Doug from Canada wrote:Hi all, this is my first post in what seems to be an extremely active forum for Taiwan expats. I'm not sure if this is the right forum (please move if necessary) but I am hoping to get your tips/advice/insights on locating a business related (i.e. non-english teaching related) job in Taiwan. In particular, I would be very interested in hearing your thoughts on how to best locate such jobs, the requirement for Chinese literacy, pay, suggestions on types of jobs that would suit me, etc. I've done a search through the threads in the forum and have already found some great stuff and was hoping to get even more personalized advice here.
I guess you should also know a little bit about me. I'm a Canadian national age 24 with an undergrad in business management. I have 2+ years of experience in strategy consulting within the financial services and new technologies sectors for a large multinational consulting firm (realistically though I have the equivalent of 4+ years of experience). Fluent in english of course with conversational chinese under my belt, having worked in Taiwan before. I'm interested in basically anything business-related but am open to anything that pays decent and does not involve teaching english. Obviously I have nothing against english teaching, just that I'm looking to live in Taiwan permanently and am looking to build a career outside of the teaching world. In terms of pay, I'm hoping for 100k+ NT/month but am flexible. I'm currently making $70k USD/yr so I'm willing to take a very significant pay cut but would like to maintain an ok life style if possible.
Thank you for your help, particularly given that almost all the info I've found elsewhere online so far has been english teaching related. Please let me know if I should add or clarify on anything.
Doug from Canada wrote:Ah, gotcha. Any suggestions on foreign companies that are prominent in Taiwan? I know only of Citigroup so far.
I'm looking to move there as my wife is Taiwanese.
Naughtius wrote:As others already said, you’d get paid mush more by getting sent here by a western company.
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