Finding Summer Jobs


#1

I’ll be visiting Taiwan for the summer visiting my grandmother (4-5 months) and am worried about finding a job there.

How easy/difficult would it be to find a summer job there for an english/mandarin speaking college student? What are some english newspapers that are available.

Also, it’s important for me to find a job for the work permit which would most likely allow me to stay in Taiwan longer (extending Visitor Visa for another 60 days).

On another note (I think this is for the legal forum), how difficult is it to extend a visitor visa? I’ve heard stories ranging from impossible to relatively simple.


#2
quote[quote]What are some english newspapers that are available.[/quote] [url=http://www.taipeitimes.com]Taipei Times[/url] [url=http://www.chinapost.com.tw]China Post[/url] [url=http://www.etaiwannews.com]Taiwan News[/url]
quote[quote]Also, it's important for me to find a job for the work permit which would most likely allow me to stay in Taiwan longer (extending Visitor Visa for another 60 days).[/quote]

This probably isn’t worth worrying about. Many people enjoy the excuse to go to Hong Kong, Bangkok or someplace else for a few days. As someone with ties to the island, you might be able to receive a multiple-entry visa, which could save you some time and trouble if you leave the country in the middle of your stay.

As for the job situation, the easiest thing to do would be pick up some private tutoring (you already have relatives who could probably arrange for students for you). Although this is not legal, it is common.

You might be able to find work in a company. It depends on your luck and where you are. As for work permits, their minimum period is usually one year. But you might be able to arrange for one and then skip out on the remaining eight months.

Don’t worry too much. This is Taiwan.


#3

“Don’t worry too much. This is Taiwan.”

Music to my ears, and exactly what I wanted to hear

I have yet set foot on the Island and I’m worrying about practically everything, my biggest concern is them refusing to extend my Visa and then getting “kicked” out prematurely.

Actually, I already have arranged to tutor 2 students there (with some connections) thankfully, I don’t know if I can use that as an excuse/reason to extend my Visa though, saying it’s some work that I do.


#4

Photek,

Well I guess this depends on what actually you want to do here and whether or not you wish to work legally. There are many opportunties in Taiwan even during the summer time, it just depends on you.

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