List of Agencies and what you should know about them

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Re: Best Teaching agents are...?

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 30 Jul 2009, 12:31

My friend has been using Asian Consultants for more than two years so far and raves about them. He also deals with Julie.

He's also suggested Wendy (kissmia at hotmail dot com). I'm not sure which agency she works for. I had a brief e-mail exchange with her recently, though nothing came of it. She seems reasonable enough. I don't know anything about their fee structure.

For my thoughts on Dewey, search for the relevant Dewey thread.
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Re: Best Teaching agents are...?

Postby RushTheSpider » 01 Aug 2009, 01:43

I'm dealing with Julie from Asian Consultants and the process has gone well, I just got a job and I'm leaving in3 weeks. from what she told me, there is only a fee if you get a job in Taipei, if it's anywhere else there is no fee.
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Teaching Agents and Agencies

Postby jhornblower » 23 Sep 2009, 10:12

Hi,
I have recently moved to Taipei and am having difficulty finding work teaching English full time in Taipei. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for agents/agencies that could assist?

Anything anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Jon
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Re: List of Agencies and what you should know about them

Postby timmyjames » 23 Sep 2009, 18:44

I just saw this. This is nice. Should be stickied so people can keep it updated.
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Re: List of Agencies and what you should know about them

Postby XinBiDe » 23 Sep 2009, 19:48

Yeah it'd be great to get it up-to-date with contact information for recommended agents and stuff. We'll see what the powers that be have to say about that.

I used Reach2Teach. Richard is a great guy and the job I got is pretty solid and in Taipei. I paid no fee and actually started making 600 per hour at a Hess school. Veterans know that Hess's typical starting wage is 560.
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Re: List of Agencies and what you should know about them

Postby Joesox » 23 Sep 2009, 21:06

XinBiDe wrote:Yeah it'd be great to get it up-to-date with contact information for recommended agents and stuff. We'll see what the powers that be have to say about that.
I say go for it. Forum threads aren't really the best way of storing reference information but they're better than nothing. I've stickied this one to make it easier to find in future.
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Re: List of Agencies and what you should know about them

Postby XinBiDe » 24 Sep 2009, 11:15

Great, now let's see if we can get more people contributing. I'll try to make some significant or at least noteworthy modifications to the original post this week. Thanks joe :thumbsup:
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Re: List of Agencies and what you should know about them

Postby ballsmonkey » 29 Sep 2009, 18:40

I've spoken to Asian Consultants International on a couple of occasions. Think it was Julie. Have to say they didn't do much for me. They mentioned a couple of jobs to me that I was already aware of, yes I can look at tealit too and also tried to get me to go and sub for a day at a Kindy when I had clearly stated i wanted permanent work with no kindy. The fee would have been 10% of my first months salary which I'd have been happy with if they had actually found me some work.
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Re: List of Agencies and what you should know about them

Postby steelersman » 01 Oct 2009, 07:06

Asian Consultants found me a kindy job. No complaints.
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Re: List of Agencies and what you should know about them

Postby XinBiDe » 01 Oct 2009, 10:50

Soooo they hand out illegal jobs, since Kindy jobs are... illegal.
Still, if the experience is positive and they informed you of that, then no biggie.
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