Slovakia is the cheapest country in Europe I have ever been to. In fact, just after I took this picture above outside of the Bratislava Train Station in Slovakia, I headed over to get my $3 breakfast. Top of the line hotels can be found for an AMAZING $50 per night!
Ok, now getting to the point…how to find a job in Slovakia as a foreigner. If you are dead set on going to the cheapest country in Europe and still need some extra spending money, your best bet will be trying to look for a teaching job. Teaching jobs aren’t plentiful, but with some hustle, you might be able to come up with an opportunity or two.
Below is a selection of resources for searching for employment opportunities as a foreigner in Slovakia.
General Job Search Engines and Classifieds
With the sites below, you can expect to get a 0.5 to 1.0% response rate (people who will respond back to you to whom you sent your application/CV.) Nevertheless, I encourage you to give these sites a try as you never know what you will come up with or what connections you can make from a simple e-mail or application.
- Profesia: Profesia would be my starting point for a job search in Slovakia. It is the #1 job search engine in the country.
- CareerJet: I’m sure you know CareerJet. They have a Slovakia domain with a selection of job opportunities around the country but mostly based in Bratislava.
- Ponuky: Cluttered interface, but it works.
- Grafton: Nice simple interface with quite a few mid to upper-level jobs.
- EURES: I’m not all that impressed the the job selection here, but there are some opportunities that pop up from time to time.
- Riley Guide: Handpicked sites that enable you to search for employment in specific countries and/or regions around the world.
Teaching English will be a good option to go for (if you are a native English speaker that is). All of the sites below are pretty similar and have a massive amount of teaching English job options around the world. Browse through each of the sites for any Slovakia job opportunities. Also, be sure to check out this cool table from the International TEFL academy that shows how much money teachers can expect to make in various countries around the world.
- ESL Employment: Not the most beautiful interface, but who needs a pretty website when you have so many English teaching job options to choose from.
- Total ESL: Also an overly busy interface but a wealth of job postings for teaching jobs abroad.
- ESL Cafe: Dave does a great job in compiling some of the best job openings from around the world.
- Tesall: Big teaching jobs aggregator.
Thoughts of Other Bloggers and Websites
- Slovakian job search engine leader Profesia has some good tips in this post: “Where to Look for a Job.”
- Take a look at this informative post from Slovensko: “How to Find a Job in Slovakia.”
Overseas and Expat Job Portals
- Overseas Jobs: I find that there is often significant overlap between the postings on this site and that of other sites. Nevertheless this site has been around for a while.
- Go Abroad: I’ve always been a fan of GoAbroad. In fact, on the visa information portion of my website, you will find where I have linked to their global embassies directory. They have a good job portal too.
- Career Builder: These guys have been around a long time. A pretty good site to check out but not the best of the bunch.
- Linkedin: Last but not least, this huge professional social network is a resource for building contacts in the field and location of your interest.
There you have it. The best places to find jobs in Slovakia as a foreigner. For information on visas for Slovakia, be sure to check out my Slovakia visa page.
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