Difficulty finding a job from overseas...

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Difficulty finding a job from overseas...

Postby Ihoop » 29 May 2012, 04:41

Hi all,

I will be arriving in Taiwan in late August/September. I have been looking for a job teaching English....Finding one is proving to be quite difficult! I am a 24 year old American with a bachelors degree and previous teaching experience. I don't have a TEFL. I am open to teaching pretty much anywhere on the island.

I was going to apply to Hess, but they only have job training in July.

I wanted to apply to Shane, but they require some sort of TEFL certificate

I have applied to 25 + schools I found on various websites....Tealit, etc. Only a couple even bothered to write back to me, and they are not showing too much interest at all.

Is it hard to find work in Taiwan right now? I know the best option would be to be on the ground in Taiwan, but the idea of this bothers me. I would not want to fly to a foreign country without having any job security. Also, I know that I will need some sort of training to become an effective English teacher, and I get the feeling that smaller buxibans do not offer this. Does anyone have any other suggestions of where I should look for jobs/ how I should go about finding a job from overseas? Does it makes sense for me to call some of these places instead of emailing them? I would appreciate any input!

Thanks

-Ian
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Re: Difficulty finding a job from overseas...

Postby CraigTPE » 29 May 2012, 05:14

Most employers would prefer to hire someone right in front of their face, not x-thousand miles away.
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Re: Difficulty finding a job from overseas...

Postby steelersman » 29 May 2012, 06:29

Why would anyone want to hire an employee they have never seen before?

Ihoop, honestly I would be worried about working about any employer that you have never met. Wonder why they are not hiring someone already in Taiwan?
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Re: Difficulty finding a job from overseas...

Postby steelersman » 29 May 2012, 06:33

Ihoop wrote:Hi all,

I will be arriving in Taiwan in late August/September. I have been looking for a job teaching English....Finding one is proving to be quite difficult! I am a 24 year old American with a bachelors degree and previous teaching experience. I don't have a TEFL. I am open to teaching pretty much anywhere on the island.

I was going to apply to Hess, but they only have job training in July.

I wanted to apply to Shane, but they require some sort of TEFL certificate

I have applied to 25 + schools I found on various websites....Tealit, etc. Only a couple even bothered to write back to me, and they are not showing too much interest at all.

Is it hard to find work in Taiwan right now? I know the best option would be to be on the ground in Taiwan, but the idea of this bothers me. I would not want to fly to a foreign country without having any job security. Also, I know that I will need some sort of training to become an effective English teacher, and I get the feeling that smaller buxibans do not offer this. Does anyone have any other suggestions of where I should look for jobs/ how I should go about finding a job from overseas? Does it makes sense for me to call some of these places instead of emailing them? I would appreciate any input!

Thanks

-Ian


Just because you sign a contract before you come to Taiwan doesn't mean you have job security. HESS can fire a teacher during their two month probationary period.
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Re: Difficulty finding a job from overseas...

Postby Feiren » 29 May 2012, 10:19

But they have to pay severance and notice.
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Re: Difficulty finding a job from overseas...

Postby Feiren » 29 May 2012, 10:22

Read this. bit.ly/JR72Mj The law in Taiwan is very similar.
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