Vietnam is an Asian country that is growing at a rapid pace. Vietnam had the target to become a developed country by the end of 2020. The rapid growth of Vietnam attracts expats to work in Vietnam and secure their future.
In this article, we will highlight the step by step plan that you must follow if you intend to find a job in Vietnam during or after this period of Covid-19. It will go through having a LinkedIn profile that shows your strength, being able to know which companies are currently hiring expats in Vietnam and finally succeed to get a job interview by contacting HR the right way.
Vietnam : 2nd favorite destination among expats
Vietnam is attractive for expats due to its affordable living style and nice culture. It has been recently ranked as the 2nd favorite destination among expats on a worldwide survey made by InterNations. The rapid infrastructure growth also attracts expats to Vietnam.
The expats hired in Vietnam with local contract who have degree better than anyone else. The companies pay them handsome salaries which help expats to live a very pleasant life in Vietnam.
Covid-19 crisis : how to learn from this expatriate perspective
- What is the situation and impact of coronavirus in Vietnam about employment ?
- What are the hottest and trending sectors to focus on the upcoming months ?
- What are the common mistakes that expats usually make while looking for work in Vietnam ?
- How much can we earn as a foreigner working in Vietnam ?
All those topics are digested in this video made from an expat living and working in Vietnam for 3 years :
Job & Business Opportunities
Vietnam currently is the dream country for expats due to high standards of living at low cost. Vietnam has lots of job opportunities for expats who are highly qualified. The business in Vietnam is progressing due to relaxation and incentives from the government. The National law of Vietnam is introducing many businesses for smart businessmen. The opportunities here in Vietnam are growing at a rapid pace due to a very strong economy.
Networking to build your professional network
The networking for expat in the new culture and community of Vietnam is very easy. Expat can continuously get in touch with people to create a network and build professional relationships. The language and cultural gap lead to more difficulties for connecting, even if locals are very easy to get in touch with.
The more networking an expat will have the better chance he will have to get a job or setting up of business. The networking can be done through many social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, etc. With this period of corona crisis, it is even more effective to use those online channels and virtually connect to people in your field.
Linked In to show your skills and experiences
Linked in is the best way for an expat to explore the job and business opportunities. Linked In is the most used social network for work purpose. It helps expats to connect with other foreigners in the same city and through them can get access to different companies.
If you intend to find a job in Vietnam, we would recommend you to pay attention to your profile. Once it is done, you will have to find a way to get in touch with the companies that are currently hiring expats in Vietnam.
Companies hiring foreigners in Vietnam
There are a plenty of way to know the companies that are currently hiring expats in Vietnam. Here are some things you should have a look : job board in your field, VietnamWorks.com, head hunter companies job list, job offers shared on Facebook groups … You can also find private the updated list made by Movetoasia.com provided with their step-by-step online training. This resource has been updated to provide an effective and proven way to find a job as an expat during this Corona Crisis.
Shows your motivation to HR
Vietnam is growing rapidly in the economy due to its highly motivated and hardworking peoples. The expat should show the motivation to the HR department of companies where applied for a job. The motivation shown can increase the chances of getting a job at a good price. The expat should show that he is concerned about his own, company and Vietnam’s growth.
Hard to find a job in Vietnam ?
The current statistics shows that Vietnam currently attracts the highest amount of expats compare to other countries of South-East Asia. The happy life expats are having in Vietnam and the economic growth of the country is attracting people from all over the world. As expat numbers is increasing tremendously, it becomes also harder for expats to find a job and you have to be structured and follow an effective road-map to maximize your chances of getting an interview.
The business and job opportunities are improving so fast, following the growth of the country. Even if nowadays, in this period of corona crisis it is hard to get a job. We definitely encourage you to take actions that will lead you to reaching your dream job in Vietnam. Will Vietnam become the world’s fastest-growing country to recover from this crisis ? We will have this answer within a few more weeks or months…
This aricle originally appeared on the Asia Insiders