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Are you looking for a job in Argentina? Differents opportunities exist for expatriates...

The unemployment rate in Argentina has dramatically declined since 2001, offering many job opportunities to high qualified foreign engineers, managers and executives. The Argentine labor market is mainly open to the most qualified immigrants; however, low-skilled or low-qualified foreign nationals will have fewer job opportunities in the country and access to the Argentine labor market will probably be much more difficult.

Pre-requisites to employment in Argentina are: good knowledge of Spanish (knowledge of English and Portuguese is a real advantage); strong professional skills and/or higher qualifications; reliable in stressful situations; adaptability, teamwork and sense of communication.

Regarding the writing of your CV, be brief, concise but precise. In general, information is listed from oldest to latest. With regards to CV sections, start with your civil status, then career objective(s), education (try to find Argentine equivalents to your diplomas), foreign languages and extra-professional activities. Stating your extra-professional activities is important because it will enable potential recruiters to have a better idea about you. Last important point: adapt your resume to the company you are applying to. In other words, do not send the same standard resume to all the companies you are sending applications to! You can also send unsollicited applications online or by postmail.

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It is recommended to attach a photo on your resume.

Regarding the cover letter, a single page will do. Introduce yourself and show that you have documented about the company. Then show that you meet all requirements to fill up the position based on your past experiences and/or education. Finally, state your salary expectations, if any. The cover letter can be typed, except if a handwritten letter is specifically requested

Tools for your job hunt

Send unsolicited applications, use the Internet and visit websites such as Monster Jobs, contact the Argentine chamber of commerce or the Argentine economic mission established in your country to find out more about employment in Argentina, formalities, work permit application, or consult job listings where appropriate. You will find job offers in : 

The Press: 

Many Argentine newspaper have jobs and career sections. Some newspapers have online versions. You can check their classifieds sections.

Chambers of commerce and consular services:

To find job opportunities in Argentina, visit the Chamber of Commerce of your country established in Argentina or contact the consular services for employment, if any. You can also contact chambers of commerce of third countries established in the country.

  Useful links:

Argentine Ministry of Labor www.trabajo.gob.ar
British-Argentine Chamber of Commerce hwww.britargcham.co.uk
American-Argentine Chamber of Commerce www.amchamar.com.ar

Temporary work and staffing agencies:

Most major international temporary work agencies have branch offices in Argentina. Please refer to their websites or visit them on site, and submit your resume!

  Useful links:

Adecco Argentina www.adecco.com.ar
Manpower Argentina www.manpower.com.ar
Randstad www.randstad.com.ar

Internet: 

Internet is probably the best means to find employment in  Argentina. The web abounds with general or specialized wesites dedicated to employment where you can submit your CV online, get useful tips about the labor market, and consult job listings and resumé guides. Here are some of leading employment websites in Argentina:

  Useful links:

Bumeran - Jobs in Argentina www.bumeran.com.ar
Bolsa de trabajo www.computrabajo.com.ar
Argentina Online www.argentine.enligne-fr.com

Business Directory:

Via Business Directory - Business and Argentine economic news www.viabusiness.com.ar

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