Finding a Job in Cyprus


Public Employment Service (PES Cyprus)

Once you have arrived in Cyprus, one can visit any District Labour Office to register and receive appropriate information, guidance and assistance in job placement.

A job seeker registering at the Public Employment Service for the first time, must present a valid Passport or ID card, plus copies of certificates of academic and/or professional qualifications as well as translation in either Greek or English. An EU citizen may register with the PES for a period up to 3 months form the time of arrival in the Republic.

More information on the website of the Department of Labour.

The PES Cyprus Internet-based vacancy systems

Another way to look for vacancies online is via the Internet-based vacancy system of the Public Employment Service. The vacancy details are either in Greek or in English (according to the language used when inserted). Jobseekers have also the facility to create and store their CV in a CV bank, which is accessible to potential employers.

Vacancies in Cyprus found through the EURES Portal

One can also search for job vacancies in the EURES Portal, the European Employment Services Network, under the "Search for Job"section, choosing "Cyprus" as your destination country. Every day there are new vacancies entered into the data base that may be of interest to all EU citizens holding the right qualifications.

Please note that if you are interested to apply for a vacancy found in the EURES Portal, while you are abroad, you must send your CV to the email address shown at the end of the Vacancy. Some vacancies are handled by a specified EURES Adviser and some others are handled directly by the employers them selves. Please remember that you ALWAYS have to indicate the national identification number of the Vacancy you wish to apply for.

Private employment agencies/job databases

Private recruitment agencies (mainly within Consultancy Firms), are an important source for managerial and highly specialized jobs. Also in the last years a considerable number of private recruitment services specialize in recruiting skilled and semi-skilled labour from abroad.

More information upon request from the Cyprus Human Resources Management Association Cyprus Human Resources Management Association and from the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Some private recruitment agencies have a job database with vacancies as well as CV online.

Please note that on the basis of legislation regulating the operation and registration of these agencies, the services offered to jobseekers are free of charge. Complaints about misconduct of the agencies can be submitted to the Director of Dept. of Labour, tel +357 22400802, e-mail: director@dl.mlsi.gov.cy

Newspapers/websites

Newspapers are considered an important source when looking for a job in Cyprus.

On the Cyprus Government Web Portal , you can find links to the websites of all main newspapers in Cyprus.

Applying for a job

The application procedure will differ depending on the type of work you are looking for.

Of course an employer will understand that you cannot come to Cyprus for just an interview, so a letter of application will initially do.

The standard procedure though, for middle and more senior personnel is a typed letter of application accompanied by a CV.

There is no standard CV or covering letter. However, it is important to include in the CV, information on academic or professional qualifications and experience as well as personal data and information relevant to job preference. The application letter and CV should be typed and a maximum length of two pages should be satisfactory.

Usually references are not required, unless specifically asked in the job advertisement or the specific application form – if such form exists.