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Q: have you received an unsolicited offer of a teaching position recently?

a few weeks ago i received an unsolicited email from a public school i had been in contact with a few years ago about a teaching position they are offering next September (2015) - yes i was surprised too.

Although i have no intention of accepting, I thought i would go the the various basic questions that are frequently mentioned on this site regarding pay and conditions to see how long it would take to get the minimum required answers for even the basic consideration to be taken of their offer.

I noticed the following:

1) they began with a demand for passport and academic qualifications

2) at no time, despite prompting on my part, was a 'Z' visa mentioned - this is a public university position

3) salary was only mentioned under pressure and laughably low

4) actual class hours were vague

of course I politely declined the offer.

 

Have any of you had similar experiences at all?

5 years 15 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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My e-mail must have been passed around to a bunch of recruiters because periodically I get e-mails with a list of jobs in all kinds of wacky tier 3 cities. Basically speaking just like any form of e-mail marketing, once they know your address, they will pass it around and you will get e-mails.

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I haven't had any similar experiences but 1) is an immediate red flag that this could be an identity thief going phishing for info. seeing as  the message was unsolicited. Or could be a legitimate employer that is desperate to fill a position... sounds quite strange though. I sent out over 40 applications when I first came to China and received lots of replies over a period of a couple weeks but after that, nada. 

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My e-mail must have been passed around to a bunch of recruiters because periodically I get e-mails with a list of jobs in all kinds of wacky tier 3 cities. Basically speaking just like any form of e-mail marketing, once they know your address, they will pass it around and you will get e-mails.

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