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How to find a job in Guatemala

To find a job in Guatemala, you can start with gestionandote and tecoloco. Everyone who wants to find a job in Guatemala needs to look for a job first. You can look for recruitment agencies in Guatemala. And you can look for jobs on Facebook groups in Guatemala.

Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Guatemala. Guatemalan 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 to come to Guatemala without a job offer. Read more below on how to find a job in Guatemala.

Most websites and apps are in English and Spanish. If you need a translation, 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 get a job in Guatemala

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

Guatemalan 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 Guatemala

Many job websites can help you find work in Guatemala. 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 worker in Guatemala City ” or “Bartenders in Antigua.” Use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking. Go beyond the first few pages. Go deep with your search. You’ll immediately understand 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 example, look for “Retail in Guatemala City” or “Mall in Quetzaltenango .”

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

tecoloco

aldaba

gestionandote

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reliefweb.

gt. computrabajo

Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in Guatemala

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

Empleos – Trabajos de Guatemala

en busca de Empleos y oportunidades Guatemala

TRABAJOS GUATEMALA 🇬🇹

EMPLEOS Y TRABAJOS EN GUATEMALA 🇬🇹

Guatemala – Empleos

TRABAJO EN TODA GUATEMALA

Empleos reales en Guatemala

Empleos en Guatemala

Bolsa de trabajo Guatemala a nivel nacional

gt.linkedin.com is also a popular choice when networking for jobs in Guatemala.

Recruitment agencies in Guatemala

You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you. You can type “recruitment agency near Guatemala City” 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 Guatemala. They can help you find a job in Guatemala.


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

Ask around you for jobs in Guatemala

Speak with any person who may have travelled or worked in Guatemala. 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 Guatemala, look at local newspapers, bulletin boards, radio, and word of mouth. Local radio and newspapers are good sources of information about jobs in Guatemala.

You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in Guatemala

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

Walk around anywhere in Guatemala for possible jobs

If you are somewhere in Guatemala, 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 Guatemala City.” 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 Guatemalan residents, but they can also be available to foreigners. You can search for “Guatemala employment scheme” or “Guatemala employment program.” You can search for employment schemes at your local government or embassy.


Sources: I used Similarweb to check how popular are some of the job sites presented above. 

The cover image above shows a cityscape of Antigua City, Guatemala. It was taken by SL_Photography on Unsplash.