Employment Counselling

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Looking for a job in Slovakia

In this section you will find practical information, tips and weblinks related to job search in Slovakia.

🇺🇦  INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE COMING FROM UKRAINE: job vacancies for Ukrainian-speaking candidates can be found here (istp.sk, including a questionnaire: in which city or work area you would like to work in Slovakia), here (Profesia.sk), here (Kariera.zoznam.sk), here (sluzbyzamestnanosti.gov.sk), here (adeccojobsforukraine.com) or here (helpukrainians.jooble.org/slovakia). 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.

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 Internet Labor Market Guide (ISTP), Employment Services, Kariera.sk, Praca.sme.sk, Index Nosluš 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.