View Full Version : How did you find yourself a job in Moscow? (without knowledge of Russian language..)

08-09-2008, 16:23
Next month I'm moving to Moscow with my partner who will work there for his current employer. I am looking for any job with English as spoken word. I have regularly checked various websites and I have applied a number of times but they mostly require knowledge of Russian language. My knowledge of Russian stops at saying hello, goodbye, I don't speak Russian and Do you speak English? I want to learn it however, I just know since a couple of weeks that I'm moving to Moscow!

Is it easier to find a job on location? I am really looking forward to come to Moscow and I want to make my Moscow experience more valuable (and I refuse to do nothing) by having a job.

So; todays question is: How did YOU find yourself a job?

08-09-2008, 16:25
The company telephoned me in France out of the blue.

08-09-2008, 16:48
Myself being a specialist in a field which has very little know how in Russia landed me a job. I sent an email the company and within hours they were scheduling my phone interview etc.

08-09-2008, 17:36
I am a civil engineer, and no russian is required-calculations and maths are the same wherever you go :) I found it through a friend who was working in Moscow at the time.

08-09-2008, 17:47
I am a specialist in my area (that they don't have here), Russian company found me through Linkedin and I ended up working for them! I didn't speak any Russian and they have no expats except me in the company! It works okay with a translator and I now speak a little Russian.

My advice would be to try and get a job in your area of speciality then the company may be more inclined to employee you (with no Russian language) and use an interpreter.

Good Luck

15-09-2008, 19:30
A bit late; but thanks to all of you for sharing your experience in this subject. Unfortunately; I am not specialist in some unique area or will be asked for a job because I am the only one in Moscow who can do it...
I 'll have to do it with writing/editing jobs. But first I start with exploring the city for a while!!

03-01-2009, 21:52
hi, why don't u try doing some business here? i also new here. but, business is much better than applying for a job in moscow. - 89266975875

03-01-2009, 22:30
I recommend applying for work to as many of the postings you see on the expat forums as possible (in the careers section that is) Even the ones that are very old might still be looking to hire people as I imagine their turnover rate is pretty high..at least for the english teaching jobs.
This was my basic strategy - applied to about 30 postings - I received several responses and was employed in about a week.
Best of luck!

01-03-2009, 21:28
methink the easiest way for you to find job in moscow that requires no special skills - is english teaching. plenty of opportunity here.

01-03-2009, 22:48
....the easiest way for you to find job in moscow that requires no special skills - is english teaching...