The Czech Republic's favourable economic climate has attracted many expats in recent years. With a stable economy and close transport links to Germany and Russia, there are also plenty of investment opportunities in the country.

EU citizens can easily live and work in the Czech Republic as they do not require a work permit, whereas non-EU citizens need a work permit to legally gain employment in the Czech Republic.


Job market in the Czech Republic

The majority of expats working in the Czech Republic will find employment in Prague, but there are also opportunities in smaller towns and cities, particularly in the tourism sector.

The Czech Republic's main industries include tourism, finance, IT, real estate and manufacturing, especially in the automotive industry. Expats often find jobs in the financial services, education, information technology, trade and hospitality sectors. The Czech Republic is also becoming more popular for foreign business investment, so expats may be able to find a job in one of the foreign companies based in the country.


Finding a job in the Czech Republic

With a highly educated and skilled workforce, competition for top jobs in the Czech Republic may be fierce. Nevertheless, expats with the right credentials and experience will find opportunities to explore in the country. It is recommended that expats secure employment in advance of moving to the Czech Republic.

Job opportunities can be found through online job portals or by directly contacting a local recruitment agency. Otherwise, employment opportunities may be found by looking for postings on the websites of specific multinational companies. Czech is the main language of business and potential employers might expect resumes and applications to be in Czech. 

Useful links

  • Jobspin hosts job postings for multilingual jobs in the cities of Prague and Brno. 
  • Profesia lists jobs available throughout the Czech Republic. 
  • Jobs.cz is the biggest job portal in the Czech Republic, with listings from all over the country. 

Work culture in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic has a favourable business environment, and foreigners should not have trouble adjusting to working life in the country. That said, how individuals conduct themselves during business can have a great impact on how fellow business associates perceive them, and expats should therefore take some time to become familiar with the corporate culture in the country.

Business structures are hierarchical and decisions are made from the top down, although the group’s opinion may be considered in some cases. The business culture in the Czech Republic is mostly formal, and building personal relationships is important to doing business successfully.

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