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    Job Search in Portugal

    As an expat in Portugal, you may find some obstacles to finding a job in Portugal. There are a growing number of graduates and so competition in the job market has increased, yet there are still shortages for high skilled workers and in growing industries. You can also read about finding jobs in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.

    The growing number of international companies based in Portugal has made it easier for expats to work in the country. Job opportunities in the fields of IT, marketing, and in other online and tech jobs are increasing. Jobs in real estate and tourism have long been a safe option for expats.

    In the search for a job as an expat in Portugal, the following are some sites that can help. They are:

    – LinkedIn.

    – Indeed.

    – Hays (website in Portuguese)

    – Jobs in Lisbon.

    – Top Language Jobs.

    – Learn4Good.

    – Glassdoor.

    – EURES The European Job Mobility Portal.

    Another option is to set out on your own and either work as a freelancer in Portugal or starting up a Portuguese business.

    Around 16.9% of the Portuguese workforce is self-employed and you can do this as long as you have the right to work in Portugal. This includes all EU/EFTA citizens and third-country nationals with the relevant visa.

    Another option is to set up a type of limited company which exists as a separate legal entity. This can have distinct advantages but also bear in mind that you will have more obligations such as filing separate business tax returns in Portugal.

    To help in the search for a job while in Portugal, go through this guide.

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