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Expat Advice: Working in Jakarta, Indonesia

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Jakarta

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Oil, Gas, Mining, IT, Natural Resources. Indonesia is a BIG country and a very RICH country, that is managed very poorly.

Most people come here either because they were transferred here by their companies or because they came here under contract. People either hate the place and cannot wait to leave, or fall in love with the place and the people and stay for extended periods.

What type of work do you do and how did you find your job?

Entrepreneurial Project Management Consultant and Trainer

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How did you obtain your work permit? What advice would you have for others about work permits?

Partnered with a local company. Biggest challenge- finding an HONEST partner.

What advice would you offer others about finding jobs and working abroad?

My advice would be to try to get your company to transfer you to the place you would like to work OR obtain a contract from a company which is working in the country you would like to visit.

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