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Foreigners working in TW at engineering

Postby ferb79 » 06 Aug 2011, 22:54

Hello! Im new here.
Im coming to TW soon to stay with my girlfriend who is Taiwanese. I enrolled on a Chinese program on NTU and will start winter semester.
My plans are to stay as long as possible, and Im not sure wether I can get a permanent job at local industry.

I know I need to get ARC first to improve my chances, but still not sure how it works and what are the procedures to apply for jobs in TW for foreigners.
Im an engineer with experience and academic background.

Any help is appriciated :)
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Re: Foreginers working in TW at engineering

Postby Lili » 07 Aug 2011, 01:18

I have a friend who has a similar questions, so feedback would be great.

Friend: Male, American, no Mandarin. No plan on signficantly learning.
Has several years experience in the field. Engineer. Has been working on seismic activity and building code stuff (or whatever. You know, makes sure the buildings won't fall down in an earthquake).
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Re: Foreginers working in TW at engineering

Postby pilam99 » 07 Aug 2011, 09:30

1) Contact local company HR depts. If you can work in semiconductors that becomes an easier task (TSMC, Inotera, Powerchip, Rexchip, etc)
2) Have a local friend help you translate the 104 job board, post a resume on there
3) Find local recruiters, you can try hrnetone.com, I think they are still one of the bigger ones in Taiwan
4) Seek out foreign companies recruiting in Taiwan, KLA Tencor advertises every day on ICRT looking for engineers

Semicon could be tough as it looks like the downturn is coming but the foreign thing may work to your advantage
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Re: Foreginers working in TW at engineering

Postby steelersman » 07 Aug 2011, 12:37

Make sure you have a copy of your degree and letters proving that you have two years of work experience to process your ARC.
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Re: Foreginers working in TW at engineering

Postby ferb79 » 07 Aug 2011, 14:23

Thanks pilam99 & steelersman!

Im a mechanic engineer specilized in products development. My GF will help me with the 104 Chinese form. I filled one an English one and emailed them but never got a response..

For ARC I read I must be in TW at least 4 months and have a good attendence record of my Chinese study.
But does the 2 years work experience can be from my current job which is not in Taiwan?
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Re: Foreigners working in TW at engineering

Postby steelersman » 07 Aug 2011, 22:40

Yes, you need a letter from your home country proving that you have two years of experience in engineering.
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Re: Foreigners working in TW at engineering

Postby bismarck » 10 Aug 2011, 15:21

I know two French engineers in Tainan (actually, one is French Canadian), but both were sent here by their parent companies back home. That seems to be the common thread amongst the majority of engineers working here. :2cents:
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Re: Foreigners working in TW at engineering

Postby ferb79 » 18 Aug 2011, 21:46

I found out trying to network proffesional people in TW through linkedin.com is a good start.
Also plenty of jobs looks relevant at the TW104 website, my GF says theres a line there which means: "suitable for foreigners" in chinese.

guess there some kind of chance :)
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Re: Foreginers working in TW at engineering

Postby bumclouds » 03 Sep 2011, 21:06

Lili wrote: no Mandarin. No plan on signficantly learning.


I'm a little bit puzzled by people who are keen on moving to Taiwan, but not keen on learning the language...
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Re: Foreginers working in TW at engineering

Postby bismarck » 04 Sep 2011, 15:21

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Lili wrote: no Mandarin. No plan on signficantly learning.


I'm a little bit puzzled by people who are keen on moving to Taiwan, but not keen on learning the language...

If you only plan to be here for a year or two, I can understand that. I don't understand people who move here long term (marriage or whatever) and don't learn the language. But people are different. Vive la difference! (or something like that)
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