Excerpted from the Russia Career Guide
Job Search Overview
The culture of job searching is still being formed in Russia, especially outside of the larger cities. More and more people in Russia are using a variety of resources during the job search process, including relevant internet resources, recruitment agencies, government resources, specialized newspapers, and the help of friends and colleagues. It is recommended that one use several search methods in order to be effective in this process.
Online Job Sites
HeadHunter.ru (Russian and English)
This is one of the largest websites for employees (free of charge) and employers (for a fee). It contains approximately 3,000,000 CVs and information regarding 100,000 companies and 75,000 vacancies. HeadHunter has operated in Russia for more than ten years. This company’s projects include Successful CV, Career Consultant and HR-Brand Award; links to these are available on the website, as are many helpful articles. HeadHunter owns ‘Webby,’ the social network for professionals (http://webby.ru/).
Government Employment Resources
The Federal Department of Labor and Employment Jobs Bank
The Federal Department of Labor and Employment maintains an overall bank of vacancies that can be sorted by specific criteria including city, district, profession/occupation, type of job, salary expectations, housing costs, preferred work schedule, age and length of experience. It offers more than 800,000 vacancies. The information could be of use to both Russians and foreigners.
http://www.jobfair.ru/ (Russian only)
This website provides a virtual job fair. It also posts company advertisements for graduates and news regarding internships, career days, job fairs (federal or in a particular university/company), and opportunities for temporary workers and seasonal vacancies for students.
Staffing Agencies and Temporary Help Firms
Acuris (Russian and English)
This private Russian search company was founded in 2001. It covers all sectors of industry but is most focused on senior marketing, sales and finance professionals in blue-chip FMCG multinationals, and general management for start-ups.
Executive Recruiters and Search firms
Amrop Russia (Russian and English)
Amrop Russia has been present in Russia since 1994. It specializes in top-level positions for areas including industrial, information technology and telecommunications, consumer goods and retail, financial services and real estate, board of directors, oil and gas.
Gallery Aktor Business Centre
Tverskaya 16, building 3, 5th floor, office 7
Tel: +7 (495) 935 8959
Fax: +7 (495) 935 8958
Newspapers that Publish Job Advertisements
Den’ Kar’ery (Career day) (Russian only)
This newspaper was established by the government and by Moscow administration and business organizations. It is distributed all over Russia and publishes vacancies, CVs and news about upcoming job fairs and career days.
This is just a sample of what you'll find in the complete Russia Guide.