How To Find a Job in Azerbaijan as a Foreigner

Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is a country located on the the Caspian Sea between Iran and Russia. The official language is Azerbaijani, and the capital is Baku.

If your wish is to work in Azerbaijan, check out the selection of resources below for searching for employment opportunities in this country as a foreigner. Also, be sure to read this post at DoingBusiness.org about moving to Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan is big into oil and gas, so if you have skills in this area, you might be in luck. A good place to start for you would be to check out the careers page at BP to see what opportunities they have. Other good resources to check out are RigZone (you might remember this website from my post on jobs in Angola), and the giant consulting firm Deloitte (although the opportunities at Deloitte will be more along the lines of consulting and finance than oil and gas).

If you do end up landing a job in Azerbaijan, you will most likely need to get a work permit. For that, you will need to head over to the State Migration Service, the government body that is in charge of all things related to the entrance of foreigners into the country.

Ok, so without further ado, here are the best resources for finding a job in this country:

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.

  • Human Capital Baku: Human Capital Baku is a great starting point if you are looking to do something other than teaching English This site is good for IT and engineering professionals.
  • Learn4Good: There are some Azerbaijani job postings on this site from time to time.
  • CareerJet: I’m sure you are probably familiar with CareerJet. They have job opportunities in Azerbaijan.
  • Riley GuideHandpicked sites that enable you to search for employment in specific countries and/or regions around the world.

Overseas and Expat Job Portals

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

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