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How to effectively prepare for your return to Taiwan after living abroad
For many working professionals, readjusting to life in Taiwan after spending years overseas can bring about a wide range of emotions — excitement, anticipation, and for some, anxiety.
Not only does one have to come to terms with the changes, nuanced or otherwise, that has occurred in the country, there is also the job market to consider. Will it be easy to find a job? How can a returning Taiwanese apply his or her skill sets and experience to a role?
The good news is that, returning Taiwanese probably have little to worry about on the employment front. As more domestic companies expand into global markets, Taiwanese who have spent a considerable amount of time working overseas are now increasingly valued for their international experience and sensitivity to local culture.
This mid-autumn festival, as Taiwan celebrates the coming together of family and friends over mooncakes, pomelos and barbeque, we highlight how three Michael Page consultants overcame their homecoming challenges to achieve career success.
Having left Taiwan at the age of four, Jennifer moved back after graduating from the University of Michigan. She highlights the ups and downs of returning home and the one element that won her over to the city.
Though the employment climate has improved considerably, hiccups may sometimes occur for returning Taiwanese who are unfamiliar with the country’s job market. Linda Chen, who returned to Taipei for work from the United States eight years ago, shares two search tips that every returning Taiwanese should know.
Michelle Szu Tu
Curious about how her childhood home had changed, Michelle Szu Tu moved back to Taipei from New Zealand with her parents to take on a role at Michael Page Taiwan. If you are considering a return to Taiwan, here are Michelle’s tips on what you need to consider before making the move.