Taiwan recruitment experts
The Taiwanese GDP expanded 3.3% in year-on-year terms in the fourth quarter of 2017, marking the fastest annual growth rate in nearly three years, and well overshooting the market expectations of a 2.5% rise, according to an analysis by Focus Economics. Furthermore, the Focus Economics panel has predicted that the GDP will grow 2.4% in 2018, a slightly higher forecast than the government’s 2.3% prediction.
Increases in the GDP are usually a good sign for jobs sectors across the board, and can lead to an improved market for job seekers as new jobs in Taipei become available to meet demands.
According to the Michael Page 2018 Taiwan Salary Guide, there have been skills shortages in both the technology and digital spaces, as well as strong growth in the technology sector. This is reflected in the 2018 Salary Benchmark data from Michael Page Taiwan, which shows that this sector has seen a 32% increase in positions in the past 12 months, and suggests that it will only continue to increase into 2018.
While technology led the way over the past year, a number of other industries saw double-digit growth in Taiwan, including sales (20%), procurement & supply chain (10%), marketing (15%), human resources (12%), and engineering & manufacturing (15%).
Continuing to look ahead, the 2018 Michael Page Employment Outlook shows there are a number of key trends on the horizon. The software, semiconductor and IT industries are looking ahead to strong growth this year, as is the healthcare sector. Additionally, the digital field is expected to continue to boom in 2018, as well as renewable energy.
If you’re looking for jobs in Taiwan in any of these sectors, or any of Michael Page’s other areas of specialisation, keep these tips in mind:
Spend time researching the company you’re applying with by reading their website or company page on LinkedIn and Facebook so you are familiar with their brand, products, services and culture.
Read over your resume to ensure it is error free, up-to-date, and features a clear history of work experience.
Ask for help from a Taiwan recruitment agency such as Michael Page or head-hunters, who can help you find a suitable role and guide you through the application process.
Prepare for interviews by thinking about how you might answer some of the most common interview questions.
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Roughly a third of Taiwan’s population lives in Taipei, and this city is not just the capital of the country, but the economic heart of the island nation as well. As such, Taipei played a huge role in what became known as the ‘Taiwan Miracle’, a period of huge economic development in the second half of the 20th century.
Michael Page is a leading recruitment agency in Taiwan. We have experienced professionals ready to help you find jobs in Taiwan, or to help you fill roles within your company with suitable professionals with the skills and experience your organisation needs.