Good Chinese language skills will significantly boost your competitiveness in Taiwan’s job market, and show potential employers a strong commitment to integrating yourself into Taiwan culture. Many NCCU alumni who have stayed on to develop their careers in Taiwan emphasize the importance of networking and expanding your social circle through social activities, career events, or online apps, which are significant sources of job search information and opportunities.
Which industries should I look into?
- Prominent industries: While Taiwan’s export economy is dominated by IT and electronics products, Taiwan is also highly advanced in chemicals, biotechnology, petroleum refining, shipping, motor vehicles, iron and steel, machinery, cement, food processing, financial services, insurance, and banking, with future growth projected for telecommunications, medical equipment, and pharmaceuticals.
- Industries in decline: Most labor-intensive industries are in decline due to broad offshoring to places such as mainland China or Southeast Asia.
- Key companies: Taiwan Semiconductor, MediaTek Inc., Hon Hai Precision, China Steel Corporation, Formosa Chemicals, Quanta Computer, Nan Ya Plastics, Far Eastern New Century, Pegatron, Chunghwa Telecom, AU Optronics
Where can I look for a job?
The most effective way to stay informed best way to stay current on potential employment opportunities and trends is to actively participate in on-campus or off-campus career activities including job fairs, company information sessions, company visits, and alumni networks career events organized by NCCU and government agencies. Job vacancies can also be found in Taiwan’s English newspapers including the China Post, Taiwan News, and the Taipei Times. Those who can read Chinese can search dedicated job sites including:
In addition, many English-language websites provide job listings, including:
Resume and interview tips
Many websites provide guidance on resume writing and successful interview techniques. We recommend the following sources for practical and well-organized advice. However, these sites focused on the US job market, and one should remain mindful of potential cultural differences in regard to expectations potential employers may have for resume and interview presentation and content.
Finding Part Time Work while studying at NCCU
Many full-time NCCU students also work part-time. In the following article, Maleakhi “Kiki” Sutanto, an IMAS master's student and teaching assistant, shares his experience of working part-time while studying in Taiwan:
After graduating, can I stay in Taiwan to look for work?
Graduating students can apply for a residency permit that will allow them to stay in Taiwan while seeking employment.
- Application procedure: Bring your original diploma and a photocopy to your nearest National Immigration Agency Service Center and complete the application procedure.
- Extension validity: This residency permit will allow you to remain in Taiwan for 6 months following graduation.
Note: Beginning from December 5, 2018, the duration for job hunting is extended to 1 year.
Once you have received a job offer, you can apply for a residency permit for employment
2. Work permit verified and issued by the competent authority (original and photocopy)
3. Incumbency certificate 在職證明(original showing incumbency in the last month)
4. Passport and residency permit 居留證 (original)
5. One 2-inch photo taken in the last year
6. Fees (NTD 1,000 for one year; with a maximum of 3 years depending on the duration of the work permit)
For assistance email or call:
Career Development Center
(02) 29387704 #63297 or #63257
Stay in Taiwan for job searching after graduation
National Immigration Agency