How to get a job In Vietnam? A quick guide for everyone

If you have already a work permit, or you are Vietnamese, you can just go down to see how to find a job in Vietnam.
If you don’t have a work permit, the first thing you need to do is to find a job. So go down to see how to find a job in Vietnam.

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How to get a job in Vietnam?

Vietnamese people can get you a job in Vietnam without a job permit. You can just find a job in Vietnam. Go below to see different ways to find a job in Vietnam in person and online.

If you don’t have a work permit, the first thing you need to do is to find a job and then get a work permit with the help of your employer. So go down to see how to find a job in Vietnam. 

How to get a work permit in Vietnam?

A work permit is necessary while working in Vietnam for longer than three months. It should get applied 15 days before by the employer. It can be applied at the provincial Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs before the foreign worker begins their job. There are ten business days needed to process work.
To get a work visa, foreign workers must seek the help of their Vietnamese employers.

Do I need a Vietnam Visa?

To enter Vietnam, most visitors will need a visa. People are exempted from Vietnam’s visa requirements in many African countries. It will be necessary for citizens of North American and European nations to get a visa. If you are Indian, check here how to apply visa for Vietnam

Can you work in Vietnam without knowing Vietnamese?

It depends on the work you are looking for. Some people will tell that you will have no chance of getting to work without learning Vietnamese unless you are qualified to teach English or some other language that is widely taught in Vietnam. Some other people will tell you that they lived and worked for years in Vietnam with just enough Vietnamese to order at a restaurant or to get a taxi.
If an employer is interested in hiring you from abroad, your knowledge of Vietnamese will probably not be important. So try to find a job and then worry about becoming fluent in Vietnamese later.

How to find a Job in Vietnam? 

You can start looking around at some useful job listing websites.

  • Google: when you start job hunting, a simple google search can be a good start. Look for the kind of job you would like to do, for example, “French tutor in Hanoi” or “Delivery driver in Ho Chi Minh City”. Use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking. Don’t stop at the first pages and go deep with your search. You’ll get an immediate feeling of what’s around and of which job websites are best suited for your needs.
  • Facebook Jobs: can be also an option to start to see what’s around you. You can also ask around in the Facebook groups that are relevant to your profession, or your language or nationality, or just relevant to your wider interests.
  • Indeed Vietnam is a popular job website in Vietnam.
  • TopCV is another popular website to find jobs in Vietnam.
  • Vietnam Works is also good for finding jobs in Vietnam.
  • Tim viec is another big job website in Vietnam.
  • Career Builder is another important job listing in Vietnam.
  • Job Street: This website is running since 1995. It is one of the leading websites in the Asia-pacific region.
  • Career Link: You can also check this website for jobs in Vietnam.
  • Career Jet: They have job opportunities in Vietnam.
  • Learn4Good: This website has many opportunities for Vietnam.

Jobs in Vietnam you can do

Part-time work 

Part-time work is available throughout Vietnam, especially in tourism. You won’t be well paid for this kind of job and it might be better for those young people who don’t want to save. For example, if you’re working in a bar, you might get paid just enough for your rent. 

Note also that many part-time jobs pay in cash and employers will not be sponsoring work visas. Although this might be not an issue for you, you should avoid exploitation. Also, you should seek protection from dishonest employers. 

Teaching English in Vietnam

If you are not able to secure a teaching job before you arrive in Vietnam, then you will need to visit schools in person to ask about openings. You must have advanced degrees and certifications for teaching to get the best jobs.

Try visiting some private schools if you feel your qualifications may be lacking. Make sure you have your passport, a copy of your degree, a teaching certificate, and a resume.
Also, many schools may recruit teachers without formal teaching certifications.

If you are looking for English teacher jobs online then use a website like Dave’s ESL Cafe that offers updated listings of open positions.