Working in CZ

Discussion in 'Expat Life' started by marauder, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. marauder

    marauder Member

    Hello there :) After some time reading these boards it is time for me to put "finger to keyboard". So can anyone help with this ?

    Is it actually possible to work in CZ doing professional work if you cannot speak very much czech ? I am currently in the UK looking for a change of scene but would like to work in either the chemical industry or as a safety consultant.

    Thanks for your help :)
  2. Halef

    Halef Well-Known Member

    It is. My high school English teacher was an Australian, did not know single Czech word when he arrived, and survived. And it was a small town, no Prague.

    If you find a job in a English speaking company and live in some of the bigger cities, you should be alright. Of course, learning the local language always helps :)
  3. marauder

    marauder Member

    Thanks for that I have a bit more confidence now. I guess now all I have to do is try and find a job ? Does anyone know where to start ? Any employment agencies etc that can help ?

  4. Sam

    Sam Active Member

    Yes, it is possible. I'm English & I worked in Prague for a real estate developer for 2 years without speaking any Czech. I now live in Moravia and work for myself, although I can now 'communiacte' in Czech.
    Depending on what field you are looking at I would suggest subscribing to the Prague Post (English language, Czech newspaper), it'll give you a good start. I saw some ads in there for English 'teachers' in Prague recently. It depends what you want to do.
    Great country to settle in if you can find a way to start.
    You'd be surprised at the amount of expats here, loads of 'Brits' in Prague, I think most, if not all have come here without being able to speak, but you must be prepared to learn.
    Good luck.
  5. KJP

    KJP Well-Known Member

    try this site :

    but be careful, even if it is in English, they often trash your resume for not speaking Czech. Moreover, the recruiting in Prague is a flawed, non trusted industry that is about to explode, there has to be at least 100 on line job agenicies. There are as many recruiters as consultants in Prague, everyone is a business consultant here from London....strange
  6. judi

    judi Active Member

    psychologist or social worker not speaking czech, how is that looking?

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