To find a job in Jakarta, do your research, network, and apply for jobs online and in person. You can start with Google Jobs and disnakerja. Everyone who wants to find a job in Jakarta needs to look for a job in Jakarta. You can look for recruitment agencies in Jakarta. And you can look for jobs on Facebook groups in Jakarta.
Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Jakarta. Indonesian 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 Jakarta without a job offer. Read more below on how to find a job in Jakarta.
All websites linked in this article are in English and Indonesian. Use Google Translate or any other translation app if you need to.
First, find a job, and then you will worry about a work permit if you need it.
How to get a job in Jakarta
You can find a job in Jakarta by searching online for job opportunities in Jakarta. You can find a job either with a company or a recruitment agency.
Indonesian 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 Jakarta
To find a job, try using search engines like Baidu, Google, Naver, Sogou, or Yandex. For example, try to search “Construction worker in Jakarta” or “Transport Driver in Jakarta,” and don’t just stick to the first few pages of the results.
Try different job websites until you find what you’re looking for. You can also look for organizations that may have job openings, like “Retail in Jakarta” or “Mall in Jakarta.”
Many job websites can help you find work in Jakarta. Some of them are focused on specific professions and industries.
Search for a job on these popular job websites below:
Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in Jakarta
Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in Jakarta. I found these groups talking about jobs in Jakarta. You can look for more.
Recruitment agencies in Jakarta
You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you. You can type “recruitment agency near Jakarta” on Google Maps or any other map app. There, you can find a list of relevant agencies you can contact. If you are not in Jakarta, search your area for local recruitment agencies. They can help you find a job in Jakarta.
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 Jakarta
To find a job in Jakarta, speak with any person who may have traveled or worked in Jakarta. You will see that some of your friends or family know someone to help you. Ask around and find opportunities among your contacts. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for “factory near Jakarta.”
Walk around anywhere in Jakarta for possible jobs
If you are somewhere in Jakarta, 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 Jakarta.” You can see these places to ask for job opportunities.