Finding Jobs in Estonia


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Estonia, a country in Northern Europe, faces the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland. Including more than 1,500 islands.

History / Basics

Estonia diverse terrain spans rocky beaches, old-growth forest and many lakes. Formerly part of the Soviet Union, it’s dotted with castles, churches and hilltop fortresses. The capital, Tallinn, is known for its preserved Old Town, museums and the 314m-high Tallinn TV Tower’s observation deck.

It experienced its first period of independence in 1918, following the end of the First World War and the collapse of the Russian Empire. As head of state, the president is supreme commander of the armed forces and represents Estonia abroad. However, the role is mainly ceremonial.

Capital: Tallinn
Dialing code: +372
ISO code: EST
Currency: Euro
Population: 1.325 million (2013) World Bank

Finding Work

In Estonia, it is usual to send an e-mail a potential employer; phone calls may work but are not normally preferred. You should send a CV, and a motivational letter and expected wage is often requested. Be ready for an interview. Most Estonian students work and study at the same time. Having a full time or part-time job is very common.

You can find guide to living and working in Estonia from  website.
Most popular internet recruitment websites in Estonia: 

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

There are several options for arranging accommodation and the prices per month usually range from €80–150 in the dormitories to €200–510 in private flats. You can check the following websites to get the aim of offered private apartments: 

Taxes : Estonia natural person income tax is considered to be proportional, but, due to basic exemption, it is actually progressive. Standard rate for natural persons in year 2016 is 20%.

Mobile : The leading supplier of telecom services : EMT, Elion Diil.