Europeans on the Intercultural Labour Market Lifelong Learning Programme Grundtvig Partnership Project No: 2013-1-RO1-GRU06-29549 5 Working in Poland Sławomir Rudziński Roman Tarnowski School of Polish for Foreign Students University of Lodz Presentation plan 1. Employment documents (chapter 1) 2. Looking for a job (chapter 3) 3. Practices and work habits in Poland (chapter 4) Employment documents: CV/motivation letter There is no one „correct” way to construct a CV/motivation letter! However, there are general principles for a good CV/motivation letter: 1. Adapt your to the post you are applying 2. Concentrate on the essentials (reveal only job-related qualifications and skills) 3. Be clear and concise (informative, logically ordered, easy to read) 4. Pay attention to the presentation of your CV/motivation letter (clear layout, not too long) 5. Check your CV/motivation letter once you have filled it in (make sure your spelling and grammar is perfect) Employment documents: CV What information should a CV (résumé) contain? 1. Personal information (name, address, date of birth, telephone number and email, photo) 2. Education and qualifications (education level, degrees, grades unless poor) 3. Work experience (job/post, period of work, employer, responsabilites, skills acquired) 4. Interest and achievements (interest relevant to the job, evidences of achivement, extraordinary hobbies) 5. Skills (languages, computing, other job-related skills) 6. References (employers’ statements) Employment documents: CV Good CV: Source: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/pl/documents/curriculum-vitae/examples Employment documents: CV Poor CV: Source: http://www.cv-masterclass.com/cv-demo2.html Employment documents: motivation (cover) letter Good motivation letter: Source: http://motivationalletter.com/category/motivational-letter-for-a-job/ Employment documents: motivation (cover) letter Poor motivation letter: Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/worst-cover-letters-2011-10?op=1 Looking for a job in Poland Who can work in Poland?: • EU/EEA citizens and holders of the Card of the Poledo not need a work permit • non-EU/EEA citizens generally need to apply for a work permit (which is granted only if no EU citizen can fill the position) • full-time students do not need a permit for some forms of work (summer jobs, obligatory internship) • full-time study graduates do not need a permit Looking for a job in Poland Where to look for a job?: - public job centres in each major city and region, eg. www.wup.lodz.pl - university career centres, eg. www.biurokarier.uni.lodz.pl - non-public employment offices, eg. www.randstad.pl www.manpower.pl www.grafton.pl - online job services, eg. www.job-poland.com www.pracuj.pl www.gazetapraca.pl Looking for a job in Poland What jobs you can find in Poland: - generally no demand for foreign workforce (low immigration) - regions to look for a job: mostly Warsaw and major cities (high-skilled employees), rural regions (low-skilled employees) - shortage of labour: mostly low-skilled workers (agriculture, construction, house services) Looking for a job in Poland Necessary documents: - visa/settlement permit - work permit - sufficient means to cover the costs of living in Poland - certification/proof of pervious work experiecne or job qualifications (doctors, teachers etc.) translated into Polish Practices and work habits in Poland Polish work specificities: - Polish langauge required - 8 hour working day (40 hours a week) - no lunch breaks/siestas - work contracts (first 1-3-months, then 1-year and finally permanent), popular task contracts (especially for young employees) - retirement when 67 years old Thank you for your attention!