Prospects of work in the Czech Republic for foreigners: all the nuances of successful employment

Temptations at every turn

For several years, Timofey Zagorsky has been studying in the Czech Republic, or rather, in the small town of Pilsen. He chose education abroad for one simple reason - education in the local language is completely free until the age of 26. The Czech young man mastered in 9 months and successfully entered the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations. Today the diploma is almost in his hands, but he does not plan to return to his native Volgograd. How long it took him to get used to the new country, Timofey told the AIF. u.

Sex Capital

I probably won't surprise anyone by saying that the Czech Republic is a country of alcohol, soft drugs and sex. Prague (like Budapest and Amsterdam) is one of the European sex capitals, as there are many porn studios concentrated there and brothels are allowed at the legislative level. When I discussed with my parents the possibility of my moving, they hardly suspected how many temptations there were, and I myself was not particularly aware. Naturally, not everyone is able to survive among so many temptations. Many give up after six months. They completely forget why they came here at all, and return home with puffy eyes and stories of how much they yearned for their homeland, which, of course, is a complete lie. A lot depends on the person himself - if there is a head on his shoulders, there is nothing to be afraid of, moreover, there are quite good conditions for visitors here. The Czech Republic, of course, is not ideal for emigration, but it has its advantages: for example, prices. Compared to the West, it has relatively cheap housing, food, and transportation.

No accent

I clearly understood from the very beginning that I needed to learn the language, so I devoted a lot of time to this: in the first half of the day I mastered Czech in language courses, during the day I worked, and at night I went to bars where I got to know the locals and strengthened the tongue orally. By the way, they are willing to make contact, especially if they see that a foreigner speaks Czech - for them it is just a bomb. Locals understand that their language has not surrendered to anyone in the world (unlike world languages), and when they see a foreigner like me, they fall into a stupor.

In principle, there will be nothing wrong if you start communicating in Russian or English, the main thing is to do it politely, and not like most of our tourists, who believe that everyone in the Czech Republic should speak Russian. They don't know that we are imperialists by nature. If you want to ask a local something, check if he knows Russian, then there will definitely not be any problems. Czechs are more tactful in this sense; they would never think of speaking Czech in Russia. Most likely, they will ask you about something in English, Russian, or they will not ask you anything at all, because they are shy.

The fact that I know Czech has some kind of hypnotic effect on the locals. The teachers look at me with different eyes (sometimes it seems to me that I even have some advantage over Czech students when we pass an oral exam), and when meeting ordinary people you can almost always hear: “You have excellent Czech!”. Or even better: "Oh, are you from Slovakia?" At first, such compliments pleased me, and then I came to the conclusion: if everyone praises your Czech with the second or third sentence when they meet, then for some reason you will have nothing to talk about. The Czechs are a Slavic people, so they easily understand Russian humor, and we understand theirs. It's very interesting to watch hockey with them, especially when Russia beats the Czech Republic, but if it's the other way around, you will be reminded of this for the next couple of months.

I, of course, met with Czech women and I can say that I did not notice any big differences from our girls. But if you are going to marry, it’s better to be Russian. I am convinced that it is impossible to learn a language so well that, for example, it’s as cool to joke as the locals can do, sometimes it’s difficult for me to understand some kind of pun or I just don’t have enough vocabulary. Roughly speaking, you urgently need to utter nonsense, and in Russian I would give out some intricate phrase like "transfunctional time continuum", but in Czech I would not say that. Well, or I would say, but with a certain pause - and pauses can ruin the whole expression! Although for several years I have decently tightened my tongue and speak practically without an accent.

Undaunted Proud

Among all the Slavic peoples, the Czechs are perhaps the most unfashionable. Many of them (women, men and children) wear trekking boots and sportswear. And these are not just suits with three stripes, namely mountain sportswear - looks like fire! Girls with makeup are not that rare, but rare. Also popular here are laser glasses, which I remember from the advertisement for the Stimorol chewing gum of the late 90s. Well, every nation has its own troubles, and this, of course, does not bother me. Also, this is just a general idea. Of course, in the Czech Republic, especially in Prague, there are trendy comrades.

