Wei, our classifieds are OK and generally produce 10 or so responses for jobs advertised in Taipei city. Make the ad informative and clear so that you don’t apear to be hiding anything.
An ad at tealit will cost you something like NT$1800, and usually produce about 60 responses.
In the past I have found that the majority of job applicants can’t be bothered sending cover letters explaining why they want the job, and are apparently unaware of the spelling and grammar rules you will want them to teach.
Calling them to interview can be even more depressing. If someone is unemployed, and isn’t fresh off the boat, then find out why. If they start bitching about a previous employer then don’t hire them.
Pay well, provide a decent environment, make no unreasonable demands, and you can be choosy. Be up front about any special considerations, but remember that few applicants actually read ads properly.
I have a friend who commutes to Shulin every day. I commute from XiZhi to Taipei. Your location needn’t be a problem, but you might consider helping out with accomodation.
Agents are generally no good, but you might try Steve Loi: 0919 522 249