IOM MIGRATION INFORMATION CENTRE

Free Advice and Services

 

Employment Counselling

We offer free advice in the following areas:

  • Providing labor market orientation, job search assistance
  • Assisting with editing a CV or a cover letter and providing feedback
  • Preparing for a job interview (mock interviews)
  • Orientation in the recognition of diplomas and education
  • Advising on employment contracts, rights and obligations of employees and employers
  • Counselling about the loss of job (employee rights and obligations, change of residence)

We also provide support in further education and retraining:

 

*available for the following groups: 

- highly qualified foreigners (with higher education) from EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA countries

- foreign students studying at a university in the Slovak Republic

- their family members

 

* available to highly qualified foreigners (with university education) from EU and non-EU/EEA countries; for foreign students studying at a university in Slovakia on a long-term studies and their family members.

INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE COMING FROM UKRAINE: job vacancies for Ukrainian-speaking candidates can be found here (Profesia.sk), here (Kariera.zoznam.sk), here (sluzbyzamestnanosti.gov.sk), or here (adeccojobsforukraine.com). Job positions for people from Ukraine in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland can be found here (Workania.eu).

How to get a job in Slovakia – advice for refugees, temporary refuge holders or asylum seekers from Ukraine. In this article and information leaflet you will find basic information (also in Ukrainian) on: how to find a job in Slovakia; what documents you need; what to look out for so that you do not fall victim to human trafficking; what rights you have as an employee; how to get a job through a temporary employment agency; whether and under what conditions you can work in another EU / EEA country.

As part of the project "Pomáhame odídencom", the Offices of Labour, Social Affairs and Family (Labour Offices) provide financial support for the education for persons who have been granted temporary refuge in the Slovak Republic and who have filled out the Questionnaire for citizens of Ukraine to determine their inclusion in the labor market.

On the website of the Labour Office you can also find an information leaflet for people with temporary refuge who are interested in receiving a financial contribution for commuting to the place of employment or volunteering.

Useful information for citizens of Ukraine on employment in Slovakia (information leaflet of the Labour Office)

"Pomáhame odídencom - counseling": counseling services of the Labour Office aimed at providing basic information about the Slovak labor market with a specific focus on the specific region in which the counseling will be provided. For information on the possibility of support for Ukrainians to carry out volunteering activities: please click here.

ATTENTION: Services of the Labour Office within the projects "Pomáhame odídencom"  can be used until 31 October 2023.

Practical information, tips and weblinks related to job search in Slovakia:

At the IOM Migration Information Centre we help clients – citizens of non-EU countries - who are looking for a job, by providing information and guidance about the process, as well as support with creating a CV or a cover letter.

The first step when searching for a job is to create or update your CV (or a Resume). If you do not have a CV yet or you would like to change its format, you can use one of the free online tools or templates, as for example the Europass CV format or Profesia CV template. When writing a CV, you can also read some of the free online guides: Profesia, GraftonMonster, Zety, Resume Now, Resume Lab, LiveCareer, Kickresume, etc.

We also recommend creating or updating your LinkedIN profile. Here are some tips for editing the profile, creating and editing the profile photo in LinkedIN.

The most used job search portal in Slovakia is Profesia.sk (also in English). You can filter the published job offers by location, language, job area, position, key words and other criteria. You can also set-up an automatic sending of job offers by e-mail, based on your preferences. The section FAQ covers guidelines for using the portal Profesia.sk, such as looking for a job, creating a CV / cover letter or recruitment agencies. Additionally there is a Job Forum, available for registered members of Profesia.sk. The membership is free of charge.

Other career portals include the Employment Services, Kariera.sk, Praca.sme.sk, Index Nosluš Worki or Welcome to the Jungle.

Job offers can also be found on the websites of the recruitment agencies.

If you want to find out what is the current average wage for specific job positions, see the portal Platy.sk (also in English). It includes a calculator to calculate your net or gross salary. You can find advice for various life situations in the area of personal and family finances here (only in Slovak).

On our website, you can find a list of all the necessary documents for the temporary residence for the purpose of employment, as well as information about the work permit. To check if you need a visa to come to Slovakia to visit, study or work, please use our "Visa Check" tool. Based on the information you provide, the online tool "Work Permit Check" will advise you on how to proceed if you want to work in Slovakia, change your employer or apply for residence.

A wide range of online trainings can be found here: Coursera, EdX or Udemy.

Contact us

Tel: 0850 211 478
(reduced tariff calls only from Slovakia)

+421 2 5263 0023
+421 55 625 8662

Consultations in Ukrainian and Russian
 Telegram/Signal:

+421 908 767 853 (voice calls only)

Email:

Skype: micconsultant (voice calls only)

Opening hours

MON,TUE,THU: 9,00 - 12,00 and from 13,00 - 17,00
WED: 13,00 - 17,00
FRI: 9,00 - 12,00

Until further notice the IOM Migration Information Centre  provides its services only via telephone and email. Personal consultations are provided by appointment.

 

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