Mostly Russians work in the consular and visa departments of foreign embassies. A job interview takes place in several stages. The last stage is a personal conversation with the ambassador. The bulk of applicants are eliminated at the first stage. Knowledge of the language is required.
It is necessary
Higher education, language training, impeccable reputation
Suitable education for future employees of embassies and consulates can be obtained at MGIMO, Moscow State University and RUDN University. Regional universities include Ural State University (Yekaterinburg), South Ural State University (Chelyabinsk), Dobrolyubov State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Irkutsk State University and Far Eastern State University.
Carefully study the websites of the embassies of foreign states on the territory of the Russian Federation. Job vacancies in these organizations can only be found on their websites. It is very important for an employer to independently select candidates for a job.
Select the countries in whose embassies and consulates there is a desire to find a job. At the same time, keep in mind that it is easier for Russians to get to work at the embassies and consulates of the third world and developing countries. It is cheaper for these states to hire personnel locally than to bring them in from their own country.
Leave career thoughts behind. Russians rarely advance above the position of an average embassy employee. Most often, vacancies are offered for the positions of specialists in the reception and issuance of documents.
Depending on the country of the employer, the salary level at the embassy can vary greatly. Basically, employees of embassies and consulates are paid according to local laws. The average salary of an ordinary employee is 15,000-20,000 rubles. However, the employment contract is concluded in accordance with the Labor Code of the Russian Federation and tax deductions go to the Russian budget.
When hiring a candidate, there are strict reputation requirements. In the presence of criminal or administrative offenses, the applicant is immediately denied the job. Many embassies may be refused due to the presence of relatives in the USA, Israel, Denmark, due to participation in opposition movements. A mandatory requirement is higher education and communication skills. The job seeker must be polite, affable, and able to handle conflicts. Knowledge of the language is not essential, but without it there will be no promotions.
To get a job in Russian embassies on the territory of foreign states, you should contact the Main Directorate for Servicing the Diplomatic Corps under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. The functions of this organization include the selection of personnel for the embassies and consulates of the Russian Federation.