Everyone who wants to find a job in Indonesia must first look for a job in Indonesia. To find a job in Indonesia, you can start from Jobstreet.co.id and disnakerja.com. You can look for recruitment agencies in Indonesia. And you can look for jobs on Facebook groups in Indonesia.
Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Indonesia. Indonesian citizens, and residents, do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents. You can do this together with your new employer or employment agency. Or you can find a work visa scheme so you can come to Indonesia without a job offer first. Read more below on how to find a job in Indonesia.
Most websites or apps are in English and Indonesian. If you need it, use Google Translate or any other translation service.
First, find a job, and then you will worry about a work permit if you need it.
How to find a job in Indonesia
Indonesia is a Southeast Asian archipelago comprising approximately 17,508 islands. Indonesian is used as the official language.
You can find a job in Indonesia by searching online for job opportunities in Indonesia. You can find a job either with a company or a recruitment agency.
Indonesian citizens, and residents, do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents.
Job websites in Indonesia
Many job websites can help you find work in Indonesia. Some focus on specific professions and industries. Searching for a job on these popular job websites is a good start.
Baidu, Google, Naver, Sogou, Yandex, or any other search engine can be a good start for a job search. You can search for a job that you want. That can be, for example, “construction manager in Jakarta” or “Production Engineering in Bekasi.” Use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking. Go beyond the first few pages. Go deep with your search. You’ll get an immediate sense of what’s around and which job websites best suit your needs.
Google Maps, Baidu Maps, Naver Maps, 2GIS, or any other map app, can help you find employers near you or abroad. Look for an organization that might have job opportunities for you. For example, look for “Electrical Engineer in Kerawang” or “Field Management Trainer in Makassar.”
Jobstreet.co.id is a popular job website in Indonesia.
Olx Indonesia is a job website in Indonesia.
Carousell Indonesia is another job website in Indonesia.
Trovit Indonesia is another job website in Indonesia.
Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in Indonesia
Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in Indonesia. I found these groups talking about jobs in Indonesia. You can look for more.
You can use your favorite social media to look for groups discussing jobs or Indonesia.
Recruitment agencies in Indonesia
You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you. You can type “recruitment agency near Jakarta” on Google Maps or any other map app. There you can find a list of relevant agencies that you can contact. You can search your area for local recruitment agencies if you are not in Indonesia. They can help you find a job in Indonesia.
Be aware that you should not pay an agency when they find a job for you. So be careful when an agency asks you for money.
Ask around you for jobs in Indonesia.
Speak with any person who may have traveled or worked in Indonesia. You will see that some of your friends or family know someone who knows someone. Ask around, and find opportunities among your contacts.
To find a job in Indonesia, look at local newspapers, bulletin boards, radio, and word of mouth. Local radio and newspapers are good sources of information about jobs in Indonesia.
You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in Indonesia
You can search for companies and local businesses in Indonesia. An easy tool for doing that is any map app. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for “factory near Semarang.”
Walk around anywhere in Indonesia for possible jobs
If you are somewhere in Indonesia, you can explore the area and see what job opportunities are around you. You can look for organizations and businesses around you and visit them. For example, below is a search on Google Maps for “market near Jakarta Barat.” You can see these places to ask for job opportunities.
Search for employment schemes
You can apply for an employment scheme or an employment support program to help you find a job. Those programs can be local or national. They can be open only to Indonesian residents, but they can also be available to foreigners. You can search for “Indonesia employment scheme” or “Indonesia employment program.” You can search for employment schemes at your local government or embassy.
The above image shows somewhere in Indonesia. Photo by Radoslav Bali