To find a job in Ghana, you can start searching over the internet and searching google. You can look for recruitment agencies in the Country. And you can look for jobs on Facebook groups in the Country. Everyone who wants to find a job in the Country must first look for a job there.
Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in the Country. Nationality 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 the Country without a job offer first. Read more below on how to look for a job in the Country.
Most of the following websites or apps are in English or Akan. 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 Ghana?
You can find a job in Ghana by searching online on google and other websites for job opportunities in the Country. You can find a job either with a company, with a recruitment agency, or through an employment agency.
Job websites in the Country
Many job websites can help you find work in Ghana. Some focus on specific professions and industries. Searching for a job on these popular job websites is a good start.
Baidu, Google, Naver, Sogou, Yandex, 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 worker in Accra” or “babysitter in Kumasi.” 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 Maps, Baidu Maps, Naver Maps, 2GIS, 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 “retail in Tamale” or “mall in Accra.”
Jobberman is a popular job website in the Country.
Job List Ghana, Reconnect Africa, Job Web Ghana, and Career Jet are other popular job websites in the Country. These websites have most of the jobs listed, and you can find a job that suits your career.
Besides the particular sites, LinkedIn Ghana is also a popular choice when networking for jobs in the Country.
Recruitment agencies in Ghana
You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you. You can type “recruitment agency near Accra” on Google Maps or any other map app (whichever you prefer). There you can find a list of appropriate agencies that you can contact. If you are outside the Country, you can search your area for local recruitment agencies. These are some popular agencies where you can find a new job in Ghana. They can help you find a job in Ghana.
- JobHouse Recruitment Agency
- Global Manpower Recruitment
- Attache Ghana
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 Ghana.
Speak with any person who may have traveled or worked in Ghana. 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 Ghana, look at local newspapers, bulletin boards, radio, and word of mouth. Local radio and newspapers are a good source of information about jobs in the Country.
Walk around anywhere in the Country for possible jobs.
If you are somewhere in a Ghanaian city, 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 Accra.” 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 Ghanaian residents, but they can also be available to foreigners. You can search for employment schemes at your local government or embassy. You can search for “Ghana employment scheme” or “Ghana employment program.”
The above image shows a factory worker—photo by Nate Johnston.