Excerpted from the Mexico Career Guide
The Internet has become a useful tool in finding a job: it is accessible, easy to use and very inexpensive. In Mexico there are many websites that provide the service of bolsa de trabajo or ‘Job Bag.’ Bolsas de trabajo are sites where a candidate can register a CV, which will then be sent to various companies. In order to be successful in the job search it is recommended that the CV matches, as closely as possible, the job profile of the position; if necessary, rewrite the CV. Some sites match a profile to the positions posted; in such cases, an interview request will be sent directly to the applicant’s email. On other sites, jobseekers can search through the offers listed. Another option is to directly access a company’s website; some companies post job opportunities and allow applicants to apply online.
Online Job Sites
Started in 1996, OCC Mundial specializes in the Mexican job market but reaches internationally through a partnership with the US site Directemployers.com. OCC Mundial offers approximately 85,000 job listings in 40 sectors across all of the Mexican states. The site provides information about job trends in Mexico by state and industry, indexed by month. OCC Educacion was created to help candidates prepare for jobs; the site has alliances with universities and other educational institutions in Mexico.
Government Employment Resources
General Division of Employment and Training of Mexico City Government
The role of this division of Mexico City’s government is to diminish unemployment in Mexico City by coordinating employment activities. The organization coordinates the activities in the 16 delegations of the city, employment services and Center for Employment for the Youth. Most of the positions are at middle and lower levels.
Estudiantes Embajadores de México (EEM)
EEM is a consulting firm that promotes cultural exchanges between Mexico and other countries throughout the world. The firm works directly with students or with universities providing assistance in the area of international exchange programs. EEM represents more than 180 organizations in more than 30 countries. The portfolio of EEM includes academic programs, internships or professional practices abroad, language courses, cultural trips and summer camps.
Programas Estudiantiles de México
Río Orinoco No. 101- 3
Col. Del Valle
Garza Garcia, Nuevo León
Tel: (52-81) 8335-2711
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Staffing Agencies and Temporary Help Firms
Conexión Empleo Servicios
Conexión Empleo Servicios provides human resource services to Mexican companies hiring new personnel, including payroll management, outsourcing, psychometric testing and socioeconomic studies. Candidates can register CVs and review job offers on the website free of charge.
Conexión Empleo Servicio
Michoacán No. 30 Int. 8
Col. Hipódromo Condesa
México, DF 06100
Tel: (52-55) 1054-3228, 5564-3292
Fax: (52-55) 1054-3229
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Recruiters and Search firms
Amrop Mexico is part of Amrop International, which has offices worldwide. In Mexico, Amrop has offices in Mexico City and Monterrey. It offers a variety of services, including executive search for high-level positions, talent mapping, management assessment and board member searches.
Echelon SA de CV
Temistocles No. 96 1er piso Col. Polanco
México, DF 11550
Tel: (52-55) 5616-4498
Fax: (52-55) 5550-8173
Newspapers that Publish Job Advertisements
El Universal is one of Mexico’s main newspapers. The Aviso oportuno-subsection empleos, the classified section for jobs, is published every day, but the majority of ads are published on Sunday. The website has a jobs section, http://www.avisooportuno.mx/empleos/, that allows searches by profession or keyword.
This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete Mexico Guide.