Question by Shinchon: What is the best way to find an English teaching job in Taiwan, especially in Kaohsiung?
I’ve been in Taiwan for about a month now, and have been searching for a job. I’ve called probably close to 30 places and submitted resumes to about half of those.
I’ve had only two interview offers. One of them I had to turn down because the job was much farther away than expected. The other one, I was rejected, BUT the interviewer said that he still thought I had good teaching skills and would have made a good teacher, as well.
I’m fairly well-qualified. I have a CELTA, degree in a linguistics-related field, speak some Chinese, and have 1.5 years of experience teaching in Korea.
Can anyone offer any other suggestions for applying to jobs here?
How saturated is the market? It’s seeming REALLY saturated right now…
I’ve been using Tealit.com to find jobs (my most successful method, seeing as how it yielded two interview offers), and when I ran out of Tealit jobs to apply for, I also scouted out schools and cold-called them and dropped off resumes directly at others (completely unsuccessful, no interview offers).
I’m really feeling like there are almost no English teaching jobs in Kaohsiung right now, not even for reasonably qualified teachers, and the few that exist, there are 30 people applying to each one…
Does anyone have any suggestions? Any job-finding Web sites I don’t know about? Any recruiters I don’t know about?
I’ll take pretty much any job at this point that offers an ARC…
Answer by TaiwanTeacher
I think you’re right about the market becoming saturated. Too many Westerners want to bail out of the bad economic situation in the USA and elsewhere. You can also try looking online at “ESL99”.
Perhaps some of the other ex-pats here can lend a hand. I’ll try to point them at your question.
Chubu? Jerry? Anybody??? Care to help out?
EDIT: ESL99 has a job posted as follows –
16/07/09 Hon-Lin English School Buxiban NT$ 600 Kaohsiung
we looking for Foreign English teacher for young children(aged7-12). The teacher were msut be 1.a native English Teacher Speaker. 2 a bachelor degree’s holder 3.Strengthens the schoolchild hearing and spoken language ability 4.heathly, experenced, responsible, hardworking and like children.
10/06/09 Wells English Buxiban NT$ 600-700 Taipei
Wells English Looking for English Teachers
ABC/CBC & Foreign Teachers are WELCOME! Full-timer and Part-timer available.
tealit.com has several jobs posted, here’s one –
07/17/09 A great environment for both living and working!! Little Forest Have Both Available Kaohsiung City ??? Immediately Details
A great environment for both living and working!! We are a well- known professional English school located in Kaohsiung City ??? and Pingtung City ???. We have great environment and helpful co-workers always ready to help. We are currently hiring English teachers for both full- time and part- time positions: ** Full- time, Morning to Afternoon to 6:30pm & Part- time, Afternoon & Evening to 9pm. ** ARC and health insurance are provided. ** Good pay. ** Curriculum provided. For more information or an interview, please call Sarah 0933-657-887 or Jack 0911-717-899 to discuss the details.
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