Public employment services
The services offered by public employment agencies are free of charge. They are run by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic. Offices can be found in all 77 districts of the Czech Republic. They provide a great list of available jobs in the entire country and they also help you with your job application.
If you are Czech citizen or a foreigner with permanent residency in the Czech Republic you may register with the job seekers registry. Registered job seekers do not only receive job offers, but also state-financed health insurance and social security contributions. What kind of jobs you are offered depends on your qualifications and previous experiences. Also your health status is taken into consideration.
Foreigners staying in the Czech Republic on a residency visa for over 90 days or on a long-term residency visa cannot be registered with the job seekers registry.
For more information go to http://portal.mpsv.cz/sz.
Jobs in Newspapers
Advertisements in newspapers are still a highly popular mode of promoting positions and a very common way of finding a job in the Czech Republic. There are several newspapers offering jobs in their classifieds sections. The Hospodarske Noviny has a weekly section called Kariera. The Lidovky and the Mlada Fronta DNES also offer jobs. Other newspapers like the Prague Post, published in English, offer jobs especially for expatriates (most of them teaching jobs).
Job portals have become a very popular and efficient way to get an overview of the positions available in the Czech Republic. They also enable you to check on the job situation before you come to the country. Most local job websites are in Czech, but there are also some internationally operating job portals available in English. Some of the most used sites include
The European job mobility portal, EURES, provides useful information about job vacancies and the labour market in the Czech Republic. It also provides information on the living and working conditions and a CV posting service for job seekers. On their website, you will also find the contact details of the European Employment Service advisers. These are trained specialists who can give further information and guidance about finding a job and applying for it.
Many international recruitment agencies have offices in Prague. Sometimes they might also be available in other major cities. The Association of Personnel Services Providers has a list of Czech recruitment agencies.
Private personnel agencies
Private job agencies can be useful if you only have an intermediate residency status because they might still be able to help you find a job. Private agencies need to be licensed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, which limits the possibilities of fraud.