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dbas
19-01-2015, 11:34
hi everyone

I am a english native, currently living in England.
I am in my 30's and I am looking to move and work in Moscow.
I currently work for landrover and Mazda and have done so for landrover for the last 18 years.
I am hard working, honest and very reliable.
I am friendly, well mannered, and work well with others to.
At this moment in time I am just trying to gather information and advice about how to start a move and get work in Moscow. I should also let it be known that I am studying the russian language but do not speak it fluently yet.
I would greatly appreciate any information you can provide me please and I thank you for taking the time to read this.

David :)

TolkoRaz
19-01-2015, 11:51
The obvious question is: Why?

dbas
19-01-2015, 12:22
lets just say I need a massive change in my life, and I love my friends over there to.. quite a few reasons to be honest..maybe I can try it for a year and if I don't like I come back!

natlee
19-01-2015, 12:37
English and Landrover were the only words needed to get you plenty of... 'friends'! ;)

On a more serious note, odd timing I'd say but best of luck if you're certain that this is what you want. I assume you've looked into Landrover/Mazda in Moscow without any luck?

MyNameIs
19-01-2015, 13:02
Post your CV on hh.ru, that's the Russian job hunting resource. You may post it in English there and state your level of Russian as basic and write a warning that you need to be contacted in English.
After you have a job offer it'll be easier to arrange other things I guess.

Benedikt
19-01-2015, 13:06
English and Landrover were the only words needed to get you plenty of... 'friends'! ;)

On a more serious note, odd timing I'd say but best of luck if you're certain that this is what you want. I assume you've looked into Landrover/Mazda in Moscow without any luck?



http://www.landrover.ru/jlr-career.html

right down at the bottom, it says so... (and google chrome automatically translates from russian to english)

and here you can write to Mazda (Russia)

http://www.mazda.ru/contact-us/

there is no other -contact- or -jobs-career- link for this site.

dbas
19-01-2015, 13:19
thanks everyone thats great!! really appreciate your help! :)

FatAndy
19-01-2015, 14:30
Welcome to the forum, Dave,

Besides hh.ru, also browse job.ru and superjob.ru, although hh.ru looks more powerful.

Also, make an account in linkedin.com - the social network which headhunters use intensively to find candidates.

Going to RF to settle without working visa and employer will be... adventurous and a bit self-confident... but there were some ppl who have succeeded ;)

natlee
19-01-2015, 16:05
http://www.landrover.ru/jlr-career.html

right down at the bottom, it says so... (and google chrome automatically translates from russian to english)

and here you can write to Mazda (Russia)

http://www.mazda.ru/contact-us/

there is no other -contact- or -jobs-career- link for this site. Yet there may just be a vacancy for an employee - won't hurt to ask! (the UK side for starters)

dbas
20-01-2015, 14:14
thanks natlee.. I might just do that :)

dbas
20-01-2015, 14:15
I've added a resume on hh so see how that goes..

snowdrift
20-01-2015, 15:28
Probably I miss some important piece of information but why do you think that posting his CV&resume will work out? As long as he hasn`t necessary documents to enter, live and work in another state (in this case Russia) his chances to find a job by usual means are extremally low. Especially remotely. By the way, Russia is not a part of the EU, so he needs the documents.

Also I didn`t get what exactly he does - ok. Mazda - engineer, accountant, cleaner, handyman, sales, test-driver, factory worker? Anyway, if you are neither programmer nor associated with a multinational corporation (for example, head of marketing department) there are no reliable ways: only coming on tourist visa to teach English and come what may. But it will be very risky and, I am afraid, unpleasant twist in his life.

dbas
20-01-2015, 15:38
Probably I miss some important piece of information but why do you think that posting his CV&resume will work out? As long as he hasn`t necessary documents to enter, live and work in another state (in this case Russia) his chances to find a job by usual means are extremally low. Especially remotely. By the way, Russia is not a part of the EU, so he needs the documents.