The locals also love to drink, and, probably, it is logical when there are so many inexpensive, and most importantly, good alcohol around. In terms of beer consumption per capita over the past 10 years, Czechs seem to be consistently among the top three. And their beer is amazing. Most of all I am pleased with the price: 30-40 rubles per bottle in the store, 70-80 rubles - for a draft in the bar. Beer, of course, comes in with a bang: it is tasty, alcohol is almost not felt there, but somehow it does not intoxicate you. In Russia, a liter of beer is enough for me - and I already feel like a self-confident concrete mixer, but here, to experience something like that, you need at least three or four glasses.

The Czechs are a small nation, so they are incredibly proud and trembling about the things that they themselves have invented. For example, a Czech can remind almost every month that it was his compatriot who invented soft contact lenses, and Skoda is three times better than Volkswagen.

Temptations at every turn

This country is the real center of Europe, a bridge between East and West. From a country with an elite vacation, the Czech Republic has turned into a tourist Mecca, accessible to most travelers.

General information

It's amazing that in the Czech Republic, which has survived many wars and political cataclysms, more than two and a half thousand medieval castles have survived. It is not surprising that the flow of tourists to this country does not dry up. The Czech Republic is one of the countries of the Schengen Agreement. The country's currency is the Czech crown.

The lack of borders within Europe has made it one of the most visited: the number of travelers over the year exceeds 50 million. This is 5 times more than the number of Czech citizens.

The main language in the country is Czech, but thanks to Soviet influence and the proximity of Slavic roots, Russian is understood by most of the locals. English is also popular, as it is one of the main languages ​​in European communication.

Geography and nature

The Czech Republic is landlocked. Its neighbors are Austria, Poland, Slovakia and Germany. The main city of the state is Prague.

The Czech Republic cannot be called a mountainous country like Switzerland, but low mountains and hills are found throughout its territory. The main mountain ranges in the Czech Republic are the Sudetes and the Krkonoše. In the latter, on the border with Poland, there is the highest mountain - Snezka (1602 m). Among the hills of Moravia, there are some areas of untouched forests. Most are in nature reserves. The most famous of them is Šumava.

Three main rivers of the country flow into three seas: Odra - into the North, Laba - into the Baltic, Vltava - into the Black.

The Czech flag, how it was formed


According to historical research in the period BC, tribes of the Celts lived in the center of Europe, their lands were called Bohemia. The Slavs appeared in this territory later, in the 6th century AD.

In small Europe, densely populated by various tribes and peoples, there was a constant struggle for "a place in the sun." The territory of the future Czech Republic either increased in size, as in the times of Great Moravia and the Přemysl dynasty, it was the main part of the Holy Roman Empire, then it decreased and fell under the rule of other, more powerful powers - Austria-Hungary, fascist Germany.

Four years ago, Timofey Zagorski moved to the Czech city of Pilsen to pursue higher education. He told the AIF about the temptations and peculiarities that he had to face in the new country. u.

The residents of the CIS countries have special feelings associated with the Czech Republic: a difficult socialist past, common cultures and similar languages. That is why many of our former compatriots find a second home here. But in order to move to the Czech Republic for permanent residence, you will have to acquire a stable source of income. How to find a good job in the Czech Republic?

Ways to find a job in the Czech Republic

The first step is to decide how you are going to make a living. It is worth looking for a suitable company in advance. This can be done in different ways now.

Via the Internet

The simplest and most common option today is to study headhunting sites in Russian and Czech. There are many portals helping to find a job in the Czech Republic, so all job seekers have the opportunity to compare salary offers and study reviews of potential employers.

Among the Russian-language resources, czech sites are in the lead in popularity. h. u, 24ru. om, with which you can find various jobs abroad. On the eurabota portal. om presents the vacancies of employment agencies with an average salary of 10-25 thousand kroons (400-1050 dollars) per month.

Very high traffic of Czech portals:

If you want to know more about life and work in the Czech Republic, visit the city portal Czech Republic Online 420on. z. Here you can find a lot of information useful for immigrants, in particular a list of new vacancies in Prague and other cities of the country.

