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Career Guide – Find Out How To Get Your Dream Job In Indonesia As A Foreigner

Indonesia is an archipelago of Southeast Asia made up of approximately 17,508 islands. The official language is Indonesian.

Below is a selection of resources for finding jobs as a foreigner in Indonesia.

Public job search engines and classified ads

Using the sites below, you can expect a response rate of 0.5 to 1.0% (the people who will respond to you and who will receive your request / CV). However, I encourage you to try these sites because you never know what to find or what contacts you can create from an email or a simple application.

Street jobs

This is the best place to start looking for a job. There are tons of vacancies.

  • DB Jobs: After going through these search engines, you will find that they do not tend to be unique in their terms. The job database belongs to the non-unique category. However, it has many vacancies.
  • Best Jobs: The best jobs in Indonesia are free.
  • Career Jet: I’m sure you’ve heard of Career Jet. They have job search options for Indonesia.
  • In fact: the Indonesian version of’s Big Job Search website.
  • Naukri: I mentioned Nokri on the job page in Qatar. The Indonesian website usually contains some job offers.
  • Learn4Good: Learn4Good has a good job portal on several levels.

Teach English

Teaching English can be an option (if you are English speaking). All the sites below are very similar and offer a large number of English teaching options. Browse each site for all English job opportunities in Indonesia. Also, be sure to check out this great table from TEFL International Academy which shows how much money teachers can expect to earn in different countries of the world.

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ESL Employment: Not the nicest interface, but the one that needs a nice website when you have a lot of career options in teaching English.

  • Total ESL: also a very crowded interface but a wealth of vacancies to teaching jobs abroad.
  • ESL Cafe: Dave is doing a great job of bringing together some of the best vacancies from around the world.
  • Tesla: the great complex of teaching jobs.
  • Foot Recruiting: A great player in teaching English as a second language.

Other websites and blogs

  • Expatriate: provides a wealth of practical information to expatriates who plan to settle or already live in Indonesia.
  • Moving Abroad: Transitions Abroad has a very comprehensive list for anyone considering becoming an expatriate in Indonesia.
  • Tropical MBA: Dan tells us that it is possible to live in Indonesia for less than $ 1000 per month.
  • Bialoglowy: Marek offers the 10 best advantages of living in Indonesia.

Portals for jobs abroad and expatriates

  • Jobs abroad: I find that there is often significant overlap between the publications on this site and other sites. However, this site has been around for a while.
  • Go Abroad: You have always been a fan of GoAbroad. In fact, in the visa information section of my website, you will find where I connected to the directory of international embassies. They also have a good shopping portal.
  • Linkedin: Last but not least, this massive professional social network is a resource for making connections in your area and website of interest.