How to find a job in Lithuania? This post analyses the best choices to get a job in Lithuania for EU and non-EU citizens
If you want to access your options on how to find a job in Lithuania, this post is ideal for you. We have gathered below information on the Lithuanian job market and the best websites to find a job in Lithuania. For non-EU citizens, it also features information on how to get a work and residence permit in the country.
Introduction: Job Market in Lithuania
Just like the other two Baltic States (Estonia and Latvia), Lithuania is a relatively new country. The Lithuanians live in the region for centuries, but the Republic of Lithuania got independent from the Soviet Union in the 90’s. After its independence, Lithuania change its economy and in 2004 became a member of the European Union. Finally, it adopted the Euro single currency, facilitating regional trade in the country.
Like most developed economies, Lithuania job market is bigger in the service sector. Most opportunities for foreigners are in the IT and telecommunications sector. Many western companies have offices in Lithuania, since labor costs and taxes are well below Western European standards. Most jobs are in the capital Vilnius, with some others in Kaunas, the country’s second biggest city.
Getting a Job and a Work and Residence Permit in Lithuania
Getting a job for a non-EU foreigner is fairly easier in Lithuania than in Europe, when it comes to skilled jobs. Many jobs will not require any knowledge of the Lithuanian language.
EU Citizens: If you are an EU citizen you don’t need a work permit to start a new job in Lithuania. You will compete in the same conditions as EU nationals, as the level of bureaucracy is low.
Non-EU Citizens: You will need a residence permit for work, which is most often arranged by your employer. Its relatively easy to get a job as a non-EU foreigner if you have language or IT skills. There are shortage mostly on these sectors, where skilled foreigners usually fill in.
For more residence and work permit questions, you can check the the Lithuanian Labour Exchange website.
Best Websites to Find a Job in Lithuania
Here are some of the best sites to find a job in Lithuania:
cvonline.lt: Probably the best website to find a job in Lithuanian as a foreigner, with many offers in English available.
cvbankas.lt: another great option for those looking for a job in Lithuania. While most offers are in Lithuanian, there also also some in English.
European Job Mobility Portal: a great website maintained by the European Union to find jobs in Lithuania and in other EU member countries.
CV.LT: one of the Lithuanian job portals with the highest number of offers. Most offers are in Lithuania, but many are in English, mostly related to IT and services.
Other Job Options to Consider in Lithuania
Another option you may consider if you are a native speaker of English (or if you are very proficient on it) is TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language) jobs. TEFL jobs are widely available in almost every country in the world and they are a great opportunity to start in a new country, even if you don’t have the knowledge of the country’s official language. There are many online TEFL courses that will help you to land a job with a relatively small investment of time and money.
Working online can be also an option in some countries. It depends on your skills and income, as the cost of living varies greatly from country to country. You can check this link for a list of professions that can be done as remote work.
If you want to find a job in Lithuania, or live, travel and work in other country abroad, please consider our resources and guides below:
Interesting Resources for Working and Living Abroad
Are you considering to work and live abroad, temporarily or permanently? Below are some resources that might be useful for you around the web:
World Nomads: this company provides travel insurance in most countries around the world. It might be a good option if you going for a long travel.
Booking.com: Booking.com is the best choice for finding accommodation for your next trip, with a wide variety of choices for all types of travelers.
Jetradar: The best place to compare flights for your next trip.
You may also want to check our website guides:
Train Travel Guide: in our railway travel guide, you will learn how to choose and ride the most scenic train routes around the world. Travel always in the most comfortable way with optimal prices to enhance your travel experience.
Work Abroad Guide: Learn how to find a job and employment requirements in different countries. From the initial job search, to bargaining salaries, this guide will help you to find job in most countries around the world. It also covers more about remote work and TEFL jobs.