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Koh Samui is such an excellent location to live and work that naturally there are lots of individuals who don’t wish to wait up until they retire to relocate here.
People looking for an office job or another kind of employment in Koh Samui need to know the job market is not completely open to newcomers from other countries. To work in Samui as an expat legally you need a work permit and a proper visa. Additionally, the Thai federal government has put in place some restrictions on exactly what kinds of employment is available to immigrants. So when browsing work ads, any you see that define “Thai national” are not going to hire you because the legal requirements for a work license will not be met by a foreigner.
Jobs in Samui that require native-level of foreign language ability– such as English tutoring— are the simplest to come by. Nevertheless, there is actually a vast array of expat jobs in Koh Samui if you know where to look.
Something to note when trying to find a job in Koh Samui is discrimination based on age and gender is not prohibited and in fact typical. Frequently you will see a job opening with something like “lady under 30” or “male 25+”. Sometimes you’ll see extremely limiting requirements such as a master’s degree and 5 years experience, but should be under 30 years old, and cannot help but wonder how they can find any prospects to fit the expense. Because you can’t do anything to alter this, just merely neglect any job listings where you may not fit their particular requirements. Doing otherwise would simply be a waste of your time.
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