Jobs in Thailand

The common jobs available in Thailand are in the English teaching and IT industries. The nation is south East Asia’s second largest economy after Indonesia with a GDP of more than $500 billion. Competition for graduate jobs is high with large numbers of foreign skilled experienced professionals all competing for jobs. Adding to the fierce completion is the fact that a growing number of Thai graduates are entering the jobs market. To take up employment i Thailand, you will need a valid work permit and a working visa.

As a foreigner seeking an English teaching job it is still relatively easy to find an English teaching job and it is easier to find a job in Bangkok than in other parts of the country. Adding o the difficulty of landing a job in Thailand is the fact that an employer must first prove to the Thai government that there isn’t anyone local that can do the job.

Top tips for finding work in Thailand

Here are some tips to help you find a job in Thailand

Research the Thai immigration rules. Some of the strictest immigration controls are in place in Thailand and it pays to know what you are doing.

Decide on where in the country you want to go. Thailand is a big place and your choice of location is very important.

Find out about and start the registration process. Some jobs require that you register with them or the government. This process can take time so it’s best to do this sooner rather than later.

If a position does come up, apply for it quickly as there’s a good chance there will be competition for the job.

It’s a good idea to be patient after all trying to start a new life half way around the world takes time. It’s a long process to get your visa, home and job in Thailand.