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Elegantstatue



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:44 am    Post subject: Whitey looking for a teaching gig Reply with quote

Yeap I am white and from Australia.

I am not having much luck securing a job in China, not yet anyway, so I thought Taiwan might be a good bet too. If you have any leads please PM me or I will PM you. Teaching is my profession, I have everything I need for job readiness. Smaller cities are fine, just as long as I can get good strong coffee. Thanks for your time.
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Shroob



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:12 am    Post subject: Re: Whitey looking for a teaching gig Reply with quote

Elegantstatue wrote:
Yeap I am white and from Australia.

I am not having much luck securing a job in China, not yet anyway, so I thought Taiwan might be a good bet too. If you have any leads please PM me or I will PM you. Teaching is my profession, I have everything I need for job readiness. Smaller cities are fine, just as long as I can get good strong coffee. Thanks for your time.


It's a lot easier to secure a job in China than Taiwan, which leads me to ask what is it that you're struggling with in China?

Are your requirements high? You don't like the offers you've received? What exactly then we may be able to help more.

You said you have 'everything I need for job readiness', what does that mean?
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Elegantstatue



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@Shroob.
Agents are unwilling to provide me with contacts or referrals of past or present NE speakers that have used their services, or have found employment through their services. Or they won't provide photos or links to the schools, or there is a lack of transparency.

(Edit) I should have elaborated but I was busy before. By job readiness I mean I am qualified to enter and teach in a high school context. I have ample experience teaching high school upwards. In North Asia and Australia.

I also placed a job wanted ad on TEALIT and have had very little luck. And I placed an ad on Dave's jobs wanted page. I got more replies for teaching in China, as usual, and once again I got agents reply...duh!

I am not going to elaborate on my teaching qualifications, I certainly meet IB school criteria to teach in that context or any other high school context on the planet. Last time I explained my teaching qualifications details on Formosa.com, I got a reply from a nasty piece of faeces, for no apparent reason other than he was just a nasty bloody stool. Perhaps he was having a bad day and did not appreciate my eloquent writing prose....:/

What more would you like to know Shroob?
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ncaraway



Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Location: Tainan, Taiwan

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elegantstatue, you might have better luck getting leads on FB since posts there are more timely. There are a couple of FB groups related to teaching in Taiwan and I often see job announcements posted there. Most job announcements are word of mouth or are posted on Chinese language job sites. Consider subscribing to Yahoo Groups for various cities in Taiwan as announcements are posted there as well.

Good luck!
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Shroob



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elegantstatue wrote:
@Shroob.
Agents are unwilling to provide me with contacts or referrals of past or present NE speakers that have used their services, or have found employment through their services. Or they won't provide photos or links to the schools, or there is a lack of transparency.

(Edit) I should have elaborated but I was busy before. By job readiness I mean I am qualified to enter and teach in a high school context. I have ample experience teaching high school upwards. In North Asia and Australia.

I also placed a job wanted ad on TEALIT and have had very little luck. And I placed an ad on Dave's jobs wanted page. I got more replies for teaching in China, as usual, and once again I got agents reply...duh!

I am not going to elaborate on my teaching qualifications, I certainly meet IB school criteria to teach in that context or any other high school context on the planet. Last time I explained my teaching qualifications details on Formosa.com, I got a reply from a nasty piece of faeces, for no apparent reason other than he was just a nasty bloody stool. Perhaps he was having a bad day and did not appreciate my eloquent writing prose....:/

What more would you like to know Shroob?


The fact that you were denied the contact info of current/past foreign teachers is a red flag, you did well to avoid.

I'm just surprised that you didn't find a job you liked in China, there are lots of opportunities for well qualified/experienced people, which you appear to be (if you have a teaching license such as QTS in the UK).

Recruiters in general don't have the greatest reputation.

If it's high schools you're looking for, for someone of your qualifications you should be looking at well paying international / private schools. Though the demand depends very much on the subject - maths/science is highly desirable. History, geography...less so. If you could teach a science/maths course I'd be looking for at least 18,000/month depending on the city and other benefits.

Try looking on seriousteachers.com. I had some luck with them.
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plumpy nut



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me the difficulty with China would be the enormous salary offered. Which job would I choose? One job 700 US another 800 US, its a difficult choice, you know.
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