Working in Mexico City can be an enriching experience. In this article, find useful tips to help you find a job there.
Are you planning to move to Mexico City? You will probably have to find a job there. But it should not be difficult since the Mexican capital city has a constantly developing economy which is based on several pillars. Note, however, that its labor market can be quite demanding. Thus, some jobs may require particular foreign expertise. So if you feel that you have these skills, do not hesitate to be an active job seeker. As it is, working in the City of hope can be a unique and enriching experience.
Mexico City's economy is very strong and resilient. Thus, job offers are numerous. Moreover, many foreign and international firms which have set up there are not only boosting its economy bus also creating jobs both for locals and foreigners.
For instance, you can be hired in the trade and retail field which currently lacks a competent manpower. Jobs are also available in the engineering, technical, foreign language teaching fields, etc. Hence, mastering one or several foreign languages will definitely be an advantage.
Culture and lifestyles are other motivation factors for expatriates to settle in Mexico City. But before moving, you must assess all eventualities, that is, in which field you are going to perform, the duration of your employment contract, if you are moving alone with your family and what are you going to do if things don't go as you had planned initially.
Find a job
It is better to start your job search well in advance, that is from your home country. Internet can be a great tool. You can not only go through general websites but also through forums and other specialized websites. You can also check out job offers on job websites and professional networks. You can thus apply online for a job and send your resume to Mexican firms.
Once you are on the spot, you can also check out classified ads in local newspapers or register with a recruitment agency. Word of mouth may also help if you have friends and contacts in Mexico City. Note that working conditions can be negotiated with your employer when you have been called for an interview.
Resume and cover letter
An ideal candidate is the one who has:
- a clear, detailed resume typewritten in Spanish unless the firm where you have applied for a job is a foreign or international company
- a personalized hand-written cover letter expressing his or her interest in the company
- a certificate, diploma and degree file which you can produce during the interview appointment.
Cost of living
Finding a job in Mexico City may be long given you have no idea yet on the country, its lifestyle, pace and culture. You have to be patient and persistent. You also have to inquire on the cost of living so as to determine if you can live comfortably there with your salary. Note that the average wage in Mexico City amounts to 5,660 pesos, that is US$ 430.