Jobs – resources to help you find work in Hoi An

Finding jobs in Hoi An is not overtly 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’ jobs are mainly in the field of hospitality and tourism. Thus, positions such as managing a restaurant or section of a hotel come up as do other hospitality-linked types of work. But again, it is very much a ‘word of mouth’ situation.

There are more work 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.

Another increasingly sought after skill in Hoi An and Da Nang are people with 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 what 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 there as well as private tuition. 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).

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

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.


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 pages or through Hoi An Now’s Classified Ads.


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.

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