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I was wondering how easy it is for americans to get job's in China? My girlfriend is looking to start teaching there in a year or so and I am going to need to find out what I can do about getting a job. Has anyone had this experience? Any suggestions? Thanks for any help.
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I was wondering how easy it is for americans to get job's in China? My girlfriend is looking to start teaching there in a year or so and I am going to need to find out what I can do about getting a job. Has anyone had this experience? Any suggestions? Thanks for any help.
do you speak mandarin?
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I saw a documentary once and it's quite easy to get a teaching job even if she doesn't speak chinese - also I figure that it wouldn't be problem to find job for you also because they are aest growing economy - but the wages there are small. Better work two months of a year in US...

i woul think a teacing jobs can be found without knowing chinese but I inferred that he was looking for a non teaching job i could be wrong.
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Any real job is tough to get. Chinese companies don't need expats anymore, for the most part, and multinationals don't either. TESL jobs are easy to get, but I don't really consider those to be jobs.
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Getting a working visa in China is also not easy and there is currently a big crackdown on foreigners working w/o one.
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Really depends on what industry and what your experience is. A foreign face doesn't really mean much anymore. If you've got some special skills that locals don't have you'll be alright. You can check out some job websites to get a feel for the market or just contact companies directly...

http://www.51job.com/default-e.php
http://www.amchamchina.org/jobs
http://www.smartshanghai.com/jobs/
http://www.creativehunt.com/shanghai/jobs/

If you're more senior just contact a headhunter and let them find something for you.
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You're following your girlfriend to China? That doesn't sound like it'll end well.
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Originally Posted by Jokerman View Post

I was wondering how easy it is for americans to get job's in China? My girlfriend is looking to start teaching there in a year or so and I am going to need to find out what I can do about getting a job. Has anyone had this experience? Any suggestions? Thanks for any help.

Everything I could have said in this thread has already been said. IMO you should do something better with your time, do an unpaid internship in the USA would be better instead of working in China. It's a black hole in people's resumes as far as I'm concerned. Having worked there for 3 years I know how little it's worth and the kind of people who stick around there.
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Everything I could have said in this thread has already been said. IMO you should do something better with your time, do an unpaid internship in the USA would be better instead of working in China. It's a black hole in people's resumes as far as I'm concerned. Having worked there for 3 years I know how little it's worth and the kind of people who stick around there.

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I was under the impression Jobs died.

Huh.
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Everything I could have said in this thread has already been said. IMO you should do something better with your time, do an unpaid internship in the USA would be better instead of working in China. It's a black hole in people's resumes as far as I'm concerned. Having worked there for 3 years I know how little it's worth and the kind of people who stick around there.

 

Which city did you work in?  Different regions have vastly different cultures...

 

Besides, you are in HK.  rotflmao.gif

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I was wondering how easy it is for americans to get job's in China? My girlfriend is looking to start teaching there in a year or so and I am going to need to find out what I can do about getting a job. Has anyone had this experience? Any suggestions? Thanks for any help.

 

expertise/experience count a lot.

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I was under the impression Jobs died.
Huh.

No, he's living in China, along with Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley.
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Which city did you work in?  Different regions have vastly different cultures...

Beijing and Zhu Hai.


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Besides, you are in HK.  rotflmao.gif

herp derp
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Beijing and Zhu Hai.

You've got the whores and the casinos of Ao Men nearby, what more does one need?
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