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Job Resources
Internships are difficult to come by in Costa Rica. Utilize company websites to locate open positions.
Employment Trends
The importance of agriculture in the Costa Rican economy has declined, while technology has advanced.
Top Companies
The following list represents companies reporting the largest assets/revenues in the country. More than 400,000 additional corporate profiles can be found in Going Global's Employer Directory.
Financial Considerations
The capital, San José, is ranked the most expensive city in Central America in a recent international cost of living survey.
Resume/CVs
Cover letter use has declined in Costa Rica. The most common resume is one page long.
Interviewing Advice
Interviews are granted in Costa Rica only after good personal marketing through resumes and networking.
Cultural Advice
Avoid using first names until invited to do so and use formal Spanish pronouns and titles.
Business and Networking
Local chambers of commerce are the main business networking organizations in Costa Rica.
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