Job placement by acquaintance

The second most popular way is to find a job with the help of friends and relatives. If you are lucky, you will be able to find an acceptable option without knowing the Czech language. Naturally, the choice of vacancies in this case will be limited, so it is better for representatives of rare specialties to go the other way, for example, to pay attention to recruitment agencies.

Through recruiting agencies

The main thing in this case is to study the agency's reputation in advance and get acquainted with the reviews of those applicants who have already used the services of this company.

Hotel business, tourism, restaurant business are promising areas and open up wide opportunities for graduates of the Institute of Hotel Business in Prague.

Unfortunately, in the CIS countries, the hotel and restaurant business is still in its infancy, while in Europe and America it is one of the fastest growing and most promising industries. According to the UNWTO World Tourism Organization, the volume of the tourism industry is in no way inferior to the volume of the automotive industry or food production.

A tenth of the world's working population is expected to be employed in tourism and hospitality by 2023.

Prague is one of the most touristic cities not only in Europe, but throughout the world. More than 8 million tourists come here every year. Where, if not here, is it worth comprehending all the subtleties of the tourism and hotel business?

Read about the possibilities of studying at the best school of hotel business in Prague and obtaining an international diploma in the article.

Graduate School of Hotel Business in Prague - education

Official website: www. sh. zType of university: private Study programs: Bachelor's, Master's programs Study languages: Czech, English

The Institute of Hotel Business in Prague is today the largest private university in the Czech Republic, specializing in the training of middle and senior managers in the field of hospitality and tourism. About 1200 students study at the school annually, one third of whom are foreigners.

The Graduate School of Hotel Business in Prague was founded in 1999. The world-famous Dutch hospitality university - Hotel school The Hague, with which close professional relations are still maintained, had a huge influence on the formation of the school.

During its existence, VŠH managed to become the main expert center of the Czech Republic in the field of national tourism and hotel business. The Institute has repeatedly been recognized with honorary awards from the CzechTourism agency “For a great contribution to the development of the tourism industry” and “Training of highly qualified personnel”.

At the moment, the institute conducts training in 7 undergraduate and graduate study programs accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Physical Culture, the terms of study for which are absolutely standard, 3 and 2 years, respectively. Studying at the Graduate School of Hotel Business in Prague is divided into 2 main components of any education: obtaining basic theoretical knowledge and applying it in practice.

Photo from the official VŠH website www. sh. z

Lectures and seminars are often conducted by practicing teachers invited from abroad, who share with students the latest trends and trends in the field of hospitality.

The travel business is looking forward to the tipping point in the coronavirus situation. Analyzing the situation in China (the paintings lasted 76 days, Jan 23 - Apr 8), it is already possible to make small assumptions and conclusions. Europe is slower than the disciplined Chinese, we will start from 90 days, this is how long each European country will be in quarantine, the Czech Republic is no exception.

The Czech Republic is highly dependent on tourism and show business. Let's hope that the government will not delay the exit of the country from quarantine and the opening of borders for tourists.

Forecast of developments

Borders opening

On September 7, it became known (according to interfax) that the European Commission proposed to the EU countries to introduce uniform rules for the entry of foreigners. If this can be accepted, then Russia falls into the orange zone and the EU borders are opened for it.

The requirements are as follows:

  • Green zone: countries, the number of new cases per 100 thousand population in 2 weeks is less than 25, while positive tests are below 3%.
  • Orange zone: fewer than 50 new cases but positive test rates over 3%.
  • Red zone: more than 50 new cases or positive test rate above 3%.

We hope that the proposal will be accepted and encouraged.

Traffic light system - where Czechs can go

"Traffic Light" regulates the list of EU countries where Czech residents can go. Let's figure it out.

Countries are divided into three categories:

  • green Countries with low risk of infection. Upon returning to the Czech Republic, it is not required to present a negative test for covid-19, 2 weeks of self-isolation is not required. Residents of these countries are free to enter the Czech Republic.
  • "orange" You can attend without restriction, but upon return you will need to present a negative test or self-isolate for two weeks.
  • "red" Countries with an increased risk of infection, where it is not recommended to go, but if necessary, you can. Upon return, you must show a negative test or serve a two-week quarantine.

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