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Old 03-06-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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Talking Employment in Playa del Carmen

I am considering moving to Playa del Carmen with my wife. We are 50 years old. I wonder if I am able to find employment. My qualifications: Master of Business Administration, Project Management, IT Implementation, Business Process Planning. Languages English, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German. Interested in a job for 1 year in Play del Carmen.

Any reflections from readers? Is this possible or should I just stay at home and continue being a short time tourist?
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:29 PM
 
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I am considering moving to Playa del Carmen with my wife. We are 50 years old. I wonder if I am able to find employment. My qualifications: Master of Business Administration, Project Management, IT Implementation, Business Process Planning. Languages English, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German. Interested in a job for 1 year in Play del Carmen.

Any reflections from readers? Is this possible or should I just stay at home and continue being a short time tourist?
You should give it a shot, I have a friend from Norway whose passion is scuba diving, that brought him to Playa and was able to find a job, maybe it'd be better to go as a tourist and do some research, get contacts, etc.

Best of luck!
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:22 PM
 
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I am considering moving to Playa del Carmen with my wife. We are 50 years old. I wonder if I am able to find employment. My qualifications: Master of Business Administration, Project Management, IT Implementation, Business Process Planning. Languages English, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German. Interested in a job for 1 year in Play del Carmen.

Any reflections from readers? Is this possible or should I just stay at home and continue being a short time tourist?
Most likely you'll be selling time shares. Every time we went there a lot of the "hustlers" in the actual resorts were American.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:50 AM
 
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I am considering moving to Playa del Carmen with my wife. We are 50 years old. I wonder if I am able to find employment. My qualifications: Master of Business Administration, Project Management, IT Implementation, Business Process Planning. Languages English, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German. Interested in a job for 1 year in Play del Carmen.

Any reflections from readers? Is this possible or should I just stay at home and continue being a short time tourist?
Riikar- Hello. I have also been considering moving to Playa del Carmen with my wife. I have been an IT project manager for approximately 10 years, working primarily with a Higher Ed institution in NYC. Besides the IT work, I write articles for magazines, newspapers, websites, etc. on the side. I am looking to escape the East Coast craziness, and either start a technology-based business in Playa del Carmen, or find employment at a university, hospital, etc. Have you had any luck? Do you have any advice? Please let me know what you've come across in your research.
Thanks!
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:00 AM
 
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Default Job in Playa Del Carmen

For two years i have been pondering a move to the greatest place on earth:Playa Del Carmen!Our family have been vacationing there for 6 years! The people,the Night life,the Beach etc...

I have a great background in High Fashion Optical.I love my industry.
The Fashion Industry is my forte.Sunglasses sales is not only a big deal
in the US, abroad must be equally as exciting.I'm very proficient in my
Job field and again, i absolutely love what i do!

My extensive experience includes Customer Service,Graphic Design and
Photography with my AA Degree in Graphic Art.

I am on here hoping to meet that Perfect connection to achieve the Dream!

David V
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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With so many talented people in this discussion, I am sure the only thing you need is someone to start an IT business there. Many hotels have Crap web sites and also turisitic services like diving shops etc. I am a Mexican living in Norway an I am considering to open a web design store in Playa del Carmen. Someone want to join?? I also work for a norwegian IT company.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:07 PM
 
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hello to every one, i am thinking to move to playa del carmen, I Am mexican citizen, and US.. I have been working in sales, and telecommunications, for the last 20 years, satellite, cable tv, internet digital catv, and fiberoptics, also thinkig in getting a sub-contract job, installing!! if any one has any advise for me, would be appreciated!!! SERGIO........
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:14 AM
 
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All of you may be highly educated and experts in your fields, but you need to read up on the immigration laws of Mexico. I'm not an expert - but I can assure you that getting a FM-2 visa that allows you to work in this country is damned difficult. And expensive. Basically, you have to prove you have skills that a Mexican citizen cannot provide.

Further, expect to earn FAR less money than you currently make.

Most expats with successful careers here do one of two things. They telecommute for a company based in another country, or they open their own business (then understand they will be hiring Mexicans for the vast majority of their work force).

Sorry to kill the dream, but not every country has as open a border as the US.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:18 PM
 
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but not every country has as open a border as the US.
Sorry, are you for real? US having open borders ... which ones?
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
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All of you may be highly educated and experts in your fields, but you need to read up on the immigration laws of Mexico. I'm not an expert - but I can assure you that getting a FM-2 visa that allows you to work in this country is damned difficult. And expensive. Basically, you have to prove you have skills that a Mexican citizen cannot provide.

Further, expect to earn FAR less money than you currently make.

Most expats with successful careers here do one of two things. They telecommute for a company based in another country, or they open their own business (then understand they will be hiring Mexicans for the vast majority of their work force).

Sorry to kill the dream, but not every country has as open a border as the US.
Work visa is easy to obtain and only a couple hundred dollars.
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