Firstly, thanks for any help you provide.
I'm currently in Bangkok, been on Khao San Road for over a week with some friends who have now gone back to Korea. I have an English degree, a CELTA and a year's experience teaching kids in Seoul.
I'm pretty much at a loss in terms of what to do next. My preference would be to find a part-time or low-hours position that can allow me to focus on more than just work. Money is not my primary goal. I'd like to get to know Thai people, practice my Muai Thai and live a pretty simple lifestyle here.
However, with just two and a half weeks left on my holiday visa, I'm not sure where to look and what to do. Does anyone have any advice for me? Is it imperative I get a three-month visa in Laos or elsewhere before I start hunting for jobs?
If anyone can tell me a school to go to for my needs, please just say the name and location and I'll pop on over!
Start doing the ground work looking for jobs now. Update CV, apply for jobs on the internet, put leather on pavement and drop into language schools. You should be able to find freelance work, which would suit you, easily as long as you don't have two heads. Actually, given some of the tefl teachers I've met in Bangkok if you had two heads you'd still get hired.
Check into Universities in Thailand...cush jobs...
There is a "best" time for securing a job...but don't make the mistake of many and allow that to limit you...if you impress a school at any time of the year they will make room for you...
"You really want to save the planet?...the next time you see a hybrid car with a childseat... smash the window, remove the childseat and replace it with a box of condoms..." Doug Stanhope
^thats one way ....or find yourself a MuayThai gym or teacher you like. Get a cheap place to live. Then start looking at schools in the area for part time work after you get your training schedule organized.
Thanks guys. Going from school to school will be a new experience for me, especially as I don't know Bangkok at all and getting around will be an issue for me. It sounds like I need the three-month visa one way or another though, right? If I happen to find a job, part-time or otherwise, in the next few weeks I'll still be required to do visa run?
Yeah, you need to do a visa run. Thailand isn't korea. It'll take your employer weeks/months to get the paper work together for your WP....And you won't get a WP for working P/T
Last edited by fred flintstone; 10th August 2012 at 11:45.
You could always try the Muay Thai school out her on Thepperak Road in Samut Prakarn, a large number of schools here cheap living and clean air in this part of the woods any way
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I also live and teach in Samutprakan. I am training at this camp:
Its an awesome place to train if you are looking for the "real experience" no tourist stuff
Last edited by MrFelix; 11th August 2012 at 14:06.