How To Find a Job in Peru as a Foreigner

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

Located in western South America, Peru is a pretty good choice if you are looking at employment overseas, especially in the areas of English teaching. The place is pretty cheap, and your money will go quite a long way.

Below is a selection of resources for searching for employment opportunities as a foreigner in Peru.

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.

  • Bumeran: Bumeran is a big bad job search site with lots of opportunities in Peru.
  • OpcionEmpleo: Run by the same guys who run CareerJet.com.
  • Indeed: The Peru version of the big U.S. job search site Indeed.com.
  • 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.
  • Trabajando: Trabajando is very popular and has a truck load of Peru job opportunities.
  • 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 Peru too.
  • Olx: Olx is also a giant classifieds site. It has job opportunities, but not all of them look legit. Be advised.
  • Los Clasificados: This site has a lot of job opportunities, but it will take a lot of time to sift through the offers and determine what is good and what is not good.

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 Peru 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

  • 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.
  • 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 Peru as a foreigner. For information on visas for Peru, be sure to check out my Peru 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 Peru.

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