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Q: How to best prepare for interviews with Chinese recruiters?

Knowing that number of internationals in China is growing rapidly. More and more students from abroad are coming to China to pursue a degree or just learn the language here. I hope to find some useful tips here for the prospective international expats in China, that will have interviews eventually.

 

My question is to those who have had some job interview experience here. How did you prepare for the interviews? How do they usually go? What are the most common questions that Chinese recruiters asked you there...?

 

Thanks for your answers in advance.

1 week 3 days ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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Interviews for what? Study? Employment? Marriage? Exploitation?

Ilkin_Bakhtiarov:

Yes, I meant job interview experience. Thanks for improving my question. 

 

But, in general, any sort of interview experience would make to a future reference... even marriage interview  ;) 

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If you want to study, your best resource is here....

 

https://www.chinese-forums.com/forums/

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Interviews for what? Study? Employment? Marriage? Exploitation?

Ilkin_Bakhtiarov:

Yes, I meant job interview experience. Thanks for improving my question. 

 

But, in general, any sort of interview experience would make to a future reference... even marriage interview  ;) 

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They ask for how big...your vocabulary is, of course.

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Don't worry. Be Happy. The recruiters just want to make money. No -one gives aa *** about your ability. But make sure you know when you were born and how old you are. Have a good story about why they should hire you, and not the other guy from Chicago.

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best way to prepare?

cover yourself in skin-whitener (any chinese cosmetic product really), and just turn up for the interview.

 

'You're hired' 

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Let's be completely honest for a moment.

Blondie is correct. If you are white you've got the job, pretty much. If you are not, it will depend upon how desperate they are. Your qualifications, skills, nationality, language ability, don't matter much just as long as you look the part. And even that isn't a deal-breaker. It's pretty unlikely that there will be competition for the job. If by some miracle 2 qualified foreigners apply, you'll both get a job.

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unless the poster is a raging alcoholic/junkie, has multiple body piercings/tattoos on his/her face, has bad BO and dresses in torn clothes, or exhibits some blindingly obvious negative behaviour, there will always be a school (somewhere in China) who is willing to hire a foreign person.

 

actual behavioural/sitautional questioning of potential candidates is rarely on the cards.

 

Also being dirt cheap and showing you are willing to accept being BSed and scammed by your employer is another good way to get hired.

 

Good luck 

Ilkin_Bakhtiarov:

Thanks Blondie_, yeah, I’m not like one of those ppl that you described first.

 

Appreciate your answer :)

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Thanks all for your genuine answers! 

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