Should I fix up a job before I arrive in Thailand?
If I had just one piece of advice to offer people - do NOT arrange jobs before you get here. Get yourself settled in and then take the time to weigh up your options. Many schools just aren’t interested in hiring or even corresponding with teachers who aren’t living in the country. Teachers plans quickly change. The guy sitting in Canada who shoots off a few speculative e-mails and accepts a job at a school in February won’t necessarily be around for the start of term in May. Schools have wised up to this so they much prefer local hires. When it comes to finding a teaching job in Thailand, nothing beats actually being here and pounding the pavements yourself, fixing up interviews and knocking on a few doors.