I have just relocated from the Hanoi section of this forum in order to get opinions from those living in HCMC.
As I stated in my topic, 'Too old?' in the Hanoi section, I am an English teacher with a degree and a TEFL certificate. I am 51 years old and have been teaching for most of the past 10 years.
Last week I was in Hanoi seeking work. I walked around the city with a bag of CVs, hoping to find language schools to ask for Head of Studies, hand over my CV and ask for a job. This method has worked perfectly for me in Europe.
But I didn't find any, so I contacted some by telephone. They said I should send my CV by e-mail and await a reply, even though I was in Hanoi at the time.
I had one request to come in to a school, but, unless I totally misread the situation, they seemed surprised at how old I am and after a cursory interview, said goodbye.
I am considering coming to HCMC to look for work, but will I have the same result as in Hanoi?
Or...I could stay in Europe where my cold-calling attempts pay dividends.