How to get a job in Iran? A quick guide for everyone

To get a job in Iran, you can start from Jobinja and Sheypoor. You can look for recruitment agencies or employment agencies in Iran. And you can look for jobs also on Instagram in Iran. Everyone who wants to get a job in Iran needs first to look for a job in Iran.

Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Iran. Iranian citizens, and residents, 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. Or you can find a work visa scheme so you can come to Iran without a job offer first. Read more below on how to find a job in Iran and on how to get a work permit for Iran.

Most of the following websites or apps are in English or Farsi, also known as Persian. If you need, use Google Translate, or any other translation service, to browse them.

How to get a job in Iran?

Iran is a country in Western Asia. The official language is Farsi, which is known as Persian as well.

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

Iranian citizens, and residents, don’t need a work permit to get a job. In most cases, every other nationality needs to apply for a work permit.

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 Iran.

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 Iran already.

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

You can also find a work visa scheme so you can come to Iran without a job offer first.

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

How to find a job in Iran?

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

Job websites in Iran

Many job websites can help you find work in Iran. Some focus on certain professions and industries. 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 in Mashhad’ or ‘Babysitter in Tehran’. 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 Isfahan” or “Mall in Karaj” for example.

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

Jobinja is a popular job website in Iran. It is a good place to start looking for employment in any industry.

Job vision is a popular job website in Iran. It talks about salaries and careers as well.

Karpishe is another popular job website in Iran.

Iran Talent is a website in Iran.

Talent coach is another job website in Iran.

More useful websites to get a job in Iran

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

Divar is a popular website for classifieds in Iran.

Sheypoor is classifieds in Iran. It has job listings in many cities.

Malekpur Institute provides migration advice for Iranian nationals and foreigners.

Go2tr also provides migration advice for Iranian nationals and foreigners.

Ponisha is a platform for freelance work.

Instagram and other social media to get a job in Iran

Instagram helps you to connect with people about jobs in Iran. I found these groups about jobs in Iran. You can look for more.

Instagram Iran jobs is about jobs in Iran. It’s about jobs for architecture companies in Iran.

Instagram Iran Turkey job is about jobs in Iran.

Instagram jobs Iran is another group about jobs in Iran.

You can use your favorite social media to look for groups talking about jobs or Iran.

LinkedIn Iran is also a popular choice when networking for jobs in Iran.

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

Recruitment agencies in Iran

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 Mashhad’ on Google Maps or any other map app. There you can find a list of good agencies that you can contact. If you are not in Iran, you can search your area for local recruitment agencies. They can help you find a job in Iran.

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

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 Tehran’ 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 Iran, you can search your area for local employment agencies. They can help you find a job in Iran.

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 Iran

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

To find a job in Iran look at local newspapers, local bulletin boards, radio, and word of mouth. Local radio and newspapers are a good source of information about jobs in Iran.

You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in Iran

You can search for companies and local businesses in Iran. An easy tool for doing that can be any map app or map website. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for ‘factory near Karaj’.

Walk around anywhere in Iran for possible jobs

If you are somewhere in Iran, 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 Isfahan’. 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 Iranian 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 ‘Iran employment scheme’ or ‘Iran employment program’.

Do I need a visa for Iran?

Visitors to Iran must obtain a visa from one of the Iranian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries or countries eligible for a visa on arrival. All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months.

Is Iran safe for Indian students?

Yes! The relationship between Iran and India is one of the oldest and strongest in modern history.

How can I get a work permit in Iran?

In order to get a work permit, you must first be granted an entry visa which could be applied a maximum of 58 days before you travel, and a minimum of four working days before you travel. You can simply contact Faraz Andishan’s Service Desk for foreigners and ex-pats to grant your Visa and Work Permit in Iran.

Can I work in Iran?

Expats intending on working in Iran will need to ensure they have a valid work permit. In most cases, this is arranged through the expat’s employer, which acts as their sponsor in Iran. The process should be started at least two months before an ex-pat moves to Iran to accommodate any unexpected delays.

Is Iran cheap to live in?

A single person estimated monthly costs are 477$ without rent. The cost of living in Iran is, on average, 42.65% lower than in the United States. Rent in Iran is, on average, 61.32% lower than in the United States.

The above image shows somewhere in Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran. Photo by Sam Moghadam Khamseh on Unsplash