Getting an IT Job in Seychelles

I was recently in Seychelles (Praslin, La Digue and Mahe) and I loved the country and climate and the atmosphere. I usually read around about the country I'm visiting and I read that Seychelles is trying to build up their financial and IT services as means of independence from the tourism and fishing industries. I've also read from various sources that in Seychelles jobs are not advertised online and a lot happens locally and to my understanding from mouth to mouth.

As an IT person interested in moving to Seychelles what are possible steps? Usually, you search online but there aren't any postings. IT is also implied to have presence online. Do I need to travel to Seychelles and try to search for a job locally and if yes then how would that work?

Besides my questions focused on how to land an IT job in Seychelles, I'm also curious for your insight with regards to the effort put to grow the economy in the non-hospitality services such as finance and IT. How is the government pushing this without online presence? Is it something that started very recently?

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I suggest a Google search. Just type 'IT jobs Seychelles' into your search engine. I had a quick look and lots there on offer.

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Word of mouth is definitely correct! Most of us locals know a lot of people, and it starts by someone saying “hey this company is looking for someone, let me know if you know anyone” and it starts like that, and the person gets employed through recommendations. A lot of Seychellois are actually on Facebook, we have lots of Facebook groups for all kinds of things. So it’s not that we are not online on Google, it’s that we are all on Facebook! ;-)

tropicalweb :

Word of mouth is definitely correct! Most of us locals know a lot of people, and it starts by someone saying “hey this company is looking for someone, let me know if you know anyone” and it starts like that, and the person gets employed through recommendations. A lot of Seychellois are actually on Facebook, we have lots of Facebook groups for all kinds of things. So it’s not that we are not online on Google, it’s that we are all on Facebook! ;-)

I've actually searched in Facebook as well but didn't notice anything. Most groups and announcements were about renting or selling a place or similar. When I looked specifically for jobs and especially it related jobs, can't say that I saw a group. I searched in English and it can be that groups are in French as many locals speak French better than English.

If you can mention some that would be great. If not in public then please in a private message.

Anyhow, thanks for the info.

AlexS1978 :
tropicalweb :

Word of mouth is definitely correct! Most of us locals know a lot of people, and it starts by someone saying “hey this company is looking for someone, let me know if you know anyone” and it starts like that, and the person gets employed through recommendations. A lot of Seychellois are actually on Facebook, we have lots of Facebook groups for all kinds of things. So it’s not that we are not online on Google, it’s that we are all on Facebook! ;-)

I've actually searched in Facebook as well but didn't notice anything. Most groups and announcements were about renting or selling a place or similar. When I looked specifically for jobs and especially it related jobs, can't say that I saw a group. I searched in English and it can be that groups are in French as many locals speak French better than English.

If you can mention some that would be great. If not in public then please in a private message.

Anyhow, thanks for the info.

This site jobo[dot]sc is where many companies now publish their vacancies. I think they also have a Facebook page.

tropicalweb :

This site jobo[dot]sc is where many companies now publish their vacancies. I think they also have a Facebook page.

Thanks. I am already there but not many postings, hence my questions.

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