How To Find A Job In Turkey As An Expat?

Turkey is a Eurasian country. It has borders with Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Iraq and Syria.  And The official language is Turkish.

Here we will try to help you to find employment opportunities as a foreigner in Turkey:


job applications in Turkey

The job application process in Turkey is not different from any job application processes in other countries. You will be required to have your curriculum vitae prepared. Your CV should be well organized. Ensure that all data like your name, contact information, your education, and experience is correct. If it can be written in the Turkish language it will be great.

Job Search Engines

We recommend you to give these sites a try as you never know what links you can make from a simple e-mail or application.  is currently the biggest employment website in Turkey. You definitely need to know Turkish basics at least to have success with this website.

Yenibiris: Lots of professional and good jobs. This is where you would find your Turkish job. Who knows!

Learn 4 Good: This site full of teaching jobs, but there are jobs posted in other sectors as well.

Indeed: the big job website in the United States which has a lot of opportunities in Turkey, particularly Istanbul.

Linkedin: this huge professional social network is an amazing resource for building contacts in the field of your interest.


Teaching English in Turkey

Teaching English might be a very good option if you are a native English speaker. You can find a massive amount of teaching English job options easily on sites we had mentioned above.  Also, you can visit Turkish schools in person and ask for a teaching job, especially Private schools which offer numerous vacancies for English teachers.


Part-time work

Foreigners who want to work in the tourism sector will find readily available jobs throughout the country. Most jobs in the tourism industry are offered in summer. Therefore, consider starting your job search during this time. Do not be afraid to visit restaurants, bars, clubs, and hotels to look for vacancies. They are the best places for part-time tourism jobs. These types of jobs are good for young people.


Work Permits for Foreigners

Once you have found a job, you and your employer can apply for a work permit. You must have a residence permit, a valid passport and a legal contract with the employer. good news! If you have a work permit, you can easily get citizenship in turkey


independent Work Permits

If you have lived in Turkey for at least five years, self-employed workers can also apply for an independent permit. To be approved, you will need to submit a business plan and also show how your investment in turkey will benefit the Turkish economy.

Last Updated: 6/16/2019 10:04:06 AM