IOM MIGRATION INFORMATION CENTRE

Free Advice and Services for Foreigners from outside the EU

Employment Counselling

We offer free advice in the following areas:

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

We provide education and retraining support:

Looking for a job in Slovakia

In this section you will find 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. For more information about our services in this area, please click here.

The first step when searching for a job is to create or update your CV (resume). We recommend writing it in Slovak and in a foreign language you speak.

If you don´t 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, Profesia CV template, or other CV templates. When writing a CV, you can also read some of the online guides: Europass, Monster, Zety, Profesia (in Slovak), Grafton, etc.

We also recommend creating or updating your LinkedIN profile. Here are some tips.

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.

Another widely used employment portal is ISTP (only in Slovak language). Other portals include Kariera.sk, Praca.sme.sk or Index Nosluš. There is not a special list of job offers for foreigners on these portals. Tip: you can filter the offers by the foreign language you speak. Job offers can also be found on the websites of the recruitment agencies.

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.

 

Contact us

Info line: 0850 211 478                 MON/TUE/THU/FRI: from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 13.00 to 17.00
WEDNESDAY: from 13.00 to 17.00

Email:

  Skype: MICconsultant                (voice calls only)
  WhatsApp/Viber:
      +421 908 767 853                    (voice calls only)

Bratislava
Tel: +421 2 5263 0023

Grösslingová 35
811 09 Bratislava

Košice
Tel: +421 55 625 8662
Poštová 1
040 01 Košice

Opening hours

IMPORTANT NOTICE
In order to prevent spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), until further notice the IOM Migration Information Centre in Bratislava and Košice provides its services ONLY via telephone and email.

 

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