I got here on August 29, 2002, and had a job, I think, by September 8 (I guess I went to work for the school on the 9th). I came here from Korea, where I had already been in contact with two interested-sounding schools in Taiwan, and two interested-sounding agents for schools, by telephone and e-mail.
One of the schools with an agent lost interest after an interview/demo. The second school, which was also through an agent, also lost interest after an interview/demo. The third school lost interest after only an interview. The fourth school offered me a job, and I took it.
I quit that school in November 2003. I worked at another school until it closed up. After the school closed, I held off looking for another job because it looked like somebody might be making arrangements for me to work somewhere. That fell through (partially my fault), so a little more than three weeks after my school closed, I got a job at another school. I didn’t like that job, and they didn’t much like me, so I quit (maybe one should think before trying this problem-solving method ). I then got a non-school job, became very nervous and somewhat irritated about a few things about that job (or my perceptions of those things), and so quit that job within a few days (again, this problem-solving method may have drawbacks ).
After that, I went back to work at my original school, in September of last year. I’m working there now.