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down_town_SLO



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:28 am    Post subject: N/A Reply with quote

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adogadie



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have all that is needed. If I say anymore, the rest of my buddies here will feel compelled to respond. Seriously, your answer lies within this forum. Search and ye shall find. Good luck. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm with this poster. i have the same questions. down_town i'll PM you
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down_town_SLO



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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askiptochina



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You have all that is needed.


Which is what? Specifically, the criminal background check stuff. The original poster worked in Korea, where you needed a background check and degree apostilled. Is that the same for Taiwan?

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i have the same questions. down_town i'll PM you


Why not comment here? It might be beneficial for others.
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isitts



Joined: 04 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:09 am    Post subject: Re: Coming to Taiwan, what documents to bring? Reply with quote

down_town_SLO wrote:
Hello,

I planning on come to Taiwan to look for work. From what I've read online its seems best to turn up and hit the streets rather than trying to find a job beforehand. Good idea?

If so what are the minimum amount of documents I will need to secure a job? I'll have 2.5 years teaching experience in Korea by the time I get there. I also have a 100 hour TEFL certificate.

Valid passport, Federal background check and degree(apostilled), and references was what I was thinking. I also hear its good to get an extended visitor visa(60 day).

Also when is the most opportune time to come and look for work? If school is starting in say March turn up 1-2 months prior?

Anything I'm missing? Advice?

Thanks!


A friend of mine hit the streets and that worked out alright for her. I used a recruiter, Mitch Gordon at Reach to Teach. I found him to be quite helpful.

Buxibans (hagwons) like anywhere else are likely always hiring. Pretty sure most only required a bachelors degree. TEFL Cert always helps.

You won't be able to work in a public school unless you're a certified teacher in your home country. There is no EPIK-like program.

Can't remember exactly how it worked, but for tax reasons, I think it was best to arrive in the spring to ensure a low tax rate.

I did the extended visa (60 day) and yeah, I recommend that.

I don't know about the FBI CBC. I didn't need that back in 2007, but things could have changed.

Hope that helps a little.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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