If you are planing to move to Costa Rica, we believe your job might be one of your biggest concerns, but don’t worry, here you have some tips that can help you.
All foreigns that what work in Costa Rica have to apply for a work permit after becoming permanent residents, but once you have it, this covers you with a public insurance, 10% of your salary will be deducted for you to enjoy the possibility of having this insurance, believe or not, this is totally worth it. Working illegally does happen in Costa Rica, but you risk considerable fines, deportation, and blacklisting if you are caught.
If you already have a degree it should be easier for you to get hired, but in the cases of the doctors, lawyers, nurses, pharmacists, and others, the country asks them to take a written test to measure their knowledge, and after this, analyze the possibility of obtaining a work permit in their specific areas.
Some jobs people with not much experience apply are, call centers like Sykes, Amazon, HP, and others. The only requirements this agencies have is to have a high school diploma, to speak english, and to have a clean criminal record. You can work from home or work directly from the agency.
Other common jobs are, teachers, secretaries, cleaning assistants, personal trainers, community managers, baby sitters, or even develop your own business. Working as a self-employed person is a popular option in the country, and entrepreneurial expats should look into opening their own business.
Local and international recruitment agencies are awesome places to start your Costa Rican job search. An agent can take a look at your qualifications and job requirements, and help you find a position that best fits your needs.