How to get a job in Argentina? A quick guide for foreigners

If you have already a work permit, or you are Argentines, you can just go down to see how to find a job in Argentina.
If you don’t have a work permit, the first thing you need to do is to find a job. So go down to see how to find a job in Argentina.


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How to get a work permit in Argentina?

Once employees receive their residence permit, they need to apply for the work visa at the Argentinian consulate in their country of residence. The application process includes attending a personal interview with the consulate’s staff and paying all relevant application fees. Employees will also need to present certain documents, including:

  • A valid passport
  • Three passport photos
  • Notarized certification of the company’s intra-company transfer or an employer-signed employment contract
  • Their birth certificate
  • A marriage certificate or divorce decree, if applicable
  • A certificate of good conduct
  • An affidavit showing that they don’t have an international police record
  • An official certified copy of degree certificate or professional credentials

Can you work in Argentina without knowing Spanish?

It depends on the work you are looking for. Some people will tell that you will have no chance of getting to work without learning Spanish unless you are qualified to teach English or some other language that is widely taught. Some other people will tell you that they lived and worked for years in Argentina with just enough Spanish to order at a restaurant or to get a taxi.
If an employer is interested in hiring you from abroad, your knowledge of Spanish will probably not be important. So try to find a job and then worry about becoming fluent in Spanish later.

How to find a job in Argentina? 

You can start looking around at some useful job listing websites.

  • Google: when you start job hunting, a simple google search can be a good start. Look for the kind of job you would like to do, for example, “Arabic tutor in Gaziantep” or “Delivery driver in Ankara”. 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.
  • Facebook Jobs: can be also an option to start to see what’s around you. You can also ask around in the Facebook groups that are relevant to your profession, or your language or nationality, or just relevant to your wider interests.
  • Jobs in Buenos AiresA decent site with jobs for English-speaking professionals in the capital city.
  • Bumeran: Bumeran is a big bad job search site with lots of opportunities in Argentina.
  • OpcionEmpleo: Run by the same guys who run CareerJet.com.
  • Indeed: The Argentina version of the big U.S. job search site Indeed.com.
  • ZonaJobs: This site has a pretty interface with lots of middle to upper tier jobs.
  • CompuTrabajoLike I said in my post on jobs in Panama, Computrabajo has a terrible interface. It is a good thing that the selection of jobs is better than the site appearance.
  • Learn4GoodLearn4Good has a good portal for jobs on a number of levels.
  • Craigslist: Unless you have lived under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Craigslist. They’ve got stuff for Argentina too.
  • Olx: Olx is also a giant classifieds site. It has job opportunities, but not all of them look legit. Be advised.
  • Buenos Aires Herald: Good English newspaper with a classifieds section.
  • El Clarín: Another news site with classifieds that contain job postings.

 

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