Chinese Job Postings

You're working in China. If you're open-minded and willing to live differently than in your own country, you won't regret it.

China is bizarre, aggravating, frustrating, fantastic, eye-opening, and tasty (I've lived and worked there!)

You'll develop priceless memories and receive life-changing experiences.

Moving to China for employment isn't always straightforward, so you may need assistance finding a job.

Here's how to find work in China

(If you're outside China, the COVID-19 epidemic may prevent you from getting a work visa. You may check with your local consulate and/or foreign affairs department for entrance and departure procedures.)

Use your networks

One of the most efficient methods to obtain a job in China is by utilising your current networks.

This can help you build a personal connection with a Chinese firm or individual, increasing your hiring chances.

Start with the organization you work with back home. They may have a branch or partner in China. This is an excellent approach to enhance your career without changing directions.

Staying at the same employment means keeping your health insurance and vacation time. Some firms pay moving costs or assist you choose a home.

If your company can't assist, use your network.

Consider your friends, their friends, former coworkers, sports teammates, social media connections, etc. Be thorough.

China has 'guanxi'. This refers to the anticipation that a favor will be returned.

Do you have Chinese friends?

You may know someone with these links if you don't. Ask business and personal networks for China connections. Even familial connections might help in China.

Tell them you want to work in China. You may offer your résumé to anybody who appears connected.

They may pass it on to someone who owes them and employ you on the promise (and your competence).


Networks depleted?

Internships are an excellent opportunity to start in China, develop contacts, and

determine whether you like working there.

Because internships are about networking, don't expect to earn money.

Legal F Visa internships in China are unpaid. You'll get a stipend and free housing.

Some programs need a significant entrance fee. Research pays off.

Employment boards

Maybe you're far into your job or the prospect of working for free (an internship) grosses you out.

If so, start exploring internet job boards. You may find innumerable Chinese jobs online if you know where to search.

Recruiter aid

Recruiters in China can provide one-on-one assistance.

They have direct access to businesses, can match you with the best employment, and even suggest you for a job before it's posted.

A China-based recruiter knows expat perks and pay. Many can assist with legal work visas (Z visas) or lead you in the correct way.

Because they earn a commission from the business on a successful hiring, they'll look after you if you're a great applicant.

Start with teaching

Foreigners searching for jobs in China often teach English.

Why? Thousands of Chinese schools need English teachers.

They prefer native speakers over bilingual Chinese. So, you shouldn't have problems obtaining a job.

Teaching in China is an excellent method to assess the environment and make money while you're there.

Or you may enjoy teaching and continue.

Leaving teaching requires a one-year contract (but in reality can be as little as 10 months as you may not work during the holidays).

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