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lynden Breatnach
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Username: Lindy

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, November 02, 2006 - 8:55 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello! Im a 21 year old Irish girl and I have recently moved over to Buenos Aires with my boyfried and we are planning to stay here for a year. I am looking for a job but i donīt really know where to start! My spanish is not very good but is getting better by the day! Iīm hoping to get a job teaching English, working in a call centre or bar work. I was wondering if you would have any information on websites or news papers to look in. Also is it very difficult to get a job without having any DNI or work permit!? it would be great if anyone had any information about it. Thanks!
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Username: Kreation

Post Number: 1
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, November 03, 2006 - 10:41 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Lindy,
Keith here; I'm Irish aswell,27 and married.Im just back from BA and am going down again in January.My wife is argentine and we are moving there.Work is very difficult to find in BA and without spanish and a work permit plus no DNI,its going to be very hard to find.One way of getting work is babysitting.Check other forums like virtual tourist; people are always looking for someone to look after their kids that speak english; and the ole Irish accent works a treat.Getting a job from an argentine will be difficult but inventing a job is possible.Find cool stuff and cool places and invent yourself as a type of tour guide(this is just an idea).
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 826
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, November 04, 2006 - 9:37 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Lynden and Keith, welcome!

Generally speaking, anything is possible in Argentina. Depending on the job a DNI or work permit may not be your largest obstacle. Perhaps not knowing spanish will be the limiting factor. Like Keith said or you suggested, bartending, waiting tables or babysitting may be a lot easier. Tom mentioned here about an Irish pub. Perhaps they would like to have a real Irish person working there...

Look at the classified section of Buenos Aires Herald. You can either publish your services there or see who is offering what and make a move.

I think Keith got the best idea when he mentioned 'inventing a job'. The stream of foreigners coming to Argentina seems to be a long term trend based on word of mouth and as more and more visitors radicate locally you may be in a good position to offer some kind of service. Keeps us posted!

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