Useful Apps to Look for Jobs in Mexico

Even though my wife and I are a couple of retirees who have no aspirations to once again join the work force, that fact doesn’t stop many of our readers from asking us about work-related topics (e.g. how to get a work permit, how to find a job in Mexico).

There are several requirements to get permission to work in Mexico — I’ll actually be covering them all in a future post — but the most important one is to have a job offer from a company in Mexico. Just to be clear, you can’t even apply for the permit without that offer, so first things first, find a job.

Fortunately, we live an age where you can look for jobs, and even apply for them, from your cellphone as you lie on a beach sipping Margaritas. I suggest you let the effects of that Margarita wear off before actually going to the job interview — even if it’s conducted via Skype.

Over the last week or so, I tested several job-search apps and narrowed my list of recommendations down to the top three. Here they are:


This was my favorite app out of all the ones that I tried. It allows you to do searches without creating an account, and if the salary data is available, it includes it in the search results (second panel below).

As you look through the listings, keep in mind that the salaries are in pesos, not dollars.

I certainly don’t want anyone to think that being a gift shop manager in Cancun pays somewhere between $15,000-$20,000 USD a month. If it did, I would apply for the job myself.

If you’re curious what the average salaries are in Mexico, check out A Look at the Salaries of 20 Occupations in Mexico.


Trovit Empleo

This was a very good app; however, I actually preferred their main website search engine to the mobile version. I included that link below the screenshots.


LinkedIn Job Search

I didn’t find this site as useful as the first two, but it did have some positions that I didn’t see posted on Indeed and Trovit.


Let’s Wrap This Up

With 2019 right around the corner, the time has come to start formulating a few resolutions for the new year. One of mine is to start writing about topics that might be of interest to people other than retirees. We’ll see how it goes.

One thing that won’t change next year is that we’ll continue to take breaks from blogging to travel and we will never follow a set posting schedule — because that would be too much like having a real job.

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Qroo Paul
Paul Kurtzweil (Q-Roo Paul) was a deputy sheriff in Florida for 25 years before retiring at the rank of lieutenant in 2015. He and his wife moved to Mexico looking to maximize their retirement income. They later started a blog called Two Expats Mexico ( to share their experiences as well as information about the logistical and legal aspects of retiring south of the border.

6 Comments on "Useful Apps to Look for Jobs in Mexico"

  1. Lauren Wagner | December 10, 2018 at 8:43 am |

    Hi Paul

    I’m glad I signed up for your blog! You have provided provided very useful information.

    We have traveled/stayed in Akumal 2x, Ixcalak once and Yelapa once. Our fav was Akumal though the snorkeling in Ixcalak was better.
    Q: How challenging is it to
    open a small business in Mexico? I have been dreaming of a little bakery/coffeehouse in Tulum or Akumal. (We want to live in Akumal but it seems prices Have skyrocketed in the
    past two years.)
    Also enjoying your Spanish lessons. They are a good brush up for me.
    Thanks much!

    • Hi Lauren,

      Thanks for following the blog. To answer your question, there are certainly some additional hurdles for you as a foreigner but it’s certainly not impossible. You’ll have to consider the business structure and immigration aspect.

      One business that can answer your questions about both, is Mexlaw:

  2. Lauren Wagner | December 10, 2018 at 9:47 am |

    Thank you!

  3. Jeanelle Perez | December 12, 2018 at 1:00 am |

    Hi! I hear Tulum is awesome. Do you have food industry background? Make empanadas! Super yummy filled with different ingredients.

  4. Jeanelle Perez | December 15, 2018 at 10:35 pm |

    I have jumped on the bandwagon and on my 3rd session of your Spanish classes. I speak some Spanish already but now the language is starting to make sense with your classes. I would like to become fluent.
    Once I move to Mexico and retire I want to work part-time. I wrote an article for the Sayulita life newsletter last year which they liked and published. They might use me once I get moved..sounds good to me! I’m hoping to reinvent myself in my retirement years.

    • I’m glad to hear that you’re enjoying the Spanish lessons. Also, congrats on getting published in the Sayulita Life newsletter. It sounds like you’ve already found something to keep you busy here in Mexico.

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