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. The use of several search methods is recommended.
Online Job Sites
http://hh.ru/ (Russian, English)
This is one of the largest and most popular websites for employees (free of charge) and employers (for a fee). It contains approximately 17,808,000 CVs and information regarding 460,000 companies and 370,000 vacancies. HeadHunter has operated in Russia for more than ten years. Related websites include Successful CV, Career Consultant and HR-Brand Award; links to these are available on the website, as are many helpful articles.
Government Employment Resources
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. Contact information available on the website indicates ten different options, depending on the location.
AIESEC is an international organization for students and graduates. It has representatives in many countries, including several cities and universities in Russia. It provides information about career planning, testing, industry and company overviews, and job opportunities. The organization has been present in Russia for more than 24 years. AIESEC Russia has offices across Russia, including Moscow and St. Petersburg. It is involved in many conferences. Employers in Moscow prefer to register with AIESEC Russia if they have internship positions available.
Tel: +7 916 120 83 08
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), opportunities for temporary workers and seasonal vacancies for students.
Staffing Agencies and Temporary Help Firms
http://www.acuris.ru (Russian, English)
This private Russian search company covers all sectors of industry, including consumer goods, retail, pharmaceutical and high technology, and is mostly focused on senior marketing, sales and finance professionals. Acuris’ specific area of expertise is placing general managers in newly created companies as well as in companies entering the Russian market.
2/34, Bld. 1 Sadovaya-Sukharevskaya Street
Tel: +7 495 787 1866
Fax: +7 495 787 2758
Executive Recruiters and Search firms
http://www.amrop.ru (Russian, English)
Amrop Russia specializes in top-level positions for areas including industrial, information technology and telecommunications, consumer goods and retail, financial services and real estate, boards of directors, and oil and gas. It is possible to submit résumés/CVs through the website.
Tverskoy 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
The Moscow Times
The Moscow Times is a daily Russian newspaper for English-speaking professionals. It belongs to the business unit of the independent media group Sanoma, which also produces the newspaper Vedomosti and popular magazines including Harvard Business Review, National Geographic and Robb Report. The Moscow Times can be found, free of charge, in most locations with a large population of English-speaking people. The newspaper has a special section devoted to jobs and careers.
Tel: +7 495 234 3223
Fax: +7 495 232 6529
This is just a sample of what you'll find in the complete Russia Guide.