To find a job in Colombia, do your research, network, and apply for jobs online and in person. You can start with Computrabajo and magneto. Everyone who wants to find a job in Colombia needs to look for a job in Colombia. You can look for recruitment agencies in Colombia. And you can look for jobs on Facebook groups in Colombia.
Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Colombia. Colombian 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 Colombia without a job offer. Read more below on how to find a job in Colombia.
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First, find a job, and then you will worry about a work permit if you need it.
How to get a job in Colombia
You can find a job in Colombia by searching online for job opportunities in Colombia. You can find a job either with a company or a recruitment agency.
Colombian 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.
Also, read How to find a job in Bogota
Job websites in Colombia
To find a job, try using search engines like Baidu, Google, Naver, Sogou, or Yandex. For example, try to search “Construction worker in Bogota” or “Transport Driver in Medellín,” 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 Cartagena” or “Mall in Cali.”
Many job websites can help you find work in Colombia. 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 Colombia
Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in Colombia. I found these groups talking about jobs in Colombia. You can look for more.
Recruitment agencies in Colombia
You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you. You can type “recruitment agency near Medellín” 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 Colombia, search your area for local recruitment agencies. They can help you find a job in Colombia.
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 Colombia
To find a job in Colombia, speak with any person who may have traveled or worked in Colombia. 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 Bogota.”
Walk around anywhere in Colombia for possible jobs
If you are somewhere in Colombia, 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 Cartagena.” 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 Colombian 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 “Colombia employment scheme” or “Colombia employment program.”