Morocco is a rapidly developing country with emerging markets for leaders in technology, communications, and human resources. Most business is conducted in French with increasing use of English. However, most government agencies (including the court system) conduct business in Modern Standard Arabic.
Many international private companies, bilaterals and multilaterals pay on a scale close to Western counterparts, but small and local businesses pay on a Moroccan salary scale. Many families in Morocco make an average salary of 6,000 - 9,000 USD per year which provides for living comfortably to local standards.
The Département de l'Emploi (Department of Labor) monitors job growth and working regulations in Morocco. Anapec is the official job website of the Department of Labor in Morocco.
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While most expats used to come to Morocco to retire, there is a growing population of expats living and working in Morocco.
Expats should be able to speak French fluently. There are some jobs that may use another dominant language, but these positions are uncommon. Teaching English, working in an international school, or an English language call centers are the most common exception.
To apply for a resident card (carte du sejour), a bank statement or other proof of income may be required. If an individual is not employed and does not have enough personal income to support oneself in the country, the application will be denied. A work contract is generally enough to prove working status in Morocco.
Moroccan companies usually prefer a CV.. International companies stationed in Morocco may prefer a resume, but this should be specified in the ad. Prepare both a German and English versions of your resume only if you are fluent in both languages.
A cover letter usually accompanies a CV in a job application. In the format of a letter, it establishes your tone and intent. Also known as a cover letter, covering letter, motivation letter, or letter of motivation.
After you have completed your CV, it is time to search for jobs.
Online recruitment websites allow for customized job-searches and alerts of new positions. You can also submit a CV for hiring managers.
Newspapers post job offers in their classified section. Job-seekers can also post a wanted ad for a fee.
English-speaking expats are in high demand for teaching English. Language schools usually require applicants to have TEFL course certificates and a college degree. You must have adequate visa clearance and registration. Most schools will supply you the intent to employ so you can secure a visa.
The easiest way to get started teaching English is to find a school. The best situations are companies that pay adequately and aid in getting visa paperwork completed. These positions may be difficult to come by and there is fierce competition for the best.
Applicants usually submit their resume and application, and if the school approves, the applicant will be asked for an interview. The interview may consist of a sample lesson or a grammar test. Some schools will throw teachers right in for a 90 minute class where the school observes and either offers the job, or does not.
It is common for new teachers to only receive a few classes at first. If they are able to prove themselves reliable and are able to handle a class, they will gradually be given more classes. Some teachers work at two schools or also give private lessons.
Teaching in the state sector is the most lucrative strain of teaching. These jobs are hard to come by without experience and the best qualifications. These positions offer the paid holidays, excellent salary, and a good pension.
It is also an option to work for yourself by giving private lessons. These are usually more profitable per hour, but require a lot more work finding customers. The best way to get private students is to post advertisements in business newspapers, on bulletin boards, or offer your resume on expat site's like Easy Expat's job listings. Having basic native language skills will help expand your clientele as you can then work with beginners.
TESOL (also known as TEFL) is the acronym for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. A TESOL certificate is the most common qualification required to teach English abroad. There are a wide variety of TESOL courses available, ranging from 4-week intensive, classroom based TESOL courses with TEFL International, to TESOL courses studied online. It is even possible to combine a period of online study with a shorter classroom based course. In addition to standard TESOL certificate courses there are also more specialized courses such as courses for teaching business English, or teaching English to young learners. There is also the more advanced TESOL diploma course.
Interviews are a chance for a company to get to know you before hiring you. Research the company before the interview to discover their missions and direction. Practice a basic "speech" about who you are and what you do. Try to use the same keywords you used in your CV. The initial Moroccan job interview usually lasts an hour.
If you are in need of short term work of any kind, there are agencies that will find you employment with another company. As an added bonus, sometimes short term work can lead to longer contract.
Business visas are designed for those who wish to visit the country in order to engage in business activities other than working in Morocco. Moroccan business visas are issued for a duration of 90 days. They may be offered as a single entry or multiple entry permit. They require a letter of introduction from their company and a letter of invitation from a Moroccan firm.
A Work Visa is for people intending to work in Morocco. Work permits may only be granted to candidates who have been offered a specific position with a particular Moroccan company. The company in question must apply on behalf of the candidate and will be required to demonstrate that the position being offered could not have been filled by a Moroccan citizen or permanent resident.
For complete info, consult the "Passport, Visa & Permits" section.
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