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Postby brettygood » 29 Mar 2012, 05:54

Hey everyone. I've scoured these forums for some insight on this issue but it doesn't seem like I can either find the right answer or a sufficient one. I'm currently job-hunting in Taiwan & keeping an eye out for job-postings everywhere. I'm having a lot of trouble finding a job - let alone someone to reply to one of my emails. I've sent around my resume to about 15 different places & only 2 of them have even replied. Is this common? Are they not interested or do they just have a lot to sort through? I find most of the job listings on tealit.com & Dave's ESL Cafe. Are there other resources I can check to find prospective jobs? I am also currently living in the United States & hoping to find employment (legal) in one of the bigger cities before I hop on a plane to a foreign land. Is this realistic or is the job market good enough that I could fly out in May & find a job within a month?

Just for reference, I have my BA in Political Science & am TEFL certified with no teaching experience. I'd really rather not work for one of the chain-schools (though if I had to I'd probably pick Shane). If anybody could help me out or give me some advice it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Re: Job Hunter

Postby bigduke6 » 29 Mar 2012, 12:59

brettygood wrote:Hey everyone. I've scoured these forums for some insight on this issue but it doesn't seem like I can either find the right answer or a sufficient one. I'm currently job-hunting in Taiwan & keeping an eye out for job-postings everywhere. I'm having a lot of trouble finding a job - let alone someone to reply to one of my emails. I've sent around my resume to about 15 different places & only 2 of them have even replied. Is this common? Are they not interested or do they just have a lot to sort through? I find most of the job listings on tealit.com & Dave's ESL Cafe. Are there other resources I can check to find prospective jobs? I am also currently living in the United States & hoping to find employment (legal) in one of the bigger cities before I hop on a plane to a foreign land. Is this realistic or is the job market good enough that I could fly out in May & find a job within a month?

Just for reference, I have my BA in Political Science & am TEFL certified with no teaching experience. I'd really rather not work for one of the chain-schools (though if I had to I'd probably pick Shane). If anybody could help me out or give me some advice it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!


Your main problem is that you are in the USA and not here. Unless you approach schools such as Hess/Shane, that hire from overseas and who have specific intake dates, it is extremely unlikely you will land a job.

Most schools that are looking for teachers need NOW. Usually entailing a 5 minute interview, a demo, and then starting the next day.
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Re: Job Hunter

Postby brettygood » 30 Mar 2012, 05:16

When do people hire from overseas? And if I were to just fly over - how would I get a visa if I only bought a one-way ticket?
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Re: Job Hunter

Postby bigduke6 » 30 Mar 2012, 07:52

Check with the specific schools about intake.
You will not get a visa with a one way ticket. You will need a return.
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Postby the bear » 30 Mar 2012, 08:36

bigduke6 wrote:Check with the specific schools about intake.
You will not get a visa with a one way ticket. You will need a return.


Actually the airport rarely checks this. Worse case scenario you'd be escorted to the China Airlines desk and you'd buy a refundable ticket to HK.
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Re: Job Hunter

Postby bigduke6 » 30 Mar 2012, 12:23

the bear wrote:
bigduke6 wrote:Check with the specific schools about intake.
You will not get a visa with a one way ticket. You will need a return.


Actually the airport rarely checks this. Worse case scenario you'd be escorted to the China Airlines desk and you'd buy a refundable ticket to HK.


Well, possible if she comes visa exempt. If she goes to get a visa at a TECO, they will ask for return/onward ticket.
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Re: Job Hunter

Postby brettygood » 30 Mar 2012, 13:48

So if I travel visa exempt I won't need to buy a return ticket & I'll have 30 days to find a job? I'm not looking to spend $800 on a ticket I never intend to use...
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Re: Job Hunter

Postby bigduke6 » 30 Mar 2012, 17:00

brettygood wrote:So if I travel visa exempt I won't need to buy a return ticket & I'll have 30 days to find a job? I'm not looking to spend $800 on a ticket I never intend to use...


No. They might not ask to see a return ticket when you arrive. This is not a given. You can take a chance if you want to.
I am also not sure if you can find a job and get an ARC processed if you are here visa exempt. You might still have to leave the country, get a visitors visa and return?

I suggest you search the forum for answers to this or post the question as a new topic.
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Re: Job Hunter

Postby headhonchoII » 30 Mar 2012, 17:52

Before you would have to enter on a visitor visa to be able to apply for an ARC.If you didn't enter with a visitor visa or it was about to expire you would have to exit and re-enter on one to apply for the ARC/work permit.
Now I'm not sure but it should be definitely be easier to do everything by entering on the visitor visa first.
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