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Excerpted from the Brazil Career Guide

One of the best ways to find jobs in Brazil is through referrals and personal leads. People generally prefer to hire someone they have worked with before, or who is known by someone else they trust, rather than take a risk on an individual for whom they have no experiential reference. Apart from the element of trust, the wish to help out friends or acquaintances is another important factor, especially given the intense competition for each job vacancy that arises. It is therefore important that professionals entering the Brazilian market understand that building personal networks will be an essential feature of business life and will prove just as important as having a good résumé/CV.

Online Job Sites

http://www.empregos.com.br (Portuguese)
Empregos is a major portal for jobs and careers in Brazil, with about 210,000 vacancies posted each month. This is one of the largest websites of its kind, with approximately three-quarters of a million résumés/CVs posted for the benefit of approximately 50,000 companies throughout Brazil. Candidates can post résumés/CVs or search the job bank by job title, discipline or location. There is a subscription fee.


Government Employment Resources

Sistema Nacional de Empregos (SINE)
National Employment System
http://www.mtb.gov.br (Portuguese, Spanish, English)
SINE, the National Employment System (Sistema Nacional de Empregos), runs employment offices throughout the country and provides an information system for the national job market. Its website contains information about companies, job openings and requirements to fill available positions. Foreigners seeking employment in Brazil can find information on Brazilian labor legislation and procedures of a general nature regarding visas.

Internship Program

Cia de Talentos
http://www.ciadetalentos.com.br (Portuguese)
As the website of the Talent Management Division of DM (Decision Making), Cia deTalentos has been working with the most important trainee and intern programs in Brazil since 1991. This website offers a list of current internship and trainee opportunities and provides an online application form. This site is widely used by Brazilians and is well recognized in the market.

Cia de Talentos
Avenida das Nações Unidas, 11541 – 4º andar
São Paulo – SP
CEP 04795-100
Email: ciadetalentos@ciadetalentos.com.br
Tel: +55 11 5112-3232

Staffing Agencies and Temporary Help Firms

Grupo Foco
http://www.grupofoco.com.br (Portuguese)
Grupo Foco, founded in 1992, is comprised of these main companies: Stanton Chase International, Foco RH, Foco Talentos and Foco Velox. It is one of the most highly regarded human resources firms in the country. Foco Velox focuses on providing staff for call centers, help desks, customer service, telemarketing and e-commerce. It specializes in temporary staff and outplacement, with approximately 3,000 professionals currently allocated throughout Brazil. There are offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Macae, Curitiba and Joinville.

Grupo Foco – São Paulo Branch
Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 1461 4º andar
São Paulo –SP
CEP 01452-002
Tel: +55 (11) 3101-3817

Executive Recruiters and Search Firms

FESA – Executive Recruiters
http://www.fesa.com.br (Portuguese, English)
FESA has been in the market since 1995 and is specialized in executive search and people management solutions. It has offices in Sao Paulo, Curitiba and Rio de Janeiro. Jobseekers can register their information and upload résumés on the website.

Al. Santos, 1800 – 6.o andar 
São Paulo – SP 
CEP 01418-200 
Tel: +55 (11) 3365-3800 
Fax: +55 (11) 3365-3800

Newspapers that Publish Job Advertisements

Folha de São Paulo
http://www.folha.uol.com.br/ (Portuguese, English, Spanish)
One of the two largest and most widely-read newspapers in São Paulo, Folha de São Paulo is a liberal, center-left publication with a reputation for good journalism. Folha Online offers a comprehensive jobs section as part of its classified ads, and also offers useful information on the job market in general and on current employment trends. It contains information regarding vacancies in Brazil and abroad.

Folha de São Paulo

This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the Brazil Guide.

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