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Q: Finding a Job ?

I just moved to Guangzhou about 2 weeks ago, and I am currently enrolled in school here in order to learn Chinese.
However, it would be nice to make some extra money on the side to make it easier to live here.

Does anyone know any jobs that are relatively easy to find for an American.

I do not have a degree (I am still enrolled in a US college, 1 semester away in finishing my bachelors degree),however I have a lot of experience in tutoring and editing papers (mostly for journalism and English majors).

I don't speak Chinese yet, so my options are a little limited. Any suggestions? 

4 years 38 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - Guangzhou

 
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If you are on a student visa, it is illegal for you to work for a salary in China. You could go to training centers and see if they are hiring but by doing so you are putting yourself at risk of fines and even deportation. If you have experience editing papers, I'd suggest looking online at a freelance site like odesk for editing gigs as you could make a little cash and avoid any possible legal problems. Lots of people do part time work on student visas but they are breaking the laws of China and police have been cracking down on this recently, especially in larger cities. 

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If you are on a student visa, it is illegal for you to work for a salary in China. You could go to training centers and see if they are hiring but by doing so you are putting yourself at risk of fines and even deportation. If you have experience editing papers, I'd suggest looking online at a freelance site like odesk for editing gigs as you could make a little cash and avoid any possible legal problems. Lots of people do part time work on student visas but they are breaking the laws of China and police have been cracking down on this recently, especially in larger cities. 

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