Jobs in China.

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  1. Jokerman

    Jokerman Senior member

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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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  2. scarphe

    scarphe Senior member

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    do you speak mandarin?
     
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  3. scarphe

    scarphe Senior member

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    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.
     


  4. Lord-Barrington

    Lord-Barrington Senior member

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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.
     


  5. AldenPyle

    AldenPyle Senior member

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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.
     


  6. deputamadre

    deputamadre Senior member

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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.
     


  7. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    You're following your girlfriend to China? That doesn't sound like it'll end well.
     


  8. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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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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  9. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    :lurk:
     


  10. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    I was under the impression Jobs died.

    Huh.
     


  11. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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

    Besides, you are in HK. [​IMG]
     


  12. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    expertise/experience count a lot.
     


  13. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    No, he's living in China, along with Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley.
     


  14. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Beijing and Zhu Hai.




    herp derp
     
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  15. MikeDT

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


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