What should foreign IT professionals know about Brazil?

Summary:If you are considering a move to one of the fastest-expanding countries in the world, this blog wants to help you get the answers you need.

Since this blog started in May , I have received quite a lot of reader feedback. And it is really exciting to know that so many people are interested in what is going on in the technology scene in Brazil.

Another interesting fact is that the vast majority of the people that get in touch via the author contact form and other channels such as LinkedIn and Twitter want tips about getting a job here.

There is certainly a lot of jobs in technology on offer in Brazil: the sector generated 16 percent of all positions that require a degree in the last three years. Small, medium and big companies are all hiring — but the lack of skilled professionals persists.

Many readers that get in touch want to know about what the everyday life of a technology professional in Brazil looks like. What are the biggest tech employers in the country? Are there enough headhunting firms that will understand my skill set? Do most people in IT speak English? The list goes on.

Having said that, the idea for this post is to open a forum to understand what are the questions about Brazil IT that non-Brazilian professionals from the area need to know. While I would not be able to answer questions individually, we can definitely address some of the major themes in future posts over the coming weeks.

So please feel free to take part in the debate by submitting your question in the comments below; I am looking forward to reading them.

Topics: CXO

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Angelica Mari is ZDNet's Brazil Contributing Editor. She has relocated to Brazil, her home country, in 2011 after living and working in Europe for a decade. She started her professional life when she was 14, as a software trainer coaching executives at major Brazilian companies until the age of 17, when she started writing professionally.... Full Bio

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