This is an open question to anyone with some experience with finding NON English teaching work.Especially related to a trading company or perhaps any business that does foreign trade.
I'm looking for any entry point or foot in the door into a local or foreign company here in Taiwan. I'm prepared to start at an entry level position even if it means dealing with foreign sales, communicating with foreign clients etc etc just to get started.
I have a Masters in Finance and 2 years work experience related to research, 4 years teaching experience in Taiwan.
I've been using local search engines such as 104, 111 and a few others to find a non teaching job. I already have a few interviews lined up with some decent companies. There are a lot of options here but do I meet the legal requirements for applying for these posts.
Looking at the government website about requirements for foreign professionals, it seems quite tough to enter the corporate world here as a foreigner. http://law.moj.gov.tw/eng/LawClass/LawA ... e=N0090031
Here is the deal from the government website:
First, you must meet one of these requirements.Qualifications:
Other than meeting with other criteria specified in the Standards, foreign employees have to acquire one of the following qualifications before undertaking the jobs/assignments specified here above:
1. Acquire certificates or operation qualifications through the procedures specified in the Examinations of Specific Profession and Technician Guidelines.
2. Acquire credentials of Master degree or above from universities in the ROC or in foreign countries or acquire Bachelor degree and with more than two years working experiences in the specific field.
3. Expatriates to the ROC that have been employed in multi-national companies for more than one year.
4. Specialists who have been trained professionally or self-taught in the specific field and have more than five years experiences in related skills and have demonstrated outstanding performances.It seems like my Masters can get me through here.
Industries for foreign professionals.
1. Civil engineering or practice of architecture;
2. Communications and transportation;3. Tax and financial services;
4. Practice of real estate agency;
5. Immigration services;
6. Practice of attorneys, or of patent attorneys;
7. Practice of technicians;
8. Health care;
9. Environmental protection;
10. Culture, sports, and recreation services;
11. Academic research;
12. Practice of veterinarians;
14. Wholesales; or
15. Other work designated as per the joint consultation of the central governing authority and the central competent authorities.
I can narrow my options down to the following: Financial, Manufacturing and maybe wholesales.
Specific requirements now include:
Job descriptions for foreigners to be employed in the tax & financial service field should be within the following categories:
1. Securities & Future Trading
(1) planning, research, analysis, management and new technique initiation work on securities and marketable securities.
(2) Future trading, investment, analysis, auditing in the financial and business sectors or new techniques initiation.
2. Financial industry: depositing, crediting, investing, trusting, foreign exchange , other financial businesses recognized by the central competent authorities along with authority concerned at the central government level and the planning, research & analysis, management & consulting work of these business sectors.
3. Insurance industry: Claims for life or property insurance, approval of insurance policy, actuary, investment, information, re-insurance, insurance brokerage, insurance agent, training, notarization, engineering , risk management or new techniques initiation.
4. Assisting businesses or services specified by the CPA Guidelines.
The job descriptions for foreigners to be employed in the manufacturing industry should include: operational management, research, analysis, design, planning, maintenance, consultation, instrument installation and technical supervision.
The job descriptions for foreigners to be employed in the wholesale business should include: operational management, design, planning and technical supervision.
So my question here is.. It seems like Finance is an option here for me but only with a financial institution, not a regular company.
But what about trading companies, sales or those doing international business? I'm also curious where technical writers fall in here because that might be a starting point. Or are there any other means of getting in that I'm not aware of.
Comments or thoughts from anyone with any knowledge or non teaching experience will be most welcome.