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Whats ironic about a TEFL qualification? The better TEFL jobs pay 60k and you can build up private company contracts. If you are an excellent,  experienced teacher who is well dressed.

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I trained Microsoft networking, infrastructure and security courses and basic software devolopment. As an example - Boss: 'next week you'll need to deliver this course on C# programming' Me: 'I've no Idea about C#'. Boss: There's the book, there's the syllabus...

 

Also specialist software packages - essentially the company (a different one) would give me their bespoke software package and I'd have to learn it, write a manual/training package and deliver it to the staff of clients who'd purchased it...

Looking at that link I guess I'll have to pick up software development, but I'm sure that Thai employers are not going to consider anyone with only the theoretical knowledge and no experience...

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16 minutes ago, FritsSikkink said:

What do you train?

 

Have a look here:

 

https://th.jobsdb.com/th

 

Position:                      IT Admin

Job Type:                    Permanent

Location:                     Pathumwan, Bangkok

Salary Range:             20,000 - 28,000 THB 

Benefit:                       Group insurance, Bonus, provident fund, etc.
 

I've also done IT administration. Looks like a teaching gig would be better...

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I used to lolz at people coming to Canada expecting to find a job in 7 days while in reality it takes years, yet Farang expects a Thai to give him a job in IT?

 

Man, just go on expat facebook at look at all the "recruiters" flashing their TIT enticing Indians to send them a resume with is obviously some boiler room scam on commission and no work permit.

 

You only get a good job in Thailand if your company transfers you. Everything else kiss it goodbye.

 

English gig by comparison if you have a degree is actually a godsent.

 

WATCH FOR SCAMMERS!!!!

 

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2 hours ago, marf said:

Position:                      IT Admin

Job Type:                    Permanent

Location:                     Pathumwan, Bangkok

Salary Range:             20,000 - 28,000 THB 

Benefit:                       Group insurance, Bonus, provident fund, etc.
 

I've also done IT administration. Looks like a teaching gig would be better...

Can you teach? How many years experience have you got? Is your TEFL qualification recognised? Who issued it? How long did the course last? How many contact hours did it include? Have you sorted out your police clearance certificate?

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Can you teach? Yes, I have been teaching various IT courses for about a decade...
How many years experience have you got? See above, no actual English classes other than online IELTS students...
Is your TEFL qualification recognised? I'd imagine so, according to their website they are?
Who issued it? Global TEFL https://www.globaltefl.uk.com/150-hour-tefl-online
How long did the course last? 150 hours.
How many contact hours did it include? If by which you mean in front of class time, it was entirely online...
Have you sorted out your police clearance certificate? I have a DBS from Disclosure Scotland.

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51 minutes ago, Pravda said:

I used to lolz at people coming to Canada expecting to find a job in 7 days while in reality it takes years, yet Farang expects a Thai to give him a job in IT?

 

Man, just go on expat facebook at look at all the "recruiters" flashing their TIT enticing Indians to send them a resume with is obviously some boiler room scam on commission and no work permit.

 

You only get a good job in Thailand if your company transfers you. Everything else kiss it goodbye.

 

English gig by comparison if you have a degree is actually a godsent.

 

WATCH FOR SCAMMERS!!!!

 

Yes, I'm aware of this, which is why I was asking what other options are there, although I did suspect as much.

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I think the demand for teaching IT courses in English would be quite low. Most of them will be in Thai.  Unless you can get into big IT company with lots of foreign staff.  Try Agoda.

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14 hours ago, marf said:

Position:                      IT Admin

Job Type:                    Permanent

Location:                     Pathumwan, Bangkok

Salary Range:             20,000 - 28,000 THB 

Benefit:                       Group insurance, Bonus, provident fund, etc.
 

I've also done IT administration. Looks like a teaching gig would be better...

There are IT jobs there with well over 100K, just depends on what sort of IT qualifications you have. 

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16 hours ago, FritsSikkink said:

There are IT jobs there with well over 100K, just depends on what sort of IT qualifications you have. 

Those jobs are usually for seniors, ie you'll need professional experience. And they are very rare. 

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1 hour ago, micmichd said:

Those jobs are usually for seniors, ie you'll need professional experience. And they are very rare. 

They are not rare, look at the website. Yes, you need professional experience like in every other well paid job. Why would a company pay good money for somebody who is (below) average and just wants to stay in Thailand. There are experienced Thai people to do the job too, you need to add value.

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Many expats want to stay here while I have a job, but most of them unable to seek a job out there unless being an English teacher. Thai government does not want us to steal their jobs.

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I've been working here full time for 18 years now, and no, not as an English teacher, and all I can say is to make a good living here, best is to work in an area that makes money in tourism, revenue from Western Foreigners..  That's where the money is ( unless you want to work in an office for 20.000 - 30.000 a month, no thanks ! ). How many languages do you speak ? Experience in teaching diving, manage a dive center, speedboat or tour company? Travel agent or tour rep experience, or can manage a hotel ? And, no, Bangkok is surely not the place to be here, much more tourism and action going on in the South. 

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