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Expat Advice: Working in Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Network, network network. Come down here with a minimum of 6 months living expenses and the cost of residencia. Most employers will not hire you if you are not legal first.

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

Santo Domingo

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

First jobs for expats here are usually in call centers if you have not transferred in with an expat company. Working in a call center will get you some experience culturally and help you find the lay of the land so to speak. I do resume reviews all the time and can give you a realistic assessment of your skills and earning potential.

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

I am a business consultant. I have done contracts in a variety of industries including tourism, transportation, resorts, call centers, IT, recruiting and placement work. I also serve on the boards of 3 charities.

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

You can either get residencia or a work visa. The process can be a bit daunting but the government is cracking down on illegal expats.

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

Nope, I learned on the fly.

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

N/A

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

Network, network network. Come down here with a minimum of 6 months living expenses and the cost of residencia. Most employers will not hire you if you are not legal first.

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