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Expat Advice: Working in Mexico City, Mexico

Submitted by geoff01

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

Mexico City

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

There is a little of everything yet positions in multinational companies when you have very little Spanish are almost impossible to find. You need to transfer from your own country or find an English speaking position such as ours.

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

I am working as a financial consultant in Mexico City for Caledonian International. I had very little experience when I started working for the company and have found that with great training and support I have become a very successful consultant.

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

The company has arranged my work permit and would do so for anyone taking on a role as a consultant.

Have you taken language and cross-cultural training courses to prepare for your assignment? If so, how have they helped you on the job?

I already spoke around 80% Spanish so that helped me, although it is easy to find language classes and schools here at a very low cost. I have had full training and support from my company which is the normal approach for anyone.

If you were transferred abroad by your employer, were you guaranteed a job upon repatriation? What type of mentoring programs does your employer offer?

My employer is able to guarantee employment to newcomers in Mexico however roles are commission based and so you will need to be highly self motivated.

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

Send me a message if you are interested in working for us, we always have opportunities and are happy to help.

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ezleelee
May 20, 2011 11:19

I am a native of California and plan to permanente leave the United States. I speak very little Spanish. I hold a BS in Business Administration and have 11 years experience with the State of California and have worked with AT&T and Equitable Life Assurance. I am an unmarried, male African American, age 60. I feel I most leave the US for my safety and survival.

Daniella7
Aug 8, 2011 19:15

Dear Madam, A friend and I are thinking about moving and working abroad, reading your post above has drawn my attention to moving to new mexico! We are between the ages of 18-19, we speak fluent english and spanish Once I receive a response I'd like to tell you more about and ask questions so please get back to me Yours faithfully

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