Just after A/L or O/L and looking for a Job? We discuss here various options in finding a job: Employment Opportunities in Sri Lankan NewsPapers, top Job vacancy websites, how to find a government job and Various types of Jobs avaialble in Sri Lanka.
Why start early
As a school leaver what you have is an education up to O Level or Advanced Level. But you also have your own talents, lots of time, plenty of energy and youthful will power to start fresh. Even if you are planning to go into higher education (doing a degree or a course), getting early work experience can be a plus point in time to come. So by the time you finish your higher education, you are able to add a couple of years of work experience to give you an added advantage in your resume (CV).
You can plan big – but you have to start small.
Entry Level Jobs
As a beginner, you can take the liberty to go into entry level jobs. These type of jobs only require basic knowledge and a lot of dedication – both which you have at this stage in life. As you continue, you can add to your knowledge and skill through your daily routine and build experience which you can use in time to come.
Part Time Jobs – Earn while studying
There are also many part-time jobs available. If you are still in your higher studies, a part-time job offers you work experience beforehand, and also financial assistance during this high demanding stage. They are more flexible and gives you freedom to balance studies and work. Another growing trend is to engage in studies while you are full time employed. Many establishments encourage their employees to study further while working.
Where to look for
If you are to find your gateway, you must first know where to look for it. With today’s technology this is no difficult task.
Government Jobs in Sri Lankan gazette
SECTION (IIA) of the Sri Lankan gazette contains information on government job Vacancies. examinations to select various free courses etc. You can find details of examinations such as Civil service, Customs, Immigration, Teacher’s Colleges, Nursing, Health Services, Agriculture course, Technical courses from Government Gazette.
Newspapers and Personal Connections
You can look in employment opportunities section in all newspapers and also find a job using personal connections. Following are online links to Job advertisements by major News Papers in Sri Lanka.
Sunday Times – Times Jobs online version
Sunday Observer – Observer Jobs online version
Irida Lankadeepa – Sunday Lankadeepa
Job Opportunities websites
Employment opportunities can be found on a number of websites that gives you easy access to your future goals. These come in different categories to choose from and many look for school leavers who are interested in early starts. You can decide whether you’d prefer to work for the government sector or the private sector, part-time or full time and which line of work or the field you prefer the best. All you need to do is to browse through numerous options to find a breakthrough. Browsing is easy with multiple options available on websites either by field, companies/institutions, or positions. There are also websites that register you as a job seeker and link you to prospective job providers.
Click on the following links to get quick access to vacancies.
Top Jobs site
Part Time Jobs in Sri Lanka
Data Entry Jobs
Ikaman Website Job Vacancies
How to write a successful CV & download CV templates
What to do after O/L examination?
Courses, Careers, Employment options after GCE A/L examination
Courses you can do after Advanced Level
Find government jobs, exams and courses from Government Gazette
Student Jobs – take a part-time job while studying in university?
What are the best companies to work for in Sri Lanka
Accounting / Auditing / Finance
Advertising / Media / Communication
Agriculture / Dairy / Environment Airline / Marine / Ticketing
Apparel / Clothing / Merchandising
Banking / Leasing / Insurance / Stock Brokering
Beauty / Cosmetics / Fashion Designing
Call Center / BPO / KPO
Construction / Architect /Quantity Surveying
Corporate Management / Analyst
Customer Relations/ Public Relations
Drivers /Security / House Keeping & Other
Engineering (Mech./ Civil /Elect/Auto)
Government and Public Administration
Healthcare / Nursing
Hospitality & Tourism / Hotel
HR & Admin / Training /Legal
IT – Computer Operators / Graphics
IT – Software / Network / Systems / Telecom
Logistics / Warehouse / Transport
Manufacturing / Operations
Marketing & Sales / Branding
NGO and Non Profit Organizations
Part Time/ Walk In interviews
QA /QC / Supervisory / Technical
Secretarial / Receptionist / Clerical
Sports / Recreation / Fitness
Jobs by Industries
Information Technology & Telecommunication
FMCG, Food & Beverages
Banking & Finance
Insurance, Leasing & Stock Broking
Agriculture, Plantations & Oil Palm
Airline & Marine
Beauty, Fashion & Florist
Call Center/BPO & KPO Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Engineering and Construction
Education, R & D
Food & Beverages
Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
HR & Recruitment
Logistics, Imports & Exports
Power & Energy Real Estate & Property Development
Research & Development Security & Legal Sports and Recreation Textile and Footwear
Trading & Retail Services
Travel & Tourism
NGO, Diplomatic and International Services
Government and Local Authorities
PR & Event Management Printing & Packaging
Automobile & Technology
Alex Walker says
this is good information. Are there any new websites to find job vacancies in Sri Lanka??
Ijaas Mohamed says
Good information for finding a job in Sri Lanka
Many employers ask for experience. How can I find my first job?
Do entry level job first as mentioned in this post
Great. Thanks for information