You should give it a shot working in the IT sector. I just called tech writing “brain-dead” in another thread, but that is my personal opinion. If your background is marketing and you’d like to do that, I’d say there is at least one opportunity always available at any time, and may of them are posted in the jobs section of this Web stie.
To answer a question or two of yours. Knowing Chinese is a good thing, but not required for many companies, I’d say almost “most” companies. Tech companies have great English ability and some prefer that they can practice with you. Don’t worry too much about the Chinese ability. There is almost no one here at Ulead that I have to speak Chinese with. And in my previous two IT jobs I didn’t need it either … However, in my case I knew Chinese when I applied with Ulead, so that wasn’t really an issue anyway.
If you have a Bachelor’s degree and two years of semi-relevant work expereince after the graduation date in your own country, then you qualify with the Taiwan governement to get a work permit for certain kinds of work for certain companies that qualify.
Those companies that list on this site for positions like “marketing specialist” are generally looking for someone with not a whole lot of experience, but enough to get the job done. They want full time employees and are already qualified to apply on your behalf. Companies pay a starting salay between 45K and 60K per month on average. You need to interview in person on a two month visitor visa. Once the company applies for you through the Ministry of Economic Affairs and it goes through, you can switch your visitor visa to a resident visa with a multiple reentry permit without having to leave the country. You will get an Alien Resident Certificate. You may know about this procedure if you taught English before. The only difference in that case being that approval for the work permit comes from the Ministry of Education.
Let me know if you have any more questions.