Finding a job in Argentina

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Updated 2020-05-05 12:01

It is not difficult to find a job in Argentina as an expat, as the country is home to numerous national and international companies, offering job opportunities to qualified professionals from all over the world.

The unemployment rate in Argentina has dramatically declined since 2001, with many job opportunities opening up for high skilled foreign engineers, managers and executives, amongst others. For low-skilled foreign nationals, there are fewer opportunities, but this does not mean access to the Argentinian labour market is impossible.

How to find a job in Argentina

Get your visa

Anyone working in Argentina for three months or more requires a temporary work visa, which will allow you to carry out professional activity in the country. For more information, read our article 'How to get a visa for Argentina.'

Master the language

Naturally, it helps to have a good knowledge of Spanish, as well as English, and it is a real advantage if you also speak Portuguese.

Adapt your CV

Your CV should be brief yet precise and in general, the information on there should be listed from oldest to most recent. Begin with your civil status, then list your career objectives and education - it will help if you can find the Argentine equivalent for your diploma - followed by foreign languages and extracurricular activities. Finally, make sure you adapt the wording to the company you're applying to work for, rather than simply sending the same standard CV to all of them. It is recommended that you include a photo as well. Consider getting a free CV review at TopCV.

Write a good cover letter

Regarding the cover letter, a single page will do. Introduce yourself and show that you have thoroughly researched the company, then show that you meet all their requirements for the position, based on your previous work history and/or education. Finally, state your salary expectations, if any.

Use all available channels

Be sure to send unsolicited applications, use the internet and visit websites such as Monster Jobs. You can also contact the Argentine chamber of commerce or the Argentine economic mission in your country to find out more about employment possibilities, as well as the formalities involved, such as getting a work permit. Many Argentinian newspapers also have jobs and career sections, with some having online versions too.

We hope you found this article useful! For more articles on working in Argentina, visit our website.

Useful links:

Xpat Jobs
Job of Mine
Go Abroad
Overseas Jobs
Buenos Aires Classifieds
Career Jet

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