General Job Search Engines and Classifieds
With the sites below, you can expect to get a 0.5 to 1.0% response rate (people who will respond back to you to whom you sent your application/CV.) Nevertheless, I encourage you to give these sites a try as you never know what you will come up with or what connections you can make from a simple e-mail or application.
- Times Jobs: I’m not a fan of the overly busy interface. With that said, the job postings are legit.
- Placement India: You will see after going through these search engines that they tend to not be all that unique in terms of their interface. Placement India belongs in the not-so-unique category. It does have legit job postings though.
- Career Builder: Career Builder is old to the internet job arena.
- Shine: Shine is yet another Indian job search engine. Nothing too unique about it, but it is worth giving a try after you’ve exhausted the options above.
- Monster India: The Monster job search brand has been around since pretty much the dawn of the internet era.
- Head Honchos: Head Honchos specializes in Senior Management positions.
- Career Jet: I’m sure you’ve heard of Career Jet. They have job search options for India.
- Indeed: The Indian version of the big U.S. job search site Indeed.com.
- Naukri: I mentioned Naukri over on my Qatar jobs page. The Indian site is chock full of job postings.
- Learn4Good: Learn4Good has a good portal for jobs on a number of levels.
Teaching English might be an option (if you are a native English speaker that is). All of the sites below are pretty similar and have a massive amount of teaching English job options. Browse through each of the sites for any English job opportunities in India. Also, be sure to check out this cool table from the International TEFL academy that shows how much money teachers can expect to make in various countries around the world.
- ESL Employment: Not the most beautiful interface, but who needs a pretty website when you have so many English teaching job options to choose from.
- Total ESL: Also an overly busy interface but a wealth of job postings for teaching jobs abroad.
- ESL Cafe: Dave does a great job in compiling some of the best job openings from around the world.
- Tesall: Big teaching jobs aggregator.
Other Websites and Blogs
- Transitions Abroad: Transitions Abroad has a really comprehensive list for anyone considering becoming an expatriate in India.
- Heather Gupta: Heather has spent a lot of her life working in Mumbai. Read her 10 tips for foreigners working in India.
Overseas and Expat Job Portals
- Michael Page: An international executive recruitment website that I’ve used in the past. This site is targeted towards high-end job seekers.
- eFinancialCareers: My favorite search engine for finance jobs on the web. I used them during my Wall Street days. They are limited for India though.
- Overseas Jobs: I find that there is often significant overlap between the postings on this site and that of other sites. Nevertheless this site has been around for a while.
- Go Abroad: I’ve always been a fan of GoAbroad. In fact, on the visa information portion of my website, you will find where I have linked to their global embassies directory. They have a good job portal too.
- Linkedin: Last but not least, this huge professional social network is a resource for building contacts in the field and location of your interest.
There you have it. The best places to find jobs in India as a foreigner. For information on visas for India, be sure to check out my India visa page. If you are looking to spice up your dating life, check out my post on the best online dating sites in India.
Finding a job
How to find a job in India:
With the increasing demand for labour, job websites have become very popular in India. They provide a good overview of the job market. Usually you will be able to either directly browse through job offers or upload your CV. Most of the sites are available in English.
Many companies also have listings of vacancies on their websites, so they are worth checking as well.
Jobs in newspapers
Indian newspapers usually have a job vacancy section. You should also check their websites for the most recent offers. Indian newspapers include:
- The Times of India (www.indiatimes.com)
- The Hindu (www.hinduonnet.com)
- Indian Express (www.indianexpress.com)
It is also worth checking regional newspapers because some jobs are only advertised locally. For expatriate jobs, you should also check out some of the English magazines in India, many of them have classifieds sections.
Recruitment agencies in India
Many international recruitment agencies and, to a lesser extent, Indian agencies, offer recruitment services in India.
Be aware that many agencies charge horrendous sums without offering any service. To make sure that your agency is trustworthy, ask Indian friends and co-workers to help you find an accredited agent. Compare prices in advance and never make payments without having received any service.