How to find a job in Taiwan

What types of jobs are available?

The local graduate workforce is highly skilled and consequently non-Mandarin speaking professions are quite difficult to find. Job opportunities for unskilled personnel is in general, even more limited.

The language barrier

The official language of communication in Taiwan is Mandarin Chinese. Taiwanese is also spoken, but Mandarin Chinese is more widely used in the workplace. Learning Mandarin Chinese will therefore boost your chances of finding a job, as many businesses may require fluent English with a working knowledge of Mandarin.   

A full list of language training academies affiliated with the Universities or local colleges can be found on The Ministry of Education in Taiwan’s website .

Professional jobs

Many expatriates working professional jobs in Taiwan are usually employed by multinational companies and then posted to Taiwan. 

Teaching English

English teaching jobs on the other hand are in high demand, both in private academies and in Taiwanese schools. You will usually only be required to speak English to a high standard.

Which industries should I look into?

Where can I look for a job?

Job vacancies can be found in the English speaking newspapers in Taiwan including, China Post, China News and the Taipei Times. 

If you want to secure a job before relocating to Taiwan, there are many Internet websites that provide a list of online job portals. These include:

www.tealit.com/ 
http://tw.jobsdb.com/tw 
http://taiwan.xpatjobs.com/ 
www.careerjet.com.tw/jobs-in-taiwan-84119.html 
http://jobsearch.monster.com.hk/searchresult.html?loc=253 
http://taipei.craigslist.com.tw/jjj/ 


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