I’m new to this forum and wanted to ask you guys some stuff about living in Taiwan…
I"m going to be graduating university next year and I’ve been finalizing my life plan… I’m a Chinese born Canadian who speaks limited Mandarin. I’ll have a three year BA in economics and my CSC (Canadian Securities Course) by the end of 2004. Some work experience in Human Resources and finance.
I have always wanted to live in Asia, specifically Taiwan after visiting in my teens. I am very much in to chinese culture; most of my friends are chinese, I listen to some chinese music and dress like a “hong kong FOB”.
Although I’m very excited, I’m also a little worried that I may not “make-it” in Taiwan. I have no family or friends living there. My main concern is how I’m going to make a living… I wouldn’t mind teaching english, but I would prefer a job in finance.
So basically I was wondering if you think it would be easy for me to get an english job doing office work with my background… Also any advice or concern I should look in to moving to a country with no contacts. Like how much money I should have saved to hold me over before I get a job or what international companies in Taiwan hire people with English only.