, and the qualifications required. This will help you tailor your job search and focus on areas where your skills are needed. If you know languages that are in demand e.g. German, French, Spanish, then look for companies that need those languages. German companies that have set up offices in Poland will probably favour candidates who know German.

2. Polish Your CV: [Yes, a bad pun was intended :)] Make sure your CV is up-to-date, clearly structured, and tailored to the position you are applying for. Highlight your relevant skills, experiences, and achievements, and ensure that your CV is free from errors. Polish CV Tips: 1. clearly state your visa status at the top of the CV; 2. Make sure you have RODO information on the CV; 3. Put a Polish mobile number on your CV.

3. Learn Polish: While many multinational companies in Poland operate in English, knowing the Polish language can significantly enhance your job prospects, especially in local companies and smaller businesses. Even if you have just made a start it will show your willingness to learn and your commitment to stay long term in the country.

4. Use Online Job Portals: There are several online job portals and recruitment websites that list job vacancies in Poland. Create profiles on these platforms, upload your CV,  sign up for alerts and regularly check for job openings that match your skills and interests. Follow a company that you want to work in on LinkedIn check if they have a careers site and sign up there too.  Some popular job portals in Poland:,,, and LinkedIn. For tech roles &

5. Network: Networking is crucial in the Polish job market. Attend industry events, career fairs, and professional people sitting on chairsnetworking events to expand your professional network and connect with potential employers. Join online professional groups and forums to engage with professionals in your field and stay updated on job opportunities. Polish universities have their own graduate job fairs. Why not even volunteer to help at some events? Some job fairs: ; ; tech job fairs – &

6. Consider Internships and Traineeships: If you are struggling to find a full-time job, consider applying for internships or traineeships in your desired field. This can be a valuable opportunity to gain hands-on experience, build your skills, and make valuable connections in the industry. Find an internship here – ;

7. Be Flexible: Be open to opportunities that may not align exactly with your career goals. Consider temporary or contract positions, part-time roles, or freelance work as a way to gain experience and establish yourself in the Polish job market. Flexibility can often lead to long-term career opportunities. Sign up to Polish freelancer sites: ; to get some experience with Polish companies.

8. Research Employers: Before applying for a job, research the company thoroughly to understand its values, culture, and reputation. This will not only help you tailor your application but also ensure that the company aligns with your career goals and values.

9. Prepare for Interviews: Prepare thoroughly for job interviews by researching commonly asked interview questions, practicing your responses, and conducting mock interviews with friends or mentors. Dress professionally, arrive on time, and demonstrate enthusiasm and confidence during the interview.

10. Stay Persistent and Positive: Finding a job can take time, so it’s essential to stay persistent and positive throughout the process. Keep applying for positions, following up on applications, and refining your job search strategy based on feedback and experience. Remember that rejection is a normal part of the job search process, and each setback brings you one step closer to finding the right opportunity.