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Finding a job in Brazil
Posted September 3rd, 2012 - 1:33 pm by from Helsinki, Finland (Permalink)

I was in Brazil 3 years ago and I absolutely loved it! I'm planning on going back there in the beginning of next year, 2013.

I'd like to stay for a longer time, so I want to find a job there if possible! I speak a little bit of Portuguese, but I want to learn more.

Does somebody know a job opportunity I could get? It doesn't have to be a really fancy job, because the main point is that I can stay in Brazil :)
For example I could work in a cafe or restaurant etc...

What city would be nice to work in?

It would be great to get some help or ideas with this! Muito obrigada!


Posted September 10th, 2012 - 9:29 pm by from Passo Fundo, Brazil (Permalink)
Hi Elisabeth, the first thing u should know that u cannot work legally in Brazil, unless u leave ur country with a work permit, with a brazilian employer hiring you. But u can try something informal at a bar, night club or hostel. And unless u work in a hostel, u will need to speak portuguese or spanish cuz people dont speak english here. Good Luck! ;)

Posted September 11th, 2012 - 2:05 am by from Caxias do Sul, Brazil (Permalink)
Well, Elisabeth, would be better for you try to find a job in touristic beaches during the high summer season, specially from Florianópolis to the north, because to the south its full of Argentinians, Uruguayans, etc, spanish-speakers in general. Anyway, you can find jobs in bars and cafes during the whole year, but must try in big cities as Curitiba, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, or small cities like Gramado, here in the south, places where they really need people who speaks english or any other language but portuguese. Here in the south we dont use to need it because isn't a place of much interest of foreingners.

Posted September 11th, 2012 - 11:17 am by from Helsinki, Finland (Permalink)
Hey, thanks so much to both of you for your answers!!
I really hope I can find something. I'm taking a Portuguese course now so I'll update my language skills..
Maybe you'll see me somewhere in Brazil in some months, who knows? :)