Finding jobs in Hoi An is not overly easy. There is work, but you are more likely to find it by making contacts after you arrive.


Because Hoi An is a ‘tourist town’, job opportunities are mainly in the field of hospitality and tourism. Thus, positions such as managing a restaurant or a section of a hotel come up, as do other hospitality-linked types of work. But again, finding jobs in Hoi An is very much a ‘word of mouth’ situation.

There are more job opportunities in Da Nang, particularly in the teaching sector. As Da Nang is only 30 minutes away by motorbike, it is relatively easy to commute.


Other increasingly sought after skills for jobs in Hoi An and Da Nang are editing, social media or website design / graphic designer skills. With all the many businesses popping up all over the place, it’s not surprising.


Join Danang Expats Jobs on Facebook to advertise ‘your wares’ and to see which companies may be looking for staff.


Da Nang has quite a lot of English schools, so it is relatively easy to find jobs teaching English in a school there, as well as private tutoring jobs. Hoi An does not have the same opportunities, as there are few language schools here. However, Greenshoots International and GLC (the English school section of Greenshoots) are sometimes looking to recruit teachers (see web addresses below). Other English language schools in Hoi An include STEC, iLEAD, ILA, and GreenstarMLB. For more informatin, check their websites, and also search on Facebook: there are plenty of pages and groups for people teaching/looking to teach English in Da Nang, Hoi An, and Hue. Just search “English teaching in [insert city]” or some variation of this. Also, check out this page for a comprehensive foreign English teaching resource: Dave’s ESL Cafe.


After arriving in Hoi An, many people choose to start their own business and there are endless opportunities for new business ideas in places like Hoi An and Da Nang. In fact, it’s hard to come across an expat that doesn’t have a ‘great idea for a business’.

Helpful websites

Vietnam Works – A huge website advertising jobs throughout Vietnam


Hoi An International School (HAIS) – Kindergarten, primary and lower secondary school


Greenshoots International School – Kindergarten, primary and lower secondary school


Greenshoots Language Centre (GLC) – Offers language courses for children, adults and corporate clients


STEC English School Hoi An – Send your CV with covering letter to Mrs Chi [email protected] You will need a degree and CELTA  or equivalent certificate


Topica Native – Topica is an impressive organization that is slowly cornering the massive online English-teaching market throughout South East Asia. As they expand so do job opportunities and many expats in Hoi An have jumped on board. Topica pay a fairly decent hourly teaching rate ($10 – $16) when you take into account there is no teaching preparation. Classes follow a scripted format – so after the training, you simply turn up and teach.

Send your resume/CV to: Online Teacher Recruiting And Training Department- Mr. Dao Duy Nam (Edward) via Email: [email protected]


Other Online Teaching sites – Big thanks to Olivia Bentan who shared with wonderful resource on Hoi An Expats facebook pages.  There are many online sites to choose from and should keep you in work for quite some time.  Thanks again Olivia!


Dave’s ESL Cafe – A well known web-site for teachers and travellers with teaching quals.  Dave’s Cafe has a host of jobs offered from many parts of the world, including Vietnam.  Worth checking out.


Pangian – a job posting site for remote workers and freelancers. 


UpWork – another remote freelancing job site (

Editing Skills

There is a huge need for good editing skills in Hoi An. Just look at the many tourist brochures filled with basic English problems. If you have this vital skill, it is a good idea to advertise it on one of the Facebook.

Facebook Groups

Danang Hoi An Expats

Hoi An Expats


There are many others but these are very popular and provide a great deal of information on a range of topics. Once you have joined, look on the ‘Search’ bar for information or ask a question.


Updated May 2019

Need transport to get to work? Check out our guide to going around in Hoi An.

Not sure how to get a work permit? Check out our guide to getting a visa for Vietnam.

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