3) Ask for advice and speak to anybody who could help you:
Did you know that 80% of job offers are never open to the public? Most of the jobs in Brazil are found through network thus if you know anyone from your family, a friend of your family, a friend of a friend, contact them and ask for tips, see if they can help you with your project and ask to meet them when you will be in Brazil. You have nothing to loose.
4) Use social networks:
In Brazil social media are very popular for networking, and networking is the basis in any job research in Brazil, thus you can guess LinkedIn is the king of social media to find a job.
If you are looking for an opportunity, you must have a LinkedIn profile, well organised with as much information as possible regarding your professional and academic life. Follow and join groups linked to your professional area, like and comment posts to gain visibility.
Use Linkedin to widen your professional networking before arriving:
Search for contacts in your professional area
Analyse your contacts’ contacts and ask to be introduced
Join all active alumni groups linked to your home country and University/Schools.
Provide you with personnal and professional orientation
Help you widen your network (networking events and Linkedin workshops)
Show you how to make a Brazilian style resume and cover letter
Prepare for job interviews
7) Be in Brazil:
Like we said, networking is the best way to find a job as 80% of offers are hidden, you need to speak Portuguese to find a good job. We therefore strongly recommend you to be in Brazil to learn Portuguese, understand how to local job market works, meet people and finally find a job!
Don´t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about moving and finding a job in Brazil.