Finding work in Czech Republic is the easiest it has ever been. With the 3% unemployment rate, Czech Republic has the lowest rate out of all countries in the European Union.
Full time work in Czech Republic translates to 40 hrs/week. There are also other possibilities such as working part time, having flexible working hours and recently more and more companies also offer the possibility of working from home.
Once you start your new job, the common trial period is three months, however, it can last up to 6 months mostly when managerial positions are in question.
The salary is paid monthly, retrospectively e.g. you will get the salary for June around the 15th of July. You can find the minimum and average gross salary (i.e. before taxes) in the table below. The Czech Republic taxes personal income at a flat rate of 15%, which is great considering the larger part of this number is health insurance meaning you will be provided with full medical care with no additional fees. The health insurance is compulsory for everybody.
However, adjusting to a new environment can be difficult, especially when it’s an entirely new culture. Generally speaking, Czech businesses pride themselves in formality and respect. Often with new colleagues, they will use formal greeting and address each other by surnames and educational titles. When addressing anyone new, regardless or job status, like a store worker or even just someone you met at a cafe, you would use se the formal greetings, “dobrý den” or ”dobrý večer,” meaning “good afternoon” or “good evening.” This shows respect for someone you don’t know, and can be considered rude if you don’t address them as such.
Often though, the formality will dissipate and closer bonds form. Overtime you might develop a closer relationship with a person, and then can use the informal greeting of “ahoj,” meaning “hi.” Only use this greeting if you are positive you are now on friendly terms with this person.
Working conditions as described by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.
Have you found the ideal job offer, your CV is attractive and you have been invited to a personal interview? Now it is a good time not to slack off in your efforts to succeed and to perfectly prepare for the interview.