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Posted September 7th, 2012 - 5:10 am from Oakland, United States
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Posted September 15th, 2012 - 11:07 am by from Hong Kong Island, China (Permalink)
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Posted September 15th, 2012 - 11:08 am by from Hong Kong Island, China (Permalink)
Your story sounds similar to mine.....I came first then started looking. It wasn't easy, but I finally landed something! Feel free to PM me if you want. I'd love to help since I just went through it all.

Posted September 15th, 2012 - 3:21 pm from Oakland, United States
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Posted September 16th, 2012 - 6:15 am by from Hong Kong Island, China (Permalink)
Ahh, the dreaded visa. It's been a good 6 wks & I'm still waiting...
Congrats on the new job and good luck w the apt hunt. Try airbnb, or craigslist private ads, beware of all those crummy agents.

Posted September 16th, 2012 - 9:19 pm by from Hong Kong Island, China (Permalink)
Hi Teresa, Calvin,
Seems like the only way to get a job is to move to HK first. I'm applying for jobs from Switzerland, but am not really successful, some answered I should have a valid working permit already. Taking the risk to quit my job and home here and moving to HK is one thing, but then I still wouldn't have a work visa.
Any tip?
Thanks
Aurélie

Posted September 17th, 2012 - 11:35 am from Oakland, United States
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Posted September 18th, 2012 - 10:16 am by from Hong Kong Island, China (Permalink)
Hi Aurélie,
It is all a risk, but one that is well worth taking. As for the work permit, the only way to obtain one is to have an employer sponsor you. That could be done overseas, or in HK. I suggest moving here if you are serious about it and bring enough funds to last at least 3 months.

Posted September 19th, 2012 - 8:02 am by from Hong Kong Island, China (Permalink)
Thanks for your encouraging messages, Teresa and Calvin.
Should start counting the budget :-)
Aurélie

Posted October 20th, 2012 - 4:55 pm by from Fraser, United States (Permalink)
Hi Calvin,

Check out my posting for ESL teaching in HK.

If you can give your BEST to young children then you should contact: info@indigocentrehk.com

Indigo English is a small school in Mah On Shan town in the New Territories. Easy to get there from everywhere and a quiet clean peaceful community. Fresh air and biking trails with a big library and sports center nearby.

They are very organized and supportive with lesson plans that are easy to follow. Pay is good too.

ONLY apply if you are SERIOUS about providing the BEST representation of a native speaker. Professional, clean, on time, patient, well dressed, clean and flexible.

I had a great time there and told them I would send them ONLY THE BEST teachers.

No boozers, preachers, or political idiots need apply.

Good luck and safe travels,

Dee