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Find A Job In China
According to a study, China ranks sixth in disposable income, seventh in career development and eighth in social life.
While having a large international or "Diaspora" community can make life easier for foreigners in China, moving to China remains a challenge. Don't make finding a job another difficulty. Keep reading and learn how to find a job in China.
In China, there is a term called "guanxi", which literally means relationship, but in business, it means understanding to do something for others and expecting to be rewarded at some point. Regardless of whether you are Chinese or not, if you work with Chinese people, you may find yourself in a relationship intentionally or unintentionally.
If you are not already in China, you may not have too many ways of relationship, but you may know the people who do. For example, you may have an exchange student friend from China whose family has a strong business relationship in Shanghai. You can ask your friends if they know who may be interested in hiring you in China and email them your resume. Your friend's mother is related to someone who wants to hire someone in Shanghai. Your friend's mother sent your resume to someone related to Guangxi through WeChat. This person is not sure if she needs another intern, but she likes your resume and "owes" your friend's mother a favor, so she hired you. She also trusts you more than ordinary foreigners, because you are connected through contacts. Everyone is very happy, but now your friend's mother will one day reward you.
LinkedIn and WeChat
Since LinkedIn has collaborated with the Chinese application WeChat, which is used by almost all smartphone users in China, LinkedIn's popularity has continued to increase. WeChat users can link their LinkedIn profile to their WeChat profile, which is similar to Facebook allowing users to connect their LinkedIn profile to their Facebook profile. The key difference is that WeChat can be used for work and personal purposes.
Before you come to China, you should download wechat and link your LinkedIn to it. Upload a professional photo of yourself and add some photos to it. These photos can give you a little idea of your identity. When accepting a friend's request, please always keep your workplace suitable for you, or choose not to share your life with colleagues. On your resume, you can add your wechat ID at the top, which will make it easy for potential employers to contact you and make your interaction more personalized. Linking your LinkedIn profile to your wechat will make it easy for employers to view your resume on the road.
LinkedIn can also be a useful way to find recruitment companies in China. However, it is a better choice for job seekers who have built up in their careers. For entry-level job seekers, it may be more beneficial to see if your network or secondary network is helpful to your job search. You can ask your contact person who knows the secondary relationship you want to encounter to make an introduction, whether it's email or coffee. At least, a secondary relationship can give you some good suggestions.
You may find the web intimidating, but social networking is a great way to expand your professional network. The truth is that many people are embarrassed about the Internet, but they move on and do so because they understand the importance. Force yourself to participate. You can even make some friends in the process, or at least meet some interesting people, they must know a lot of things you don't know!
Whether you are in China or abroad, the local chamber of commerce is a good place to start building a network. For example, Beijing has an active British Chamber of Commerce. You don't need to be hired, and of course you don't need to be British. Most of the people who participate in the British Chamber of commerce are Chinese and from western countries.
On the other hand, you don't need to participate in formal social events to build your network. Any party can help, whether it's a knitting club or a hiking club. As long as you live with motivated people, you will provide opportunities for your career development. Don't be afraid to be bold. Always ask for a business card or contact information from a new connection. If you want to see them again, invite them to coffee (or tea in China).
In order to succeed professionally in China, you need to have a certain understanding of how to find a job and constantly seek to build your own network. There is always a way to find a solution in China, but you need to know the right people to help you succeed.