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2008.0312

High-tech Firms Look for Candidates Who Speak Fluent English or Japanese

<p><font face="Arial">By Doremi Wang<br /> Campus Reporter</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">College graduates with qualified English or Japanese language comprehensive abilities seem to be local firms&rsquo; favorites, since most of them marked it as the most important factors to consider a candidate during today&rsquo;s job fair at the Sunshine Boulevard on the main campus.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;We are looking for somebody who speaks fluently English or Japanese,&rdquo; said Christine Chen (陳巧如), a human resource staff member of the Kao Corp, which is a well-known Japanese firm with various products of cleanser.&nbsp; &ldquo;We understand that most National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) students are a little bit shy but we know that NTNU cultivated qualified graduates, so we do not really care whether the job hunter&rsquo;s major fits.&rdquo;</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">In addition to Kao, another 21 firms of high-tech industry participated in the job fair and company representatives would take advantage of the activity to interview their favorite candidates.&nbsp; Most of the company representatives were eager to find those students with remarkable language abilities, like what Chen did.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Taiwan Name Plate Co Ltd. Human Resource Manager Lin Yi-liang (林益樑) said that he was looking for a candidate who would pass the intermediate level of the General English Proficiency Test.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;I know there are many of them out there, especially here at NTNU.&nbsp; That is why I am here today,&rdquo; he said.</font></p>