How to find a job in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Everyone who wants to find a job in Bosnia and Herzegovina needs first to look for a job in Bosnia and Herzegovina. To find a job in Bosnia and Herzegovina, you can start with serda.ba and poslovi.ba. You can look for recruitment agencies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. And you can look for jobs on Facebook groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnia and Herzegovina citizens, and residents, do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents. You can do this together with your new employer or employment agency. Or you can find a work visa scheme so you can come to Bosnia and Herzegovina without a job offer first. Read more below on how to find a job in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Most websites or apps are in English and Bosnia and Herzegovina. If you need it, use Google Translate or any other translation service.

First, find a job, and then you will worry about a work permit if you need it.

How to find a job in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

You can find a job in Bosnia and Herzegovina by searching online for job opportunities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. You can find a job either with a company or a recruitment agency.

Bosnia and Herzegovina citizens, and residents, do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents.

Job websites in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Many job websites can help you find work in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Some focus on specific professions and industries. Searching for a job on these popular job websites is a good start.

BaiduGoogleNaverSogouYandex, or any other search engine can be a good start for a job search. You can search for a job that you want. That can be, for example, “construction manager in Sarajevo” or “Mechanic in Banja Luka.” Use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking. Go beyond the first few pages. Go deep with your search. You’ll get an immediate sense of what’s around and which job websites best suit your needs.

Google MapsBaidu MapsNaver Maps2GIS, or any other map app, can help you find employers near you or abroad. Look for an organization that might have job opportunities for you. For example, look for “Electrical Engineer in Zenica” or “Bank Managers in Sarajevo.”

Facebook groups can also be an option to start to see what’s around you. You can search for Facebook groups that talk about Bosnia and Herzegovina and jobs.

serda.ba is a popular job website in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

poslovi.ba is a job website in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

szks.ba is another job website in Bosnia Herzegovina.

Boljiposao is another job website in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in Bosnia and Herzegovina. I found these groups talking about jobs in Bosnia and Herzegovina. You can look for more.

Best Jobs Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo

You can use your favorite social media to look for groups discussing jobs or Bosnia and Herzegovina.

ba.linkedin.com is also popular choice when networking for jobs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Recruitment agencies in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you. You can type “recruitment agency near Sarajevo” on Google Maps or any other map app. There you can find a list of relevant agencies that you can contact. You can search your area for local recruitment agencies if you are not in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They can help you find a job in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Be aware that you should not pay an agency when they find a job for you. So be careful when an agency asks you for money.

Ask around you for jobs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Speak with any person who may have traveled or worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina. You will see that some of your friends or family know someone who knows someone. Ask around, and find opportunities among your contacts.

To find a job in Bosnia and Herzegovina, look at local newspapers, bulletin boards, radio, and word of mouth. Local radio and newspapers are good sources of information about jobs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in Bosnia and Herzegovina

You can search for companies and local businesses in Bosnia and Herzegovina. An easy tool for doing that is any map app. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for “factory near Sarajevo”

Walk around anywhere in Bosnia and Herzegovina for possible jobs

If you are somewhere in Bosnia and Herzegovina, you can explore the area and see what job opportunities are around you. You can look for organizations and businesses around you and visit them. For example, below is a search on Google Maps for “market near Banja Luka.” You can see these places to ask for job opportunities.

Search for employment schemes

You can apply for an employment scheme or an employment support program to help you find a job. Those programs can be local or national. They can be open only to Bosnia and Herzegovina residents, but they can also be available to foreigners. You can search for “Bosnia and Herzegovina employment scheme” or “Bosnia and Herzegovina employment program.” You can search for employment schemes at your local government or embassy.


The above image shows somewhere in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photo by Xhemile Husha