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I Am Terrified! I Can Not Find A Job! Help!

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Hello!

My name is Nicholas Gayder and I have been in Thailand for 5 months now. I came early for a holiday, took Chichester College's course and I am currently looking for a job. I have been looking at ajarnspace.com and here. But people wont reply to me because I have no college degree, I am willing to work any job, even for 20,000 bhat. I need to find a way to make ends meet because I came here on a one way ticket, and I am past the point of return. I am going to run out of money. The college made me belive it is almost impossible to not find a job. I speak English very well, and use proper grammar. I need anything, any job. Can someone please give me advice, I am very nervious about not finding one. I also realize it was the Thai summer for school in April, but I am not getting calls or emails back. The few places that did dropped me like a hot pancake when I said no college degree!

HELP!

Nick

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Now you are up the creek without a paddle,and to be honest you have not thought this out very well have you.

nuff said

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Now you are up the creek without a paddle,and to be honest you have not thought this out very well have you.

nuff said

I truely am.

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Have a look at some small language schools. Do a drop by with your resume, shirt/tie etc... You might land something to get you some cash but probably not a WP. So it might a risky temporary solution. Note though that it is illegal to work in Thailand without a WP.

Good luck.

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You better call home and get a one-way ticket back. If you are under forty, get back as soon as possible. Please don't waste your youth in Thailand. It has beautiful people and a wonderful culture - but for a working Farang, disaster.

Go home; work till you can retire, come back. Because if you don't have a British public education - this is a career dead-end.

Good luck

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I am willing to work any job, even for 20,000 bhat

i am sure currently working teachers making more than that love to hear that .

it's the end of the world here teaching wise

especially for those unqualified (no degree)

(u fell for the chichester pitch ?)

get someone to spring for your airfare

and head back "home" ASAP (if not sooner)

u do NOT wan't to be in thailand with NO resources

that's when they eat u alive

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Assuming you are for real, you need to be hitting the language-mills (conversation schools) which tend to offer the poorest hourly rates, but seem almost like magic with visa paperwork. Good luck.

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A few of our TEFL graduates don't have a college/university degree. With our help they usually find work fairly quickly and most obtain work permits. In fact, an agency in need of 15 teachers recently contacted me; they are flexible about degrees. I'll cut and paste the contents of the email and send to you as a pm.

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Seetefl, thanks for your help to the OP.

I hope the OP has some luck. It's unlikely that getting waivers is going to get easier, so if the OP finds work, that's good, but long term he needs to either get a degree or make other plans.

I believe a few neighboring countries are more flexible with regard to degrees.

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He might consider lowering his salary expectations as well, just to get his foot in the door and start working again. I started out at 14,000B/month with a master's degree. But it was the one year I needed to look around and do better later.

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I symphatise with you, totally. Four years ago my money was running out together with work permit and visa.

I didn't panick but focused instead. I got organised and went to several interviews.

I looked for jobs that included real estate and teaching work and found that private tuitions kept me going until I got a reply to an ad I put on the local newspaper at least a month earlier!

It was a blessing but most of all a fortunate situation that I created myself by strongly believing that I could make it, one way or another. If you stay in Bangkok there are so many government schools that might be able to offer group tutoring and the money there is good. At the moment for one-to-one tuitions I'm making about 1000 Baht per hour. I am also doing a degree online. It's hard to juggle it all but that's not bad! Looking back I can see that if I gave up so easily I wouldn't be where I am now.. I wish you all the best!

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Assuming you are in Bkk may I suggest that you try out of the big smoke, I have friends that found work fairly easily down south, Ie Chumporn and Surathanni.

Its pretty cheap to get there to 600 bht or less, you wont have the city lifestyle but a more traditional Thai experience my two friends love it. Others in the past that worked there certainly did not have any degrees.

salarys where around 20 - 30 k depending on experience plus some private work on the side. cost of living outside city/ tourist spots real low.

good luck

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Assuming you are in Bkk may I suggest that you try out of the big smoke, I have friends that found work fairly easily down south, Ie Chumporn and Surathanni.

Its pretty cheap to get there to 600 bht or less, you wont have the city lifestyle but a more traditional Thai experience my two friends love it. Others in the past that worked there certainly did not have any degrees.

salarys where around 20 - 30 k depending on experience plus some private work on the side. cost of living outside city/ tourist spots real low.

good luck

I would consider that too! The islands are not far..

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I would definitely advice you to try outside of Bangkok. I live in the deep south myself and know plenty of foreigners who teach around here without a degree (some with and some without a work permit, all earn around 30.000 per month, ain't great and life is cheaper down here then it is in Bangkok). I know several people working at ALI (www.alithailand.com) and I am pretty sure they're hiring at the moment; so might want to have a look at their site. They're located in Hatyai by the way, so not a rural area...

Don't panic, focus...

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