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Finding a Job

Let us assume you are young, energetic, educated and have decent 4-5 years of experience in some well known companies in India. You happen to be in Bangkok or wish to try your luck in Bangkok for some reason. You think nothing can stop you from getting a good job here in Bangkok and you are pretty qualified and prepared to do whatever it takes. Before you enter the job search arena, please go through our job seeker’s primer.

First and the foremost requirement for getting a job is to understand that there is no sure shot way of doing so as it was in India and perseverance is the key to getting your dream job – the one that not only pays you well but also gives you satisfaction and provides opportunity for growth.

Let us start with what are the impediments in the path of getting a job. The Thai language is a big barrier in getting a job as you will need to speak day in and day out to your colleagues, customers and suppliers. So the possibility of any commercial job without the knowledge of working Thai language at least is ruled out. However, it may happen if the organization has Indian roots, the head or the owner has Indian roots, you are taken in a higher position where you can talk to people in English and have some Thai speaking assistants. It may also happen if your job is of technical nature like web designing or SAP implementation etc. and does not involve interacting with others much.


Next hurdle is that a foreigner needs a work permit and not all the companies can provide work permits. They are required to keep a minimum ratio of Thai to Foreigners and so they will have a limited quota to fit you in.

Also, there are minimum salary levels stipulated by the Thai Labor department which says that at least X salary should be paid to a foreigner if he is to be employed. In case of Indians, X is THB 35,000 per month (Kindly confirm the figure as it is subject to change). This has been done to discourage companies from keeping foreigners not having any specialized skills. A foreigner with no specialized skills would be more expensive to a company - if they have to abide by the minimum wage law - than a localite whom they can pay whatever they wish.

What to do now?

Fortune favors the brave and there is always a way out. Below, we provide the ideas and opinions of people who have passed through this situation and have learned their lessons the hard way.

The first rule is to put your heart and mind into learning of the Thai language and master it as much as possible. A dedicated soul should take 5-6 months to get past the threshold. The more you learn in the first 6 months, the better it is and you will become even better with the passage of time. Later on you will realize what a wonderful tool you have got!

Next step would be to register in the following websites and visit at least once a day:

1)www.jobsdb.com
2)www.jobstreet.com
3)www.bangkokpostjobs.com
4)www.nationejobs.com
5)www.monster.com
6)www.jobtopgun.com
7)www.jobbees.com

8)www.itjobsbangkok.com

Watch out for more information in this space very soon. Your comments, suggestions and feedback are more than welcome!

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Whether you are a fresh graduate just out of the University or a Manager looking for a change or a top notch executive scouting for fresh talent for your company, please let us know of your ideas.

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