Also I didn`t get what exactly he does - ok. Mazda - engineer, accountant, cleaner, handyman, sales, test-driver, factory worker? Anyway, if you are neither programmer nor associated with a multinational corporation (for example, head of marketing department) there are no reliable ways: only coming on tourist visa to teach English and come what may. But it will be very risky and, I am afraid, unpleasant twist in his life.

everyone who goes to russia has unpleasant twist in life?! well at least I won't be bored like I am now..need the excitement lol

snowdrift
20-01-2015, 16:13
everyone who goes to russia has unpleasant twist in life?!

if you are not an executive at Schlumberger/BP, rentier etc or at least a businessman who wants to discover a new market for his product I would say there are no reasons to leave England for Russia in general. You can perfectly rent a flat, work for Mazda and even buy one with discount in your home town feeling comfortable and in your own language environment.

Just think about it and try to find statistics as to how many British live in Russia and how many Russians live only in London. The numbers speak for themselves. So, stay there and vote for UKIP! :) Anyway, it is no use starting something new just out of boredom. Besides, you can do like that guy from one commercial -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb5Gp2_gIMU

AstarD
20-01-2015, 16:18
everyone who goes to russia has unpleasant twist in life?! well at least I won't be bored like I am now..need the excitement lol
It will certainly be an adventure. You'll have both the language and the culture to deal with, and maybe the city life as well (I don't know if you're from the big city in England or a more rural setting).

tasel
20-01-2015, 17:32
I would say staying back in England and searching for job here in Moscow will not be so fruitful also the financial situation here is not rosy now. If you're really interested to move to Russia, why don't you try searching jobs after moving here. It will be a 50/50 chance

MyNameIs
20-01-2015, 18:25
I would say staying back in England and searching for job here in Moscow will not be so fruitful also the financial situation here is not rosy now. If you're really interested to move to Russia, why don't you try searching jobs after moving here. It will be a 50/50 chance

What would that change? It'll be the same hh.ru anyways.

FatAndy
20-01-2015, 20:07
What would that change? It'll be the same hh.ru anyways.
Good jobs rarely come via hh.ru :D

americaninmoscow
21-01-2015, 11:06
Good jobs rarely come via hh.ru :D

disagree!

FatAndy
21-01-2015, 12:35
disagree!
Please, do! It's my own experience. ;)

helenamoscow
21-01-2015, 13:14
when moving to another country and another city, the main question is always"What you will do to make your living". This means that job search is the start point. Helena

tasel
21-01-2015, 16:30
What would that change? It'll be the same hh.ru anyways.

Its not the difference between the websites you surf, its the physical presence in the country makes the change. Specially during the hard times, unless you're highly required specialist.

Amora
23-01-2015, 18:56
lets just say I need a massive change in my life, and I love my friends over there to.. quite a few reasons to be honest..maybe I can try it for a year and if I don't like I come back!

David, don't you listen to these old farts :9451:

Life would be an empty book without adventure and moving to Moscow will by all means fill your book!

If your alternative is to stay home and continue going to your mother's annual Turkey curry buffet/stay with landrover for another 18 years - I'd say move :ninja: and shake it like a polaroid picture :mml:

FatAndy
23-01-2015, 19:11
David, don't you listen to these old farts :9451
I'm claiming the protest - most of posters here are young farts! :verycool:

Amora
23-01-2015, 20:27
I'm claiming the protest - most of posters here are young farts! :verycool:

Objection sustained :ok:

David, this forum is filled with young farts who marked Moscow their own territory. Any potential competition for chicks is not welcome. Be critical when reading. May the force be with you, my padawan.

EfficientNick
09-02-2015, 18:08
There's plenty of stuff to get paid for in Moscow for a native english speaker. There's a hot vacancy at my company atm, seeking for an expat for sales dept. Let me know if you're interested.

alan100
11-03-2015, 21:21
I found that being in the city and calling employers and networking were really helpful to me back in ...1999, after finishing University and just coming over (quite mad now really).

Now unsure if this is even a viable approach today though.

The Moscow job market has changed dramatically since then, expats are now becoming increasingly dispensable as skilled locals fluent in English take over senior positions.

Even getting a position with a corporate nowadays is hard even with significant experience.

I spent nearly ten years in Moscow and will return this year, but speaking Russian OK and also in an area with a skills shortage (Mobile Software Development) I am still quite worried about my chances.

The Visa situation sin't getting any easier either.

Good luck though and hope to see you in Moscow, if you want it badly enough you will succeed :)