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Expat Advice: Working in Penang, Malaysia

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Penang

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Hospitality, Education, Industry, IT.

Most of the Universities look for highly qualified expats to come and lecture.

Mostly jobs are found through contacts.

What type of work do you do and how did you find your job?

University Lecturer. Found the job through contacts.

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How did you obtain your work permit? What advice would you have for others about work permits?

It's a long process. Give it at least 6 months. Make sure you provide all the necessary documents to your employer and let them handle it.

Have you taken language and cross-cultural training courses to prepare for your assignment? If so, how have they helped you on the job?

None needed. You just need to speak good English. Lot's of expats here and there is no problem in working and socializing.

What advice would you offer others about finding jobs and working abroad?

Start planning your next destination as soon as you arrive at your current. Always ensure that you don't stagnate in one country hen there are so many opportunities out there. The best way to find a job is to research your line of work, find companies/organisations and apply directly.

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