With Thailand’s economic woes, a large chunk of the country’s online business is taking a hit.
While it’s still a booming economy, many businesses are looking for help getting started.
And it’s not just those with traditional skills.
This year, there are more than 400,000 job openings in Thailand, according to The Web Designers World, a business consulting firm that specializes in recruiting web designers.
While the majority of those positions require a high level of technical skills, there’s also a wealth of creative-related skills.
“Thailand has a huge online workforce,” says Tim Anderson, who works for the company.
“It’s just a beautiful place to work.”
So how do you get a job in the country, Anderson explains?
First, you’ll have to get through the formal interview process.
“They do their screening, and they ask about the type of job you have,” Anderson says.
“If it’s an agency, that’s all that matters.
If it’s a company, that information is confidential.”
You’ll also have to pay for a formal interview.
For the top jobs in Thailand this year, Anderson recommends paying at least $1,200.
“The job is so much more prestigious, and the people that are doing it are so good, and it’s so fun,” Anderson adds.
“I would suggest paying $1-1,500.
It’s a much better value than most agencies charge.”
Once you get through that, you have to work your way up.
“We’ve got over 600 positions in the industry,” Anderson explains.
“That’s pretty much all that’s available in Thailand.”
If you’re interested in working in Thailand as a designer, you should start out by applying.
“To be considered, you need to do some sort of portfolio or website,” Anderson points out.
“There’s nothing worse than going into a design school, and then having the instructor tell you you’re not qualified.
So you can’t apply, so you’ve got to look elsewhere.”
In fact, if you’re a designer and want to work for a company in Thailand with a more traditional design aesthetic, it’s worth paying attention to the hiring process.
It might be tempting to apply to all the top companies, but you need a few criteria to make sure you don’t make the wrong cut.
For instance, it doesn’t matter if you work for one of the major Thai web design companies, as long as you have at least two years of experience.
“When you’re applying to design schools, it just comes down to, ‘do you have a portfolio, do you have an extensive website, and do you know the people who you’re looking for,'” Anderson explains, “so it doesn’s not about a portfolio.
It just comes into this kind of equation of, ‘does this person know me?’
And that’s the one thing that you can really look for, and that’s who you are.”
And if you do apply to the right companies, you can get hired right away.
“You can actually get hired at a rate of maybe $200-300 an hour, which is not as much as a web designer can get,” Anderson notes.
“But they’ll still pay you a lot more.”
If your experience is good enough, then you might want to consider working for a larger company.
For example, you might consider a larger online business, such as Facebook or Google, which offers flexible hours, paid vacations, and a lot of perks.
“A lot of designers in Thailand work for companies that have a lot,” Anderson tells Newsweek.
“One of the things that I like about Thailand is that they’re not necessarily the kind of people that work for big companies.”
If that’s your dream job, Anderson says it’s definitely worth looking into, especially if you can find an employer that can help you get to the top.
“Companies that are going to be looking for you are going into this category, because they know you can make a lot from a design job,” Anderson suggests.
“And if you really can, it might be worth the wait.
You’ll probably get to work with some of the best designers in the world.”
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