I need your opinions for a big move I’m considering in my life.
I’m currently working in Shanghai for an international advertising agency. I’m sick of Shanghai and China. I’m sick of it. I want to move to some place more developed. It’s true that Shanghai and China is growing at exponential rates and that people are flocking here like it’s the next mecca. But I don’t care. It’s not what I want anymore, after 2 years here. I’m still in my mid-twenties - I want to work in a corporate environment that can help polish my skills. In other words, I want a more professional environment. In China, all your coworkers are useless. (the local ones, anyway). There’s no team work, no concept of it, at least. Anyways, point is, I want to go somewhere more developed so I can be sure I learn the right skills, not the wrong ones.
Right now, I need more experience.
Therefore, I’m considering to move back to Taiwan or California when my contract is up. (soon).
But I can’t decide where! I want to go into marketing for either video games or entertainment. I like the Taiwanese music industry (though they lose money) and I like entertainment and gaming.
Do you, as expats in Taiwan, forsee the Taiwanese economy getting stronger? Do you believe that all the companies are moving to China and finding a good job in Taiwan will be hard?
Do you think, that at my age, I should go back to the US and learn more skills since I already have my 2 years in Shanghai and also have my Taiwanese market experience? (I’m Taiwanese American, btw).
People tell me all sorts of different things – stay in China, things are growing, go back to Taiwan, the market is good, or go back to the US, make more money and learn more professional skills.
It ultimately comes down to what I want, but I’d like to seek your opinions since you guys are in the Taiwan market. I want a good balance of opinions.
thanks a lot!!