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Q: Best way to find job offers for foreigners in Beijing ?

Hi there !

Freshly arrived in Beijing for holydays, I am currently looking for a position in Marketing or Sales.

I checked on the Internet, and I did not find many offers for Juniors people (1 year of experience)

So, I would like to know yours best tips to find good job offers !

What do you think about going to the ambassade and the Chamber of Commerce ?

Regards,

Charlie.

8 years 5 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - Beijing

 
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Here's a good tip for you!
Since you are on holidays in Beijing and does not want to waste time...what a nice way to discover the city by going to a company and dropping off your resume there.,, Go and get a phone book Charlie!

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Hi Sammah !

Thanks for your advice, but I guess I need to give it to someone from the HR dpt, not to a random person right ? (I mean not to the receptionist ...)

Another question, are networking websites, just like LinkedIn, effective ?

Regards,

Charlie.

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I plan on getting short shorts, stand on corner, take offers, this work for me in other citys, everybody like man from Great White North Cdn. Tongue Tongue

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Bring a cup of tea to the receiption girl and tell her to give your resume to HR. Tongue Tongue You never know!

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there are some sites in the chinese web, if you know chinese, it won't be a problem!
http://search.51job.com, http://job.01hr.com, zhaopin.com etc. i'm looking for a job for 2 weeks, but still didn't find any good. there are all doors opened for native english speakers, but alas, i'm not Puzzled

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I think networking is the way to go. Nowadays, most of the lucrative jobs are found through connections and word of mouth. Many great jobs are not advertised anywhere.

Here are 4 well-known networking organisations:

The Executive Network (Contact executivenetwork@hotmail.co.uk for further information)
FC Connection Club (http://www.fcclub.com)
InterNations (http://www.internations.org)
Oriented (http://www.oriented.com)

More tips in the article below.

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Yeah I did marketing and sales for awhile and it was one of the most difficult jobs but really rewarding. It depends on your level and since you said you have 1 year experience it could be difficult for you as most places want at least 2 to 3 years of experience. However, you could try some of the training schools out here. The marketing people that I've seen them put out on the streets aren't really that good and you can tell they have less than a year of experience. Try the training schools and see if you can be one of those marketing and sales guys.

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Try the recruiting companies here like Michael Page (got my role with them here in Beijing), Robert Walters, Hays for example. Even though they mainly hire middle management and above they can set you on the right path in finding employment and give you tips on how to stand out from the crowd.

Calling them makes a big difference or going in person it shows you are keen and interested in the job compared to online. Even try writing down a few companies you are interested in, give the HR department a call express interest and ask for any openings that they may have. 

If you try a job website think about how many Chinese and others are submitting resumes on that one job and the HR person will only pick out 20 or so resumes from the batch.

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For your area of expertise, I would suggest Shanghai first. Plenty of jobs for Marketing and Sales. Shenzhen also, you can commute to Hong Kong if you have to and they look for different more diverse Expats from around the world

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search on internet for this offers go to google and write china jobs you will be able to search in several websites

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I prefer getting a job via friends.

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do you want a job only in Beijing?

my company need some foreigners, but my company located in Guangdong.

if you are interested, pls send your resume to my email: jeanleeao@hotmail.com

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I don't want to give your hopes up. But if you are hoping for a good salary comparable to what you could make back home , don't give your hopes up.

 

If you are fluent in both Chiense and English then you have a big advantage.  Otherwise there a billion people in China looking for jobs and most likely there are a lot of them who have more experience than you AND are willing to work for very cheap.

 

Due to the large work force in China it's hard to find a non Teaching job because there is nothing that sets you apart from other people.  Teaching sets you apart because you are a NATIVE speaker, something Chinese people can never be.

 

To answer your question though, check out ads on this website and sites like thebeijiner.com .  If you can read Chinese check out Chinese websites.

 

I don't know the going rate for marketing type jobs but the two forigners I know in China who do marketing make 2,000rmb ($321usd) and 3,000rmb($481usd) a month. In a large city like Beijing it's very hard to live on that type of salary unless you're willing to live like Chinese people do (4-6 people in bunkbeds in one room in a run down apartment). 

 

Best of luck to you and sorry for being so negative. Just trying to be brutally honest on the situation in China for non teaching jobs for foreigners.

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