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