Job Opportunity in Brazil
■ Work visa
Students are not allowed to work.
■ Employment upon graduation
In a study done by Hays, among 27 emerging countries, Brazil is the most difficult for foreign people to get a job. That being said, please keep in mind that it’s not impossible. You won’t have time to extend your visa, so it’s better to start looking for a job while studying. Networking is extremely important and this is how most of the Brazilians get a job, so try build your own while a student. Other method is to search online, but the response is low and can be frustrating.
■ Work environment
The environment is quite hierarchical and the way you communicate to your bosses depends on your education level and job position. Working hours are generally from 9:00 to 18:00 and there’s one hour break which might be controlled by the company itself. The companies are now adopting an open layout for their offices and communication is improving. Overtime work means overtime pay, but not necessarily depending on the job position you have. Dress code depends on the work field and company you work for, varying greatly from very conservative suits to completely relaxed fashion.
■ Outplacement rate
The general employment rate in Brazil is of 94.9%