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.
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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