I could do with some advice on getting a job in Taipei. I’ve been here two months now and so far have found no work. I’ve had loads of advice from people and done everything I thought I should do, but still no luck.
I’ve got the impression that there are 30 or 40 applicants for each job so it is quite competitive.
I have a B.A, a teaching cert and a little experience.
Everyone says getting a job is easy and you can just walk in and get one, but it doesn’t seem like that for me!!
Cheers for any advice.[/quote]
I am surprised to hear this. How many interviews have you been on? Have you tried the chain schools? Is there something about you that may preclude you from some jobs? Age, race, passport?
You haven’t supplied enough info on why you are being turned down? All I can advise is to treat looking for a job like a job. Hustle out resumes, do some follow-up calls, don’t expect the moon, that sorta thing. Sorry I can’t be more help.
Good luck to ya…[/quote]
Times have changed, Gumper. I’ve been hearing stories like this for over the past year, from plenty of people. Putting two and two together - the job market for English teachers in Taiwan is drying up. Too many foreigners coming over chasing the same pool of jobs. It’s a lot more competive than when you and the rest of the old hands first landed here.