Mexico is a great place to work and live. We have seen rapid growth and economic expansion in recent years. Mexico is an emerging country with a solid growth that appreciates qualified workers with skills, knowledge and experience from around the world. Mexican people, climate, and economy create a perfect environment to live, work and explore. We invite you to come and start a marvelous new life in Mexico.
Mexico’s culture has a rich history and revolves around family, people, and tradition. Mexicans are proud of their heritage and of their accomplishments. They know that there is much to do to make Mexico better, but deep inside they are patriotic, loyal, and a gentle people.
- Family is the heart of society in Mexico. Mexican families love to spend time together and it’s common to see families meet up for dinner or lunch on weekends as part of their lifestyle.
- Religion in Mexico: Catholicism is the main religion in Mexico, and many people go to church every Sunday. However, you can find other religions in Mexico as well.
- Dress for success: People in business are expected to dress up for work. Men often wear suits, jackets, and ties in business meetings, and women also wear more formal business attire.
- Titles are important: Many people with a professional degree often prefer to be addressed by their title of “Licenciado/a” (or their professional equivalent). For people without a title, you can use “Señor” or “Señora” followed by their surname.
- Personal relationships: These are really important for personal and work life. It’s very important that you build strong, long-term relationships with Mexican team members as a way towards engagement and loyalty. Mexican people can be your sincere friends forever.
- Open and warm: Mexicans are a welcoming people with a tendency to open up about their personal lives as a way of sharing who they are. You should know that they will expect a similar level of openness from you if you are willing to share in that way.
- Equality: Women are generally treated as equals in the Mexican business world, often rising to senior positions. There are some discrepancies as is the case the world over.
- Non-verbal communication: Mexicans communicate non-verbally, and they often talk with their hands. Some may not make much eye contact as it can be considered rude for certain peoples. In a professional, business or academic setting, eye contact and shaking hands is appropriate and expected. A kiss on the cheek is common among friends, but not expected between colleagues, and is inappropriate between a professor/advisor/administrator and their students.
- Personal distance: In Mexico, people get closer and there is often not much physical space between people.