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Thailand is one of the highly dynamic economies within Southeast Asia. Although in 2009, Thailand experienced negative growth, the economy has been recovering, even after the destruction by rainfall experienced in 2011. The country has more than 30 percent of its labor force working in the agricultural sector. However, nearly 50 percent of the active population works in the service industry creating over 50 percent of the country’s annual GDP. There are many opportunities available to foreigners who would want to work in Thailand. For example, teaching English is one of the best ways you can make money while living in the country. And if you are taking your college studies before you move to Thailand, you can get help with assignments from a reputable academic writing company.
How to Find a Job in Thailand
There are websites and portals designed to help people find a job in Thailand. While you may not get a high response rate for jobs you apply, it is crucial that you give these sites a try. You may never know, you could land yourself a job in the country. The Thailand Starter Kit can be a good place to begin with. You will find various jobs posted on the site. Another one is the ThaiWebsites, which provides links to a majority of Thailand job search engines. Other sites you can visit to search for jobs are Monster, CareerJet, JobsDB, Glassdoor, Work Venture, and Learn4Good.
Among the easiest options to work in Thailand is to teach English. If you’re well versed in English, or you are a native speaker, you can teach the language in the country. There are many sites that welcome English teachers to apply for jobs in Thailand. Ajarn is a good place to start your search for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). ESL Employment, Total ESL, ESL Café, Teaching Thailand, and Tesall are other sources where you can find English teaching jobs in Thailand.
International Development Work
If you have aid or social development qualifications, you can find jobs with non-government organizations and other aid projects. With these jobs, they run for a specific term, say one or two years until the positions are renewed. You may have your position renewed or ended depending on the aid project or organization you are working with.
Moving to Thailand
If you are going to work in Thailand, you will want to get a work visa. This visa is for those who have been offered a job by a company in Thailand. Before being issued with a Thailand work visa, you will need to apply for a non-immigration visa first.
A Thai work permit allows you to work or run a business in Thailand. In order to be issued with a Thai non-immigrant visa, the company that has offered you a job will request that you be issued with the visa so that it can apply for your work permit. You need to apply for the visa at least within 30 days before departing your country. You will be asked to provide copies of financial statements and registration documents from the company that’s hiring you. When applying for the Thai work permit, you will need to have a copy of your passport, and each copy of the passport pages needs to be signed by you. You also have to provide your non-immigration visa, departure card TM.6, transcript, CV or resume, photos, and signed copies of your education degree certificates.