How to get a job in Bangladesh? A short guide for everyone, foreigner or Bangladeshi

Everyone who wants to get a job in Bangladesh needs first to find a job in Bangladesh. A good start can be a job website like Bdjobs.com or Careerjet.

You can look for recruitment agencies or employment agencies in Bangladesh. And you can look for jobs also on Facebook groups in Bangladesh.

Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Bangladesh. Bangladeshi citizens don’t need a work permit to get a job. In most cases, every other nationality needs to apply for a work permit. You can do this together with your new employer, or employment agency. Read more below on how to find a job in Bangladesh and on how to get a work permit for Bangladesh.

The best-paying careers in Bangladesh are in banking, healthcare, and information technology. But, there are lots of high-paying jobs available in a variety of businesses. Bangladesh’s job market needs competent individuals in a variety of industries.

How to get a job in Bangladesh?

The first step in getting a job in Bangladesh is to find a job in Bangladesh. Find out where to look for work in Bangladesh in the sections below.

Once you have a job offer, you may need to apply for a work permit, or a work visa, together with your employer or on your own. You will not likely need any permit if you are a resident of Bangladesh.

In most cases, you apply for a work permit with your new employer, a company, or an employment agency. They will get you a visa to enter the country if you are not in Bangladesh already.

Once you have an employer who can sponsor you. You will need to handle together all the paperwork to get you a work permit or a work visa.

First, find a job, and after you’ll worry about documentation if you need it.

How to find a job in Bangladesh?

You can find a job in Bangladesh by searching online for job opportunities in Bangladesh. You can find a job either with a company, or with a recruitment agency, or through an employment agency.

Job websites in Bangladesh

A good start is to search for a job on these popular job websites.

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 job in Bangladesh” or “Babysitter job in Bangladesh”. Use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking. Don’t stop at the first pages and go deep with your search. You’ll get an immediate feeling of what’s around and of which job websites are best suited for your needs.

Google MapsBaidu MapsNaver Maps2GIS, or any other map app, can help you find employers near you or abroad. Look for the kind of organization that might have job opportunities for you. You can look for “Retail in Bangladesh” or “Mall in Bangladesh” for example.

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

Bdjobs.com is one of the most popular job websites in Bangladesh.

Careerjet is a popular job website in Bangladesh.

Bikroy.com is a popular website of classifieds. It has listings about jobs as well.

Websites to get a job in Bangladesh

These are more websites that can be useful when you are looking for a job.

BDgovtJob Net provides news about all government jobs in Bangladesh.

BD Jobs Careers.com is about all government jobs news in Bangladesh. It shows recent government jobs, bank jobs, and private.

All Education Result gives all results from the education board of Bangladesh.

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

Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in Bangladesh.

You can use your favorite social media to look for groups that talk about jobs or about Bangladesh.

LinkedIn Bangladesh is also a popular choice when networking for jobs.

Any social media or communication platform can help you to find a job in Bangladesh. It can be for example Instagram or any WhatsApp group of people in Bangladesh.

Recruitment agencies in Bangladesh

A recruitment agency receives a description for a job from an employer who needs someone. Then the recruitment agency looks for a person to do that job.

Recruitment agencies look for skilled workers to suit the job role available. A skilled worker has some experience, and certifications, to work in a particular role. Examples can be a nurse, an accountant, a chef, a construction worker, or a truck driver.

Recruitment agencies specialize in particular sectors. Those can be care, computing, engineering, nursing, accounting, catering, construction, or other sectors. Sometimes an agency can contact you first if they struggle to find people.

You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you to find a job that matches your skills. You can type ‘recruitment agency near Dhaka’ on Google Maps or any other map website. There you can find a list of good agencies that you can contact. If you are not in Bangladesh, you can search your area for local recruitment agencies. They can help you find a job in Bangladesh.

Employment agencies, temp agencies, temporary job agencies, staffing agencies in Bangladesh

Employment agencies hire people to do jobs. The agency employs you to work for another company. Employment agencies can be temp agencies (temporary job agencies), or staffing agencies. An employment agency registers someone who’s looking for work, a job seeker. The agency then contacts employers who have positions available for the new person.
These agencies can hire new workers for new jobs. Agencies contract those new jobs from other companies. An employment agency will assist any job seeker.

Unskilled workers are more likely to find a job with an employment agency. An unskilled worker has no qualifications, or experience, in the job that they want. They have finished school recently, or they are changing industries or they are new to the region.

These agencies specialize in particular sectors. Those can be care, computing, engineering, nursing, accounting, catering, construction, or other sectors. Agencies offer full-time jobs, part-time jobs, temporary jobs, seasonal jobs, or freelance jobs.
If you, for example, type ‘employment agency near Bangladesh’ on Google Maps, Baidu Maps, or any other map website. You can find a list of good agencies that you can contact. If you are not in Bangladesh, you can search your area for local employment agencies. They can help you find a job in Bangladesh.

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 Bangladesh

Form connections, ask around, and find opportunities among your contacts. Speak with friends of friends of people who may have traveled or worked in Bangladesh. You will see that some of your friends or family know someone who knows someone.

You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in Bangladesh

You can search for companies and local businesses in the Bangladesh area. An easy tool for doing that can be any map app or map website. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for “farm near Chattogram”.

Walk around Bangladesh for possible jobs

If you are in Bangladesh, 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 Khulna”. You can visit these places asking for job opportunities.

Search for employment schemes

You can apply for an employment scheme or an employment support program that can help you to find a job. Those programs can be local or national. They can be open only to Bangladeshi residents but they can be open to foreigners as well. You need to look for a program that fits your profile. You can search for employment schemes at your local government or embassy. You can search for “Bangladesh employment scheme” or “Bangladesh employment program”.


The above cover image shows somewhere at Agrabad in Chattogram, Bangladesh. Photo by Amit Chowdhury on Unsplash