Joke: Q: What did the Chinese job-hunter say when he couldn't find a job? A: I'm Sino-plussed! To avoid getting caught in a ‘face job’ situation, make sure you do Research on the company and the role you’re applying for in advance.
Speak to existing or former employees where you can and make sure the salary, benefits, and job duties are clearly specified in the contract. Once you’ve got clarity on these points, you’ll have a better chance of finding the right role for you. Also be aware that you may have to take on a few different roles in order to earn a decent salary in China.
Many expats find themselves doing teaching jobs in China or freelance writing on the side to make some extra cash. Don’t be put off by this – it’s an opportunity to find new experiences and meet new people. Don’t give up Job Hunting in China can be a complex process, but don’t give up.
There are a lot of great opportunities out there, so stay focused and keep at it. Remember that the job market here is much bigger than you think, and that there are many roles beyond the usual teaching jobs in China. Make sure you Research the industry you want to work in and find out about the job market in that particular sector.
Make sure you also put in the hard work of networking and don’t be afraid to be persistent with recruiters and employers. As long as you stay motivated and keep your eyes peeled, you’ll eventually find the perfect role for you in China. Good luck with your Job Hunt!.
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