[quote=“mesheel”]Here’s the deal:
I will be getting my Masters Degree in December and since my boyfriend lives in Taiwan, I’d like to live and work there in the future. So how complicated will that be and how do I find a legal job?[/quote]
Finding a teaching job should be easy. But that might not be a legal job if you are not from an English-speaking country.
I was told, with a MA I need at least 1 year work experience in a related field in order to get a work permit. Is that true?[/quote]
I think most things you need two years, or the ability to prove you are truly a pro in your field. What’s your field?
Are there any differences in getting a work permit, if I work for a Taiwanese or foreign company?[/quote]
It is the same piece of laminated paper. It really depends on where you are working. If a trade office (ie embassy) wanted you, or you were the manager or key staff of a big foreign investor here, they could get you a work permit pretty quickly. If it was some foreign or local company, there might be some troubles and hoops.
Should I even consider working for a Taiwanese company or are salaries too low and rights too little?[/quote]
Salaries are low and rights are little, although there are some exceptions to this somewhere. Not sure where. I wouldn’t work for a Taiwanese company again unless they offered me a fortune, or at least the right to goof off all the time.
What else besides degree and experience is needed to get a work permit?
What else do I need to know?[/quote]
You’ve got to love going to the police station and dealing with all the hassles, the paperwork, etc.