Suggestion working in Hanoi from expat.com
Do you dream of doing an internship or of finding a job in an Asian country? Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city, offers you many job opportunities.
The Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, annually attracts more than 20,000 expatriates coming to settle or to work. Each year, hundreds of companies are set up in the city, thus promoting the economic growth of the city, as well as job creation. If you want to work in Hanoi, you have to start your job search well before your departure.
You are advised to learn about the employment opportunities and the criteria applied to foreigners in Hanoi. Note however that Vietnamese enterprises are encouraged to hire a maximum of locals. Recruitment of foreigners is justified only when the skills required for specific positions are not available in the local labor market.
Good to know:
You need to make sure that your qualifications will be recognized and that you can obtain the equivalence of your diplomas before searching for a job.
To work in Hanoi, you must first have a job offer, or an invitation to work. This is why it is recommended to find a good job in advance. Your employer will take care of all the formalities on your behalf. You can also enter the country with a tourist visa and subsequently apply for a professional visa and a work permit once you have found a job.
Hanoi has a lack of skilled and trained workers in many sectors. This may be an advantage for you during your application. Most of the locals are employed in the agricultural sector. But it is possible for expats to find a job in the fields of information and communication technology, trade, industry and finance.
Moreover, many expatriates have found jobs in the field of education. These posts are open to people who are fluent in foreign languages such as English, French, Chinese or Japanese. You can then get a full-time or part-time job as a teacher if you have the necessary qualifications.
Good to know:
If you get a job in Hanoi, you can expect a monthly salary of around 10 million dongs which is equivalent to the salary of a local executive with many years of service.
Find a job
You can find a job by checking classified ads in local newspapers, job websites or by contacting a hiring agency. You may also seek assistance from foreign chambers of commerce in Vietnam. Word- of-mouth could also help you if you have relatives or friends in the country.
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