How to get a job in Moscow
There is a stereotype that Moscow is an arrogant city, and the provincials do not like it here. It's not like that at all. A great many highly paid specialists, top managers and businessmen working in Moscow came here from other cities. According to many surveys, most employers are quite positive about specialists from the regions, considering them to be more industrious, 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 approximately pay specialists of your level in Moscow. This is easy to do through job search sites, there are articles about the average level of salaries in a particular industry, “salary measures” - tests that determine the level to which you can qualify. In addition, you can simply view vacancies and analyze what you can expect. After that, indicate in the resume a salary just below this level - ten percent. So you already "win" from some Muscovites.
Many job search sites have an option that allows an employer to indicate whether he is ready to accept a specialist from another city. For such vacancies should pay special attention. But if you are interested in a job that does not have such a tag, do not rush to give it up: in the end, your resume may be much more interesting than the others sent to this job.
If you live in another city and if for an interview you need to come to Moscow for a few days, arrange with three to five employers about the interviews in a certain period (for example, a certain week). This week you will be able to 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 interview with the employer is almost always the best option 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 watch the employees.
Some companies offer to perform tests or tasks in the specialty. Nonresident candidate may well ask to send them to him by e-mail. Having passed this first stage of selection, you will understand whether you can count on working in this company. In addition, sometimes test assignments talk about the employer and the nature of the work very much, and after you do them it will be easier to decide whether this work is suitable for you personally.
The interview should focus on the best qualities attributed to nonresident candidates: hard work and activity, as well as a slightly underestimated salary expectations. It is better to “lose” a little in the salary at first, but to get settled in exactly the company in which you would like to work. Then, when you prove yourself, your income will grow - and, possibly, by a lot.