Where to Look For A Job In Cyprus as An International Student?

This post was most recently updated on June 4th, 2020

It’s a well-known fact that life in Cyprus for International students is quite challenging.

Why?
Because in Cyprus, international students aren’t allowed to work for more than 20 hours a week, and that criteria only meet if you found a job.

What does that even mean?
It’s not easy to find a job in Cyprus for students. Even if you found a part-time job, they will pay you 5 Euro per hour maximum. With 5 Euro per hour and (5 x 20 hours = 100 Euro) per week, you don’t get to live your life to the fullest.

To know more about students salary and income, I suggest you read this article:


To get a job as an international student, you have to have a work permit, and your work permit arrives after you complete six months in Cyprus.

What am I suppose to do till six months?
You can try and look for a part-time job, but if immigration catches you, you are surely going to jail or obligated to pay a fine.

Don’t worry. Here is a solution.

When you come to Cyprus on a student, you have to bring 2000 Euro with you. It’s in law.
If you control your expenditures, 2000 Euro would be more than enough for you to survive for six months in Cyprus.

What after that?
After that, you look for a job, and in this article, I will try to help you with how to do that.

On that note, here is a guide for you on where to look for a job in Cyprus as an international student.

Before we continue this article, I suggest you read another article about the type of jobs international students are allowed to do in Cyprus.

Come back, and you can continue reading this article.


Consult with your college administration

You can’t look for a job until your college gives you a work letter.

When you get the work letter, you can ask your college if they could help you find a job somewhere.

For example, if you are studying Computer Science and you have an excellent academic record, your college can refer you to some IT companies.

They cannot guarantee a job, but they can at least try.

Usually in courses like “Hotel Management” and “Culinary Arts”, the college sends you on an internship.

It’s a paid internship so you can learn as well as earn.

After you finish your internship, you get skills, and you can look for another job with that experience.

What about other fields?
They don’t give a damn about other fields; if you are not from those two fields of study, then you are on your own.


Look for a job online

90% of job vacancies in Cyprus are posted online. Be it a cleaner or a manager post; companies tend to post their job vacancies in various online platforms.

In this section of the article, I will tell you about a few places on the internet where you can find a job in Cyprus as an international student.

Facebook

Wait; what? We can find a job on Facebook?

Yes, you can.

Facebook is not only for chatting or sharing memes. You can find jobs on Facebook too.

Here is how you can do that:

jobs on facebook

  • Go to facebook.com/jobs
  • Enter your location
  • Select your job type and category. If you are looking for a part-time job in a hotel, select part-time as a job type and restaurant and hospitality as your category.
  • Facebook will filter your selection and view you the jobs in your preferred location.
  • Look for a job and apply.

Bazaraki

Bazaraki.com is the number one market place in Cyprus.

You can buy and sell things as well as you can find jobs in there.

Here is how to look for a job in Bazaraki.

bazaraki

  • Visit bazaraki.com
  • Click on Jobs.
  • Select your preferred job category.
  • Select your location.
  • Click on the search.
  • You will see a lot of job vacancies there. Apply there, and hopefully, you would get a job.

I have found part-time jobs multiple times from Bazaraki. It’s a very reliable source.


Ergodotisi

Ergodotisi.com is the number 1 job portal in Cyprus and Greece. As we are looking for a job in Cyprus now, we would be neglecting Greece.

Here is how to look for a job in Ergodotisi.

ergodotisi

  • Go to ergodotisi.com
  • Select Cyprus as your country.
  • Put your area of interest. If you are looking for a job in a hotel, then put Hotel and restaurant jobs.
  • Select your city.
  • Submit find jobs.

Carierista

Like Ergodotisi, Carierista is also a job platform where you can look for a job as an international student in Cyprus.

Here is how you do it:

carierista

  • Go to Carierista.com
  • Put your job title.
  • Select your job category.
  • Select your city.
  • Click on the search.

Big companies in Cyprus look for an employee through Carierista. You should definitely check it out.

Kariera

Organizations and companies that choose kariera.com.cy to post vacant jobs reach thousands of candidates with each ad and automatically receive the CVs of those interested, separately for each listing they post.

Here is how you find a job in Kariera.

kariera

  • Go to kariera.com.cy
  • Put your job title.
  • Select your job category.
  • Select your city.
  • Click on the search.


Get help from a friend

Public relations / Connection works a lot in Cyprus.

If you have a friend who has a job, there is a high chance he can find a job for you too.

Suppose your friend works in a hotel. A hotel is a place where more workers are always needed. If your friend could go and talk to his manager/boss about you, you could get a job.

Trust is the fundamental pillar in a business. The boss trusts your friend. So when your friend brings you, the boss can trust you with the work too.

Ask your friend for help. If none of your friends are working, find someone who is working and befriend them. I hope you get the idea.

Try to find a suitable job in newspapers

I am sure you would be able to find a job online. But unfortunately, if you couldn’t find one you can try offline too, i.e., newspaper.

Go to your local book store and buy some newspapers. If you know how to read the Greek language, you can pick up Greek Newspapers too.

Some of the famous newspapers in Cyprus written in Greek languages are as below.

  • Alithia
  • Haravgi
  • Makhi
  • Phileleftheros
  • Politis
  • Simerini

English newspapers in Cyprus

  • Cyprus Mail (Daily publishing newspaper)
  • Cyprus Weekly (Weekly publishing newspaper)


Visit Personally

Most of the time, hotels and restaurants or any other businesses don’t put their vacancies online.

As I already said, the hotel/restaurant is a kind of business where they always need extra hands.

They don’t put the vacancy online because they already have enough people, but if someone approaches and if they like him, they will give him a job.

A couple of months back, I went to a restaurant and asked the owner if he has any job vacancies.

At first, he said no. I was about to leave, and he asked me my name and my nationality.

After a while, he told me to sit down, and he asked me a couple of few more things.

I could speak English, and I was dedicated to finding a job. He liked that in me, and he gave me a job. I worked in the restaurant for about two months, and then because of my circumstances, I had to leave the job.

The gist is, if you are dedicated and eager, sooner or later, you will find a suitable job for you.

Suggestions

Here are some more suggestions from me:

Before you read this, make sure you are up for all the kind of works. I have seen students who have never done any kind of job in their home, and eventually, it gets tough for them to do physical tasks.

  • Churches on Sundays or holidays need some people to do the cleaning and arranging benches. If you happen to be near a church, go and ask them, you might get some part-time job there.
  • During the winter season, it rains a lot in Cyprus. Consequently, in the summer season, grass grows around the house. You can go to your neighbor and ask them if they need someone to do the gardening and cleaning. Most of the time, they will say yes, and you get a part-time job.
  • You can also find some part-time jobs on a farm. Mainly in potato and tomato farms.


Try all these places to look for a job in Cyprus. I am sure you will be able to get a job if you follow up correctly.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comment section below. I will help you as much as I can.

All the best.

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2 thoughts on “Where to Look For A Job In Cyprus as An International Student?”

    • When you come to Cyprus, you have to bring 2000 Euros with you. It’s mandatory.
      With 2000 Euros you can easily survive in Cyprus for at least 6 months. So you don’t actually have to struggle. After that, if you don’t get a part-time job, then your struggle begins.

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