How To Find a Job in Argentina as a Foreigner

Me in Buenos Aires, Argentina in front of the Obelisk

Me in Buenos Aires, Argentina in front of the Obelisk

A lot of people swear by Argentina. They love the tango, the great steaks, the people, and the overall vibe. Despite my giant smile in the picture above (taken in downtown Buenos Aires), I am not one of them. In fact, I was so bored and unimpressed with Argentina during my stay, that I was chomping at the bit to return to Brazil at the first opportunity. I stayed in Buenos Aires and was bored out of my skull. I honestly don’t see what the big deal is about this country. The people weren’t all that beautiful, and they eat too late.

With that said, if you are an Argentine aficionado (unlike yours truly) and have a desire to live and work in this country, it is possible. Like most non English-speaking countries, your best bet for employment will be teaching English. It is also a good strategy to try to network with an employer based in your home country that has operations in Argentina.

Below is a selection of resources (based on word of mouth and personal research) for searching for employment opportunities as a foreigner in Argentina.

General Job Search Engines and Classifieds

With the sites below, you can expect to get a 0.5 to 1.0% response rate (people who will respond back to you to whom you sent your application/CV.) Nevertheless, I encourage you to give these sites a try as you never know what you will come up with or what connections you can make from a simple e-mail or application.

  • Riley GuideHandpicked sites that enable you to search for employment in specific countries and/or regions around the world.
  • 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.
  • CompuTrabajo: Like 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.
  • Trabajar: Another job search engine like most of the guys above. Worth giving a try.
  • Learn4Good: Learn4Good 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.
  • La Nación: I’m not all that impressed with the selection here, but I like to leave no stone unturned.
  • El Clarín: Another news site with classifieds that contain job postings.

Teaching English

Teaching English will be your easiest option (if you are a native English speaker that is). All of the sites below are pretty similar and have a massive amount of teaching English job options. Browse through each of the sites for any Argentina job opportunities. Also, be sure to check out this cool table from the International TEFL academy that shows how much money teachers can expect to make in various countries around the world.

  • ESL Employment: Not the most beautiful interface, but who needs a pretty website when you have so many English teaching job options to choose from.
  • Total ESL: Also an overly busy interface but a wealth of job postings for teaching jobs abroad.
  • ESL Cafe: Dave does a great job in compiling some of the best job openings from around the world.
  • Tesall: Big teaching jobs aggregator.
  • Transitions Abroad: A great list of English teaching contacts in Latin America.

Thoughts of Other Bloggers and Websites

Overseas and Expat Job Portals

  • Michael PageAn international executive recruitment website that I’ve used in the past. This site is targeted towards high-end job seekers.
  • eFinancialCareersMy favorite search engine for finance jobs on the web. I used them during my Wall Street days. They are limited for Argentina though.
  • Overseas Jobs:  I find that there is often significant overlap between the postings on this site and that of other sites. Nevertheless this site has been around for a while.
  • Go Abroad: I’ve always been a fan of GoAbroad. In fact, on the visa information portion of my website, you will find where I have linked to their global embassies directory. They have a good job portal too.
  • Career Builder: These guys have been around a long time. A pretty good site to check out but not the best of the bunch.
  • Linkedin: Last but not least, this huge professional social network is a resource for building contacts in the field and location of your interest.

There you have it. The best places to find jobs in Argentina as a foreigner. For information on visas for Argentina, be sure to check out my Argentina visa page. If you are single and are looking to spice up your dating life, check out my reviews of the best dating sites in Argentina.

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