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    Over 50...insights please!

    Hi Guys & Gals,

    I read the other day that in Korea they might not hire over the 24-35 year

    old group. Might this true for Thailand also? As I would hope they would

    appreciate a higher degree and the experience....

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    I'll refrain from the obvious comments, and say that 35, 40, 45 is fine. 50, 55 is possible. 60 would need a special effort from the institution, but is also possible.

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    agreed, it is a struggle at 55

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    Over 50...

    Why would it be a issue in S.E. Asia??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio1967
    Why would it be a issue in S.E. Asia??
    Quite simple, they will give jobs to their own countrymen even if the foreigners skill / experience levels are higher.
    Same, same USA, Australia and Europe... right??
    If you speak fluent Thai you might have a slim but better chance.

    In Thailand, if the company does not have an existing quota for employment of foreigners then there's NO chance.
    Too many hassles and too long a period to obtain.

    Best get a job before you immigrate (otherwise you'll have go home to apply for the work visa anyway) or just retire, bring all you cash and see what lasts longer you or the cash. Few TD'ers on that agenda I think :-)

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    They fail because ""A politically and socially accepted faith is the required skill"" Professionally acquired skills don't mean shite if you don't have a degree or diploma acceptable to the Drunken MD.
    Yo Habla espanol, assalamalikum MFuker, spreken, dadadee, yo-ho dumbo.
    But you can teach Engrish....
    Better to try the Macao, Laos, and Cambodia Casino jobs, they hire throughout the year and like Grey Hair.

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    At the better universities in Bangkok, they seems to prefer older people from my experience. They want people not only with education but experience. You have to have a masters to get into some of the unis. I know of one guy working at a primary school in who is in his 70's. I believe he worked out some sort of deal with the school. You can try to make some sort of a deal. I've also heard that the middle east is a good place for older people to find work in the area if that is interesting to you.

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    I actually several guys that are teaching in their 70's. They got the jobs with no problems.

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    Age is actually an asset in Thailand, in many cases. I have witnessed a number of incidents where people have been told they are too young to be teachers - one bloke was in his mid-thirties, married and with a child.

    55 is the old 45. I really would n't give it a second thought, if you have the quals. Good luck

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    I saw several adverts that required applicants to be under 50...that put me off a bit. However, if what is being said is true then I may well try to teach in Thailand...I am still a "player" in the European Industry Sector and was very disillusioned at my prospects in Thailand.....I am in the Software sector rather than teaching English...I mean professional real-time software not event driven Windows shite...so doubt there is any interest...

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    Just look around. Lots of schools are always looking for teachers. There's a high attrition rate. Often times they'll get desperate before the coming term which leads to them just wanting a warm body to take the work off their backs. You working means they aren't. When they are paid a monthly salary, they are happy to have an extra hand.

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    ^ Sounds right, to me. Furthermore, with so many kids coming over to teach between back packing jaunts armed with a Club Med attitude, you may find that your work ethic is welcomed with open arms! Give it a shot!

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