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    Are there jobs in Russia for expats beside teaching/translating?

    Out of curiosity, has anyone managed to find a job in Moscow or any other city that isn't English teaching or freelance translation?

    If so, here are a few follow up questions, if you're not opposed to answering:

    1) What field is the work in?
    2) How did you find the position?
    3) What is your general opinion of the work? Would you recommend it to others?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Caoimhin View Post
    Out of curiosity, has anyone managed to find a job in Moscow or any other city that isn't English teaching or freelance translation?

    If so, here are a few follow up questions, if you're not opposed to answering:

    1) What field is the work in?
    2) How did you find the position?
    3) What is your general opinion of the work? Would you recommend it to others?


    To be frank, I don't know many others so I can only really speak about my own experience. I really don't want to say anything to identify myself so my apologies if I'm a little vague.

    1) What field is the work in?
    Software development. I manage a team of people with very specific programming/maths/statistics backgrounds.

    2) How did you find the position?
    Essentially an inter-company transfer. My company decided to set up a small offshore software development team and I was sent to manage it as I have previous experience of working in Russia.

    3) What is your general opinion of the work? Would you recommend it to others?
    Absolutely great. I work with a bunch of really intelligent young people - they all have a Red Diploma as an absolute minimum - and they're really lively and keep me on my feet.

    I'm also on a very good salary - it's also very good compared to back home as well. However, as and when I do ever move on then it is very unlikely that I would be replaced by another expat on a high salary, I would probably be replaced by a local employee on local wages.


    Personally - and this is just my own personal view - I think that the best way to work in Russia is to get a job with a company that has a Russian subsidiary and work for them and then try to get a transfer.

    Alternatively, if you already speak Russian very well, then come to Russia on a business visa which will give you three months to find a job. It is a lot easier getting a job when you are present in the city rather than applying from abroad. In this case, don't forget that you are applying for jobs on the same basis as any other Russian national and will be paid local wages.

    There is also the problem that any potential employers will need to arrange a work visa which may well put a lot of them off from employing you rather than a Russian citizen unless you have exactly the right skills and experience that they're looking for.


    Finally, one alternative if you have the experience, then there are high-end agencies that recruit nannies and governesses/private tutors etc to work for rich Russian families on very high wages. For example:-

    http://www.bonne-int.com/

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    Like TT I am in the IT related business.
    I have been here a very long time and have almost gone native so to speak as we do not have any expat friends for many years , apart from my "blue ether" friends on expat.ru
    In the early days , I mean the 90's and the boom period prior to the 2008 global crash there were many expats on very attractive packages . These have all but gone except for some very experienced executives and technologists.
    Right now as TT explained in a previous post there is a further exodus especially from the big consulting firms .
    You have to really have a very specific skill set and fluency in Russian to get a job outside teaching English or other languages .
    That's how I see it at present .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caoimhin View Post
    Out of curiosity, has anyone managed to find a job in Moscow or any other city that isn't English teaching or freelance translation?

    If so, here are a few follow up questions, if you're not opposed to answering:

    1) What field is the work in?
    2) How did you find the position?
    3) What is your general opinion of the work? Would you recommend it to others?

    Hello ALL

    Please can you get me a work. I have legal papers. I speak some Russian and a bit German and a good English plus my native Arabic

    I works in import companies responsible for the whole matters concerning all the relations between company I work for and its outgoing matters using computers and phone calls and holding meetings.

    Thanks

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    of course there are, but it means WORK

    [QUOTE=Caoimhin;1417531]Out of curiosity, has anyone managed to find a job in Moscow or any other city that isn't English teaching or freelance translation?


    i live and work here since nearly 25 years. i am a Chef and many of my colleagues in the hospitality industry are foreigners. that means, working in the evening, any holiday, New Year,Christmas and the likes. most weekends ( i work 5 days and take off Monday and Tuesday).
    and if you check out www.hh.ru ( you need to register though) or www.job.ru you find plenty of work. being in Russia it is obvious that knowledge of Russian language is these days a must now. But if you are prepared to WORK, you find work. but the days of the overpriced,arrogant,=need to bring culture to the locals= Expat are THANK GOD finally over.
    There is no greater treasure then pleasure....

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    WHO ARE LOOKING FOR JOB OPPORTUNITY

    Hi dear friends!

    I'm an HR manager in the International Company. We have the office in Moscow. And now I'm searching for new candidates! And I'm very interested in expats with native English and Chinese also. Now I'm looking for analysts (also junior), publicists, IT specialists and other candidates!

    Please conect me for details!

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    We are searching for science publicist!!!

    Our company: Future Technologies Group -an International holding company that combines technologies of the future and talented individuals.
    Our mission is to integrate our profile companies into the global market in the sphere of advanced and future technologies. Our team of professionals in Russia is determined to develop and realize the projects of our international holding company.


    Responsibilities:
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    Detailed research, full adaptation and understanding of the subject at hand. Followed by the production of articles and reviews (including English)
    Research and full preparation of the material for future production of blog posts.

    Qualifications:
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    English language- fluent (comfortable use of the technical language)
    An ability to produce high quality material fast and efficiently. Including articles and press releases (topic: science and technology)
    A desire to learn and explore the field of science and technology. Must be ready to grow and foster in the field.


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    determined to develop and realize the projects of our international holding company.

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