How to get a job in Moscow
There is a stereotype that Moscow is an arrogant city, and provincials do not like it here. It's not like that at all. Very many highly paid specialists, top managers and businessmen working in Moscow came here from other cities. According to many polls, most employers are quite positive about experts from the regions, considering them more hardworking, energetic and responsible. In addition, their salary expectations, as a rule, are not as high as those of Muscovites.
Before you start looking for work. look at how much they pay for specialists of your level in Moscow. This is easily done through job search sites, there are articles about the average salary level in an industry, "salary indicators" - tests that determine the level at which you can qualify. In addition, you can simply view the vacancies and analyze what you can expect. After that, indicate in your resume a salary just below this level - 10 percent. So you already "win" some Muscovites.
Many job search sites have an option that allows the employer to indicate whether he is ready to receive a specialist from another city. It is worth paying special attention to such vacancies. But if you are interested in a vacancy that does not have such a mark, do not rush to abandon it: in the end, your resume may be much more interesting than others sent to this vacancy.
If you live in another city and if you need to come to Moscow for a few days for an interview, agree with three or five employers about interviews in a certain period (for example, on a certain week). This week you can come to Moscow and go through all the interviews at once, which will save your strength and money. Most likely, at least one of them will be successful for you. The option of talking with the employer is almost always better than the video interview option, although some candidates use it to avoid going anywhere. In addition, you will be able to assess the working conditions, the state of the office, as well as observe the employees.
Some companies offer to perform tests or assignments in the specialty. A nonresident candidate may well ask them to send them by e-mail. Having passed this first stage of selection, you will understand, whether you can count on work in this company. In addition, sometimes the test tasks talk about the employer and the nature of the work very much, and you will be able to determine after the completion of these tasks whether this work is suitable for you personally.
At the interview, it is necessary to focus on the best qualities attributed to nonresident candidates: hard work and activity, as well as slightly lowered salary expectations. It is better to "lose" a little in salary first, but to get settled in the company in which you would like to work. Then, when you prove yourself, your incomes will grow - and, perhaps, much.