Finding a job in Prague

Finding a job in Prague

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 01.01.2018 11:14:31 (updated on 01.01.2018) Reading time: 3 minutes

Jason Pirodsky

Written by Jason Pirodsky Published on 01.01.2018 11:14:31 (updated on 01.01.2018) Reading time: 3 minutes

Finding a job in Prague.

Many foreigners find themselves in Prague having followed a Czech girlfriend back to their native land. Or, having overstayed a long hazy summer weekend, find themselves in a desperate love affair with the country and are determined to remain by finding a job in Prague. Once personal funds run dry (which happens much quicker than 10 years ago) then the only option is the long walk home, or stay and get a job.

What Type Of Job Can I Get In Prague?

In Prague, due to low unemployment and a growing SSC sector (Shared service centres for global companies), there are many positions available from basic customer service roles through to consulting and world-class IT positions. So at the moment finding a job in Prague is really not that difficult.

Online Job Databases:

One option is to visit job-posting websites, such as our own jobdog.cz site which contains hundreds of great opportunities for foreigners.

An idea of the salaries can be found in the tables below. However, before you look at the salaries and faint, don’t forget the cost of living is significantly cheaper here than in many countries which is why Prague continues to hit the top 5 most desired countries to live in within Europe.

IT & Telecommunications

Role Min EUR Max EUR
IT Administration/ Operations 1400 2200
Technical Support (Team leader) 1800 2500
Development (3-5 years experience) 2000 4000
IT Consulting - ERP consultant 2200 3200

MANUFACTURING, LOGISTICS, AND ENGINEERING

Role Min KČ Max KČ
Project Management - Delivery Manager 75,000 110,000
R&D - Test Engineer 29,000 40,000
Manufacturing - Product Supervisor 23,000 40,000
Purchasing & Logistics - Transport Coordinator 29.000 36,000
Technical Sales - Support 29,000 36,000

Sales, Retail & Marketing

Role Min EUR Max EUR
Sales representative (1-3 years experience) 900 1800
Retail - Department Manager 900 1400

Banking & Financial Services

Role Min EUR Max EUR
Banking - Corporate Banker 1100 2200
Finance & Accounting - Financial Analyst 1300 1900
Tax Consultancy & Audit - Auditor (up to 3 years experience) 900 1400

Marketing

Role Min EUR Max EUR
Marketing - Online Marketing Specialist 1300 1800

Customer Service / SSC / BPO Services

Role Min EUR Max EUR
Customer Service - Order Entry Clerk with Languages 900 1100
Sales - Inbound Telesales with Languages 900 1600
Technical Support - Level 1 1100 1300
Procurement - Manager 1800 2900
HR - Payroll Practitioner 900 1300
Finance - AP Analyst 900 1000

Whilst Jobdog.cz has a vast array of current job opportunities, most are both permanent and have great career advancement. However, if finding a full-time job in Prague ruins your idea of getting the most out of your stay – you could perhaps try your hand at freelance English Teaching. You can add your Teachers Classified advert here, and the following table gives you an idea of what you can earn with your language in Prague:

Freelance Teachers and Private school Teachers

Role Min EUR Max EUR
Freelance Language Teacher 8 (per hour) 20 (per hour - business level)
Private School Teacher 750 1200

If however, you are a highly specialised senior applicant and want to continue to climb the ladder whilst living in Prague, you’re in luck as Specialized Recruitment Firms and Employment Agencies are very active in the market on Job Portals. This is in part due to the country’s well-educated population and incredibly low unemployment rate. Along with a lower cost of living, compared to its neighbouring country Germany, the Czech Republic is a great option for skilled workers.

So no matter if you want to live a free life as a Language Teacher or become the next Senior Manager of a Multi-Corp – then finding a job in Prague is not as hard as you may think!

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