Hmm! English CONSULTING, Taipei 101!!
Wow, sounds like a high class outfit. No classes of more than 7 students, great boss, a VERY NICE environment, convenient MRT location, guaranteed hours.
And "Remuneration is commensurate with experience and skills "
I was almost tempted to apply, but didn’t.
Taipei 101 is not convenient for the MRT, although the office they currently work out of is. I know of another place called 101 English, or something similar, and they teach kids, which isn’t consulting. I’m confused.
This ad specifies no buxiban restrictions, so I’m speculating that they are no relation and they say they will be operating out of Taipei 101 (which I believe has some dispensations regarding ARCs), but that’s not convenient for the MRT.
And why is the same company advertising 25 jobs all over Taiwan, starting next month? Are they agents, or a chain school? Something smells fishy.
Also, two blocks of three hours per day = 30 hrs a week (130+ per month), of CONSULTING. That’s not ‘follow the text book’ stuff, that’s work requiring lots of prep. It sounds like a very big workload to me, and I’m not sure how realistic it is to provide a quality service consistently for that many hours. It must be tremendously well-paid, but if so then why not mention that fact?
They’ve made a big effort to give a good impression, ie they’re trying to sell the opportunity, but they don’t seem to be very selective about hiring. There is no email address provided for anyone to send their details to for pre-screening. Granted, different hiring managers have their own ways of making their hiring decisions, but my experience has been that good jobs are often over-subscribed.
Ads I have placed at tealit in the past typically produced 60-80 responses, and friends who have done the same report similar amounts of interest. And most of those applicants were never invited to interview, because they didn’t appear suitable in one way or another.
Perhaps that is the wrong way to do it. Perhaps inviting anyone to walk in and request an interview is a more efficient use of a manager’s time? Perhaps the people I rejected because they couldn’t write a covering letter would have been great teachers and I just have my head up my arse again.
But perhaps someone who is qualified to do English CONSULTING in a prestige development does not have time to go and visit every outfit that is hiring teachers all over Taiwan? I would think that it be a more efficient use of everyone’s time for applicants to send their details and salary expectations first, and then arrange an interview if everyone is reading from the same page.
I say this because I have had numerous interviews with people in the past only to learn that their standard rates are 550-600 per hour, and that policy prevents them paying anyone the sort of money I earn now. I’m not even a high earner. I know plenty of people who make more than I do, but I’m certainly not going to travel for an interview with an employer until I’m sure that he knows what I expect to earn and is still willing to meet.
So the impression I get from this ad is that they’re trying to get people in through the door and signed up quickly. Note the requirements that you be:
-Professional-talking and professional-looking individuals
-Team Players, please
-Optimistic and great attitude
-Able to follow rules and customer service protocol
These are reasonable requirements given the quality of idiot that masquerades here all too often, but it also sounds like they’re looking for people to push around. You will look the part, talk the part, do as you’re told, and smile about it, but nowhere does it say that you must be suitably qualified or experienced. In fact, it even states "-Guaranteed ARC, NO BUXIBAN Restrictions or MOE Restrictions "
So you don’t need to be eligible for an ARC under the normal rules. You just need to turn up with the right passport and attitude, and will be paid “commensurate with experience and skills”
Am I being unreasonably negative or is this job a load of toss?
How much would you expect to be paid for 30hrs a week of consulting, and looking/talking professional in Taipei 101?