igeria is a country located in West Africa. The official language is English.
Below is a selection of resources for searching for employment opportunities as a foreigner in Nigeria.
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.
- Jobberman: Jobberman is a giant in the Nigeria job search industry.
- Job List Nigeria: You will see after going through these search engines that they tend to not be all that unique in terms of their interface. Job List Nigeria belongs in the not-so-unique category. It does have legit job postings though.
- Hot Nigerian Jobs: Love the name of this site.
- Rigzone: Jobs in the oil and gas industry.
- Career Jet: I’m sure you’ve heard of Career Jet. They have job search options for Nigeria.
- Gigajob: This site is newer than the rest, but is a solid job board available in not just Nigeria, but also in 150 countries worldwide in several different languages.
- Learn4Good: Learn4Good has a good portal for jobs on a number of levels.
Other Websites and Blogs
- Expat Arrivals: A good short but sweet article on working in Nigeria.
- Telegraph: Article on jobs in the oil and gas industry.
Overseas and Expat Job Portals
- Michael Page Africa: I used Michael Page back in my Africa days. The site is well known.
- 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 Nigeria as a foreigner. For information on visas for Nigeria, be sure to check out my Nigeria visa page. If you are looking to spice up your dating life, check out my post on the best online dating sites in Africa.
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