Best Places to Seek Employment

As a foreigner in Colombia your best chance of getting employment is to head to the larger towns and cities, or where tourism is popular. We recommend the following places:

  • Bogotá
  • Medellín
  • Cali
  • Barranquilla
  • Cartagena
  • Cúcuta
  • Bucaramanga
  • Ibagué
  • Soledad
  • Pereira


How to Get a Job in Colombia as a Foreigner

Interested in a working holiday, summer, seasonal job or something more long term? Check out our top tips below:

  • If you are trying to apply through job sites in Colombia and not having much luck don't give up, try to contact companies direct
  • If you don't already know the local language we recommend booking a Spanish course in Colombia
  • A good way to get your foot in the door and enhance your prospects / experience is to intern in Colombia
  • If you are thinking about going travelling in Colombia and just want get some cash in hand work your best bet is to work at hostels, hotels and expat bars
  • Try to find companies run by international staff e.g. dive schools in Colombia who might be seeking staff


Popular Industries 

  • Au Pair/Chilcare/Nanny
  • Business
  • Education
  • Hotels & Hsopitality
  • HR/Recruitment
  • IT
  • Language/Multilingual
  • Outdoor/Adventure
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Publishing
  • Sales
  • Support/Help Desk
  • TEFL/ESL/Teaching
  • Travel&Tourism
  • Translation


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