Don't accept ridiculous salaries

Postbox letter from Gunther

When I see offers for Filipinos (15,000+ baht) or native English speakers (30,000-35,000 baht) I wonder if the advertisers are serious or maybe they are looking for people with elementary school diplomas?


How contacting employers about job opportunities really works

Postbox letter from Jason

In my experience of contacting employers and sending resumes, etc, things look like this:


Why you aren't getting any replies

Why applying for jobs in Thailand by e-mail can be such a minefield

The harsh reality is that if you are not currently living in Thailand, the vast majority of schools simply won't be interested in you.


Native English speakers: start respecting yourselves!

Postbox letter from Jason

It is high time for native speakers to start respecting themselves and stop accepting ridiculous job offers.


Get a teaching degree first!

Postbox letter from Tom

If you follow these steps then you can land a wonderful job in one of the many international schools.


Older teachers should look to the shopping mall schools

Postbox letter from John

I know people who are 60 years old and over working in shopping malls in Nonthaburi. As long as you look presentable and can deliver classes they don't care too much about age.


Age - the TEFL killer disease sweeping Thailand

I'm confused as to the type of teacher that schools want.

Perhaps it’s not a teacher that schools are looking for, but clowns masquerading as entertainers? Any school choosing a 22-year old party animal will produce disappointed.


Are the sixty and over set out of luck as far as teaching?

Postbox letter from Fred Azbell, Chonburi, Thailand

Now I am retired in Thailand. I am 69 and still seem to have all my marbles. Are there ANY options, even part time to teach and earn a few hundred baht for incidentals?


First impressions count!

Postbox letter from Johnnie

Perhaps prospective employees should concentrate more on that first email, which might result in fewer rejections.


A journey into the over 60's TEFL graveyard

Postbox letter from John V (Thailand)

When it happened, it occurred at the speed of light. Having lost its contract with the local education authority, my company and I parted on amicable terms and moreover, in an uncharacteristic display of Chinese efficiency, within one week I found myself on a flight from Northern China back to Thailand.


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