You can look for recruitment agencies or employment agencies in the Maldives. And you can look for jobs also on Facebook groups in the Maldives.
Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in the Maldives. Maldivian citizens don’t need a work permit. 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.
The Maldives is a country located in the Indian Ocean. The official language is Maldivian.
Read more below on how to find a job in the Maldives and on how to get a work permit for the Maldives.
How to get a job in the Maldives?
The first step in getting a job in the Maldives is to find a job in the Maldives. Find out where to look for work in the Maldives 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 the Maldives.
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 the Maldives 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 a work permit if you need it.
How to find a job in the Maldives?
You can find a job in the Maldives by searching online for job opportunities in the Maldives. You can find a job either with a company, or with a recruitment agency, or through an employment agency.
Job websites in the Maldives
A good start is to search for a job on these popular job websites.
Baidu, Google, Naver, Sogou, Yandex, 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 “Construction worker in the Maldives” or “Babysitter in the Maldives”. 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 Maps, Baidu Maps, Naver Maps, 2GIS, 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 the Maldives” or “Mall in the Maldives” for example.
Jobs Maldives is a popular job website in the Maldives. They have many job opportunities, especially in the tourism and hospitality industry.
CatererGlobal.com in the Maldives focus on hospitality jobs, that is staff for restaurant, bars, and hotels. It has job listings in the Maldives.
Naukri.com in the Maldives is a big Indian job website but it has job listings for the Maldives.
Shine.com in the Maldives is a big Indian job website but it has job listings for the Maldives.
Websites to get a job in the Maldives
These are more websites that can be useful when you are looking for a job.
Ibay is a popular website of classifieds in the Maldives. It has listings about jobs in the Maldives as well.
Mihaaru is one of the most popular news in the Maldives. They have listings of jobs and classifieds in the Maldives.
Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in the Maldives
Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in the Maldives.
You can use your favorite social media to look for groups that talk about jobs or about the Maldives.
LinkedIn Maldives is also a popular choice when networking for jobs.
Any social media or communication platform can help you to find a job in the Maldives. It can be for example Instagram or any WhatsApp group of people in the Maldives.
Recruitment agencies in the Maldives
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 the Maldives’ 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 the Maldives, you can search your area for local recruitment agencies. They can help you find a job in the Maldives.
Employment agencies, temp agencies, temporary job agencies, staffing agencies in the Maldives
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 type ‘employment agency near the Maldives’ 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 the Maldives, you can search your area for local employment agencies. They can help you find a job in the Maldives.
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 the Maldives
You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in the Maldives
You can search for companies and local businesses in the Maldives area. An easy tool for doing that can be any map app or map website. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for “tech comapny near the Maldives”.
Walk around the Maldives for possible jobs
If you are in the Maldives, 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 the Maldives”. 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 Maldivian 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 “the Maldives employment scheme” or “the Maldives employment program”.
Sources: Janice Wigan, 10 Career websites to search in Maldives