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Just got settled in @my new home in HCM

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1. Posted by bdcotter (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

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To those of you who have read some of my previous posts, you knew I was coming here to find a job.

Well, here comes crunch time. I am now here in HCM, and have had a great time since Friday Evening (local). I rather enjoy all the food, especially the price, but I can't help but feel like I'm dehydrated all the time. I seem to sweat a lot and that is ok.

I am here to ask again if anyone has any great ideas for searching for employment.

What I have done so far:

Emailed about 5 companies and explained what I am attempting to do
Told these companies I will call them tomorrow ( I have a cell)
Wrote down all the addresses and numbers.

I am attempting to find work in teaching English (assistance, because I don't have the ESL certification) However my other choice is working with water quality issues, as this was my focus in college.

It looks like the monsoon rains are about to tumble, so I am going to get home ASAP, luckily that is only a bit away from here.

For those of you interested, I will likely update my travelog more often once I have internet at my house, and it may contain some pictures to aide those who wish to travel here like I have.

Cha`o for now!


2. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 10y

Sounds like you are on the adventure of a lifetime. I am interested to see how your go because I have been toying with doing a similar thing once I finish my latest stint at uni. Good luck and enjoy HCM!


3. Posted by CharmWay (Budding Member 44 posts) 10y

Register in They are a good one in Vietnam and you can find some job Opportunities there. And Ho Chi Minh city is your best choice for some jobs for foreigners.
Best wishes

4. Posted by bdcotter (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

I am registered at, though I don't really like it that much.

I have an interview for an English teaching position today, we'll see how that goes.