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Non-ESL Employment Questions

Old Jul 5th 2016, 9:48 am
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Hi everyone,

I’m totally new to the forum and enjoying looking the threads. There’s an incredible wealth of information here!

I was lucky enough to live in S.E Asia (Hanoi, Vietnam) where I taught English for 18 months as part of a sabbatical from the Metropolitan Police Service where I’m currently employed in central London as a Detective. However, due to a multitude of factors (think YOLO, austerity cuts, being only 33, and of course Brexit) I’m looking to head away permanently to Asia, hopefully Malaysia, along with my wonderful fiancée :-) This will likely be early 2017.

My simple question is, other than teaching English (ESL), what employment prospects are there for Westerners with companies? I’ve looked at and been in contact with the limited number of recruitment firms operating in bases such as Singapore, KL and HCMC and they have been seemingly useless. Is it mostly a case of getting ‘boots on the ground’ and networking directly?

Any thoughts/help appreciated!


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